A very short week last week. Students spent some more time working on their striking skills and also had a chance to play a few low organized games to change things up a bit. We will continue to work on our striking this coming week. We have Ringette Manitoba coming in on Monday to teach us more about the sport of Ringette. We will also have the chance to play some actual games of hockey, ringette and bopper hockey this week to wrap up our striking unit.
Our next unit is going to focus on net and wall games. We will be playing some volleyball, spike ball, handball, table ball and a few other lead up activities that resemble volleyball.
Lots of striking last week in Phys. Ed. Students had the opportunity to try out hockey sticks, ringette sticks and bopper hockey sticks (polo sticks) in a variety of striking activities. We did some bowling, pin guard, and relay races with the different striking implements. We also worked on stick handling and shooting on goalies and at targets (moving and stationary).
By far the most popular game was Bee Line. A game in which two teams work at hitting a moving target (a person) walking back and forth across the game area. Hitting the target causes it to change direction. The object of the game is to have the moving target cross the goal line on your end of the gym.
We will continue with striking next week. We also have a very special visit from a group of PE teachers from Sweden as well as from Dr. Dean Kreillaars, the professor running our Circus PE study. Should be fun to show off some of our circus skills!
A week of randomness this past week in phys. ed. M. Koester and I were trying to finish up some evaluations of all 429 students we teach. During evaluations students had to show off some of their basic movement skills in isolation. The skills we looked at this term were rolling, throwing (both over and underhand), catching and kicking. Needless to say, it took us quite a while to see everyone.
Students that weren’t working on their evaluations were busy working on circus skills, basketball skills as well as some other fitness activities. Next week we will start looking at striking below the waist. Some of the activities we have planned revolve around the sports of hockey and ringette. Can’t wait to try out our new indoor ringette set we purchased this year!
Not too much new this past week in Phys. Ed. We are wrapping up basketball/bouncing and moving into some other activities. Students continue to work on various basketball related skills by playing games and activities as lead ups to the full sport.
In the coming weeks we are going to start striking below the waist. Students will have the chance to play floor hockey, ringette, bopper hockey and other activities to work on their striking. We are hoping to have a presentation from Ringette Manitoba later in the month.