At my high school, you only took PE for the first two years, unless you were in marching band, and then you didn't have to take it (the only downside to marching band was that, I believe, it took place during 0 period, which is the earliest class available and starts at 7 AM, if I remember correctly).
For the most part, I liked it, because it gave me a chance to hang out with some friends. There were some days when the teacher would let us go off and do our own stuff, so some days we'd just sit around and talk. I think there were also some days when we didn't have to switch to our gym clothes, which were always good days and gave us the chance to finish some homework. Overall, I think gym class was very laid back. As long as you tried your best, you'd get an A. It was an easy A class.
The only thing I didn't like where the runs. For the semester finals, we would have to run a mile. Although sophomores got out of running the mile (it was sweet watching all the freshmen do it though
you finally felt like you were a sophomore and not a freshman). So yeah, I liked the class. (Except when it got really hot and you didn't feel like doing anything at all, though the teacher made you. And sometimes there would be days when the teacher would let us to water aerobics or step aerobics. I liked the step aerobics(?); those were fun. There'd be music and we'd just to those step aerobic steps on those little stepping stairs.)
The only sport I liked doing in PE was volleyball. I was in a volleyball team in 5th grade but never properly learned how to hit it and it was either in middle school PE or high school PE that I figured out how to hit the ball the right way to get it over the net, so some times when I was on a team and hit the ball over the net, I would score for our team and I felt proud, I guess, that I was helping our team win. Of course, I never joined a real team in high school. I was content enough with playing it in PE.
Middle school PE was also fun in that I got to hang out with some friends. Sometimes the teacher would give us otter pops just because
so that was always fun.
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