PHYSICAL EDUCATION = LEARNING THROUGH MOVEMENT
A big THANK YOU to all the parents who helped with the fitness testing. Your help is so important and is greatly appreciated.
All the students finished their fitness testing for the year. Their physical education folders will be going home before the end of the school year. You can look to see how your child has progressed from the fall to the spring. Please keep in mind that if a score has not improved, it could have just been an “off” day for your child that day. Those things happen. You can also use the information to see where your child may need to work a little harder to improve his or her fitness during the summer.
The primary students will begin playing Braunboll, a game from Denmark. It is similar to kickball but a lot more fun! Students can score points while kicking or while in the field. They also can work on game strategy. Students do not have to run to the next base if they think they may not get there in time. Ask you child how to play.
The older students will be doing some throwing games and will hopefully get a chance to play Three-Pitch Softball.
In a couple of weeks, students will be participating in their Fun Day. This is an opportunity for them to have a day to play games with students across their grade level. The primary students will have the fifth graders running the stations. This is a great opportunity for the fifth graders to see what it is like to teach in a fun and relaxed environment. The fourth and fifth graders will be doing activities in a more independent manner.
As the year comes to a close, I want to wish all the fifth graders well. I have enjoyed working with them through the years (as many as five years for most of them!). It has been a great pleasure meeting all the new students this year too. It was fun getting to know you. It will be hard to see everyone leave!
I wish everyone, parents and students, a safe and fun summer. I look forward to seeing many of you next fall.
Please remember if your child has an injury or something that would hinder his or her participation in class, make sure you send a note or call me to let me know what happened. Many times children can participate in other ways, which allows them to stay a part of the group and will still keep them safe. Please also feel free to call if you have any questions regarding things we have done in class or how your child is doing in physical education. I can be reached by phone (763) 745-5520 or by e-mail email@example.com