Thursday, September 28, 2017



My name is Dan O'Connor, and I am a physical education teacher at both Loker and Happy Hollow elementary schools.  A couple of years ago I switched from a blog to a regular website, and I think I'd like to get back into blogging!  This is a much better way for me to share some of the awesome things that we do in PE at both schools.

We also very fortunate to have Shelly Fraser lead six classes (three at each school).  Shelly is an amazing PE teacher who is also an adaptive PE teacher who services students at each school in the district!

Going into my fourth year in Wayland, I feel great about the direction of the physical education program at the elementary school level.  I am grateful to have Shelly and Danielle LeBaron (Claypit Hill PE Teacher) to collaborate with.  We are often sharing ideas, helping each other create the best lessons that we can.  We also stick to a similar yearly plan, making sure that all students are working on similar skills and concepts.

I will be using this blog to share information about units and lesson plans along with examples of star classrooms and uplifting stories.  There are many amazing things that happen in our gymnasiums and it will be nice having the opportunity to share a few of them with you!

If you have any questions for me throughout the course of the year, please e-mail me anytime:



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