Today marked the last day of our 16 fitness centers. With the temperatures rising the next couple days we do plan on going outside. Please be sure your child is ready to go outdoors.
Many children had to borrow sneakers today. Students in grades k-3 have PE daily. Students in grades 4-5 have PE 4 days a week. Please be sure they are wearing sneakers or have sneakers to change into for PE.
Day three of fitness week saw the students continuing to work through the same stations as the last 3 days. The final day for this is Monday.
Please be advised that the temperatures are expected to rise into the 60s on Tuesday and Wednesday. We plan on going outdoors these days if the temperature is this high. Please make sure your child is dressed to go outside.
Trunk or Treat tonight is scheduled for tonight here at the elementary school. Students dress up in their costumes and trick-or-treat visiting their teachers and PTA members. Parents must accompany their children. Hope to see you there!
Have a great weekend!
We continued with our fitness week today. Students continued working through our 16 fitness stations. They most likely were able to work through the ones they missed yesterday. Ask them which station was their favorite today!
We will continue these fitness stations tomorrow.
Students were very excited about recess in the snow! The kindergarten was especially excited! I'm sure they will tell you all about it!
Have a good night!
Helpful video on shoe tying:
We began our annual fitness week today! We set up 16 different stations throughout our gym and stage. Students rotate through the 16 stations every 2 minutes. When the buzzer sounds, students move up to the next station. Students worked in groups of 2 or 4. The stations were:
1- Aerobic steps
2- Tether ball punch and dodge
3- Broad jump
4- Shoe tying (grades 1-2) otherwise Spooners
5- Skier or snowboarder (jumping over a rope)
6- Pull up bar
7- Medicine balls
8- Jump ropes
9- Pushup Pipes
11 - Army crawl
12 - Stacking cups
13- 2 and 3 pound weights power walk
14- Relay races
15- Ab rollers
16- Duck walkers (for balance)
Ask your child which stations were their favorites!
Students played pin knockdown today! This is a kid favorite! Teams are divided into 2 and placed on opposite halves of the gym. Ten bowling pins are set up at both ends of the court. Teams throw balls trying to knock down the pins on the opposite ends of the gym. First team to knock all 10 pins down wins!
For grades k-2 we constantly remind them to point your shoulders toward your target and step with the front foot.
Tomorrow we will begin our annual fitness centers! It's great to have access to both gyms once again!
Have a good night!
Our new gym floor was up and running yesterday! The children were excited to see it and play on it. The weather is near that borderline temperature between going out and staying in. We plan on staying in this week unless the temperature rises a bit.
Yesterday students had free play with playground balls inside the large gym. Our small gym is down for a couple days as they install new outside doors.
One popular game we played yesterday was dribble tag with students in grades 3-5. This is a game that improves students dribbling. If you lose the ball or have it slapped away by another player, you are out. Last student remaining wins!
Students in PE class before noon were able to beat the rain and go outside for what might be our last day of football, weather depending. They could choose between California rules football or playing two vs. two touch football.
Students who came to PE after the noon hour were forced inside. These students did scooter relay races in teams of 4.
Have a good night!
The new gym floor in Scott M. Ellis looks amazing! It should be open any day now once they ensure the painted areas are dry. We look forward to having both gyms available once again!
We continued with football today! That's the plan for the rest of the week, although the end of the week looks wet! Perhaps our new gym floor will be ready just in time!
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