Sunday, November 30, 2008

WEEK #13

1st grade students this week practiced the skill of rolling. They played Step Right Up where we discussed the difference between an exercise and a stretch. We then practiced the skill of rolling with our own bowling pins. We ended class by playing the activity called Blizzard.

3rd thru 5th grade went over the skill of throwing overhand. The activities the students participated in were Wipeout Tag to develop our cardiovascular endurance and Smash the Turkey where we used the skill of overhand throwing. We ended class with a cool down game called On the Line Off the Line.

7/8 grade students continued to work on community building activities. They participated in Bears, Salmon, and Mosquito. We ended class with a problem solving activity named Count Off.

Monday, November 24, 2008

WEEK #12

K4-2nd grade students celebrated Thanksgiving by participating in some activities where throwing overhand and catching were the focus!! These activities were called Partner Catch , Blizzard, and Try to Catch a Turkey.

3rd-5th grade students this week learned about body composition. The activities that were played were Body Fat Tag and Wipeout which are both great activities for enhancing your cardiovascular system.

6th grade continued to practice their badminton skills. They went over the overhead clear and serving. They finished up by playing the actual game of badminton. They seemed to really enjoy the game.

7th/8th grade this week started their unit on team building. The class participated in activities that included Good Morning, Rain Maker, and Group Catch. The focus is to build community in the classroom!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

WEEK #11

K4 thru 2nd grade this week improved their cardiovascular endurance with warm up activities called Give Me Ten, The Jumping Jack Song, and Wipeout (a movement game that uses the the song Wipeout by the Safari's. The K4 and K5 students also participated in an activity called Find a Friend where students learned how to find partners to play with. Rolling and throwing were the skills that were focused on this week.
3rd and 4th grade students participated in a math warm-up where adding, subtracting, and multiplication skills were used from the class room to get in shape. These grades also practiced their rolling skills and ended class with a rolling game called Fire Fighter.

5th and 6th grade did not have gym this week because of testing!!!!!

7th/8th grade students just started 2nd quarter physical education. The first two weeks we will be spending class time doing Team Building activities to foster community.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

WEEK #10

K4 thru 2nd grade students participated in activities called Quick Draw (integrates math), Fire Fighter (which reinforces fire safety), Try to Catch a Turkey, and Dog Catcher. The physical skills taught during this week were overhand throwing , rolling, and chasing and fleeing.

3rd thru 5th grade students either participated in activities called Body Fat Tag, Cone Kickball, or Quick Draw. These activities focused on the skills of kicking, chasing and fleeing, as well as, learning the importance of how certain foods affect our body composition.

6th grade students have continued to develop their badminton skills with activities called Dead Fish, Ups, Super Ups, and Alternating Ups. These students are definitely getting better with striking with long handle implements.

7th/8th grade students this week are wrapping up with Pickleball and taking their end of the unit Pickleball test. This week is also the end of the first quarter for these students.