Avery Brooker

Background
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I am a graduate of the University of Texas El Paso.  I have a Bachelor of Science in the field of Kinesiology.  I obtained my degree in the Fall of 2006 and became a Polk Panther in January 2007.
 
I am married and we have a son and a daughter, Luka and Layla.  I currently am an active participant in city leagues for indoor and outdoor soccer as well as basketball.  I also enjoy snowboarding and golfing.

Schedule and Contact Information

8:15 -9:00 - 4th grade PE
9:00 - 9:45 - Kinder PE
9:45 - 10:30 - 1st grade PE
10:30 - 11:15 - 2nd grade PE
11:15 - 12:45 - Lunch and Recess
1:00 - 1:45 - 5th grade PE
1:45 - 2:30 - 3rd grade PE
2:30 - 3:25 - Conference Period

If you need to contact me for any reason or set up a conference email is the quickest way to get a hold of me:
Abrooker@episd.org
You can also call the front office and leave a message for me and I will return your call as soon as possible:
915-236-2775

Kinder - 2nd Grade P.E. Classes
 
Students in Kinder - 2nd grade will take part in activities that will work on:
  • Aerobic endurance
  • Locomotor skills and muscular fitness
  • Manipulative skills (e.g. jump rope, dribbling,  jump bands, tossing and catching).
  • Jumping and Landing
  • Tumbling Skills
These skills and activities lay the foundation for learning more complex skills and games in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade.

3rd - 5th Grade P.E. Classes
 
Students in 3rd - 5th grades will take part in activities that build on the skills learned in Kindergarten through second grade.  These activities will combine skills and add in more complex rules and concepts.  Activities include:

  • Traditional Team Sports (Soccer, baseball, basketball, football, volleyball, hockey)
  • Individual Sports (Tennis, Golf, Inline skating)
  • Team Sports from around the world (Sepak Takraw, Tchoukball, Socci)
  • Dance
  • Fitness 
    • Cardiovascular Endurance
    • Muscular strength and endurance
    • Flexibility


PE Related Activities

We love to keep our students active and healthy!  Below are the dates for our awesome exercise related events.  
Wellness Walks are a monthly event that generally occur on the second Wednesday of the month.  Families are invited to join their student during their PE period to walk/jog for 25 minutes followed by equipment time.

Walk to school days are our time to encourage our students and families to walk to school and hopefully ease the traffic burden around the school during drop off time.  Come and get a great start to your day.  There are 3-4 drop-off points and each walking school bus will leave the drop-off point by 7:30 A.M. and students will be accompanied by 2 -3 teachers at each spot.

Healthy Fun Runs are a Saturday morning activity.  Students, families, and friends are invited to join us for walking, jogging, equipment, music and healthy snacks on 5 Saturdays throughout the school year.  Start time is 8:00 A.M.

Wellness Walks​:
9/13
10/11
10/31
11/15 - Turkey Trot)
12/13
1/10
2/14
3/21
4/18
5/9


Walk to School:
10/11
4/18


Polk Healthy Fun Run
9/16
10/7
11/4
3/3
4/7


Open gym: Students in 3rd - 5th grade are invited to sign up for after school open gym on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15-4:00.  Students will participate in a variety of games and activities.


Fitnessgram

 The Fitnessgram is a physical fitness assessment that is beingused to evaluate the fitness of all 3rd-12th graders in the state of Texas.  The Fitnessgram is a district-mandated test and will be administered twice each school year (Fall and Spring).  The tests thatwill be administered are:

 

  • Push-ups
  • Curl-ups
  • Pacer test (cardiovascular endurance run)
  • Shoulder Stretch
  • Sit and Reach
  • Trunk Lift
  • Body Composition

All results are confidential and a "fitness report card" will be senthome to parents.  These results are solely for information and gradeswill not be based on results.

Here is a nice video on why we perform the PACER test from the Cooper Institute:

 We love having fun in many ways during our PE classes and dance is definitely one of them: