Our second full week of gymnastics in PE classes. Tons of fun had by everyone, even our non-gymnasts. Students worked their way through ever-changing obstacle courses throughout the week. They also spent some time working on some of their gymnastic skills in isolation. We will make circus performers out of them yet!
Next week we will be starting up racquet sports. Students will be working on badminton, tennis, racquetball and a few other racquet-themed activities.
Just a friendly reminder that registration for the High 5 Run closes on May 23rd! Time to make the commitment! Hope to see you out on May 29th!
Our first full week of gymnastics last week. We have the divisional gymnastics equipment to supplement our own set for two weeks. Students will be working on landings, rolls, supports, and a variety of other gymnastics/circus arts during our two weeks.
Some of the activities we’ve been working on are Mission Impossible (where students are secret agents trying to not set off alarms), Eliminator races (a throw back to American Gladiators) and some station work to work on specific skills.
We have the gymnastics set for one more week. Once we wrap that up we will be moving on to some racquet sports. On a side note, don’t forget to register for the High 5 Run. The race is just a little over a month away. Check out highfiverun.wordpress.com for more info.
A week full of fitness last week. Students did a variety of fitness stations, timed runs, beep tests, and other fitness-themed activities. One of the more popular activities was definitely GaGa Ball. This very simple game seems to be taking over online and is definitely worth a try. Our students love it!
GaGa ball is quite simple. Set up a “pit”. We used tables turned on their side. It’s best to make them into a hexagon shape. Use a ball that’s big enough to hit and light enough that it won’t hurt too much when hitting it or being hit by it. Play with as many players as you like. Fill up the pit and then drop the ball to get started. If the ball touches you below the waist you are out. Only underhand striking of the ball is allowed. That’s about it! Check out our instagram for a few short videos of our students playing
Last week was also Exercise Week as part of Wellness Month. We started each day with an “Active Start”. Students did a short 5-10 minute walk of the halls prior to starting the day. Next week our theme is Mindfulness. Students will be “taking 10” as part of a meditation program through the Headspace App.
Lots on the go this past week. As we made our return from Spring Break students started up Wellness Month. The theme for the first week of April was hydration. Students logged how much water they were drinking daily. Next week we will focus on exercise. Our goal is for everyone to get 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity every day.
We wrapped up our golfing unit this past week and will be starting up a fitness week in the coming week. This was our first time trying out the divisional SNAG Golf set that was newly purchased this year. This kids had a great time…especially with the velcro suit!
Next week we will be starting up our Marathon Club. Forms went home early this past week. Monday is our first practice. See you at 8:15!
Hope that everyone has a wonderful Spring Break! Enjoy some warmer weather, some outdoor time, or whatever floats your boat. Lots more fun and exciting activities coming up for April, May and June.
Some things to look forward to are:
Divisional Speed Stacking
Track and Field
High 5 Run
Whatever you are up to over the next 7 days, stay safe and keep active. See you in April!
Our last full week of volleyball related PE classes. Students had the chance to play some triple ball (our format of volleyball), spike ball, table ball, handball, and a few other games. We also opened up the speedstacks for the first time in a while.
We have started having speedstacking practices over the lunch hour. We will be starting up time trials soon to figure out who we will be taking to the divisional tournament on April 19th.
Grade 5 volleyball is also underway. Students are practicing every day 1 & 2 during the lunch hour. We will be participating in a tournament on May 10th at Westwood Collegiate. We currently have 35 students participating in volleyball club!
Next week we will be starting a golf unit. We will have the divisional SNAG golf set for two weeks. Looking forward to getting some clubs swinging!
Last week was our first full week of volleyball. We’ve started to work on some of the skills, techniques and strategies that will help our students have success when they begin playing volleyball as part of a team. We will continue to work on these skills with the end goal of playing “circulation volleyball”, a 4 vs 4 game played on a smaller court.
The younger grades also worked on some volleyball skills, however, they will be doing so in more of a Low Organized Games style. They won’t have the end goal of playing a game, rather, we want them to have an idea of what volleyball is all about.
Next week we will continue with volleyball, however, with Project Fair in the gym we may be limited as to how much we will be able to do. As a fall back we will be starting to work on our time trials for speedstacking. The divisional tournament is on April 19th and the top 10 stackers at ÉRB will have a chance to represent us at the tournament.
Last week in Phys. Ed. we started working on our net/wall games. Students spent a few classes familiarizing themselves with some of the basic rules and strategies of a variety of net/wall activities. We played 2-square, table ball, handball (not team handball) and spike ball. These are all great lead up activities to racquet sports and also deal with a lot of the same strategies used in volleyball.
The grade 5 basketball participants had one last “kick at the can” at our district #3 friendship tournament on Friday afternoon. Everyone played really well and did a great job representing our school. Well done!
In the next few weeks we will be continuing with net/wall activities and starting to dive more into volleyball. Grade 5 students should keep their ears open for announcements regarding our grade 5 volleyball club that will be starting up shortly.
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!