Degrees and Certifications:
BS Kinesiology k-12 teacher certification Masters in Sports Management in Education
Mr. Paul Kaletta
I have dedicated over 2 decades of my career to teaching Physical Education, with 16 of those years being at the esteemed Northwest R1 School District. My educational background includes a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology, with K-12 teaching certification, earned at Missouri Baptist University. Additionally, I obtained a Master's degree in Sports Management from the same university.
As for my personality, I consider myself a "people person" who derives great pleasure from helping others enjoy life to the fullest.
Plan Time 8:30-9:25
Regular Bell Schedule:
Late Start Bell Schedule:
WELCOME to the Physical Education program at MES! My name is Paul Kaletta and I will be your child’s P.E. teacher the upcoming year. Our aim is to use physical education as a full partner in the educational process and appreciate the contributions it can make to the development of the whole child
Physical Education is a very vital part of your child’s educational process. Every student will have 50 minutes of physical education per week. Grades K-1 will have P.E. three times a week for thirty minute classes, while grades 3-5 will have P.E. once a week with 50 min. classes. Each student will be given a chance to develop skills at his or her own pace, often while working with their own piece of equipment. I will utilize a variety of teaching styles to accommodate all of my students, and allow them to learn and develop in many different ways. This will include cooperative learning experiences for their social development. Students will be instructed in the “how’s and why’s” of motor development, the benefits of an active lifestyle, as well as physical fitness and health-wellness concepts. The HRE Physical education program is based upon developmentally, age appropriate, sequential instruction. This class will be fun and beneficial for your child, they are all winners!!P.E. ATTIRE
It is very important that all the children have on the proper attire for P.E. class. Due to safety factors, as well as mobility reasons, all children should wear rubber-soled shoes on their P.E. days. Hard-soled shoes, sandals, boots, and cleats are not appropriate for the activities to be performed in class. Although no particular type of clothing is required, please send your child in something that is easy to move in. Girls should also wear shorts underneath any dresses or skirts that are worn in class. If your student is unable to participate, they will have a sidelines sheet to complete so they can still follow along with the class and still learn about the skills we are practicing.
Regular participation in Physical Education will be required unless your child is excused by a doctor for health reasons. If your child is temporarily disabled and unable to participate, please send a note from home with the date and reason for the excuse. Please remember—sometimes the student can be allowed to participate in a limited way or may be feeling better by the time that P.E. class meets.
All students will receive a report card at the end of each quarter.
Evaluated regarding participation and effort, developing movement patterns and concepts, following directions, and behavior and respect for others.
Evaluated regarding developing movement patterns, demonstrating understanding of movement concepts, participation and effort, fair play, and behavior and respect for others.
Evaluated regarding developing a variety of individual, dual, team sport, and dance skills, understanding of movement, sport skill, strategy, dance and fitness concepts, physical fitness and wellness participation, effort, sportsmanship, as well as behavior and respect for others.
A health related fitness assessment known as the Presidential fitness test will also be given to students at all levels.
It is very important that I have a well managed classroom for all of my students to benefit. I will have a set of rules posted in the gymnasium with my expectations for behavior. During the first 2 weeks of school, the rules will be presented and discussed with all of the students. The rules are as follows:
Gym shoes are required
Quiet when entering and leaving
No gum or candy
Careful when in motion; Watch out for others
When I give a signal, stop and listen
Play by the rules; Be a good sport
The consequences for breaking a rule are as follows:
1st offense- verbal warning
2nd offense- 3 min. “time-out” in safe seat
3rd offense- RFI and PE sidelines worksheet
Repeated offenses will result in a conversation with the parent-guardian and/or principal.
I will show enthusiasm and always encourage the students to try their hardest at every skill. I enjoy interacting and joining in with some of the activities for a little extra motivation. I want them to know that it is the effort they put forth, not how well they perform a task or skill. They will develop at their own paces, and I will try to spend time with each and every student to allow them to achieve success!
WE WILL HAVE A BONE OF THE WEEK EACH WEEK.
Students will be tested on:
*Fitness testing will be administered to 1st through 5th grade students twice a year: in the months of September and February.
Cardiovascular endurance indicates how efficiently your heart, circulatory system, and respiratory system work together over a long period of time. It is the ability of the circulatory and respiratory systems to adjust to and recover from the effects of moderate to vigorous aerobic activity.
Exercises that increase cardiovascular endurance: Running, Cycling, Brisk Walking, and Swimming.
Fitness Assessment: Pacer
Flexibility is the ability of joints to move through their full range of motion. Several factors can limit joint mobility, including genetic inheritance, the joint’s structure, the amount of fatty tissue around the joint, and the body’s temperature. Flexibility can be improved with stretching.
Exercises that increase flexibility: Static stretching which involves slow, gradual, and controlled elongation of muscle fibers.
Fitness Assessment: Sit and Reach
Muscular strength is the amount of power a muscle or group of muscles can produce. The benefits of increasing muscular strength include a reduced risk of injury as well as improved posture, physical performance, and body composition.
Exercises that increase muscular strength: Developing strength requires working against a resistance in a progressive manner. Basic guidelines established for resistance training and exercise progression in children (Kraemer and Fleck 1992) are as follows: Primary levels (children 7 years and younger) children should be introduced to basic exercise with little or no weight resistance. Exercises progress from body-weight calisthenics to partner exercises on to lightly-resistant exercise. Intermediate levels (children 8-10 year of age) gradually increase the number of exercises.
Fitness Assessment: Modified Pull-Ups
Muscular endurance is a muscle’s ability to produce power for a long duration. It is the ability to contract a muscle or group of muscles repeatedly without producing fatigue. The longer a muscle is used, the greater its endurance becomes.
Exercises that increase muscular endurance: In children, locomotor activities help develop muscular endurance. Long periods of running, walking, and bicycling are examples of muscular endurance.
Fitness Assessment: Curl-Ups
Wk 1 & 2…Establish learning environment/Rules/Procedures/Routines
Space Awareness/Low organized games/Introduction games
Wk 1…..Fitness testing
Wk 2…..Fitness testing
Wk 3…..Fitness testing
Wk 4…..Fitness testing
Wk 1…..Fitness Concepts and stations
Wk 2…..Rhythmic activities/Bone test
Wk 3…..Throwing and catching skill/lead up games and activities
Wk 4…..Cooperative games/challenges/Halloween Activities
Wk 1…..Volleyball skills/ Net games
Wk 2…..Scooter activities and games
Wk 3…..Educational and cooperative games
Wk 4…..Educational and cooperative games / THANKSGIVING ACTIVITIES
Wk 1….. Dribbling skills and Basketball related activities
Wk 2….. Basketball related activities/Bone test
Wk 3…..Cooperative and educational games/ Holiday Activities
Wk 1…..Fitness Concepts and Stations
Wk 2…..Parachute play/ Rhythmic activitie
Wk 3…..Educational gymnastics—rolling, balancing, weight transfer
Wk 1…..Jump rope skills
Wk 2…..Jump Rope stations
Wk 3…..Muscle Test
Wk 4…..Jump Rope for Heart
Wk 1….. Cooperative and educational games
Wk 2…..Cooperative and educational games
Wk 3….Fitness testing
Wk 1…Fitness testing
Wk 2…..Fitness Testing
Wk 3…..Fitnes testing
Wk 4….. Fitness testing
Wk 1…..Fitness test or Batting skills and baseball/softball activities
Wk 2…..Mini track and field Outdoor games and activities
Wk 3…..Field Day TBA