This is a 3 for 1 special! It’s been a busy couple of weeks. Sorry for the lack of posts. Over the past 3 weeks in Phys. Ed. we’ve been focusing on transport skills. Students have been playing all types of games and activities to work on these skills. As a wrap up students were also asked to perform the skills (run, jump, hop, skip, gallop) in isolation as part of their movement evaluation for the fall report cards. M. Koester and I also spent a fair bit of time setting up this years Haunted House/Basement for all the students. This past week and the coming week students will have the chance to go through the haunted house as part of our Halloween celebrations at ÉRB.
We also spent some time trying out a few of the new activities that M. Koester and I picked up at MTS PD Day this year. We’ve been trying some HIIT circuits with all grade levels and they’ve really enjoyed them. It’s a quick way to get everyone’s heart rate up and get a good sweat on!
Once our Halloween celebrations wrap up we will be moving onto a sliding, curling, rolling unit. We’ve got the divisional gym curling sets booked for the first few weeks on November!
A full week of running, jumping, hopping, skipping and galloping in PE! Our students have been busy working on their transport movement skills over the past week. We will continue to work on these skills in the coming week as well. We’ve been playing games such as Rodeo, Sharks & Pirates, Yoshi, Mario Kart and many others. These 5 movement skills will be the main focus of our assessment and evaluation on term 1 report cards later in November.
We also finished off the cross country running season this week. Our students took part in the divisional race held at Assiniboine Park on Oct. 4th. Everyone put in a great effort, especially under such extreme conditions. Well done everyone!
Congratulations to Jack R. for finishing 1st overall in the school division in the grade 5 boys category!
Last week in Phys. Ed. our focus was on fitness. All classes played various games to get their hearts pumping. With some of our older groups we discussed the meaning of “moderate to vigorous exercise” and how that it is important to get 60 minutes of exercise a day.
Students also had the chance to participate in some fitness circuits set up around the gym. Equipment included: Battle Ropes, Bosu Balls, Medicine Balls, Agility Ladders, and much more.
This week we move from fitness on to transport skills. Students will be working at perfecting their running, jumping, hopping, skipping and galloping.