Good morning, thank you for coming today. How are you doing?
Fine, thank you for having me.
I’d like to talk about Mark’s progress in my class and also his progress in his PE class. Mark is a great kid to have in class. He’s consistently in a good mood and seems to like coming to school. In my class, he is keeping up fine with his grades and learning, but it seems the problem is with his progress in PE.
Thank you for letting me know this. I think that I am more concerned with his grades in your class since it is his main class. He is very active outside of school so I’m honestly not too worried about his PE class.
We believe that PE is just as important as any other subject Mark learns. We are trying to have our students become as well-rounded as possible, and PE is no different. In PE, students learn to not only play different sports but also learn team-building strategies, health, and communication skills.
Yes, I agree with you. PE should be important, and I do want my child to succeed in every area of school. My husband and I want Mark to get the highest possible grade because we want him to go to a successful university. We set high expectations for him, academic success is very important to us. I have talked to Mark about his low PE grade, and he said he doesn’t really like the class or the teacher. Maybe he is losing interest?
I understand. The PE teacher has communicated that the grade in his class is determined by participation, social skills, personal engagement, and activity skills assessments. Mark’s activity skill set is meeting expectations, in fact, he is really athletic. However, his participation and engagement in the class is what is bringing down his grade. The PE teacher has mentioned that he is having trouble maintaining positive relationships with his classmates, even while participating in class activities. I have talked to Mark about this and am working with him to recognize the importance of this side of the grade. Do you think it will also help if you talk to him about this at home too? I think if he sees that both you and I are working together and saying the same things, he will see the importance of this. Do you think this is possible?