Name: Annie Castle/Keith Wheeler
Department: Physical Education
Room Number: 411
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference Time: 10:35-11:05 daily
Coach Castle's Schedule:
8:10-8:55 4th Grade
8:55-9:40 5th Grade
9:50-10:35 3rd Grade
12:35-1:20 1st grade
1:20-2:05 2nd grade
2:10-3:10 Enrichment Class
I have been in Education for 33 years and at Whispering Pines Elementary for 21 of those years. I have coached and taught at the College, Junior College, High School, Middle School and Elementary level. I was a college softball coach for 8 years. I have two wonderful daughters and I am married to my best friend. I love to walk, workout read, and play games on my phone .I love my job and love coming to work every day.Welcome to the wonderful worldof Physical Education.We stress the importance of Fitness through Fun and Play!Please help us keep your child safe!Make sure they wear tennis shoes!Talk to Them About The Importance of Self-HygienePlease Double-Tie All Shoes, Especially Those WhoAre Unable to Tie Their Own Shoes.
Humble ISD Physical Education Mission Statement
All elementary school-aged children will participate in a physical education program
that will increase physical competence, health-related fitness and self responsibility,
so that they can establish physical activity as a natural part of every day life.WPE Mission Statement:WPE will empower our studentsand staff to be critical thinkers and positive communicators.We pledge to model and facilitate personal responsibilityand global citizenship.WPE Vision Statement:WPE fosters leadership and collaborationfor school, families and community in acreative and trusting environment.
PE Expectations, Grading, and Dress Code
- All students will be actively engaged in a safe, respectful, and responsible learning environment inside the gym and outside on the pavilion, playground, and track
- Grades will be determined by your child’s participation and attitude. Clothing that allows for movement and proper footwear are highly recommended on PE days(NO Crocs, sandals, wheelies, or flip flops are allowed)
SPRING 2022 ACTIVITIESSuper Kids DayFriday, April 22ndJoin us for a fun-filled day full of games and inflatables!Times: 8:30-10 PreK, Kinder, 1st10:30-12 2nd and 3rd1:00-2:30 4th and 5thClassroom Activities will focus on sports skills, including basketball, soccer, tennis, lacrosse and flag football.K-2 will continue to work on sport skill development and locomotor activities.All classes promote sportsmanship and integrity.All classes will continue to work on finishing a marathon to earn their t-shirt!FALL 2021 ACTIVITIESOlympic Theme Activities/Teamwork ActivitiesGrades 3rd, 4th & 5thLocomotor Skills/Personal Space ActivitiesK-2
- If your child cannot participate due to an illness or injury please send a note from home to be given to their homeroom teacher first thing in the morning and a copy will be made by the nurse and given to the PE teacher. (Please note that a parent note is good for 3 consecutive days of non participation, after that, a doctor’s note is required as stated in the Humble ISD Student Handbook)
OPhysical Education ActivitiesState-Mandated Fitnessgram Testing for 3rd-5th will begin again this fall.Students are tested on Curl-Ups, Push-Ups, Flexibility, and Aerobic Endurance.
WPE Team Challenges!!Grades 2-5th will participate in the WPE End of Summer Olympic Team Challenges during September and October. Friendly competitions will emphasize teamwork, sportsmanship, integrity, participation and perseverance while developing self-esteem and understanding of "best effort". Some of the competitions will include challenges in Pavilion Kickball, Crab Soccer, Texas Shootout, Human Pinball, Dodge Frenzy, Blitz and many more!Kindergarten and 1st grade will be working/playing activities such as Shipwreck, Parachutes, Movement Challenges, Dead Bugs to strengthen skills in movement, personal space, locomotor patterns and initial understanding of rules and games.FITNESS TESTINGAll students in grades 3rd-5th grade are required to be tested annually through the state Fitnessgram program. Students will be assessed in various fitness activities including curl-ups, push-ups, flexibility, and aerobic endurance. Through class activities we will focus on developing strength, flexibility, and endurance through fun activities in all grade levels.Fitnessgram testing will begin in October and held various times throughout the year.MARATHON CHALLENGEStudents in grades Kindergarten-5th will participate in the Marathon Challenge during classes. Each student will "run a marathon" (26.2 miles) throughout the school year. Students who complete the challenge will be awarded a marathon t-shirt at the end of the school year. (donated by Steve and Paula Boone who are marathon enthusiasts in our community and love to spread the joy and health benefits associated with running)Turkey TrotFriday, November 19thJoin your child during their specials time (see above)and run/walk as many laps as you can!Visitor laps count double for your child's class andVisitors with Turkey Trot shirts count 4x!Winning class awarded the 2021 Turkey Trot Championship andice cream and the winning teacher awarded a giftcertificate to the book fair!PANDA PATROL SIGN-UPAll 4th graders will have the opportunity to apply for Safety Patrol in the Spring.After filling out an application, they must have a parent and teacher signature for approval.Current 5th graders by invitation only.Applications available Spring 2022Spring 2022 ActivitiesBoosterthon Obstacle CourseFriday, Feb. 4thDetails TBASuper Kids DayFriday, April 22ndDetails TBAFirst Tee Golf ChallengeSaturday, April 2Details TBA