Welcome to Ms. Gilmour's Page.
I am a graduate of Western Washington University. I began teaching in 1985 and have been a Physical Education teacher in the Tumwater School District since 1987. I have two children, both of whom were former students at Tumwater Hill. I have been the PE teacher here since this school opened in 1990 and I pretty much think of all Tumwater Hill kids as mine. I will love them like they’re my own!
The first thing I teach in PE is that Safety is number one and fun is a close second. Competition can be a great motivator but I don't use it very often.
I will ask them to try their best. I will ask them to see if they can beat their own scores, I will ask them to track their improvement and I will encourage them to Never Give Up!
We will not be able to meet in large groups to exercise and play but it is really important while at home to still find ways to do this. I will be posting videos of things that can be done at home to get moving. You may have to be creative at finding equipment around the house to make the activity “workout” but I know you’re up for the challenge!
Tumwater School District adopted the five for life curriculum for teaching Health and Fitness concepts to grades k-12. Part of the state requirements ask that we test students on their knowledge of the 5 components of fitness (Cardio-respiratory Endurance, Muscular Strength, Muscular Endurance, Flexibility and Body composition) as well as Nutrition in the 5th grade. Grades 3-5 are testing on their fitness levels each Fall and Spring. Health Standards and goal setting continues to be tracked through High School.
I look forward to working with your child(ren) and helping them to become lifelong learners and active for life!