Last Week In Phys. Ed. (Oct.17th-20th)

A few days late, but here’s what we’ve been up to last week in Phys. Ed.  Students continued to work on throwing/catching.  Our older students worked a bit on Team Handball and some lead up activities that resemble the game itself.  Our younger students continued to work more on the fundamentals of throwing and catching.  During circus time we worked on some Hand-to-Hand techniques and spent more time on some juggling and manipulation skills as part of our circus checklist.

It was a short week since Friday was MTS PD Day for all teachers in the province.  M. Koester and I checked out some interesting sessions and got some new ideas of games/activities that we can bring back to our PE program.  We also heard a great keynote speaker, Matt Bellace, who spoke about all the positive feelings, emotions we get from physical activity.  It was definitely a worthwhile day.

This week we shift our focus to Halloween activities and our Haunted House.  Cannot wait to see all the costumes next Monday!

Last Week In Phys. Ed. (Oct.11th-14th)

A shorter week last week, but we still managed to pack a lot into it.  Students started working on throwing and catching.  Grade 4/5 students started working on lead up activities to Team Handball.  We will continue to work on throwing and catching in the next couple of weeks and then we will break for Halloween-themed games.

Some of the games we played this past week were Angry Birds, Pin guard, Bench Ball as well as some other skill development activities.

Our Circus PE students are continuing to work their way through their circus skills checklist.  We will be having 3 assessor visits this week followed by a few more next week.  We also are working on having one of the coaches from École Nationale de Cirque come to ÉRB in late October or early November!  As a bonus last week we had Robin Chestnut (a professional juggler) come and do a performance for us Tuesday morning.  He hung around after his performance to help teach some of the students the basics of juggling.  It was definitely a hit!


Team Handball Info Going Home

Please check in with your grade 5 son/daughter.  Team Handball information will be going home tomorrow.  The team is open to students in grade 5, regardless of skill level.  Practices will be starting next week.  Please refer to our Teams & Clubs page for more information.

Last Week In Phys. Ed. (Oct. 3rd-7th)

Another busy week in Phys. Ed. We wrapped up our cross-country running season on Thursday with our divisional race.  All our participants had a fantastic season.  Congrats to Carter G. and Carlin Z. for their 1st place finishes at the divisional race!

We also wrapped up our fitness week and are moving on to throwing/team handball.  The grade 5 team handball teams will be starting up soon. Stay tuned for more information soon.

This coming week also marks the start of our circus student assessments.  Assessors from the U of M will be in throughout the coming weeks to assess our grade 5 and grade 4/5 classes.  This will create a benchmark for their study.


Last Week In Phys. Ed. (Sept. 26th-30th)

Last week in Phys. Ed. we celebrated Terry Fox Day by hosting a walk/run on Thursday afternoon.  Students, staff and parents all walked/ran a 1km loop around our school yard.  Students were encouraged to bring a Toonie for Terry.  Thanks to everyone for their support!

During Phys. Ed. classes we wrapped up team building activities and started working on some transportation skills (running, skipping and galloping).  We played a variety of games to work on these skills and to get the students up and moving.  We talked about vigorous activity and how getting that level of activity in your day is very important.

Members of the Cross-Country team participated in their second race this past week as well.  Congratulations to all of our runners.  This week we will finish off the season with our divisional race, which is held at Assiniboine Park, on Thursday.  Best of luck to all our participants!


Last Week In Phys. Ed. (Sept. 19th-23rd)

Last week in was a week of firsts at ÉRB.  We had our first Cross-Country race of the year this past Thursday.  Everyone ran really well and put in a great effort!  We also had some students get their first crack at trying to ride a unicycle…it’s definitely much harder than it looks!  We also had our first class submit all of their parental consent forms for our Circus Study…way to go room 13!

This week we focused on team building and cooperative games during PE classes.  Students will continue to work on these topics next week, as team work is such a huge component of a successful PE program.  Next week we will be hosting our Terry Fox run on Thursday (Sept. 29th).  The run/walk will take place at about 3:20pm in our school yard.  Come out and show your support for Terry!  Don’t forget to bring a toonie.

Sorry for the lack of pictures.  Once we’ve got all of our media release forms organized we will get some posts up soon.  Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Instagram @BrowningPhysEd.  Our school hashtag is #gobrowning

Last Week In Phys. Ed. (Sept 12-16)

It’s hard to believe that we are always two weeks into the school year. (I guess the first week doesn’t really count!)  We are getting right into things in PE classes.  We’ve gone over routines, expectations and had the chance to pull out some of the new equipment.

Our cross country running team is going full speed ahead.  We are practicing twice a week and have our first race next Thursday.  Students are still welcome to join the team, please visit the Cross County team page to get the information.  Our next practice will be Tuesday.

We are also gearing up for our Circus Infused PE study.  Students and parents have been filling out paperwork to get the legal side of things all in order.  We will be doing our first data collection in October.  Can’t wait to see the findings!  In the meantime we are getting all of our circus equipment ready to roll.  Unicycles are much harder to ride then I first thought!


One last post!

Last week of the school year, and boy it’s been a great one!  We had a very successful year in all aspects of physical education this year.  Our intramural program was bigger and better than ever.  We had a huge number of students out to play our intramural sports, but unfortunately, try as they might the students were never able to overthrow the teachers in the finals.  Next year we will be introducing La Coupe Browning to our program.  Stay tuned for more info.

Our extra curricular teams had a great year too.  We had a new team this year.  Grade 5 volleyball.  As per usual we also had our cross country team, team handball team, basketball team, speed stacking team, badminton team and marathon team.  Thanks to everyone that participated this year, you all represented our school well.

This year we held the 2nd annual High 5 Community 5km Run.  It was a huge success.  We have upwards of 140 runners out running in the rain.  I hope that next year will be even bigger and even better!

Class times were great too!  All of our classes shared some very fun times in the gym.  I hope that all the students enjoyed themselves as much as I did.  Looking forward to 2016-17 already.  I hope that everyone has a safe, fun and active summer!  See you in September.

M. Vermeylen

Last Week In Phys. Ed. (June 13th – June 17th)

Not too much shaking in Phys. Ed. this past week.  Things are gradually winding down.  We’ve been spending as much time as possible outdoors, but the weather hasn’t cooperated a ton yet.  Students have been playing a wide variety of games and activities this week.  Many of them have been some of the favourite games that we’ve played throughout the school year.

One piece of big news for ÉRB Phys. Ed. this week is that it’s Manitoba Marathon race day this weekend.  Our school has about 30 students, parents and staff running in the various marathon events on June 19th.  If you are looking for a fun thing to do on Sunday morning why not come out and cheer on the runners.  Keep your eyes peeled for some blue ÉRB jerseys on the Super Run course.  Best of luck to all of our runners!