JUNE 10 - JUNE 14, 2019
For the last week of school, the students will be playing some of their favorite games. They will play games such as Battle Ball, kickball, cup stacking, Squirrel Tag and Tunnel Tag. Have a fantastic summer!
JUNE 10 - JUNE 14, 2019
With the school year coming to an end, the students will be playing their favorite games over the next two weeks. This week, students in Grades K-6 will play "Battleship," a throwing game where students try to sink their opponent's battleship by knocking down their pins. It should be a fun time for all!
MAY 27 - JUNE 7, 2019
For the next two weeks, students in Grades K-6 will try their hand at Pickle Ball. They will learn the basics of the sport and will have the opportunity to play singles and doubles. Highland Terrace has six new nets that will hopefully make playing Pickle Ball a fun time for all!
MAY 20 - 24, 2019
This week, students in Grades 3-6 will continue to use their volleyball skills in 4-Square Volleyball and other volleyball games. Students in grades K-2 will learn the fundamentals of kicking a ball and practice this skill in various games.
MAY 13 - 17, 2019
This week, students in Grades 3-6 will demonstrate the skills they learned last week in volleyball games. Students in grades K-2 will practice striking balls with a short-handled implements such as rackets and paddles.
MAY 6 - 10, 2019
This week, students in Grades 3-6 will be starting a unit on volleyball and working on skills such as serving, passing and setting a volleyball. Some classes will be finishing up their fitness tests. Students in grades K-2 will practice their volleying skills using balloons.
APRIL 29 - MAY 3, 2019
Welcome back! I hope you had a productive and relaxing spring break. This week, students in Grades 4-6 will be finishing up their fitness tests. They will be doing push-ups to test the muscular strength and endurance of their arms, and doing the Pacer test to test their cardiorespiratory endurance. Students in grades K-3 will participate in cardiorespiratory endurace activities such as "Continuous Tag" and "Challenge Run."
APRIL 15 - 19, 2019
This week, students in Grades 4-6 will continue working through the fitness tests. They will be doing curl-ups and push-ups to test their muscular strength and endurance. Students in grades K-6 will practice the push-ups, curl-ups, pacer and the sit and reach test. They will also play the "Island Game" and a tag game.
APRIL 8 - 12, 2019
This week the intermediate students will begin their second round of fitness testing. They will be doing the sit and reach test to test the flexibility of their hamstrings and the curl-up test to measure their muscular strength and endurance. Students in Grades K-3 will participate in a circuit of eight fitness stations and play "Fitness Tag."
APRIL 1 - 5, 2019
This week is the last week of our basketball unit. Students will practice shooting the basketball in the games such as Bump and Cones. They will again utilize their skills in modified basketball games. Students in Grades K-2 will participate in activities using a parachute.
MARCH 25 - MARCH 29, 2019
This week, the students will practice shooting the basketball in shooting games such as Pot of Gold and Hot Spot Shooting. They will also utilize the skills of dribbling, passing and shooting in modified basketball games this week and next.
MARCH 18 - MARCH 22, 2019
This week, the students will continue with their unit on basketball. They will learn and practice the skill of passing and shooting the basketball and participate in games such as Penny Push and Pot of Gold.
MARCH 11 - MARCH 15, 2019
This week, the students will begin their unit on basketball. They will learn and practice the skill of dribbling and participate in dribbling games such as Dribble Match and Dribble Takeaway.
MARCH 4 - MARCH 8, 2019
This week is conference week and the students will be finishing up their unit on floor hockey. Students will play hockey games utilizing two large hockey goals, pillo polo sticks and hockey sticks.
FEBRUARY 25 - MARCH 1, 2019
Welcome back! I hope you and your family had a relaxing mid-winter break. The students will continue their unit on floor hockey. They will utilize the skills they have learned in "4 Corners," a floor hockey game..
FEBRUARY 11 - FEBRUARY 15, 2019
Due to the snow and icy conditions, we only have one school day this week. For several classes, they will not get to have PE until we return from our mid-winter break. The students will continue their unit on floor hockey. They will learn how to handle a hockey stick using the correct grip and swing technique. They will practice and use this skill in activities such as Pin Knock Down. Have a wonderful mid-winter break.
FEBRUARY 4 - FEBRUARY 8, 2019
This week, the students will begin a unit on floor hockey. They will learn how to handle a hockey stick using the correct grip and swing technique. They will practice and use this skill in activities such as Pin Knock Down and 4 Corners Hockey.
JANUARY 28 - FEBRUARY 1, 2019
This week, the students will spend time on the climbing wall and/or play "I'm Open! I'm Open!," a throwing and catching game. Students in the fifth grade will be taking a classroom-based assessment on setting a fitness goal.
JANUARY 21 - 25, 2019
This week, the students will learn to continue to practice catching balls above and below their waists. They play "Backyard Clean-up," a throwing and catching game. Students in grades 3-6 will also take a short throwing/catching quiz to assess their understanding of these skills.
JANUARY 14 - 18, 2019
This week, the students will learn to properly catch balls that are below their waist (thumbs pointing out) and those that are above their waists and heads (thumbs pointing in). Also, some classes will be playing a pin knock down game called "I Love This Game," while other classes will be playing "Castle Ball" and "Skyscrapers" again.
JANUARY 7 - 11, 2019
Welcome to 2019! I hope you had a restful winter break. This week, the students will conitinue to utilize the overhand throwing motion in two throwing games called "Castle Ball" and "Skyscrapers." It should be a fun week for all!
DECEMBER 17 - 21, 2018
This week, students in Grades K-6 will learn how to throw overhand and play "Battleship" using the overhand throw instead of the underhand throw. Lastly, have a wonderful winter break! May it be a special time filled with family, friends and fond memories! See you in 2019!
DECEMBER 10 - 14, 2018
Last week, students spent time in various games rolling a ball using the underhand throwing motion. This week, they will utilize this skill in "Cosmic Bowling" and another round of "Battleship."
DECEMBER 3 - 7, 2018
This week students in Grades K-6 will utilize the underhand throwing motion in two fun exciting games, "Tumbling Towers" and "Battleship." They will try to knock down targets ("towers"/bowling pins) to win the game.
NOVEMBER 26 - 30, 2018
This week students in Grades K-6 will learn to throw underhand and practice this skill in the game, "Chicken Toss" and "Underhand Target Toss." We will progress from the underhand throw to the overhand throw in the weeks to come.
NOVEMBER 19 - 23, 2018
During this short week, students in Grades 3-6 will finish the jump rope unit. Students in grades K-2 will participate in scooter relays. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends.
NOVEMBER 12 - 16, 2018
I hope you had an enjoyable three day weekend and had the opportunity to thank a veteran of the armed forces. Students in Grades 3-6 will work through their checklist of jump roping skills while the younger students will be participating in jump rope activities. Time permitting, students will continue to try and jump rope for 1-3 minutes to become a member of the 1 minute club (K-3), 2 minute club or 3 minute club.
NOVEMBER 5 - 9, 2018
This week, the students in Grades K-6 will be working on their jump roping skills, starting with the basic jump and moving towards more intermediate and advanced skills and tricks. They will keep track of the skills completed on their checklist of jump roping skills. Students will also continue to try and jump rope for 1-3 minutes to become a member of the 1 minute club (K-3), 2 minute club or 3 minute club.
OCTOBER 29 - NOVEMBER 2, 2018
This week, the students in Grades K-6 will be learning to jump rope and perform various jump roping skills at jump roping stations. Students also are trying to jump rope for 1-3 minutes to become a member of the 1 minute club (K-3), 2 minute club or 3 minute club.
OCTOBER 22-26, 2018
This week, the students in Grades K-3 will be participating in several activities that will help strengthen their cardiorespiratory endurance. They will participate in running activities such as the Shuttle Run, Toe the Line, and Ring Toss using rubber deck rings and react balls. Students in grades 4-6 will continue their fitness testing with the Pacer test this week. The Pacer test assesses a student's cardiorespiratory endurance.
OCTOBER 15-19, 2018
This week, the students in Grades K-3 will be practicing locomotor movements such as galloping, sliding, skipping, hopping, jumping and leaping. They will also play a game called Rock, Paper, Scissors Challenge. Students in grades 4-6 will do the push-up test.
OCTOBER 8-12, 2018
During the short October conference week, students in Grades 3-6 will play a tag game called "I'm Open, I'm Open!" The primary students will play "Robots" and "Everbody's It!"
OCTOBER 1-5, 2018
For the next several weeks, the intermediate students will be doing physical fitness testing. This week they perform the sit-and-reach stretch to test the flexibility of their hamstrings and perform curl-ups to test their muscular strength and endurance. The primary students will be learning and working on the fitness exercises that the intermediate students will be tested on over the next three weeks.
SEPTEMBER 24-28, 2018
This week, the students will work through a fitness circuit consisting of eight fitness stations. The stations are the curl-ups, push-ups, step-ups, planks, jogging, bicep curls, butterfly stretch and the sit-and-reach stretch. Also, the intermediate students will play "Pin Knock Down" and the primary students will play "Fitness Tag."
SEPTEMBER 17-21, 2018
This week, the intermediate students will play Bean Bag Tag and Challenge Run, two fast paced games that will get the students running. The primary students will play a fun tag games such as Continuous Tag, Freeze Tag, Zookeepers and Puppies.
SEPTEMBER 10-14, 2018
This week, the intermediate students will participate in teamwork activities such as Puzzle Relay and Survivors. The primary students will play a couple of fun and fast-paced tag games such as Cheese Grab, Animal Tag and Squirrel Tag..
AUGUST 29-31 & SEPTEMBER 4-7, 2018
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! During the first two weeks of school, students will be taught behavioral expectations and classroom (gym) rules. They will participate in listening, running, and team building activities such as Listen and Move, Clothes Pin Challenge,Cooperative Hula-hoops, and Moving Day.