Another busy week in Phys. Ed. We wrapped up our cross-country running season on Thursday with our divisional race. All our participants had a fantastic season. Congrats to Carter G. and Carlin Z. for their 1st place finishes at the divisional race!
We also wrapped up our fitness week and are moving on to throwing/team handball. The grade 5 team handball teams will be starting up soon. Stay tuned for more information soon.
This coming week also marks the start of our circus student assessments. Assessors from the U of M will be in throughout the coming weeks to assess our grade 5 and grade 4/5 classes. This will create a benchmark for their study.
Last week in was a week of firsts at ÉRB. We had our first Cross-Country race of the year this past Thursday. Everyone ran really well and put in a great effort! We also had some students get their first crack at trying to ride a unicycle…it’s definitely much harder than it looks! We also had our first class submit all of their parental consent forms for our Circus Study…way to go room 13!
This week we focused on team building and cooperative games during PE classes. Students will continue to work on these topics next week, as team work is such a huge component of a successful PE program. Next week we will be hosting our Terry Fox run on Thursday (Sept. 29th). The run/walk will take place at about 3:20pm in our school yard. Come out and show your support for Terry! Don’t forget to bring a toonie.
Sorry for the lack of pictures. Once we’ve got all of our media release forms organized we will get some posts up soon. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Instagram @BrowningPhysEd. Our school hashtag is #gobrowning
Last week in Phys. Ed. we started to make the transition from our basic, introductory games to some more skill specific games. We’ve started to work on our transport skills (running, jumping, hopping, skipping and galloping) in a variety of activities. We’ve also spent some time at the beginning of our PE classes to work a little bit on our juggling skills. M. Koester is going to be starting up a Juggling Club on Day 1. All students in grades 3-5 that are interested are welcome to come out and try to master the art of juggling.
This past week we also had our divisional cross-country race. Congratulations to all of our participants, you ran hard and were great representatives for our school! A special congratulations to Adam H. for finishing 1st overall in the grade 4 boys’ category. Way to go Adam!
In the coming weeks we will be spending some time working on our personal fitness as well as playing some Halloween-themed games. The week prior to Halloween students will have a chance to pass through our Haunted Basement.
One final note for the week. Our “Toonies for Terry” campaign as part of our Terry Fox Run has raised $448.90. Thanks to everyone for their support!
Another great week in Phys. Ed. this past week. Students are continuing to work hard during Phys. Ed. classes. We are continuing to work on some basic games and are trying to maximize our active minutes during class.
On September 30th we held our Terry Fox Run. Students, staff and parents had the chance to walk/run around the school yard and were encouraged to bring a “Toonie for Terry”. We had a great sunny afternoon for the event and everyone had a great time! Thanks to all that brought in funds. We are currently at $375.00 and counting. Funds will be sent in at the end of the week, so if you intend to donate, please do so before then.
Our Cross Country runners also had their second race this past week. Runners ran a 1000m race hosted here at ÉRB. Everyone had a very strong race and looked great crossing the finish line. Best of luck to our runners that will participate in the divisional race on Oct. 8th (@ Assiniboine Park).
Things are now really starting to roll along in Phys. Ed. Students have a good grasp of our routines for Phys. Ed. (Change Rooms, Warm-Up, Squads) so we are now able to maximize our active minutes in each class. Classes have had the opportunity to play a wide variety of games including some tag games, dodgeball games, cooperative games as well as some class favourites. In the coming weeks we will continue to keep the students active as much as possible.
Intramurals are now starting up. Students in grades 3-5 have been placed on soccer teams and will be participating in the ERBPL (École Robert Browning Premier League) from now until winter break. Scores will be kept, and the winning team in each grade level will have the opportunity to face off against the teachers towards the middle of December. Best of luck to all teams! Schedules are posted outside the gym on the bulletin board.
Our Cross Country runners had their first race of the season on Thursday at Sansome School. All participants did a fantastic job! The first race was 800m. This week on Tuesday (Sept 29th) students will race again. This time it’s at ÉRB and the race distance is 1000m. Best of luck runners!
Our first full week back at school was a busy one. All classes have had at least one period of Physical Education. Students had the opportunity to get moving and play a few low organized games this week. We also took some time to go through a class orientation. A few of the upper elementary classes had the chance to work on some team building exercises including: silent sorting, Rube Goldberg machines, and river crossing. Everyone seemed very keen to get started, it’s shaping up to be an awesome year ahead!
Our Cross Country team has now had two practices. We spent some time discussing pacing and distance during our first meeting, and also got the chance to run on our newly paved “track” (aka the parking lot loop). We will have one more practice next week on Wednesday followed by our first of two district races on Thursday @ Sansome School. Hope to see you there!
Just a friendly reminder for all our students/parents. Students need a proper pair of athletic shoes for Phys. Ed. classes. Students in grade 3-5 also require a change of clothes for class. A T-shirt and shorts is usually the best bet, but other comfortable clothes would work as well.
Congratulations runners! What a fantastic cross-country season! We might have only had a small group this year, but they were certainly a dedicated group. Today marks the end of our cross-country season and the runners from ÉRB went out with a bang! Runners had the opportunity to participate in two district level races, and participated in our divisional race this afternoon at Assiniboine Park. Everyone showed great improvement in their running and was truly dedicated to having a personal best run at the end of the season. Way to go! A special thank you to Mme Flynn for her help with coaching this year. We all know those early mornings aren’t easy, and we great appreciate it. Next up in terms of interscholastic sports is Team Handball for grade fives.
It’s been a wild first few weeks back at it! Starting September 5th things have taken off at warp speed and don’t seem to be slowing down and time soon.
Our Cross-Country season is well underway. Students will have their first race next Thursday, followed by two more races in a few weeks. Just a reminder that students will not be returning to ÉRB following the race at Sansome School (Sept 25th), they need to be picked up there at 4:20pm. Please advise M. Vermeylen if your child is carpooling, walking, etc… following the race. A huge ‘Thank You’ to Mme Flynn for all her help with the Cross-Country season so far.
Next week we will be celebrating National Terry Fox Day. September 25th @ 3:30pm we will be heading outside to walk/run around our school grounds to show support for Terry Fox and the work of the Terry Fox Foundation. Students are encouraged to bring a “Toonie for Terry” to donate to the Terry Fox Foundation. Parents, grandparents, siblings and other family members are more than welcome to come out and celebrate with us!
In terms of classroom content most groups have spent the first few weeks getting back into the routines of Physical Education (using the change rooms, doing a proper warm up routine, etc…) We’ve also starting working through a variety of team work and cooperative games to start off the year.
Lastly, but certainly not the least, I was away for a few days over the past few weeks to celebrate the birth of my daughter Celeste Violet Vermeylen on Sept 12th, 2014!
As we wind down the school year I wanted to wish all the students at École Robert Browning a happy summer! Be sure to keep safe, healthy and active during July and August.
There will be lots to look forward to in 2014-15. Students entering grade 4 and 5 should keep their eyes and ears open for announcements regarding our school Cross-Country running team in the first weeks of school.
Enjoy your summer holidays!