Rolling along with our bouncing and basketball-themed activities this week. We are really starting to see some skill development in our younger grades. Students will continue to work on these skills in the upcoming week and will transition into some new activities the following week.
Some of the games that we’ve played are Arcade Basketball, 3 Point Competition (but from much closer), Basketball skills hula hut relays, no dribble basketball, flickerball, and a few others.
We also had a few milestones in Circus Club this past week with Katie R being able to ride a unicycle across the entire gym without a spotter and Dawn B being able to do a complete 3 ball juggle. Well done girls!
This past week we kicked off a basketball-themed unit. We worked a bit on bouncing, dribbling and shooting technique. We did so by playing a variety of games that we’ve played before, but added in that the fact that you needed to dribble a basketball with you during the game.
Some of our older students started working through some basic territory/invasion game progressions to learn and discuss the offensive and defensive strategies involved in basketball (as well as in other territory/invasion games).
Last week also marked the start of our basketball season for our grade 5 teams. These teams will continue to practice throughout January and February with the opportunity to play in 3 league games and a friendship tournament. Best of luck to all our participants.
On a non-basketball note…Save the date! May 29th will be the date of our 3rd annual High 5 Community 5km Run. Hope to see you there. Visit highfiverun.wordpress.com for more info.
A good first week back for everyone! Got right into the swing of things with a “fitness week”. Students did a variety of activities to work on increasing their fitness level. We did a timed run, fitness stations, a type of strength-tathalon and a few other fitness themed games. The students did a great job of getting going right away.
With the older students we played “the human heart” game. It had the students following the path of the blood from the muscles, to the heart, to the lungs and then making it’s way back to the muscles. It was a neat experience for the students to better understand how the body works.
Grade 5 basketball information also went home last week. Practices will be starting up this week. All students in grade 5 are welcome to participate. Hope to see you out!
Just a heads up that our grade 5 basketball teams will be starting up next week. Practices will be running throughout January and February. Games start in February and finish off with our Friendship Tournament the first week of March. Any student in grade 5 is welcome to come out and play, regardless of ability and previous basketball experience. Students should be coming home with permission forms this week. You can also visit our Teams & Clubs page for more information about our teams.