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Last Week In Phys. Ed. (Feb. 8th – Feb. 12th)

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.

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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.

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Last Week In Phys. Ed. (Feb 9th – Feb 13th)

This week was a bit of a transition week in Phys. Ed.  Students took part in a variety of fitness related stations/centres while M. Koester and I worked on evaluations of some of the fundamental movement skills.  Students showed off their balancing skills (both static and dynamic) as well as their bouncing skills.  Those 3 skills along with rolling will be the main component of this term’s “movement” portion of the report card.  Students also had the chance to play some large group fitness games including: Fantastic 4, Pursuit and the Human Heart game.

On Wednesday students spent the entire day participating in Festival du Voyageur activities.  In the gym groups had the chance to race each other in canoe portaging races.  They had to navigate an obstacle course in groups of 3 with a “canoe” on over their heads.  Later in the afternoon the entire school came down to the gym for our annual class canoe races.  Groups of students pushed their teachers around the gym on “canoes”.  It was a blast!  Hope that everyone has a great long weekend!