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    Ms. Cheryl Orlandi
    Instructor / 6th-8th / Physical Education Department
    Contact Information ((914) 721-2696 and/or corlandi@scarsdaleschools.org)
    About My Classroom
    Participation: All students are required to actively participate in their physical education classes unless they are on a long/short term medical condition. When unable to participate physically, students are then provided with an in-class activity/assignment, which correlates with the current unit they are in or given a specific topic relating to physical education.
    Preparation: All students are required to change into physical education clothes for each class and unit they have. Students are expected to wear appropriate laced up sneakers. Students can wear shorts, t-shirts, sweatpants or a sweatshirt.
    Skill Development: Each student is graded on skill development. The goal is to see every student make some form of progress with each learned skill.
    Assessment: Each student is given a formal unit assessment that needs to be completed on Schoology. A review sheet is provided and is allowed to be used to complete the assessment.


    Current Units I am Teaching:

     6th Grade- Pickle Ball

    Here the students will experience 2 weeks of Pickle Ball, where they will learn the rules and skills of this handeye game.  Each student will choose a doubles partner to work with throughout the course of the unit as well as creating their own team name. The culminating activity is the double elimination tournament.This will allow each class to engage in friendly competition while focusing on the rules, scoring and technique of the game. 

    7th Grade- Cardio Games:

    Our 7th grade girls will carry out a 4 week cardio game unit, which will include Soccer, Speedball, Angleball, Tchouk ball, Genball and Team Handball. Each game will provide the class with a cardio workout as well as focusing on a variety of different skills; kicking, throwing, catching, dribbling and dodging. The games will also incorporate leadership, followship, communication, strategy and teamwork. 

    8th Grade- Selectives

    This spring our eighth graders were offered selectives, where they were able to have choices with what they felt comfortable participating in. The choices were;

    Invasion Games- Ultimate Frisbee, Flag Football, TeamHanball, Genball & Basketball

    Lifetime Activities- Outdoor Challenge (High Ropes), Indoor Challenge (High Ropes), Initiative games, Tennis, Pickleball, Volleyball, Bago, Can Jam and Four Square

    Feild Games- Bocce, Toggleball, Wiffleball, Softball, Spikeball and Kickball

    Fitness- Fitness center, outdoor walking/jogging, Yoga, Zumba, Line Dancing, Gardening