Lots of striking last week in Phys. Ed. Students had the opportunity to try out hockey sticks, ringette sticks and bopper hockey sticks (polo sticks) in a variety of striking activities. We did some bowling, pin guard, and relay races with the different striking implements. We also worked on stick handling and shooting on goalies and at targets (moving and stationary).
By far the most popular game was Bee Line. A game in which two teams work at hitting a moving target (a person) walking back and forth across the game area. Hitting the target causes it to change direction. The object of the game is to have the moving target cross the goal line on your end of the gym.
We will continue with striking next week. We also have a very special visit from a group of PE teachers from Sweden as well as from Dr. Dean Kreillaars, the professor running our Circus PE study. Should be fun to show off some of our circus skills!
A week of randomness this past week in phys. ed. M. Koester and I were trying to finish up some evaluations of all 429 students we teach. During evaluations students had to show off some of their basic movement skills in isolation. The skills we looked at this term were rolling, throwing (both over and underhand), catching and kicking. Needless to say, it took us quite a while to see everyone.
Students that weren’t working on their evaluations were busy working on circus skills, basketball skills as well as some other fitness activities. Next week we will start looking at striking below the waist. Some of the activities we have planned revolve around the sports of hockey and ringette. Can’t wait to try out our new indoor ringette set we purchased this year!
Not too much new this past week in Phys. Ed. We are wrapping up basketball/bouncing and moving into some other activities. Students continue to work on various basketball related skills by playing games and activities as lead ups to the full sport.
In the coming weeks we are going to start striking below the waist. Students will have the chance to play floor hockey, ringette, bopper hockey and other activities to work on their striking. We are hoping to have a presentation from Ringette Manitoba later in the month.
Rolling along with our bouncing and basketball-themed activities this week. We are really starting to see some skill development in our younger grades. Students will continue to work on these skills in the upcoming week and will transition into some new activities the following week.
Some of the games that we’ve played are Arcade Basketball, 3 Point Competition (but from much closer), Basketball skills hula hut relays, no dribble basketball, flickerball, and a few others.
We also had a few milestones in Circus Club this past week with Katie R being able to ride a unicycle across the entire gym without a spotter and Dawn B being able to do a complete 3 ball juggle. Well done girls!
This past week we kicked off a basketball-themed unit. We worked a bit on bouncing, dribbling and shooting technique. We did so by playing a variety of games that we’ve played before, but added in that the fact that you needed to dribble a basketball with you during the game.
Some of our older students started working through some basic territory/invasion game progressions to learn and discuss the offensive and defensive strategies involved in basketball (as well as in other territory/invasion games).
Last week also marked the start of our basketball season for our grade 5 teams. These teams will continue to practice throughout January and February with the opportunity to play in 3 league games and a friendship tournament. Best of luck to all our participants.
On a non-basketball note…Save the date! May 29th will be the date of our 3rd annual High 5 Community 5km Run. Hope to see you there. Visit highfiverun.wordpress.com for more info.
A good first week back for everyone! Got right into the swing of things with a “fitness week”. Students did a variety of activities to work on increasing their fitness level. We did a timed run, fitness stations, a type of strength-tathalon and a few other fitness themed games. The students did a great job of getting going right away.
With the older students we played “the human heart” game. It had the students following the path of the blood from the muscles, to the heart, to the lungs and then making it’s way back to the muscles. It was a neat experience for the students to better understand how the body works.
Grade 5 basketball information also went home last week. Practices will be starting up this week. All students in grade 5 are welcome to participate. Hope to see you out!
Just a heads up that our grade 5 basketball teams will be starting up next week. Practices will be running throughout January and February. Games start in February and finish off with our Friendship Tournament the first week of March. Any student in grade 5 is welcome to come out and play, regardless of ability and previous basketball experience. Students should be coming home with permission forms this week. You can also visit our Teams & Clubs page for more information about our teams.
One last post for 2016. Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year! All the best in 2017! Hope that everyone has a chance to be active over the break. These warmer temperatures are sure making it much easier to get outdoors. So strap on those skates, skis, snowshoes or whatever and try to get your 60 minutes a day.
In January we will be starting up a new intramural activity, organizing our grade 5 basketball season and beginning practices. We will also be getting some aerial apparatuses rigged up in the gym in 2017, including a trapeze a circus rope and a aerial silk. It’s going to be awesome!
Enjoy some time with your family and friends. See you in 2017!
This week was kind of a mixed bag. We did some circus activities, a bit of skipping, some holiday games and celebrated the new Star Wars movie by playing a Star Wars themed game. Everyone is running pretty high in the anticipation of the holiday break. We’ve been trying to keep as active and as busy as possible during our PE classes. Next week we will do more of the same.
Intramurals have wrapped up for the year. Thanks to everyone that came out and played soccer. Our next intramural activity will start up in January. One other special activity planned for the month of December is our teachers vs students team handball game. We will be playing on Thursday, Dec. 22nd in the afternoon. Looking forward to it!
Another full week of skipping, speed stacking and circus activities. Most of the week was spent in stations giving students the chance to work on specific skills in each of the three areas. Some students are really becoming quite fast at stacking!
Next week we will transition out of skipping, speed stacking and circus activities and move into holiday games. We will continue to throw these activities back into the mix. Our divisional speed stacking tournament is in April of 2017. We are also continuing along with our Circus PE study, so students will have a chance to work on their circus skills throughout the year.
Congratulations to all our team handball players. The girls and boys had the opportunity to play in the divisional tournament last Friday. Everyone did a great job and really well represented our school! Thanks to everyone for a great season!
You can see a few pictures from the tournament on our instagram account @BrowingPhysEd