Another two for one special! The last two weeks in PE we’ve been focusing on net/wall games. We’ve also had the chance to get outdoors and do some cross-country skiing. Students in all grade levels spent time working on net/wall skills through games such as table ball, tennis, pickle ball, racquet ball, two square and a variety of other racquet based games. Students in grade 4 and 5 had a few opportunities to get outdoors and use our freshly groomed ski trails. We have the cross-country ski equipment from now until the end of ski season, so the hope is to get out there many more times before the snow melts completely. Our next unit is going to focus on striking/fielding type games. That should take us a few weeks to wrap up.
Grade 5 basketball season is also finishing up. The friendship tournament is March 1st. Both teams will have the opportunity to play one more day, plus a game against the teachers in the last week of school prior to spring break. Great job by all players involved this season!
Last week was our first week of two looking at net/wall games. We have been playing two square, four square, table ball, ping pong and a few other games. Students have been learning the strategies and concepts of these games. We have been focusing on positioning on the court, different ways to strike the ball, ball placement as well as playing singles vs doubles. The students have really enjoyed the change of pace. Next week we will continue to look at net/wall games before we move onto something new. We also hope to get outdoors and do some cross-country skiing as long as the weather cooperates and the polar vortex stays away.
Last week our basketball teams both played their first games. They will play three more games between now and the first week on March. Best of luck to all players in their remaining games.
Just a short post for last week. More gymnastics for the week. It was only a four day week so we tried to pack in as much as we could. Students finished off the week working in self created stations to practice the skills they most wanted to work on. (rolls, walkovers, springs/landings, cartwheels, etc…). Students did a great job with the gymnastics unit this year and we hope that they will carry their knowledge to future school years, future gymnastics programs as well as transfer their knowledge to our circus PE unit that we run throughout the school year. Stay warm everyone! Next week the focus shifts to Net/Wall games.