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Last Week In Phys. Ed. (June 15th – June 19th)

This past week in Phys. Ed. we have been playing some of our favourite games during PE class.  We’ve played Dr. Dodgeball, Mission Impossible, Scooter Races, and many others.  The grade 3-5 students have also had the chance to get outdoors and try out geocaching.  On Friday all students had the opportunity to participate in our Tabloid Day.

For our geocaching groups students got into small groups and were given a GPS, an iPad and a scoresheet.  These groups navigated themselves to 8 different geocaches hidden around our school.  When groups found a geocache they placed a sticker on their scoresheet and then used a QR code reader on their iPad to scan a QR code on the geocache container.  The QR codes were linked to text files that told the group a certain exercise they needed to perform.  Most groups had success finding the geocaches, however, some groups will get an additional opportunity next week to find the remaining ones they didn’t find this week.

For our Tabloid Day students in grade 5 run sports related stations for the students in K-4.  At each station the students have to perform a specific movement skill or sport-related skill in order to have success at the station.  If students are successful at their station they are given a check mark on their sheet.  For every two check marks a student earns they can get one candy from the candy “bank”.  This is always a huge event at ERB.  Thanks to everyone for their help!


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

The weeks really seem to be flying by lately.  Only a two full weeks of school to go!  This past week in Phys. Ed. we played a variety games.  Students had the opportunity to play some of their favourite games (which mostly meant dodgeball-type games).  We also worked on Ultimate a bit with students in grades 3 and 4.  Our grade 5s have been prepping for our Tabloid Day which will be happening on June 19th.

M. Koester and I have been busy getting all our geocaches ready.  Each container is going to have a QR code in it.  When students find a specific geocache they will be scanning the QR code and then performing the designated exercise.  We are really hoping for nice weather this coming week.

If you are interested in helping out with Tabloid Day this year (June 19th) we would greatly appreciate it!  Please contact Mme Kirk at the school and she can give you the scoop as to what is required.  Thanks for your help!

Last Week In Phys. Ed. (June 1st – June 5th)

This past week has been a fun one!  The weather definitely cooperated.  Our grade 3-5 students have been doing some preparation for our geocaching unit.  We’ve spent some time on the iPads learning more about geocaching:

  • What is Geocaching?
  • How do you play it?
  • What are the rules?
  • What does C.I.T.O. stand for?

Students have also spent some time with the GPS units to familiarize themselves with them.  Next week M. Koester and I will be hiding caches around our school yard and the students will get a chance to put their geocaching skills to the test.  If you would like to try out geocaching at home a great place to start is the geocaching website: http://www.geocaching.com.  It’s free to join and there’s a free app for iPhone and Android devices.

Our K-2 students have been playing a variety of low organized games.  We’ve continued to work on kicking skills, however, we have also added in some other skills at the same time.  We’ve been playing some dodgeball games and some tag games.

Our grade 5 badminton team is playing today in our annual Stevenson, Strathmillan, Browning badminton tournament at Strathmillan School.  12 students will have the opportunity to show off what they’ve learned throughout the month of May during badminton club.  Best of luck to all participants!

Last Week In Phys. Ed. (May 25th – May 29th)

This past week in Phys. Ed. we had a special event for all of our Grade 4 and 5 students.  Our divisional track and field day was held on May 26th, and it couldn’t have been a nicer day.  Students had the opportunity to participate in a variety of track and field events including: 100m, 200m, 30m hurdles, long jump, disc throw, ball throw and many others.  Congratulations to all participants, hopefully we’ve made you track and field fans for life!

In regular PE time we took a break from soccer and kicking and spent some time playing low organized games to really get us moving.  As we move into June and the weather improves we will be heading outdoors to do some geocaching along with some other outdoor activities.  Coming up soon, on June 19th, we will having our tabloid day.  This is a very popular event when students have the entire afternoon to test their skills at stations created by the grade 5 students at ÉRB.


In the coming weeks students will have the opportunity to get a taste for geocaching.

What is geocaching?

It’s a global gps-powered treasure hunt.

How many geocaches are hidden worldwide?

Over 2 million!

Students will be using divisional GPSs to hunt for geocaches hidden in our school grounds by M. Vermeylen.

If you are looking for more information regarding geocaching and how you can get involved with your child and family at home check out http://www.geocaching.com

Good luck and happy caching!