Kindergarten screening takes place most of the week on the MP room. That means all classes will be meeting in the big gym for PE. When all classes meet in one gym, it limits what we can do. Yesterday students ran relay races. Tuesday students are playing pin knockdown. All classes will meet in one gym for Wednesday and Thursday as well.
As soon as the weather warms and the ground dries, we will be heading outside. Please be sure that your child is prepared for cool temperatures by having them store a sweatshirt, gloves, and hat in their locker or classroom.
Tuesday (today) is the last day for floor hockey intramurals. Thank you to all those students who participated. Thank you parents for prompt pickup.
Lastly, Mrs, Kiefer has been out for a month now. She had knee replacement surgery. She will be back sometime in mid April. She's doing great! We look forward to her return!
A few reminders for the next couple of weeks:
1) Intramural floor hockey continues tomorrow for those 4th and 5th grade students who signed up. Pickup is at 3:45. Please be sure to sign out your child before leaving.
2) Due to the lack of snow days, Friday, March 25 is now a day off for all students and teachers.
3) Kindergarten screening begins on March 28 and goes through March 30. Students that use the MP room for physical education (Haller/Conrow) will have PE in the large gym with Bruce/Kiefer students.
4) Thursday, March 24 is the Greenville Athletic Association Spaghetti Dinner at the high school cafeteria. For a donation you can dine in or take out. All proceeds go to the GAA that supports our school sports teams and athletes. Bring the family out for this fun night!
Below is a link for an interesting article on after school activities.
The rainy weather has forced us back inside. Students in Bruce/Kiefer classes continue their floor hockey unit. Students in older grades will begin their round-robin tournaments tomorrow.
Students in Haller/Conrow classes continued basketball with a focus on dribbling. We have two Questions of the Day this week.
1) Where should your strong hand be placed on a basketball when shooting?
2) Why is it important to dribble with both your right and left hand in basketball?
Due to the lack of snow days used this year, Superintendent Sutherland and the Board of Education have kindly granted two additional days off. The dates are March 25 and May 27. The date of June 22 is now a 1/2 day, which is another modification to the schedule.
The March 25 change affects the intramural schedule. This date was originally selected as an intramural meeting date. We will now use the previously scheduled snow date of March 29 as a replacement for this lost day.
The nice weather yesterday made us drop everything we were doing (floor hockey/basketball) and head outside. Some classes went on a walk around campus. Most classes participated in free play on the soccer field.
The big gym is set up for tonight's concert today, which means 3 classes in the MP room, not an ideal situation. So the plan is to go outside today until the rain begins, probably around noon, then pack them in the MP room for scooter relay races.
On Friday, the MP room is being used for a presentation. All PE classes will meet in the big gym to play the kid favorite, Sink the Ship.
Reminder that intramural floor hockey for those 4th and 5th grade students who already signed up begins tomorrow (Tuesday) from 2:45 to 3:45. Registration for intramural floor hockey is closed.
Th dates are as follows:
March 29 is for a makeup date only
Students must be signed out before leaving.
Students continued working through our circus centers today. This was the final day of this week long unit.
We will start new units on Tuesday since Monday is a half day. On Tuesday students in Bruce/Kiefer classes will begin floor hockey. Students in Haller/Conrow will begin basketball.
Intramural floor hockey begins Tuesday for those 4th and 5th graders who have signed up. Intramurals begin at 2:45 and end at 3:45. Those who signed up should bring sneakers and a water bottle. Thank you to our Greenville PTA for financing this opportunity. Registration for intramural floor hockey is closed.
See you Monday!
This week all students in Scott M. Ellis are part of circus week in PE. On Monday and Tuesday students were introduced, or reintroduced, to the basics of juggling. Students begin juggling scarves learning the toss-toss-catch-catch method. Students toss the scarf in their right hand, then toss the scarf in their left hand in an "x" pattern so each scarf lands in the opposite hand. Using scarves is a great way to learn the pattern because they fall to the ground slowly. Older students should be able to juggle three scarves, starting with two in the right hand and one in the left. If students can juggle these 5 to 7 times straight, they can then try juggling balls. This transition is very difficult.