Each week we post a question on the gym bulletin board to promote conversation about items related to our units and being active. Past questions include:
How long should a person be active each day? (At least 60 minutes)
Why is it important to pace yourself when running long distance? (So you can finish the race, so you can finish strong, so you don't have to walk, so you don't use up all your energy in the beginning of the run are all possible answers.)
This week's question is: (Kids were told question, answer not discussed yet)
Why is it important to dribble, pass, and shoot with both feet in soccer? (Player is always ready to pass, dribble, or shoot no matter where they are on the field; Helps a player make a move around defenders; Players can dribble faster and in control)
Students in 4th and 5th grade who presently were learning lacrosse are now focusing on soccer skills. Students who have been doing soccer so far this year will begin a new unit in the next few days.
Good afternoon! Just a quick reminder that sneakers need to be worn to PE everyday. These sneakers must have laces or Velcro to tighten. Sneakers without laces or Velcro are prohibited. The safety of the children is the priority. Students in k-3 have PE everyday. Students in grades 3-5 4 days a week. If your child wears boots, flip-flops, or Crocs to school, please send in their sneakers.
Also, ALL jewelry needs to be removed for PE. Check the "Ready for PE?" page on this website for more information.
Coach Bruce = K-5 soccer skills
Coach Kiefer = K-5 soccer skills
Coach Haller = K-3 soccer skills
Coach Conrow = 4-5 lacrosse
Dinner table chatter: (Meant to provoke conversation at the dinner table)
Ask your child:
Grades 3-5 Why is it important to pace yourself when running long distance?
Grades K-2 Why is it important not to run too fast or too slow when running your lap?
Physical education class begins with students performing a set of exercises. Check the daily exercise page of this website for a complete list. Students were introduced to a burpee this week. Many of the K-2 students claim it's their favorite exercise. Ask your child to show you what a burpee is!