A very scattered week this week. A few different PD days, plus our conferences day made for a very short week of actual teaching time. We continued to work on our soccer skills this week, however, we tried a bit of a different approach to our teaching. M. Koester and I went to a PD session on Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU). It’s a teaching model that stresses playing the game first (or a form of the game), then asking the right questions to create confident and competent players that both understand the game and are able to play the game. We will continue to try this approach to our instruction throughout the school year.
Next week we are going to work on a variety of skills including skipping, speed stacking and snowshoeing (if we actually get some snow).
Lots of soccer and kicking this week in PE classes. Students have been working a perfecting their soccer skills (dribbling, passing and shooting) during the course of the week. We’ve also had the chance to play a few different soccer games. Some of our games included 4 Corner Soccer, Super Soccer as well as the regular soccer. We will continue to work on soccer related skills and activities next week as well.
Next week is also our big school fundraiser week. We will be hosting our Dance-A-Thon on Tuesday afternoon. This year the theme is to come dressed as your favourite story book character. Cannot wait to see all the costumes!
A very short week this week, only 3 days. Worked a bit more on target games during PE classes. Played some Super Bowling, Individual Pinguard and a little bit of curling. Both of our team handball teams played their second games of the season. The skill level and understanding of the game has sure increased quickly. Next week is a bye week for both teams. Lastly we’ve been rolling along with our indoor soccer intramurals. The École Robert Browning Premier League (ERBPL) has been a huge hit, especially with the grade 3 students. After the round robin portion of the season (early December), the 1st place team in each grade will face off against the teachers team.
A very full week this past week in Phys. Ed.. We started off the week with a bang. Halloween was a big event at ÉRB. Students had one last crack at the Haunted House during the morning, and we had our annual costume parade in the gym in the afternoon. A fun, high energy day for everyone involved.
We were very fortunate this past week. We had a special guest from École Nationale de Cirque visit us for two mornings. M. Sylvain Rainville from ÉNC is a coach, trainer, teacher at the school and is a specialist in the Hand-to-Hand discipline of circus arts. He worked with our grade 4 and 5 students that are involved in the circus study. We learned a lot of neat things from him. It was really a nice treat to have him in!
We also started up our Target Games unit with regular PE classes. We have the divisional gym curling sets for the next two weeks. We’ve been curling, bowling and playing a few other target games in class. It’s been a nice change of pace from the other activities that we’ve been doing so far this year. We will continue with target games next week, then we will transition to indoor soccer to wrap up the month of November.