To celebrate Halloween this past week we had students go through the haunted house. Students in K-5 had a few opportunities to go into the haunted house (in the basement of ÉRB). Most students really enjoyed themselves, with only a few opting out from going through. It’s always a tricky thing to find a balance of making something scary, but not too scary. The students were very brave!
Next week the change rooms will be available again. Those students that normally change for Phys. Ed. classes will need to have appropriate gym clothes again starting November 2nd.
Hope that everyone has a safe and happy Halloween!
During this shortened week of Phys. Ed. we worked our way through our fitness tracking. Students managed to get their timed runs, 100 second challenges and beep tests finished. Everyone did a fantastic job! It will be interesting to compare our stats when we do another week of fitness tracking in the middle of the winter. This coming week students will have the opportunity to go through the haunted house and play a few more halloween-themed games.
Just a friendly reminder that Team Handball teams have started their practices (Boys on Days 2 & 6 at lunch and Girls on Days 1 & 2 in the morning). We’ve also started up our Juggling Club, which meets on day 1 at lunch. Hope to see you out.
During our post Thanksgiving weekend week of Phys. Ed. we started working on our fitness unit. Students in all grades will be completing 3 different fitness activities and will be logging their data. We will be doing fitness work 3 times this year (fall, winter and spring) and will hope to see improved results throughout the year. The three fitness activities include a Pacer Test (Beep Test), a Timed Run and a 100 second challenge. Most classes had a chance to complete the timed run portion of our fitness tracking this past week.
We also had the chance to play a few Halloween-related games during the week including Trick-or-Treat Tag, Ghostbusters, Zombie Tag and Pumpkin Patch. We will continue with the same theme for next week and will follow up our fitness week with a week of time to go through the Haunted House before Halloween.
Last week in Phys. Ed. we started to make the transition from our basic, introductory games to some more skill specific games. We’ve started to work on our transport skills (running, jumping, hopping, skipping and galloping) in a variety of activities. We’ve also spent some time at the beginning of our PE classes to work a little bit on our juggling skills. M. Koester is going to be starting up a Juggling Club on Day 1. All students in grades 3-5 that are interested are welcome to come out and try to master the art of juggling.
This past week we also had our divisional cross-country race. Congratulations to all of our participants, you ran hard and were great representatives for our school! A special congratulations to Adam H. for finishing 1st overall in the grade 4 boys’ category. Way to go Adam!
In the coming weeks we will be spending some time working on our personal fitness as well as playing some Halloween-themed games. The week prior to Halloween students will have a chance to pass through our Haunted Basement.
One final note for the week. Our “Toonies for Terry” campaign as part of our Terry Fox Run has raised $448.90. Thanks to everyone for their support!
Another great week in Phys. Ed. this past week. Students are continuing to work hard during Phys. Ed. classes. We are continuing to work on some basic games and are trying to maximize our active minutes during class.
On September 30th we held our Terry Fox Run. Students, staff and parents had the chance to walk/run around the school yard and were encouraged to bring a “Toonie for Terry”. We had a great sunny afternoon for the event and everyone had a great time! Thanks to all that brought in funds. We are currently at $375.00 and counting. Funds will be sent in at the end of the week, so if you intend to donate, please do so before then.
Our Cross Country runners also had their second race this past week. Runners ran a 1000m race hosted here at ÉRB. Everyone had a very strong race and looked great crossing the finish line. Best of luck to our runners that will participate in the divisional race on Oct. 8th (@ Assiniboine Park).