Mr. EL



Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. EL

I am the Physical Education Teacher (grades 1st thru 5th) at Foothill Elementary.  

Physical Education versus Physical Activity:

Physical Education is an activity broken down to its simpilist parts, expalined, practiced and then produced for a specific outcome, while learning why we do it that specific way.

    For example: Volleyball, the game. To me have basic components in which I teach step by step, perform and achieve a certain outcome. Bump, set, serve, rotate, 'help and I got it' are the basics of the game.  These are all taught and put together in a given order so we can play the game correctly or properly.  For the reasons of communication, cooperation and sports ettiquette.

Physical Activity is the doing of someting that involves the use of your body and mind to achieve movement throughout your environment with no specific direction or purpose.

   For example: Volleyball, get the ball over the net.  However you can.

Distance Learning for PE (Physical Education)  All Grades will be producing a Physical education Journal please check the Distance Learning Tab for all Grades.

Distance learning is a new facet in education.  We are all struggling with the technology, the apps and the distance.  During Physical Education I am physically there to help demonstrate correct forms, suggest corrections or answer questions quickly. 

Each grade level will have tabs I will periodically have suggestions that students may attempt throughout our time until the next school year.  There will be certain tasks that should be achieved in preperation for the next grade level as I will note in each tab.  Grades 3, 4 and 5 have Flip Grid assignments in which I will observe and approve prior to posting for student interaction.  All students are creative and energetic in their own way.  Let's see it in their activity. The clips posted for the assignments are suggestions. Please create your own version and variety.  Please use the suggested sound track to keep in the spirit of our theme.  Have a great and energetic rest of the year.  Looking forward to seeing you next school year ready to go.


Mr. EL


You can contact me with any concerns about your student and their special medical needs at 925-473-2450 or

Distance Learning information can be found on this website.

School wide - Physical Education Journals 

3rd 4th and 5th grade Flip Grid assignments.