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Riley Physical Education 2016-2017
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Greg Merrill
Physical Education Teacher

About Me

Areas We Cover


Hello all!  I’m Mr. Merrill, and together with Mr. McGilvery (Mondays) we will be teaching physical education to the students here at Riley this 2016-2017 school year.  We take each class out for 50 minutes of p.e. every week.  Throughout the course of the year we will be covering the California State Standards for Physical Education .  I have been with SBCUSD for 19 years now, 16 of which has been teaching PE, while the other 3 years was working in elementary special education. 

The areas we cover vary depending on the grade level of the students, but in general we cover areas such as eye-foot skills, eye-hand, rhythm and dance, locomotor and balance, striking, Frisbee, etc.  More specifically, it would be activities like dribbling a ball with your feet (as in soccer), or with your hand (like basketball), hitting a ball with a bat off of a tee, or throwing and catching a Frisbee to a stationary and moving target. 

PE Then and Now

Expectations and Helpful Hints

Elementary Physical Education is different than what you may remember back in middle school and high school.  Instead of team sports and activities, we focus on individual skills that each child can use for their future participation in both team and individual sports.  Our ultimate goal is to encourage a lifetime of physical activity to improve each individual’s quality of life!

My expectations for the students of Riley are that they attempt to do everything that is presented to them.  I don’t require that they be the fastest, strongest, or best, but that they would just try the skills that are being used that day.   

As far as what clothing to wear, it is best that your child wear clothes that are comfortable to exercise and be safe in.  For instance, open-toe sandals or shoes with high heels on them are dangerous for kids to wear while being active.  


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