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    PE Summer Activities
    Message from Mrs. Dobbins: ***Video of PE Skills to practice *** 
    20 meter PACER test  (Distance: 65 feet)
    PE at home lessons March 30-August 17
    Bethel Elementary and OPEN National Field Day
    Brain Breaks 
    I am linking a few videos on jump roping, and dribbling a basketball here on my website. Please get outside and play! It is so good for your mind and your body.
     Basketball ball handling:
     Basketball warm up routine:
    Jump Rope by yourself tricks:
    Jump rope for beginners:
    *These videos are shared with permission from The PE Specialist website.*
     Enrichment opportunities:
    1) A picture of you playing outside
    2) Who would YOU pick as our next Athlete of the Month? Tell me 3 reasons you would pick that person.
    Visit the Bethel Athletic Association facebook page for info on siging up for BAA sports.To sign up for sports through Bethel Athletic Association (BAA) 
    Open the link to sign up. Bethel Sign Ups
     The debit card/credit card part of the site does not work.
    You must mail a check, or pay on one of the announced registration nights at Bethel school.
    Mail check to:
    Bethel Athletic Association
    PO Box 291
    Midland, NC 28107
     Follow the Bethel Atheltic Assocaition Facebook page for more information.
    website: bethelathletics.org
    Shoes for PE Class 

    When buying school shoes, please consider running/athletic type shoes for your child.  Encourage your child to wear running type shoes on PE day. 

    These are the safest shoes for the gym.  The proper shoes also allow a student to perform at his or her best. Athletic shoes are also safest at recess!



     Help Restock the PE Equipment Room!          


    Bethel PE students are in need of new equipment to use in the gym. Over the years, the balls have become worn to the point of not holding air.  They need to be replaced.  I would like to ask your family to consider donating sport equipment to PE class. Below are suggested sizes and types of balls that we use in PE.  

    Items to consider purchasing

    Nerf footballs: junior size

    Basketballs: size 28.5, junior size, or mini size

    Playground balls

    Kick balls

    Soccer balls: size 4


     If we receive more than we need in PE, extra donated balls will be distributed to classrooms to use at recess.


    All donated equipment should be sent to Mrs. Dobbins in the gym.


    Thank you for supporting the Bethel PE department!



    Mrs. Dobbins-PE teacher



    Skills To Practice To Be Physically Literate  

    Encourage your child to work on his/her manipulative skills which include throwing, catching, kicking, dribbling, and striking (hitting) a ball, for example. Have your child practice "crossing the midline."  Learning to cross the midline can potentially help with activities such as reading, writing, concentrating, catching a ball, and riding a bike.  Examples of crossing the midline would be: (from standing position) touching your right hand to your left toe (switch sides), touching your left elbow to your raised right knee (switch sides), overhand throwing a ball (make sure to step with the opposite foot),  and learning to skip. It is also great if kids practice gross motor skills that require alternating hands and feet such as jumping rope and jumping jacks. We participate in the PACER run assessment in PE.  Fourth and fifth grade students will  chart their goals and scores on slips of paper. Encourage students to improve their cardiovascular fitness outside of school.  Students will then see the rewards of hard work when their scores increase.  Begin by working on jogging at a slow to medium pace for extended periods of time.
    Children should "Play 60" meaning that children should play 60 minutes each and every day!  


    Our PE K-2nd grade Class Expectations/Rules
    Be a good sport
    Keep all body parts to myself
    Respect others and equipment
    Move carefully
    Listen and follow directions
    Give my best effort
    Our PE 3rd-5th grade Class Expectations/Rules
    Always think safety
    Remember to listen and follow directions
    Support others and be a good sport
    Participate give 100%
    Kindness given and kindness returned
Mrs. Dobbins

Phone: 704-888-5811 ext. 1205


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Physical Education K-12 degree from Winthrop UniversityAdd-on Biology certification

Mrs. Dobbins

Hi! My name is Mrs. Anna Dobbins.  I began my teaching career in Cabarrus County schools at Wolf Meadow Elementary where I taught Physical Education from 1998-2011.  I then transferred to Bethel Elementary for the 2011-2012 school year.  I am excited about my seventh year here at Bethel.
My husband, Clint, and I are from Fort Mill, SC.  We have two wonderful children: Chase (age 13) and Bella (age 16).  We live in Stanly County.
Last Modified on May 31, 2020