The monthly calendars are an assignment in the PHETE majors' middle school methods course.
Since most SHABs are looking for additional educational resources, other PHETE programs may elect to initiate a similar activity.
The PHETE majors utilize the table feature within the Microsoft Word program to create a calendar-like table, complete with seven columns and four or five rows.
The newsletters are created by first semester freshmen PHETE majors who work together in small groups.
To compensate for this, our PHETE program creates unique opportunities for the majors to work with children.
This activity allows PHETE majors to experience teaching "real children" how to swim and also provides an excellent service to the community.
Longwood University's PHETE majors enrolled in the elementary methods course conduct their practicum at a local private school.
This is another situation where the community receives a service and PHETE majors hone their pedagogical skills.
As a practicum within this course, Longwood's PHETE majors offer a free after school Physical Education program at Prince Edward County Middle School.
If your discussion with the PHETE faculty member is positive, then contact the appropriate person in your school system and indicate your willingness to mentor a Student Teacher.
Request this information from a PHETE faculty member or the Student Teacher's University Supervisor.