Greetings from the Eccles and Knight gyms. In p.e. this month students in grades K-2 will continue to refine their skills in locomotor movements and underhand throwing, as well as participate in lessons with a parachute and hula hoops. Grades 3-6 will finish up a hockey unit with a 4-team continuous hockey game, review finding their heart rate and try to exercise within their target heart rate during 3-minute fitness runs and review overhand throwing by learning some different dodgeball games. After Spring Break students in grades K-6 will continue working with long and short-handled implements in a racquet/badminton unit. As always, I hope you get a chance to get out and get active with your child(ren) whenever you can. Remember, the person who has the most fun wins!
Greetings from the Eccles and Knight gyms. In P.E. class the beginning of February marks the arrival of the Winter Olympics and the end of the first school semester. In class during the month of February we will celebrate the coming of the Winter Olympics by playing an indoor version of some of the Olympic events such as speed skating, bobsleigh, curling, biathlon, cross country skiing and a floor hockey unit. Friday, February 2 marks the end of the first semester of the school year with no school for students due to it being a workday for teachers to complete grades. Your child’s p.e. grade will be based on the motor (movement), cognitive (thinking), and affective (social) skills that were covered in class. This semester in class we focused on the movement skills involved with striking a ball with the hands and feet, throwing, catching, and fitness activities; on the thinking skills involved with learning and applying the offensive and defensive strategies presented in class and playing games by the rules; and on the social skills involved with playing games and completing tasks successfully with others. As always, I hope you get a chance to get out and get active with your child(ren) whenever you can. Remember, the person who has the most fun wins!