Physical Activity with Loras Students
P.A.L.S. (Physical Activity with Loras Students) is designed to provide opportunities for young children to participate in a quality movement program. Parents will be provided with information about how their child physically develops and ways to engage them in physically activity at home. Each class will be taught by faculty, staff and students from the Loras College Physical Education Teacher Education Program and the Teacher Education Program. Space is limited so please get your registration in as soon as possible.
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Loras College Graber Sports Center (off Loras Parkway (formerly Cox Street))
Mondays and Wednesdays: April 8 through May 15 (see time schedule below)
$75 for the first child in each family
$25 for each additional child from same household
**cost includes a P.A.L.S. t-shirt for each child
All classes will be held from 5:15 p.m.-6 p.m. At the beginning of each session the children will be divided into the following groups:
DEWEY TOTS – 2-year olds (parent/child)
LIL’ DEWEYS – 3 - 4-year olds
DYNAMIC DEWEYS – 5-year olds
Children learn and develop through interacting with their environment. In each of these classes parents will be provided with information pertaining to the physical development of their child(ren) and how they can assist in promoting motor development. Participants will be involved in developmentally appropriate activities that will be enjoyable, fun and will assist them in gaining control of their bodies. Specifically, participants will work on developing stability (balancing), locomotion (run, gallop, skip, hop, long jump), and manipulation (throw, catch, kick, punt, strike) skills.
Deb Sazama – Debra.Sazama@loras.edu
Deb is an assistant professor in the Division of Physical Education and Sport Studies and the Physical Education Teacher Education Program coordinator. Deb earned her bachelor and master of science degrees from the University of Wyoming in teaching health and physical education. She teaches a January-Term class titled "Preschoolers on the Move" which focuses on children’s physical development from birth to age five. Deb enjoys all sports and anything that allows her to be outdoors, but especially enjoys spending time with her family, including her daughter, Addison.
Ana is a senior from Oak Park, Ill., and will graduate this spring with a major is psychology. She plans on attending graduate school for occupational therapy. During her time as a student at Loras, Ana has been an active part of the community, both on and off campus. She is a member of Psi Chi the international honor society in psychology, along with working as an intern at The Circles Initiative in Dubuque.
Brit is from Blanchardville, Wis., and is majoring in physical education teacher education. She is a senior and will student teach next year. Following graduation she hopes to pursue a teaching position or graduate degree. She has been an integral part of the success of the Loras College women’s basketball team.
Sarah is a junior from Flossmoor, Ill., and is majoring in social work and plans to attending graduate school after her time here at Loras. She is currently a member of the Duhawk soccer team that made it to the Sweet 16 this fall. Sarah was a member of the first P.A.L.S. teaching team and we welcome her back!
Please feel free to contact Deb at the above e-mail addresses or call Deb at 563-513-1810 .