PHYSICAL EDUCATION = LEARNING THROUGH MOVEMENT
In December, students had an opportunity to practice their bowling skills. The younger students concentrated on making sure they were using the correct fingers to grasp the ball and having their opposite foot forward as they rolled the it. The students in grades 3-5 worked on using an approach to get more power as they rolled the ball. This took both timing and coordination.
After the long winter break, we are getting back into the swing of things. Our first units of the year will be jumping rope for the primary students. Jumping rope uses coordination, rhythm and cardiovascular endurance. Pillow polo will be the unit for the intermediate grades. It is similar to floor hockey except students use sticks that look like large Q-Tips to hit a ball into a goal.
Our next unit will be Fitness Activities. Students in all grade levels will have opportunities to practice the new fitness tests and will also do various activities that will be focusing primarily on their fitness.
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 contact 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 contact me 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 at 763-745-5520, or you can contact me by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org