Phone: 518-297-7211 Ext. 5114
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Derek Bodette
I attended Cortland State University to attain my Bachelor's degree and Springfield College for my Master's degree in Physical Education. I grew up playing baseball and ice hockey in the North Country, and enjoy teaching Elementary Physical Education and coaching basketball within the Northeastern Clinton Central School District.
The students at Rouses Point Elementary receive physical education twice a week for 40 minutes. Students do not have to change for physicaleducation class, but sneakers are required for participation.
At the K-2 grade levels, students receive instruction in locomotor movements (running, skipping, hopping, shuffling, galloping, jumping), and non-locomotor movements (twisting, turning, shaking, stretching, and bending). Throwing and catching skills are highlighted, as well as safety rolls, kicking, balancing, and cooperating with others. A variety of equipment is used to aid in instruction, including scooters, racquets, parachutes, scarves, bean bags, noodles, hula hoops, and ropes.
At the 3-5 grade levels, various sport skills are emphasized, and students participate in low organized games and begin develping teamwork skills, problem solving, and critical thinking strategies to be successful. Soccer, tchoukball, badminton, wiffleball, volleyball, pickleball, team handball, basketball, cooperation activities and team challenges, and ultimate football are just some of the units covered. The importance of living a healthy and fit lifestyle and being life-long learners is also stressed.