Circus week is over. Ask your child which stations they liked the most!
Next week we begin an introduction to racquet sports.
Have a good weekend!
Circus week continues! Today - Friday students work their way through 16 stations all based on the circus. They include:
1 - Juggling sticks
2 - Juggling batons
3 - Spinning plates
4 - Juggling blocks
5 - Juggling rings
6 - Balancing peacock feathers
7 - Juggling balls
8- Balloon/ball balance
9 - Big feet/Stilts
10- Hacky Sack
11 - Yo-yo
12 - Stacking cups
13 - Juggling scarves
14 - Stomp and Catch Ramp
15 - Egg race (K-2) or Diablos (3-5)
16 - Hula hoops
Students began the juggling unit today. The pattern we use is "Toss, toss, catch, catch." We use scarves to learn because they fall slowly. If they toss a blue scarf with their right hand they should catch it with their left hand and vice-versa. Older grades use three scarves. Younger grades 1 or 2.
We will continue with this on Tuesday. We will begin our circus unit on Wednesday via different stations.
Friendly reminder about sending students with sneakers. Students in grades K-3 have PE everyday. Students in grades 4 & 5 have PE 4 days a week.
The gym has been a NASCAR Racetrack the last couple of days. We call it Speedway! Ask them about Speedwa;y in PE class! Be sure to have them tell you about the different obstacles and tunnels on the track!
Monday we start our circus unit! More details to come.
Star Wars in PE class?
It happened Monday and Tuesday!
Ask them how to play Star Wars in PE class!
Students in Mr. Haller's classes, grades 3-5, had their last day of basketball today. Students in grades K-2 ended basketball on Monday. The 4th and 5th grades played basketball games today while grades1 & 3 played Basketball Pin Knockdown.
Students with Coach Bruce and Coach Kiefer continued with hockey. The last day for hockey is tomorrow.
Next week is "New Game Week." Each PE teacher will find a new game to play and it will be introduced to all classes.
The 4th grade spent the morning up in the high school practicing for their musical concert tonight. Due to the fact that so many kids were missing, and the kids needed a break from hockey and basketball anyway, we played Sink the Ship!
Hockey and basketball will continue tomorrow!
Sorry for the lack of blog posts the last couple of days. The website was down and I was unable to edit any information including blog posts.
Students with Coach Kiefer and Coach Bruce continue with floor hockey, They will soon be starting a floor hockey tournament for the older elementary grades.
Students with Mr. Haller continue with basketball. We have focused our attention on dribbling, shooting, and some classes have started passing. For shooting, we talk about shooting from the front of our bodies with the younger kids. Do to their lack of strength they often try to shoot from over their shoulder or the old fashion "potty" shot. For grades K & 1 I simply say shoot from the front of your body and shoot by bending your knees. The hoop heights range from 6 feet to 8 feet for grades K-2. These grades also use playground balls due to their light weight. For the older grades we talk more about keeping your elbow in when shooting and a "candy cane" finish. Ask them what I mean by these terms.
We were able to separate today and go to our home gyms. Coach Bruce and Coach Kiefer began floor hockey with their classes. Students with Mr. Haller began basketball. We foucsed mainly on dribbling with the fingers and the "pads" below the fingers, Many children want to slap at the ball and dribble with their palms. The ball should reside mostly on the fingers when dribbling.