2019-2020 School Year
MARCH 9 - MARCH 13
Students in Grades K-6 will learn how to shoot a basketball and practice this skill in two basketball shooting games, "Hot Spot Shooting" and "Cone Capture." They will be taught "BEEF" (Balance, Eyes on Target, Elbow and Follow Through) to help remind them of the basics of shooting. It should be a fun tme for all!
MARCH 2 - MARCH 6
Due to conferences, students in Grades K-6 will have only one PE class this week. They will participate in three stations, one of which will be the climbing wall, which many students have been looking forward to climbing. The other stations are dribbling/shooting and juggling/jumping rope. Next week, students will continue their unit on basketball focusing on the skill of shooting the basketball.
FEBRUARY 24 - FEBRUARY 28
I hope you had a wonderful mid-winter break! This week, the students will begin their unit on basketball. They will work on the skills of dribbling, passing and shooting. They will learn and hone their skills through various activities and games. This week students will focus on dribbling a ball and play dribble related games.
FEBRUARY 10 - FEBRUARY 14
It was great meeting and seeing you at the Pancake Breakfast and Book Fair on Saturday. This week, the students in grades K-6 will participate in floor hockey games. It is my hope that they will utilize and hone the technique and skills they learned and practiced last week.
FEBRUARY 3 - FEBRUARY 7
This week, the students in grades K-6 will begin a unit on floor hockey. Students will learn and practice the proper technique of holding, traveling, passing and shooting with the hockey stick. Students will hone their skills in floor hockey activities.
JANUARY 27 - JANUARY 31
This week, the students will participate in two exciting catching/throwing games called, "Castle Ball" and "Skyscrapers." Next week, they will start a unit on floor hockey.
JANUARY 20 - JANUARY 24
With the two snow days and late starts last week, the students will continue to learn and practice the basic elements of catching. They will participate in catching/throwing games called, "I'm Open! I'm Open!" and "Backyard Clean-up." Also, students in grades 3-6 will take a quiz on the basic concepts of throwing and catching.
JANUARY 13 - JANUARY 17
This week, the students will learn the basic elements of catching and will also continue throwing overhand in a catching/throwing game called "I'm Open! I'm Open!"
JANUARY 6 - JANUARY 10
Welcome to 2020! I hope you had an enjoyable and restful winter break!week. This week, the students will learn the elements of the overhand throw and apply them in a fast-paced throwing games, "Battleship (Phase 2)."
DECEMBER 16 - DECEMBER 20
This week, students will play the popular game, "Comic Bowling," a game where students work on their underhand bowling skills in the gym where the lights have been turned off and the only lighting is from multi-colored lights strung up around the gym. The students will have a blast with this game. Have a wonderful winter break and see you in 2020!
DECEMBER 9 - DECEMBER 13
Last week, students in Grades K-6 learned the proper technique to toss (underhand throw) an object and practice this skill in various activities. This week, they will roll balls and a hockey puck using the underhand motion while stepping forward with the opposite foot. This will prepare us when we do bowling next week.
DECEMBER 2 - DECEMBER 6
I hope you had an enjoyable and relaxing Thanksgiving weekend with friends and family. This week, students in Grades K-6 will be learning the proper technique to toss an object and practice this skill through activities such Chicken Toss and Target Toss. Students will throw an object using an underhand motion while stepping forward with the opposite foot.
NOVEMBER 25 - NOVEMBER 29
During this short three day week, students will participate in several fun large group games such as Eraser Football (Grades 5), Ga-Ga Ball (Grades 3-6), and Rowboat (Grades 5). Students in Grades K-2 will participate in running activities such as Speedway and Card Suit Pick-up.
NOVEMBER 18 - NOVEMBER 22
This week, students will participate in several fun large group games, such as Eraser Football (Grades 4 & 6) and Rowboat (Grades K-6). The 5th Grade students will be taking a classroom based assessment on goal setting involving the health-related fitness components. Students in Grades K-3 will participate in running activities such as Skunk Tag, Mousetrap and Wolf Den.
NOVEMBER 11 - NOVEMBER 15
This week, students in Grades K-6 will finishing up the jump roping unit. Students in Grades K-6 will practice and hone their jump roping technique and skills a tstations, while student in Grades 3-6 will continue to work through a checklist of jump roping skills and work with long ropes. They will also be challenged to jump 1-3 minutes without stopping.
NOVEMBER 4 - NOVEMBER 8
During the conference week, students in Grades K-2 will be working on their jump roping skills at stations. Students in Grades 3-6 will be working through a checklist of jump roping skills and tricks.
OCTOBER 28 - NOVEMBER 1
This week, the students in Grades K-6 will be learning to jump rope both forward and backwards. 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.
This week, the students in Grades K-3 will be playing games such as Robots, Toe the Line and Everyone's It. They will also do some parachute activiites. Students in grades 4-6 will finish up theor fitness testing and play Rock, Paper, Scissors Challenge.
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 continue with fitness testin, specifically the push-up test and the pacer test.
OCTOBER 7 - OCTOBER 11
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 30 - OCTOBER 4
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 23-27, 2019
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 fun tag games such as Continuous Tag, Zookeepers and Puppies.
SEPTEMBER 16-20, 2019
This week, the intermediate students will participate in teamwork activities such as Maze Runner 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.
SEPTEMBER 2-13, 2019
Welcome to the 2019-2020 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, Twist Relay, Cooperative Hula-hoops, and Moving Day.