Horizons Physical Education Gr 3-5
Alpha Omega Horizons is a Bible-based, fast-paced, spiral approach to learning introduction, review, reinforcement. This works well for students who catch on quickly, with constant review that keeps concepts fresh. These are teacher-led courses with colorful student workbooks and thorough teacher manuals. This curriculum offers two courses at the preschool level Preschool for Three's and Horizons Preschool, something not offered in other AOP curriculum lines. These two levels lay a solid foundation for future elementary levels. Although not available for as many subject areas as LIFEPAC or SOS, Horizons is comprehensive in the subjects that are offered. Math is available for K-8, Phonics & Reading for K-3, Spelling & Vocabulary for 1-3, Penmanship for 1-5, Health for K-8, and Physical Education for PK-12.
Alpha Omega Horizons now offers complete curriculum sets for kindergarten through 3rd grade. At the kindergarten level, the set includes Horizons Health, Horizons Phonics & Reading, and Horizons Math. First through third grades sets include Horizons Math, Horizons Health, Horizons Phonics & Reading, Horizons Spelling & Vocabulary, and Horizons Penmanship. These sets include all of the required books for each subject both student and teacher.
We get calls occasionally for a physical education curriculum, because it can be hard to come up with ideas on your own. And we have curriculum for all other subjects; why not a Bible-based physical education program? So if your one of those people who have called looking, this may be the help you've needed.
Each comprehensive Teacher Guide contains plans and goals for each grade level for an entire year. You'll find teacher instructions, sample lesson plans, and student activities. The general focus of this curriculum is on health fitness for all grade levels. Students will be taught healthy living and exercise from a Christian perspective. Creative movement activities will work on building strength, endurance, flexibility, and sports knowledge. Students will build motor skills through games and exercise.
Pre-K through 2nd focuses on control skills, fitness, creative movement and dance, and phys ed with other subject areas. It includes plenty of games from other countries, and the terminology reflects current trends. Muscular and skeletal system diagrams are included.
Grades 3-5 focus on body and object control skills, team sport skills, rules, strategies, teamwork, health fitness, and creative movement and dance. There is a section included on specific sport skills for teachers who want to introduce sports earlier. As with the PreK-2nd, this level contains more games from different countries, updated terminology, and muscular and skeletal system diagrams.
Grades 6-8 focus on team sports, recreational sports, cooperative games, intramurals, interscholastic athletics, health fitness, and creative movement and dance. Team sports include soccer, touch football, volleyball, basketball, floor hockey, softball, and rack and field. There is also a section called "Sports Exploration" which includes many activities that aren't commonly found in Christian schools or the homeschool/co-op setting. Evaluation and grading suggestions are included.
Grades 9-12 focus on team sports, cooperative games, carryover sports and recreational activities, intramurals, interscholastic athletics, health fitness, and creative movement and dance. A perspective for physical education in the Christian school, decisional issues in physical education, administrative issues, and a health fitness program are included.
These books have some activities that are difficult to do in a homeschool setting. They could be used for a co-op or adapted for family use. In this age of television and video games, this program will be a tremendous guide to get up and get moving. It presents an opportunity to care for that body given by God. ~ Donna
Alpha Omega Publications offers several lines of Bible-based curriculum in all major subject areas. Each one fits different family needs. LIFEPACs are sets of worktexts and teacher materials. Available for grades K through 12 in all major subject areas and some electives. All instruction and practice is provided in the consumable worktexts. LIFEPAC are a mastery-based curriculum, and is student-paced. Switched-On Schoolhouse (SOS) is a computer-based curriculum which presents the subject matter and adds multimedia presentations. SOS curriculum is available for grades 3 through 12 in all subject areas and now comes in a USB flash drive format (Windows compatibility only). This option works well for the independent learner. The third option from AOP is Horizons. Horizons is available for grades PK through 12, depending on the subject matter. Horizons curriculum is only available for early learning, math, phonics/reading, spelling/vocabulary, penmanship, health, and physical education. This is a teacher-led option. Monarch is Alpha Omega's online option. 50 courses are offered in the areas of Bible, math, history, science, and language arts and are completely online for those who might have a MAC or just want the convenience of online lessons. Each course is available for up to three students in grades 3-12. Compatible with Mac and PC. You can try it free for 30 days at www.discovermonarch.com using code MON30RRC.