Physical Education classes are an integral part of the BWell (Brookeside Wellness) programming and Healthy Lifestyles Initiatives at Brookeside Montessori. There are many scientific studies about physical activity and how it improves student learning. A grant from the Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation provides part of the funding to make these classes available to Brookeside Montessori students.
B-Fit (Brookeside Fitness)
Primary students have a weekly fitness class with Mrs. Messinger. This foundation fitness program for our students ages 3 – 6 focuses on body movement, agility, increased foot speed, core strength, and coordination. Students will participate in stretching and Yoga poses, group games and sports, and use fun apparatuses like a trampoline, stationary bike, and tumbling mats.
Once a week, Elementary students from Brookeside Montessori travel to the Boyertown YMCA for a physical education class. These classes are taught by YMCA instructors. The physical fitness classes teach skills and game play for a variety of sports like soccer, basketball, and baseball. Classes focus on fitness goals of muscular strength/endurance, cardio respiratory endurance, speed, agility, and flexibility. Students also learn to work cooperatively and show good sportsmanship. The Boyertown YMCA has an indoor swimming pool, and once a month the students are able to swim for class.