Monthly Archives: June 2015

Have a fun, safe and active summer!

As the school year draws to a close I wanted to take the opportunity to wish everyone well.  2014-15 has been a great school year!  This year we had our first competitive intramural program for students in grades 3-5.  We ran a very successful community run, and had a great time playing all sorts of games and activities.  We also had the chance to welcome a new staff member to the École Robert Browning PE team.

This year started out great!  In early November we were able to welcome a 2nd PE teacher to our school.  M. Koester started the week of Remembrance day in November and he’s been a great additional to our team.  It’s been really nice to have two PE professionals in the building.  Happy to have him back in a greater capacity next year!

Throughout the seasons we tried out our first competitive intramurals program.  We ran soccer, bopper hockey (polo) and yoshi intramurals.  In each sport score was kept and a winning team was decided.  This really heightened the level of competition, and also heightened the level of play.  The “reward” for winning a specific sport was the chance to play the teachers team.

In May we organized and ran our first High 5 Community 5km Run.  With over 125 participants it was a huge success.  All proceeds were donated to Kidsport Winnipeg.  We are looking forward to bigger and better things for our run next May.  Look for information on the race website highfiverun.wordpress.com in January of 2016.

All in all it’s been a great year at ÉRB.  Looking forward to more of the same in 2015-16.  Hope that everyone has a fun, safe and active summer!  See you in September 2015!

Last Week In Phys. Ed. (June 15th – June 19th)

This past week in Phys. Ed. we have been playing some of our favourite games during PE class.  We’ve played Dr. Dodgeball, Mission Impossible, Scooter Races, and many others.  The grade 3-5 students have also had the chance to get outdoors and try out geocaching.  On Friday all students had the opportunity to participate in our Tabloid Day.

For our geocaching groups students got into small groups and were given a GPS, an iPad and a scoresheet.  These groups navigated themselves to 8 different geocaches hidden around our school.  When groups found a geocache they placed a sticker on their scoresheet and then used a QR code reader on their iPad to scan a QR code on the geocache container.  The QR codes were linked to text files that told the group a certain exercise they needed to perform.  Most groups had success finding the geocaches, however, some groups will get an additional opportunity next week to find the remaining ones they didn’t find this week.

For our Tabloid Day students in grade 5 run sports related stations for the students in K-4.  At each station the students have to perform a specific movement skill or sport-related skill in order to have success at the station.  If students are successful at their station they are given a check mark on their sheet.  For every two check marks a student earns they can get one candy from the candy “bank”.  This is always a huge event at ERB.  Thanks to everyone for their help!

Last Week In Phys. Ed. (June 8th – June 12th)

The weeks really seem to be flying by lately.  Only a two full weeks of school to go!  This past week in Phys. Ed. we played a variety games.  Students had the opportunity to play some of their favourite games (which mostly meant dodgeball-type games).  We also worked on Ultimate a bit with students in grades 3 and 4.  Our grade 5s have been prepping for our Tabloid Day which will be happening on June 19th.

M. Koester and I have been busy getting all our geocaches ready.  Each container is going to have a QR code in it.  When students find a specific geocache they will be scanning the QR code and then performing the designated exercise.  We are really hoping for nice weather this coming week.

If you are interested in helping out with Tabloid Day this year (June 19th) we would greatly appreciate it!  Please contact Mme Kirk at the school and she can give you the scoop as to what is required.  Thanks for your help!

Last Week In Phys. Ed. (June 1st – June 5th)

This past week has been a fun one!  The weather definitely cooperated.  Our grade 3-5 students have been doing some preparation for our geocaching unit.  We’ve spent some time on the iPads learning more about geocaching:

  • What is Geocaching?
  • How do you play it?
  • What are the rules?
  • What does C.I.T.O. stand for?

Students have also spent some time with the GPS units to familiarize themselves with them.  Next week M. Koester and I will be hiding caches around our school yard and the students will get a chance to put their geocaching skills to the test.  If you would like to try out geocaching at home a great place to start is the geocaching website: http://www.geocaching.com.  It’s free to join and there’s a free app for iPhone and Android devices.

Our K-2 students have been playing a variety of low organized games.  We’ve continued to work on kicking skills, however, we have also added in some other skills at the same time.  We’ve been playing some dodgeball games and some tag games.

Our grade 5 badminton team is playing today in our annual Stevenson, Strathmillan, Browning badminton tournament at Strathmillan School.  12 students will have the opportunity to show off what they’ve learned throughout the month of May during badminton club.  Best of luck to all participants!