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 twelve 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 third year at Resnik and fourth 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. 


WELCOME BACK!!!  Below are the skills that we will be covering in the 1st Quarter:


- Spatial Awarenes
- Locomotor Movements

  • Walking
  • Running 
  • Skipping
  • Hopping
  • Jumping
  • Galloping
- Cooperation, Responisibility, Respect

1st Grade:

- General and Self Space
- Locomotor Movements 

  • Hopping
  • Jumping
  • Galloping
  • Sliding
  • Skipping
- Levels - High, Middle, Low
- Directions - Forward, Backwards, Sideways, Left, Right
- Moving Safely 

2nd Grade:

- Locomotor Movements

  • Galloping
  • Sliding
  • Skipping
- Pathways - Straight, Curves, Zig-Zag
- Direction - Clockwise, Counter-Clockwise 
- Movement in relation to objects and people
- Rules and Safety


3rd Grade:

- Dribbling with hands while changing pathways and directions
- Dribbling with feet while changing pathways and directions
- Heart Rate and Pulse
- Important Heart Qualities 

4th Grade:

- Demonstrate and deliver a receivable chest and bounce pass to a moving partner
- Demonstrate and deliver a receivable soccer pass to a moving partner
- Identify health-related fitness components
- Defining resting, target, and maximum heart rates 

5th Grade:

- Demonstrating a basketball shot
- Demonstrating a soccer shot with the instep of the foot after dribbling into position
- Identifying flexibility exercises
- Identifying activities that enhance health related components


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Let's Move!  

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