Rolling along with our bouncing and basketball-themed activities this week. We are really starting to see some skill development in our younger grades. Students will continue to work on these skills in the upcoming week and will transition into some new activities the following week.
Some of the games that we’ve played are Arcade Basketball, 3 Point Competition (but from much closer), Basketball skills hula hut relays, no dribble basketball, flickerball, and a few others.
We also had a few milestones in Circus Club this past week with Katie R being able to ride a unicycle across the entire gym without a spotter and Dawn B being able to do a complete 3 ball juggle. Well done girls!
This past week we kicked off a basketball-themed unit. We worked a bit on bouncing, dribbling and shooting technique. We did so by playing a variety of games that we’ve played before, but added in that the fact that you needed to dribble a basketball with you during the game.
Some of our older students started working through some basic territory/invasion game progressions to learn and discuss the offensive and defensive strategies involved in basketball (as well as in other territory/invasion games).
Last week also marked the start of our basketball season for our grade 5 teams. These teams will continue to practice throughout January and February with the opportunity to play in 3 league games and a friendship tournament. Best of luck to all our participants.
On a non-basketball note…Save the date! May 29th will be the date of our 3rd annual High 5 Community 5km Run. Hope to see you there. Visit highfiverun.wordpress.com for more info.
A good first week back for everyone! Got right into the swing of things with a “fitness week”. Students did a variety of activities to work on increasing their fitness level. We did a timed run, fitness stations, a type of strength-tathalon and a few other fitness themed games. The students did a great job of getting going right away.
With the older students we played “the human heart” game. It had the students following the path of the blood from the muscles, to the heart, to the lungs and then making it’s way back to the muscles. It was a neat experience for the students to better understand how the body works.
Grade 5 basketball information also went home last week. Practices will be starting up this week. All students in grade 5 are welcome to participate. Hope to see you out!
This week we started looking at striking, more specifically striking below the waist. Being the middle of winter in the Winnipeg the obvious choice was to have the students play some hockey and ringette to work on our striking skills.
Students spend some time working on skills (stick handling, shooting and breakaways) and also had a chance to play a few hockey games as well as hockey-related games. We will continue to work on some striking skills next week and then slowly transition into racquet sports in the coming weeks.
This week is also the end of the basketball season. All players will have one more chance to play today at our annual friendship tournament held at Sansome School from 1:10-3:30pm. Thanks for a great season everyone! Thanks to Mme Flynn and M. Koester for their help with coaching.
A little bit of hockey, a little bit of circus and a whole bunch of fun! This past week I shared some of the basic things I learned while away a circus school with the grade 3-5 students. By the end of a few classes students were making pyramids and were able to do a few hand-to-hand positions. I’m really looking forward to see where this journey into Circus Phys. Ed. takes us.
We also had the opportunity to work on some hockey skills this week. Students started working on their stick handling skills as well as some shooting. We will continue to work on our hockey skills through various games and activities in the coming weeks.
This week also marks the end of the basketball season. Congratulations to both teams, you did a fantastic job! Next Friday (March 4th) will be the District #3 Friendship Basketball Tournament. Best of luck to all our participants. Students should stay tuned for more information on upcoming teams following spring break.
Last week in PE class we didn’t have a chance to get back out on the skis. It was a pretty brisk week. Hopefully the weather will cooperate over the next few weeks and we will get a chance to get back outdoors. We have the skis until the end of February so there’s still plenty of time.
Since we had classes indoors we spent the majority of our time working on our bouncing, dribbling and basketball-related skills. Students had the opportunity to play a variety of games that got them dribbling while doing other activities, such as playing tag, building hula huts and filling in connect 4 score cards. Next week we will be continuing with basketball-related skill development.
Next week I will be running away to the circus!….well not quite. I will be away at École Nationale De Cirque in Montreal next week. I will be part of a group that is taking the circus instructors course they offer. I hope to come back with a wide variety of new circus-based activities that we can incorporate into our PE program here at ÉRB. In fact, next year the students at ÉRB will be taking part in a study that will evaluate the benefits of “Circus Infused Physical Education” Cannot wait to share all the things I learn.
Skiing has begun at ÉRB! All students in grades 3-5 will have a few opportunities to be outdoors skiing over the coming month. This past week has been fantastic weather so we have been out on a daily basis. Students in grades 1-2 may get some exposure to the skis, however, due to the size of the equipment, they won’t have the chance to actually try out the trails.
For those days that it has been too cold, or for the grade levels that haven’t been skiing, we have been working on our dribbling and bouncing skills. We will continue to do so throughout the month, with the older students also working in some basketball time.
Taking a break on a hot day.
Beautiful day for a ski.
Climbing back up is much less fun.
Of course the best part is going down the hills!
Next week also marks the beginning of our basketball season. Both the boys’ and the girls’ team will play next week. Check out the calendar outside the gym for more information. Best of luck in your first game!
Fitness, fitness and more fitness this week! We’ve been plowing our way through fitness activities this past week. Students in grades 3-5 have continued with their fitness logging. They’ve worked on their timed runs, 100 second challenges as well as their pacer tests. We compared scores from our previous fitness week back in the fall and are working towards goal setting for our next fitness week sometime in April.
Students in grades K-2 also tried out some of the fitness “tests”, and also played a few fitness related games. Some classes also tried out a new app called Sworkit Kids. Everyone seemed to enjoy it!
In the coming weeks we will be working on basketball skills in the upper grades and bouncing/dribbling skills at the lower grades.
A busy past two weeks in Phys. Ed. (hence the lack of post last week). We were able to enjoy two weeks of gymnastics fun at ÉRB. We had the divisional gymnastics equipment borrowed to supplement our own equipment and made quite the extravagant obstacle course in the gym.
Students had the opportunity to play Mission Impossible during their PE classes. In Mission Impossible students must make their way through the obstacle course (using a variety of gymnastics movements) without setting off any “alarms”. Students worked in partners, one person being the secret agent and the other being the judge. If a judge noticed that their partner tripped an alarm they would switch roles and continue through the course.
The skills that we worked on were: climbing, crawling, balancing, springs, landings, swinging, rolls and cartwheels. Everyone had a great time. Students are already asking when the equipment will be back next.
Basketball practices have also started this week. Students should be attending all practices (if possible) as there are a limited number of practices before our first game. Please refer to the bulletin board across from the gym for information about practices and games. You can also subscribe to our Remind text messaging service.
Next week all students will be working through their second week of fitness related activities. We will be comparing data and seeing how we have improved since the last time we did the activities.
Lastly, Registration for our 2nd annual High 5 Community 5km Run is now open! For all the details you can visit our race website at highfiverun.wordpress.com. Race date is May 25th, 2016!
Last week in Phys. Ed. was a welcome back kind of week. Students got back into the swing of things by playing a few different low organized games. Last week also marked the start of our intramural hockey season. Students in grades 3-5 will be playing a round robin style tournament throughout the months of January and February. In March the winner from each grade will have a chance to face off against the teachers team.
Information regarding our grade 5 basketball team was also sent home last week. If your child did not come home with any they can either see M. Vermeylen or you can visit our Teams & Clubs page to download an electronic copy. The next two weeks we will be working on gymnastics. We will have the divisional gymnastic equipment set up all week! Always a highlight for everyone.