8th Grade Physical Education


8th Grade Physical Education


Instructor: Matt Thode 

E-mail: thode@lp.k12.mn.us

School Phone: 320-395-2521 Ext 1173


Course Description:

Physical Education 8 is a required course and a vital part of a complete education. Students will learn and refine all skills needed to adhere to the Minnesota physical education state standards and benchmarks. Students will be expected to participate in a number of activities as well as demonstrate an understanding of fitness concepts. Good sportsmanship and attitude will be expected during all activities at all times.   

Physical Education Activities:

-Fitness Testing      -Recreation Games       -Basketball                    -Kickball

-Football                  -Softball                         -Floor Hockey               -Individual Sports     

-Weight Lifting          -Disc Golf                       -Dance                         -Team Sports

-Speedball              -Lacrosse                       -Soccer           -Dual Sports

-Frisbee       -Badminton             -Bowling           -Yard Games

             -Volleyball                 -Pickleball                      -Handball                      -Cardiovascular Exercise


Materials needed for this course:

  • You are REQUIRED to be prepared for class each day by having a change of clothes, which allows you to function athletically and promotes good hygiene.
    • Appropriate clothing include: shorts, t-shirt, sweatshirt, sweatpants, warm clothing for outside and athletic shoes.
    • Failure to dress appropriately will impact your grade.
  • Locks will be provided for all students
    • Free of Charge
    • If you lose your lock it will be $5 to replace the lock.
  • You are encouraged but not required to bring a non-glass water bottle labeled with your name to class when expected to be outside. 


Grading Scale         Students will be graded on the following:

90% - 100% A - Class Participation    

80% - 89% B - Attitude & Behavior     

70% - 79% C - Understanding Concepts

60% - 69% D - Appropriately Dressed

Below F                                     - Online Participation/Written Quizzes



If a student misses a day(s) they will be responsible for submitting the online make-up activity form which will be located in Google Classroom.  


Requirements:  Student participation is a must.  This is an activity-based class therefore students should expect to be active during the class period.  Students should be prepared to openly experience new activities.  Remember to be safe, responsible, and respectful and have fun. 






Contact: Mr. Thode
Mission Statement
"To develop every learner to the learner's maximum potential, to succeed and continue to learn in a changing world."
131 Hickory Street North
Lester Prairie, MN 55354
PH: (320) 395-2521
FAX: (320) 395-4204
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