Lots of fitness testing this week in PE class. Students took part in their final week of fitness tests this year. We tested ourselves 3 times this year with the hopes of improving our scores each time. The students all did a fantastic job, and were really motivated, even on a Friday. Great work everyone! The tests that we did this year were: the 15m pacer test (beep test), a timed run (various times depending on grade level) and the 100 second challenge (how many exercises can you do in 100 secs).
As the weather starts to improve we will start to move some of our classes outdoors. We will be continuing a bit more with golfing and will also be adding in some soccer skills, games and activities. M. Koester and I hope to maybe even make our own golf course in the school yard at some point.
As an added bonus this week we had the divisional juggling kit at our school. Students spent a few minutes each class working on plate spinning, diabolos and juggling balls, rings and clubs. Next year we will have our own juggling equipment as part of our Circus Infused PE program. Can’t wait!
Don’t forget, the High 5 Run is not that far away. Registration for the race closes May 15th! Visit highfiverun.wordpress.com for more info.
Last week in Phys. Ed. we spent some time on our golf swings. The gym was transformed into a driving range and students worked on hitting irons. We also spent some time mini golfing and working on our putting skills. Students had a chance to create their own mini golf holes and then did a tour of the student made course to try out other people’s creations.
Last week was also the divisional speed stacking tournament. On Wednesday evening 12 students from ÉRB represented our school. 8 students took part in the 3-6-3 event and 4 took part in the Cycle event. Congratulations to everyone you all did a fantastic job!
Our award winners this year were:
Kenny Park, Lucas Levasseur, Liam Kydd and Liam Kelly in the 3-6-3 and Rylan Gould in the Cycle stack. Was to go guys!
This past week in Phys. Ed. was week 2 of our Wellness Month. The theme for the week was exercise. Students started every day off with a 10 minute walk around the halls of the school as a way of getting an “active start” to our day. Students were recording their activity time daily with hopes of getting 60 minutes of activity per day.
In Phys. Ed. classes we concentrated heavily on speed stacking. Students worked on the 3-6-3 and the Cycle Stack in order to get their best times possible. 12 students were selected to represent our school at the divisional speed stacking tournament next week.
This week was also the first week for our Marathon Club. 30 students and parents braved the -17 temperatures to run. We will be practicing weekly in April and then twice a week once we hit May. Hope to see you all out again on Monday morning at 8:15am.
This past week in Phys. Ed. we’ve been busy! We’ve been working on both our speed stacking skills as well as our volleyball skills. Students will continue to work on these skills over the next few weeks in April.
We’ve been really busy in the extra curricular areas. Grade 5 volleyball club has now started. Students interested in gaining some experience with the sport of volleyball can come to the gym on days 1,2 and 6 over the lunch hour. Those students that put in a strong effort and commitment will have the chance to participate in our volleyball tournament on May 12th, 2016 @ Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate. More info to follow.
Speed stacking time trails are also in full swing. Students are competing to be the fastest stackers in the school in the two main stacking events (the 3-6-3 and the Cycle stack). The 12 fastest students will be representing ÉRB at the divisional tournament later in the month. Best of luck to everyone.
Wellness month is also going full speed ahead. Week one was Hydration Week. Students did a great job tracking their water intake and working on the goal of drinking 1L of water while they were at school. Next week the theme is exercise. Students will be logging their physical activity in hopes of achieving 60 minutes each day. We will also be starting our days off with a 5 minute school wide walk each morning next week. Be sure to ask your child(ren) about Wellness Month at home. Being healthy benefits us all!