Friday, February 27, 2009
Some of the classes have already learned a simplified version of the Cha Cha Slide. Lots of fun!
Next week we'll add the grapevine and really get a workout. I haven't found any really great instructional videos for this slide, but here's the official video. It shows small snapshots of the steps.
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Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
1st grade - r.a.d.KIDS, Jumping Rope, Ball Skills
2nd & 3rd grades - Basketball Skills, Scooterball, Jumping Rope
4th grade - r.a.d.KIDS, Hockey Skills
5th & 6th grades - Weight lifting for kids, Jumping Rope, Basketball skills, Hockey Skills
We've also been speed walking or jogging slowly, playing short games or doing military count exercises for warm-ups. Fun stuff and good for the body and mind.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
This year has started off with some really fun stuff, eh? I'm having a great time, so I hope you all are, too!
Here are some of the units of study we've been working on so far...
1st grade - Perceptual Power, Locomotor movements
2nd grade - Having a Ball with ball skills
3rd grade - Scoopball
4th grade - Softball skills, Scoopball
5th grade - Hockey
6th grade - Softball skills, Mojo Kickball (see this link for a YouTube video of the craziness!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TV9neVUsImQ
All the students have been memorizing and perfecting some Yoga poses, and have played a few great "Noodle Games." Go Asteroids and Anklebiters!!!
See you in the gym!
It's time to begin another school year and I am excited to see your children come to the gym for P.E. Each child will come to P.E. twice during the school year for approximately 6 weeks each time. We'll be working to improve flexibility, strength, endurance and physical skills.
First and Fourth graders will also be taught a wonderful and empowering personal safety program called r.a.d.KIDS. (See www.radkids.org for more information)
This year I'll be using a new grading scale. Each day of P.E. students will receive 4 points (20 points per week) based on the following areas:
1 point = Proper footwear (Students are required to wear footwear appropriate for PE activities. Proper footwear are shoes that cover the heels and toes and don't slip off during activities such as kicking or sprinting.)
1 point= Attentiveness (Students are required to be still and listen while I am talking to the class.)
1 point = Participation (Students are required to participate in the activites of the day. Standing off to the side or otherwise not following directions is not allowed.) 1 point = Effort (Students are required to consistently try to improve their strength, flexibilty,endurance and skill.)
Check your child's PowerGrade account frequently to see how they are doing.
Monday, September 3, 2007
Hi kids and parents!
Here is a video of the Algorithm March the 3rd-6th graders are learning in PE as part of our "rythmn and movement curriculum". Okay, students...it is dance, I admit, but it's SO fun, isn't it? You are all awesome!! I love teaching you during PE Specialty time. You are all good sports and give your best effort and I really appreciate that.