Physical Education

In physical education, it is our goal to:

  • promote physical activity in and outside of school
  • advocate life-long health and fitness
  • ensure that students realize the long- and short-term effect that physical activity has on one's quality of life
  • show students how teamwork and sportsmanship relate to school and real-life situations

In addition to our goals, we would like our students to grow an appreciation for living a healthy lifestyle. We would also want our students to use all of the skills and knowledge that have been taught to them.

                                                               Miss Wallis and Mr. Kirby 

About Us

Mr. Kirby has been teaching Physical Education for eleven years and has also taught at Whetstone ES, Georgian Forest ES, Farmland ES, and Rachel Carson ES. He is a DC sports fan (Redskins, Caps, and Wizards), but his baseball allegiance belongs to the Baltimore Orioles. He loves to be active and plays multiple sports such as golf, baseball, football, basketball, and snowboarding.

Miss Wallis teaches at Resnik all day on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  This is her second year at Resnik and third year in Montgomery County Public Schools.  Miss Wallis also teaches at Glenallen Elementary School and coaches field hockey at Magruder High School.  She loves to be active and enjoys rock climbing, field hockey, softball, and water aerobics.  

Mr. Kirby and Miss Wallis are both looking forward to another great and exciting year at Judith A. Resnik ES!

Upcoming Events/Announcements


Parents: Please make sure that your child is
dressed appropriately for PE. Due to the safety
of the children, we are REQUIRING students to
wear the correct PE shoes to class. Here is a list
of shoes that are NOT appropriate for PE:

  • Flip flops
  • Crocs
  • Sandals
  • Flats
  • Heels
  • Boots (includes Rain/Snow)
  • UGGs
  • Cleats

If your child must wear the above pair of shoes to
school on their PE day, please send an extra pair of
sneakers/tennis shoes with your child so they can
change into them before their PE class. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

To see what's going on in PE, follow us 
@resnikPE on Twitter. 


Below are the skills that we will be covering during the 2nd Quarter:


- Self-thrown and catch
- Relationships with objects

  • Inside/outside
  • Around/through
  • Over/under
  • On/off
  • Near/far
  • In front/behind

1st Grade:

- Underhand throw
- Catching an underhand thrown ball
- Relationships of body parts  

  • Round
  • Narrow/wide
  • Twisted
  • Symmetrical/nonsymmetrical
- Non-Locomotor movements
  • Push/pull
  • Roll
  • Bend/stretch
  • Swing
  • Lift
  • Twist/turn
- Effects of exercise
  • Identify how the heart, lungs, and skin react during and after moderate to vigorous physical activity

2nd Grade:

- Overhand throw to a stationary target 
- Catching an overhand thrown ball
- Effects of exercise

  • Explain why the heart, lungs, and skin are affected during and after moderate to vigorous physical activity

3rd Grade:

- Overhand throw to different levels
- Catching at different levels
- Forearm pass (volleyball)
- Goal setting 

  • Explain the difference between short and long-term goals
  • Identify a realistic goal

4th Grade:

- Throwing to a target that is moving right or left
- Catching a thrown ball while moving (right or left)
- Overhead pass (Volleyball Set)
- Goal Setting

  • Identify and develop a personal physical activity goal that is challenging yet attainable
  • Explain why the personal physical activity goal is an achievable goal 

5th Grade:

- Throwing to a target that is moving away from the thrower
- Catching a thrown ball while moving (away from the thrower)
- Underhand serve (Volleyball)
- Goal Setting 

  • Establish, monitor, and modify a personal physical activity goal


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