Retakes for fall pictures are tomorrow from 8:30 to 10:00 in the MP room
Today students worked through various centers. The centers include:
Matt 1 (Perform gymnastic move)
Matt 2 (Perform gymnastic move)
Ask your child about each of these! Ask them about their favorites!
Most importantly, ask them about our number 1 safety rule when completing any of these centers!
Students continued playing Pinball today. We stress to all grades that when a person throws, they should step with the opposite foot of the hand they throw with. So a right handed thrower should step with their left foot and vice-versa. When throwing at home, reinforce this important step.
The link above includes ways for children to be active "without the nagging or harping about the benefits of exercise" from adults. (Quote taken from article.)
Today students participated in a game called Pinball. Pinball is played by two teams, one on each side of the gym. Teams throw balls at various targets trying to acquire points. Ask your child about the 4 different targets they can aim for!
Friday, November 20th is a half day of school for parent-teacher conferences. Dismissal is at 11:30.
5th grade students return from Nature's Classroom between 12:00 and 12:30 on Friday. Pickup is at the Vanderbilt Town Park.
Wednesday, November 25, is a conference day for teachers. Students will not attend school on this day.
Day 4 of gymnastics continued today. Most, but not all, classes were able to work on inch roll (inch worm into front roll), front roll itself, and cartwheel.
Students who have PE on the half day tomorrow will continue with our list of mat exercises learned throughout the week. Monday will bring a new activity.
Please do not ask your child to perform these mat exercises at home, especially the rolls. Injury can occur without the use of a proper mat.
Day 3 of gymnastics continued today with more mat work. Students continue to review the previous mat exercises. Each day we add a few more. For today that includes the coffee grinder, alligator, frog, and inch worm (if not done yesterday). Continue to ask you child about their time in PE class learning basic gymnastics.
Students in grades K-4 continued basic gymnastics. In addition to the mat work learned yesterday, we continued today with bear walk, lame puppy, and inch worm (some classes).
In addition, students were shown a brief 3 minute video taken from the London Olympics. The video is meant to expose the students to the various events of gymnastics beyond the basic tumbling done in class.