Fitness, fitness and more fitness this week! We’ve been plowing our way through fitness activities this past week. Students in grades 3-5 have continued with their fitness logging. They’ve worked on their timed runs, 100 second challenges as well as their pacer tests. We compared scores from our previous fitness week back in the fall and are working towards goal setting for our next fitness week sometime in April.
Students in grades K-2 also tried out some of the fitness “tests”, and also played a few fitness related games. Some classes also tried out a new app called Sworkit Kids. Everyone seemed to enjoy it!
In the coming weeks we will be working on basketball skills in the upper grades and bouncing/dribbling skills at the lower grades.
A busy past two weeks in Phys. Ed. (hence the lack of post last week). We were able to enjoy two weeks of gymnastics fun at ÉRB. We had the divisional gymnastics equipment borrowed to supplement our own equipment and made quite the extravagant obstacle course in the gym.
Students had the opportunity to play Mission Impossible during their PE classes. In Mission Impossible students must make their way through the obstacle course (using a variety of gymnastics movements) without setting off any “alarms”. Students worked in partners, one person being the secret agent and the other being the judge. If a judge noticed that their partner tripped an alarm they would switch roles and continue through the course.
The skills that we worked on were: climbing, crawling, balancing, springs, landings, swinging, rolls and cartwheels. Everyone had a great time. Students are already asking when the equipment will be back next.
Basketball practices have also started this week. Students should be attending all practices (if possible) as there are a limited number of practices before our first game. Please refer to the bulletin board across from the gym for information about practices and games. You can also subscribe to our Remind text messaging service.
Next week all students will be working through their second week of fitness related activities. We will be comparing data and seeing how we have improved since the last time we did the activities.
Lastly, Registration for our 2nd annual High 5 Community 5km Run is now open! For all the details you can visit our race website at highfiverun.wordpress.com. Race date is May 25th, 2016!
Last week in Phys. Ed. was a welcome back kind of week. Students got back into the swing of things by playing a few different low organized games. Last week also marked the start of our intramural hockey season. Students in grades 3-5 will be playing a round robin style tournament throughout the months of January and February. In March the winner from each grade will have a chance to face off against the teachers team.
Information regarding our grade 5 basketball team was also sent home last week. If your child did not come home with any they can either see M. Vermeylen or you can visit our Teams & Clubs page to download an electronic copy. The next two weeks we will be working on gymnastics. We will have the divisional gymnastic equipment set up all week! Always a highlight for everyone.
This week information regarding our upcoming basketball season will be going home. Our basketball team is open to any student in grade 5. Please ask your son/daughter if they have a hard copy of the information with them. An electronic copy is available on our Basketball page under the “Teams & Clubs” tab of this site.