Weather Closure

Rivendell will be closed Tuesday, January 16 due to inclement weather. This includes all daycare, enrichment classes and meetings.

Physical Education

Physical Education is not just a class a child attends a couple of times a week to play games. It involves the whole child: we learn movement skills beneficial for daily life, study how regular exercise and healthy diet are an important lifestyle choice, and discover how to work as a team and how sportsmanship affects those around us.

Rivendell's PE curriculum is aligned with the Colorado Academic Standards for Comprehensive Health and Physical Education. Areas covered in Rivendell Physical Education include Psychomotor skills (movement competence and understanding), Cognitive understanding skills (of games, rules, personal health and wellness), and Psychosocial skills (teamwork, sportsmanship, safety).  We use numerous activities to teach, but physical activity is always our aim.  Lessons may be occasionally supplemented with a "chalk talk", but even more "academic" PE subjects are taught in a movement-oriented, active and engaging way.

Here is an outline of the physical education program's developmental areas, and some of the sorts of activities we use to teach them.

Rivendell PE Curriculum Outline



  • Personal and general space
  • Locomotor skills
  • Sending (throwing, kicking, striking)
  • Receiving (catching, trapping)
  • Balance and proprioception
  • Jumping and landing


  • Game rules
  • Game strategy
  • Fitness concepts
  • Nutrition
  • Anatomy & physiology


  • Sportsmanship
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Healthy lifestyle choices
  • Safety


  • Soccer
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Hockey
  • Ultimate (disc)
  • Track and field events
  • Kickball
  • Tag games


  • Jump rope
  • Yoga
  • Tumbling
  • Juggling
  • Balance beam
  • Fun Run


  • Jump rope
  • Platform transfer
  • Parachute
  • Fitness and nutrition illustrations
  • Anatomy and physiology illustrations
  • Invent-a-game