Sunday, December 28, 2008

WEEK #15 & 16

K4 thru 5th grade finished up the last two weeks before the holiday break by reviewing the physical skills and fitness components learned during the first half of the school year. All grades except 6th, 7th, and 8th grade reviewed these concepts by participating in a station course!!! 6th, 7th, and 8th grade is starting to finish up their elementary games unit. The students really seemed to enjoy playing activities they played when they were younger. I always tell my students that you don't have to play a sport or be athletic to participate in physical activities and get exercise!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

WEEK #14

K4 & K5 students this week participated in activities where they practiced moving in general space!!! The activities they played were I See... You See..., Beep Beep Times Up, and Dog Catcher and/or Sharks and Dolphins.

1st grade students this week practiced the skill of striking with a long handle implement. They used candy canes to develop the striking skills of dribbling and passing!! They played partner hockey and full class hockey.

2nd grade students this week practiced the skill of chasing and fleeing. They participated in activities called Knockout, Go Touch, and Sharks & Dolphins!!
3rd thru 5th grade practiced the skill of striking with long handle implements with hockey sticks. They participated in dribbling and passing activities and then finished class playing Monkey In the Middle.
6th grade this week had their end of the unit badminton test and finished class playing the real game of badminton.

7th/8th grade this week started a new unit. This week we began our games unit. This is where we play elementary types games as a fitness tool. The students are enjoying themselves but of course we're learning too. We have also been discussing the five levels of fitness especially muscular endurance and cardiovascular endurance!!