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Mr Daniel Nielsen

My name is Daniel Nielsen and I have been teaching physical education since 2016 in San Diego County, CA. In 2017, I earned my Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology from San Diego Christian College and in 2019 I earned my teaching credential and Masters Degree in Physical Education from Azusa Pacific University. In 2023 I completed my Adapted Physical Education Authorization from Point Loma Nazarene University. I try to encourage ALL students to develop into people that are self-motivated to be physically active for the rest of their lives. In my classes you will find students participating in games and activities that promote health and fitness, communication, teamwork, and personal responsibility. In each PE lesson I teach I try to make sure that all my students are moving and having fun. My goal is for your child to learn how to be physically active while having fun in Physical Education!
Physical Education Schedule
8:00-9:00            TK/Kindergarten
9:40-10:10          3rd Grade
10:30-11:20        5th Grade
11:30-12:10        Lunch
12:10-1:30          Planning
1:45-2:45            1st Grade
*Wednesday Health Schedule
8:00-8:50           TK/Kindergarten
8:50-9:40            1st Grade
9:45-10:10          3rd Grade
10:30-11:25        5th Grade
Classroom Procedures:
1) Restroom breaks: students may use the bathroom at any point during class except for when the teacher is giving instructions or if someone else is currently in the restroom.
2) Water fountain usage: students are encouraged to bring a water bottle to class. They can also drink from the water fountain. Students can get water during class except for when the teacher is giving instructions or if somebody is at each of the water fountains.
3) Entering/exiting PE: each class will be assigned an area to stand/sit at when they enter PE. They will also line up in the same area to exit PE. This habit ensures that students are organized at the beginning and end of class.
Physical Education Rules and Expectations:
1) Listen and follow directions
2) Be Safe
3) Be Respectful
4) Be Responsible
5) Have fun and do your best
Consequences that can be given when a student breaks a rule:
1. Verbal warning
2. Time-out from activity
3. Trip to principals office
4. Writing a reflection
5. Note home to parents
Grading Policy:
Students grade will be based on:
1) Sportsmanship
  • Participation and Effort
  • Listening during teacher instruction
  • Good sportsmanship when interacting with classmates
  • Staying on task and following directions
2) Skill
  • Physical skill level
  • Knowledge of critical features that are taught for each skill
OPTIONAL Virtual PE with Coach Nielsen
Please click on the following link to go directly to Coach Nielsen's Virtual Gym to get active and have fun!
Remember to fill out an EXIT TICKET after completing any activity. I would like to see what you completed!
Contact Information
Cell: (619) 776.9155
Education Pathway
Granger Elementary (K-4)
McClure Elementary (5th)
Grandview Middle School (6-8th)
Grandview High School (9-12th)
San Diego Christian College 
Azusa Pacific University
Point Loma Nazarene University
Coach Nielsen