Mrs. Powell has been teaching at Our Lady Star of the Sea since 2013.
About Mrs. Powell:
Mrs. Powell grew up in Los Angeles, CA, where she attended both Catholic elementary and Catholic high school. She then graduated from the University of San Francisco where she also met her husband. After school, she worked in a 4th and 5th grade class at a private school. From 1990 to 2013 she raised and home schooled her 11 children. Mrs. Powell completed a Masters in Special Education.
Mrs. Powell enjoys watching and playing sports with her husband and 6 children still at home. She also enjoys cooking for the crew.
Our Lady Star of the Sea PE curriculum includes its StarFit workout into its classes regularly. StarFit enhances the natural process of motor development which increases learning effectiveness and efficiency. Children have a natural inclination for constant and varied movements that StarFit channels.
In addition, it creates a physical learning environment that builds on the idea that all children have differing abilities and need to be challenged at different points of development. This differentiated instruction allows a child to continually and efficiently progress, minimizing the risk of frustration or stagnation. Every skill, every movement, every workout and every game can be scaled to a child’s ability (made easier or harder) so he or she is challenged. Main areas of fitness that will be targeted are: cardiorespiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy.
Each class includes a warm up, skill instruction, a workout of the day and a game. Games such as Musical Wall Balls, Empire Mania, Noodle Tag, Volcano Monster and many others are played at the conclusion of each class. Since OLSOS provides volleyball and basketball as extra-curricular sports, aspects of these games will be presented during the year.
One bible verse will be presented, discussed and reiterated throughout each month. This will be done to encourage the practice of the faith as it’s to be incorporated into all subjects and parts of a student’s life.