Tuesday, September 29, 2009


K4 and K5 this week warmed-up with a movement song called "Singing In The Rain." We then reviewed the activity called I See... You See..... We ended class manipulating yarnballs and playing the acitivity called Monster.

1st grade this week excercised with Fun Noodles. We reviewed the level of fitness Cardiovascular Endurance (CV) with an activity called Skip To My Noodle. We then manipulated the noodles in many different ways. We balanced them, jumped over them, used them as rockets and caught them. We ended class playing an activity called Muncher!!!! My job is great. What a fun day!!

2nd grade this week went over the concept of self space and general space. We then played the game called Scat Cat. After this, we practiced getting into partner groups by playing a game called Body Parts. We finished class doing the activity Muncher where we continued learning the concept of self space and general space.

3rd grade this week reviewed the level of fitness Cardiovascular Endurance. We played the game Snatch to reinforce this concept. To finish class, we worked on a team building activity called Tarp.

4th grade this week concentrated on Team Building activities where we learned to become a classroom community. The activities that were used to reinforce this concept were Bears, Mosquito, Salmon Football and Tarp.

5th grade this week discussed the level of fitness called Cardiovascular Endurance with the game called Musical Fitness. Then we discussed the physical skills of throwing and catching and played the game Pass & Go.

6th grade this week began getting ready for their field trip to Potters Forest, a ropes and challenge course. We got some CV exercise by playing the game Odd and Even. We finished class with the community building activity called Tarps.

7/8th grade this week continued developing their throwing and catching skills with skill pratice and an activity called Pass & Go.

Sunday, September 27, 2009


K5 this week warmed-up with an activity called I see....You see... We then discussed what the job of our muscles are and how to take care of them with an activity called Muscle Fun. We finished class learning the concept of self space and general space. We practiced this concept while manipulating deck rings and playing the game called Soccer Tag.

1st grade this week learned the names of our body parts with an activity called Up Down. We then continued class with manipulating bean bags. We learned the secrets to becoming a better catcher, as well as, played the game Hot Foot.

3rd grade this week started class learning the first level of fitness called Cardiovascular Endurance (CV)with a game named Clothes Pin. We then did some partner activities called Leaning Tower of Noodles and Tug a Noodle. We finished class playing another CV activity called Mosquito.

5th grade this week focused on learning how to work together with some team building activities called Bear, Mosquito, and Salmon Football and Tarp challenges where students had to work together to manipulate a tarp.

7th/8th grade this week continued their team building unit. This week we participated in activities called Crossing The Great River and From Peace to War.


K4-K5 this week learned why we come to physical education class and why we need to exercise. We warmed-up by playing an activity called Body Parts. We then exercised doing a movement story called Ladders. We finished class manipulating bean bags, as well as, playing the game Hot Foot!!

1st grade this week started class reviewing the 3 signals along with discussing the reason why we come to physical education class. During our personal fitness time, we played an activity called Scat Cat. We discussed the first level of fitness of the year called Cardiovascular Endurance. We then practiced getting into groups with a game called Body Parts. We finished class with another fun cardiovascular activity called Mosquito Tag.

3rd grade this week started class playing the activity called Exercise Task Cards. Like first grade, we discussed the first level of fitness called Cardiovascular Endurance. We then did some Team Building activities to help build classroom cummunity. These activities were called Partner Rock, Paper, Scissors Tag and Bears, Mosquito, and Salmon Football.

5th grade started the year discusssing the importance of taking care of our bodies. We played an activity called Skeleton. Here we used skeleton models and discussed the importance of taking care of our bones. We talked about the jobs our bones play and how to properly take care of our bones nutritionally and physically.

7th/8th grade started the quarter participating in some team building activities. We discussed why it's important to have physical safety, as well as, emotional safety!! We particiapted in an activity called True or False and we worked together manipulating Tarps.


This year I decided to try something new for discussing classroom rules. Instead of calling my classroom exepectations "rules," I thought I would call then classroom responsibilities. I started out each class discussing what the responsibilities are for all students. But I didn't stop there, I also discussed how I, as a teacher, have classroom responsibilities as well. As always, we practiced and learned these responsibilites while doing movement activities!!!! I feel this year is going to be a great year. Fairview students are best by far. Fairview students are superstars!!!!!  Remember KEEP MOVING!!!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

New School Year!!!!

Welcome back for another year of learning!!!
Welcome to the beginning of a new school year-a great time to emphasize the importance of physical activity in your child's education which is vital to his or her health, wellness, and academic success!!!!  Children should accumulate 60 minutes of physical activity per day. This year I will be continuing my Fairview Physical Education Web Site!!  Throughout the 2009/2010 school year, I will be posting what is being covered in your child's Physical Education class.  I will also be posting the monthly Physical Activity Newsletter, as well as, the monthy fitness calendar online at Fairview's web page. It is listed under my name in the meet the staff heading. It's Fairview's way of going green and helping our planet!! Make sure to visit often as I will constantly be adding new material to the site throughout the school year!! KEEP MOVING!!!