It’s two for one this week! Our last two weeks in Phys. Ed. were quite different from each other. We had one week of racquet sports and one week of gymnastics.
For our racquet sports week we concentrated on working with racquets and balls, not with nets. Students had a chance to play various games using racquets and concentrated on making good contact with the ball. We played spike ball, wall ball, table ball, two square and gaga ball. We also had a few classes where we played Omnikin tennis. Students needed to use their hand as a racquet and working and rallying with a partner using the omnikin six ball.
For our gymnastics week we set up the divisional gymnastics kit, along with all of our gymnastics/circus equipment. Students spent classes working their way through the obstacle course. Each obstacle on the course forced them to work on a specific skill or ability such as cartwheels, forward rolls, chin ups, balance, springs, landings, etc… This coming week we will continue on with gymnastics, however, we will spend more time concentrating on specific skills. We will also be adding in some more circus elements to our classes. At the end of the week the gymnastics set needs to be returned to the division office.
We’ve also had the cross-country skis for the past month. All students in grades 3-5 have had at least one opportunity to get out on the skis. The weather hasn’t been amazing, nor have we had very much snow, but at least everyone has had a chance to experience some skiing. We will be shipping off the skis at the end of January to the next school, so we’ve got two more days to enjoy them. Maybe mother nature will give us a ton of snow and some super warm temps to finish off the month!