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Last Week In Phys. Ed. (Oct 31st – Nov 4th)

A very full week this past week in Phys. Ed..  We started off the week with a bang.  Halloween was a big event at ÉRB.  Students had one last crack at the Haunted House during the morning, and we had our annual costume parade in the gym in the afternoon.  A fun, high energy day for everyone involved.

We were very fortunate this past week.  We had a special guest from École Nationale de Cirque visit us for two mornings.  M. Sylvain Rainville from ÉNC is a coach, trainer, teacher at the school and is a specialist in the Hand-to-Hand discipline of circus arts.  He worked with our grade 4 and 5 students that are involved in the circus study.  We learned a lot of neat things from him.  It was really a nice treat to have him in!

We also started up our Target Games unit with regular PE classes.  We have the divisional gym curling sets for the next two weeks.  We’ve been curling, bowling and playing a few other target games in class.  It’s been a nice change of pace from the other activities that we’ve been doing so far this year.  We will continue with target games next week, then we will transition to indoor soccer to wrap up the month of November.



Last Week In Phys. Ed. (Feb. 15th – Feb. 20th) The Circus Edition

Last week in Phys. Ed. students at ÉRB had M. Walden as a substitute teacher all week.  I was in Montreal learning at École Nationale De Cirque.  Over the past few months I have been a part of their online Circus Instructors course.  This past week was my 1 week of practical training at the school.

I spent 8 days learning fundamentals in the areas of Hand-to-Hand, Acrobatics, Manipulation, Aerials, and Balance activities.  I’m really excited to be back home now with a chance to share some of what I’ve learned.

In the 2016-17 school year our school will be part of a study that will compare circus-infused PE programs vs. those programs that teach traditional PE.  Stay tuned for more info in the future.