This is the 8th Grade page which consolidates all of the information that 8th grade students will need to have access to to be successful and have an enriching learning experience in my class. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Sickler at any time.
Most of the information for the class will be posted on Google Classroom such as assignments, announcements, critical thinking questions, make up assignments, etc. It is very important that you get yourself enrolled in the class.
1. Use this link to get to Google Classroom.
2. Choose the code below that corresponds to your period and enter it in EXACTLY as you see it.
3. This will enter you in the class and give you access to all of the Google Classroom information. Good luck!!!
2nd Semester Codes:
Period 1- 9pfulg
Period 2- mcjfy44
Period 3- zaytgcg
Period 6- fnd5727
PE UNIFORM INFO AND POLICY
Click HERE to get all the information you need about PE Uniforms- how to purchase, policies, etc. NOTE: APPROPRIATE work out attire meeting our department standards MUST be worn everyday to PE class.
PE EXCUSES AND MAKE UP POLICY
The CMS Physical Education department policy around medical/sick and other excuses is clearly outlined in the Bear Pride Handbook. There are short term excuses (up to 2 consecutive days) and longer term excuses (3 or more consecutive days). Click HERE to read, verbatim, the policy regarding PE excuses.
To also read about my class Make Up Policy, click HERE.
HELPFUL LEARNING RESOURCES
How to make a Google Slide Presentation- click HERE.
How to fill out the Online BFC Template- click HERE.
Although my warm up process changes throughout the school year depending on the unit we are teaching, I do have a specific process in the beginning of the school year that allows every student to participate in leading warm ups. To read more about the warm up process, click HERE.
Most homework assignments will be posted on Google Classroom with specific due dates. Each assignment description will explain what and how to turn in the assignment. Late assignments usually result in either half or no credit (depends on the assignment).
You will have a variety of runs though out the year that range from individual to partner to team runs. Runs are either "Training Runs" or "Testing Runs". The Testing Runs are either the Mile or 2 Mile Run. These runs have a specific rubric and are weighted more than the Training Runs. Training Runs can be a variety of runs that focus either on interval (speed) training or longer endurance training. They are intended to add variety into the class and better prepare students for their testing runs. All missed runs need to be made up for credit. The Mile and 2 Mile runs have a specific rubric:
1 Mile Rubric- Click HERE
2 Mile Rubric- Click HERE
To see a list of all of the scheduled Mile and 2 Mile Runs for the year, click HERE.
Every run that is missed has a specific make up requirement. Click HERE to see what make up distance or time is associated with a specific run.
Most weeks, students will have some type of fitness activity. Fitness activities can range from individual challenges to partner and team challenges. We use AMRAP, Tabata and circuit format workouts all the time. We also try and use various equipment like Kettlebells, Battle Ropes, TRX suspension trainers, med balls, jump ropes, BOSU trainers and much, much more. 8th graders have full use of our modern weight room as well.
BEAR FIT CHALLENGE (BFC)
The Bear Fit Challenge is going to be a significant aspect of your overall participation grade in class. As an 8th grader you are pretty familiar with it. Click HERE to learn about it or refresh your memory.
1st SEMESTER UNITS (Blocks 1-4)
Block 1 (9/3-9/27) Cooperative/Weight Room/Concepts
Block 2 (9/30- 10/25) Flag Rugby
Block 3 (10/28-11/22) Swing Dance
Block 4 (12/2-1/10) Ultimate Frisbee Skills/Game
1/13-1/17 Make Up/Game Week
2nd SEMESTER UNITS (Blocks 5-8)
Block 5 (1/21-2/14) Lifetime Fitness Project
Block 6 (2/24-3/20) Yoga/Strength Training
Block 7 (3/23-5/1) Track & Field
Block 8 (5/4-5/29) Pickleball Skills/Game
6/1-6/5 Make Up/Game Week