Mrs. Wendy Markusen
6th-8th grade P.E., room 26
Student Leadership, room 8
Teacher since: 2006
At Riverside Meadows since: 2010
Previous Schools: Rio Del Oro Elementary 2005-2010
Fresno Pacific University: currently pursuing Master
California State University, Sacramento: Bachelor of Science in
Kinesiology and Single-Subject Teaching Credential
My husband and I have been married for 6 years and we have
a two year-old son
Soccer, jogging, outdoor adventures with my family and our two dogs,
Country line dancing, DIY home projects, and cooking
My Goals for my classes:
1. Educate my students to ensure they know how to keep themselves physically active for a lifetime.
2. Encourage a commitment to be thoughtful, responsible, and respectful to others.
Necessities for Physical Education
at Riverside Meadows:
1) Appropriate Dress: Changing clothes for P.E. class is strongly encouraged, but not required. The following rules will be enforced daily:
a) Students must abide by school dress code policies with the exception of tank tops. Tank tops will be allowed in P.E. since they are appropriate for physical
activity. Shorts must extend to mid-thigh.
b) Shoes MUST be closed-toe and closed-heel, securely fastened, have rubber soles, and flat heels. No boots of any kind will be allowed.
c) Girls wearing skirts or dresses should wear shorts underneath.
d) Students will not be able to participate in class without safe footwear and/or appropriate clothing.
If a student does not have appropriate clothing to participate in P.E. class a set of loaner clothing will be provided for the day. Loaner sets of clothing are laundered after each use. Shoes cannot be loaned out.
e) Excessive absences and/or “non-suits” in P.E., including inability to articipate due to improper dress or footwear, will hinder your student’s physical education experience and may lower his/her grade due to inability to fully participate in class lessons.
2) P.E. Journal: Each student will be required to keep a “P.E. Journal” for the entire school year. Students will take class notes, keep logs of class activities, and record assignments in this journal. The P.E. Journal will contribute to a portion of each student’s grade. Journal requirements:
a) 1”-2” three-ring binder
b) 5 Section Dividers
c) Lined paper for notes (at least 50 sheets to begin the trimester)
d) Pencil pouch with several pencils
P.E. grades are weighted according to the following scale:
Daily Participation: 70%
Assessments and Assignments: 20%
P.E. Journal: 10%
Overall grades are earned according to the following percentage breakdown:
98-100% = A+
93-97% = A
90-92% = A-
88-89% = B+
80-82% = B-
78-79% = C+
73-77% = C
70-72% = C
68-69% = D+
63-67% = D
60-62% = D-
0-50% = F
Classroom Management and Discipline Procedures:
Mrs. Markusen uses a proactive approach to classroom management. Positive reinforcements of appropriate behavior will be used before corrective measures are taken. If a problem arises, consequences will be given according to the particular student and the special situation. District guidelines and policies will be followed.
In general, a three strike system will be utilized:
Strike 1 = Verbal Warning
Strike 2 = Timeout and talk
Strike 3 = Consequences will be dependent upon the particular student and the special situation. Examples: removal from class for the day (sit out, sent to an alternate classroom, sent to the office), parent phone call, referral to the office.