We've been expanding the adaptive physical education program this year at Knapp School & Yeshiva by adding more inclusive equipment and implementing inclusive activities for our students with disabilities. Besides our adult tricycle, we've added individual trampolines and gymnastics mats to help develop new gross and locomotor skills. Many new and individual group activities like rolling skating are more than fun. They help students develop life skills and a lifelong appreciation of physical fitness.
"I became a physical education teacher because I wanted to make a difference in children's lives and teach them the importance of being physically fit and active,” says P.E. teacher Ms. Alexa. “Lifelong leisure activities such as yoga, dancing, archery, bowling and pickle ball are a great way to get students to remain active throughout their lives. Physical education also teaches life skills like self-discipline, leadership, and cooperation. It also enhances self-efficacy, reduces stress, and strengthens peer relationships."