Friday, October 24, 2008

WEEK #8 - #9


K4 - 5th grade this week participated in the annual Halloween obstacle course!!! Students were reminded that during an obstacle course the whole body is needed to finish the course. Students were also reminded of the the five levels of fitness and were questioned frequently on which stations had certain levels of fitness. Because of the short week for teacher conventions, I start the course a week early so that all students can enjoy the course!!!

6th grade this week began learning the basic racket skills for badminton. We focused on racket and birdie fundamentals and ended class with a quick game of two-on-two knockout. Next week, we will continue practicing racket and birdie fundamentals while allowing more time to play two-on-two knockout.

7/8 grade is ending their unit on Pickleball. Pickelball is basically indoor tennis! Safety is strictly enforced and reminded daily!!! We will end with a final unit assessment.

Friday, October 17, 2008


K -2nd grade students had the opportunity to do more foot skill practice because of some lucky sunny weather. We practiced dribbling, trapping, and kicking soccer balls. The activities we played were Bombs Away and Soccer Tag.

3rd - 5th grade students practiced their rolling skills in a game called Pin Guard and also developed their five levels of fitness with an activity called Knights. It is a game that really develops the cardiovascular system.

6th- 8th grade is continuing to learn and develop pickleball skills. The skills they are developing are the forehand, backhand, and one bounce serving techniques. These students are also continuing to improve their five levels of fitness. The activities we used to develop our fitness were Tag Team and Musical Fitness.


K - 2nd grade students this week celebrated Halloween and Fire Safety week with activities that reinforced the important safety protocol of Stop, Drop and Roll. The activities were called Ghostbusters and Stop, Drop, and Roll Tag!!!

3rd - 5th grade students learned, practiced, and reviewed the physical skills of throwing and catching with activities called Jailbird, Sharks and Minnows, and Freeze Mania!!

6th - 8th grade students finished up flag football and began to start pickleball and group activities that foster teamwork and are just plain fun. Also, students had the opportunity to develop their five levels of fitness by using the new resistance bands that we received. Fun was had by all.

Sunday, October 5, 2008


K-2nd grade students are participating in either manipulation of yarn balls, fitness puzzles, monster tag, a dance song called "Singing in the Rain", and Jailbird, a throwing , catching, and rolling activity. We had a blast this week. KEEP MOVING!!!!!

3rd-5th grade students participated in throwing and catching activities such as modified flag football, Freeze Mania, Sharks and Minnows, and Pass and Run.

6th -8th grade students continued to practice and develop their personal fitness with Cardiovascular and Muscular Strength and Endurance activities. Student also kept practicing their throwing, catching, offensive, and defensive strategies by playing in a modified flag football activity.