Nathan “Snap” Boyes

Nathan BoyesHello, drop and give me five burpees! Welcome to the Washington School for the Deaf only PreK-12th grade Physical Education/Health/Weightlifting teacher’s page! I got the nickname “Snap” in 2002 at Gallaudet University before phones were the mainstream. It was very difficult to catch me because I was always multi-tasking and still am to this day. Catch me if you can!

I love playing games of any sort, board games, outdoor games, indoor games, individual games, team games, old games or new games. Being active and doing something to better myself or others is an important role that I try to exhibit to our students and instill this character trait into the students as well. Most of the activities that we do in each class, I try to teach content that will help the students be physically active for the rest of their lives. I also coach the Varsity 8-Man Football team with Rob McArthur and both the Elementary and Middle School Track teams.

Office and Secondary Classroom: Divine 313
Classrooms: Hunter Gymnasium, Northrop Gymnasium, and the Weight Room
Email: nathan.boyes@cdhl.wa.gov
VP: 360-553-4622
Alternative Websitehttp://deafphysed.weebly.com/

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Welcome to Physical Education/Health! We will be learning about skill development, independence, teamwork, and sportsmanship in various physical activities. The goal is to promote a healthy lifestyle and learn activities that you can participate in after graduating from high school. This course will align with Health in the 3rd Quarter. Topics covered in Health will be CPR, Nutrition, Anatomy, Alcohol and Drugs, Puberty, Personal Hygiene, and Sex Education.

Goal: The student will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain an active life: movement, physical fitness, and nutrition. Students will work on individual goals for themselves during the year to monitor and self-reflect on their participation, effort, and breaking personal records in the; mile run, shuttle run, sit ups in a minute, hang time, softball throw, 40 meter dash, 8 pound shot put, and the broad jump.

Tentative Physical Activities:

Scooter games, Tchoukball, Bowling, Speedball, Volleyball, Basketball, Plyometrics/weights, Soccer, Disc Golf, Softball, Nerf Ball, Kickball, Team/Individual games, weightlifting, lawn games and Floor Hockey.

Student expectations:

  • Be prepared to participate in class by dressing in Physical Education shorts, t-shirt, and appropriate sneakers. WSD PE uniforms can be purchased. Shorts are $7, Shirts are $12. There is not an option to sit out based on feeling sick, not having clothes or shoes. We have shoes and clothes to borrow.
  • Participate fully in individual and group assignments/activities with a positive attitude.
  • Follow the class and school rules. Sportsmanship is critical. Have FUN!
  • Study Quizlet often and complete homework on time to the highest quality possible.

Quarterly grades will be determined as follows:

Participation/Clothing

 

50%/20%
Attitude/Sportsmanship

 

15%
Performance/Demonstration of Knowledge and Skill

 

15%

A scale of 4,3,2,1,0 will be used to record grades.

If a student is absent, it is his/her responsibility to make up missed work.

Materials:

Physical Education Shirt and Shorts (Shirt and Shorts are sold in the Terrier World Store)

Sneakers are to have a non-marking sole: athletic shoes, not skateboarding shoes or cheap shoes that offer no support. Please communicate with me if there is a concern about shoes.

Agreement

I understand that it is my responsibility to come to class prepared. I will dress down everyday with the appropriate shirt, shorts, and shoes. I will communicate with the teacher/aide when I am not feeling 100 percent, but know I am still expected to do what I can to be a part of the class. I understand that my grades are a consequence of my own behavior and work ethnic.

Hard Work = Success

I understand the expectations for this class:

Welcome to Weightlifting! Weights and Conditioning introduces students to basic weight lifting and conditioning principles, including beginning techniques, weight room safety, weight strength building, coordination, and cardiovascular fitness. It provides an opportunity for students to develop a quality of physical fitness that may endure as a lifetime fitness maintenance plan. This course will provide an elective to meet the needs of the students.

Goal: The student will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain an active life: movement, physical fitness, and nutrition.

Student expectations:

  • Be prepared to participate in class by dressing in fitness clothes and shoes.
  • Participate fully in individual and group assignments/activities with a positive attitude.
  • Follow the class and school rules. Sportsmanship is critical.

Quarterly grades will be determined as follows:

Participation/Clothing

 

50%/20%
Sportsmanship

 

15%
Journal documentation / Quizlet

 

5% / 10%

Please see attached for the rubrics. A scale of 4,3,2,1,0 will record grades.

If a student is absent, it is his/her responsibility to make up missed work.

Welcome to Physical Education! We will be learning about skill development, independent and team working, and sportsmanship in various physical activities. The goal is to promote a healthy lifestyle and learn activities that you can participate in everyday. We will work on both gross and fine motor skills to improve each student’s coordination and overall fitness so they are able to participate in individual and team activities. We will be using the SPARK curriculum this year.

Goal:

The student will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain an active life: Movement, physical Fitness, and nutrition. Each student should learn sportsmanship and how to have fun in exercise and games.

Tentative Physical Activities:

K – 2; Manipulatives; Balance, stunts, and tumbling; catching and throwing; Jumping; Kicking; Parachute; Kicking and Trapping; Dribbling, Volleying, and Striking; Games and more!

3 – 6; Aerobic Games; Chasing and fleeing; fitness challenges; fitness circuits; group fitness; jump rope; map challenges; movement bands; walk/jog/run; basketball; volleyball; flying discs; softball and more!

Student expectations:

  • Participate fully in group assignments and activities with a positive attitude.
  • Follow the class and school rules. Sportsmanship is critical.

Quarterly grades will be determined as follows:

Participation

 

70%
Attitude/Sportsmanship

 

15%
Performance/Demonstration of Knowledge and Skill

 

15%

Please see attached for the rubrics. A scale of 4,3,2,1,0 will record grades.

If a student is absent, it is his/her responsibility to make up missed work.

Materials:

Physical Education Shirt and Shorts; WSD Shirts and shorts can be purchased through Terrier World Store.

Sneakers with non-marking black sole

Please make sure your child has shoes that they can use in PE if they are using sandals to school.