Over the past few weeks in Phys. Ed. we’ve been doing a wide variety of things. We have been working a bit on our striking. Students have played some variations of cricket and baseball both indoors and outdoors. We’ve also been wrapping up our term 3 evaluations for report cards. This term we are looking at striking, dribbling, static and dynamic balance as our main skills of focus. Lastly, we’ve had the divisional rollerblade set for two weeks. Students have been using the drop off/pick up loop as their rollerblading track. It’s been a really great experience for those students that may not have had the opportunity to rollerblade at home.
Marathon Club has also started winding down. We will still have practice next week, however, with the big race being on June 18th, it will be our last two practices. Between parents, siblings and current students we have approximately 30 participants in the 2.6mile Super Run as well as a couple participants doing the 10km event this year. Best of luck to all of our runners.
The totals are in from our High 5 Community 5km Run. This year was our biggest year yet with 154 participants! We also raised over $200.00 for Kidsport Manitoba! Way to go everyone! Hope to see all our runners out again next May for the 4th year of our event.
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.
This past week in Phys. Ed. was a quick one. Lots of different events going on at the school so the week flew by. On Wednesday we hosted the 2nd annual High 5 Community 5km run. Despite the rain and cooler temperatures we had 140 runners out. Everyone had a great time. A big thanks to all our volunteers that helped make the event a huge success. Already looking forward to next year!
Unfortunately due to the rain we needed to postpone our divisional track and field meet. Our grade 4 and 5 students will have a rescheduled meet on May 31st. The event will take place at John Taylor Collegiate.
During PE classes we did a variety of activities this week. We spent some time working on our soccer skills, played a little bit of cricket and also did a little bit of yoga. Friday afternoon was the volunteer tea, so classes had to adjust to a lack of space in the gym…hence the cosmic kids yoga.
Badminton club is also in full swing now. Students in grade 5 have been busy practicing and will be heading over to Strathmillan School in a couple of weeks for our badminton tournament. Please refer to the calendar outside the gym for practice times.
Finally, just a friendly reminder that if you and your child plan on participating in the Manitoba Marathon the deadline to sign up as a part of our school group is May 31st. Please see M. Vermeylen if you have more questions.
Another great week in Physical Education at ÉRB. This week we played some miniature golf, four corner soccer, super soccer and did a little bit of dodgeball as well. This week wraps up our dodgeball intramural season. The grade 3 and grade 4 winners took on the teachers team during Thursday and Friday lunch hour. The grade 5 winners will play Monday. Dodgeball is the last intramural activity this year.
Students that are interested in playing badminton can stay tuned for more information. Badminton club will be starting up over the lunch hours in the coming weeks. Students will have the chance to improve their skills and learn more about the game of badminton. A select group of participants will also have a chance to participate in our badminton tournament held in early June.
On Thursday our grade 5 volleyball club participated in one of the four SJAEYAA divisional volleyball tournaments. We spent the morning at College Sturgeon Heights Collegiate with students from Bannatyne, Athlone and Heritage schools. All participants had a great time and are already looking forward to continuing their volleyball journey in grade 6. Thanks to the staff and students of CSHC for hosting!
This weekend marks the registration deadline for the High 5 Community 5km run. If you are still interested in participating we’d love to have you out. The run is May 25th at 4:30pm. For more information and to register to race or volunteer please visit highfiverun.wordpress.com
Lots of fitness testing this week in PE class. Students took part in their final week of fitness tests this year. We tested ourselves 3 times this year with the hopes of improving our scores each time. The students all did a fantastic job, and were really motivated, even on a Friday. Great work everyone! The tests that we did this year were: the 15m pacer test (beep test), a timed run (various times depending on grade level) and the 100 second challenge (how many exercises can you do in 100 secs).
As the weather starts to improve we will start to move some of our classes outdoors. We will be continuing a bit more with golfing and will also be adding in some soccer skills, games and activities. M. Koester and I hope to maybe even make our own golf course in the school yard at some point.
As an added bonus this week we had the divisional juggling kit at our school. Students spent a few minutes each class working on plate spinning, diabolos and juggling balls, rings and clubs. Next year we will have our own juggling equipment as part of our Circus Infused PE program. Can’t wait!
Don’t forget, the High 5 Run is not that far away. Registration for the race closes May 15th! Visit highfiverun.wordpress.com for more info.
This past week in Phys. Ed. we continued to work on our racquet sports. Students spent some time working with badminton and tennis equipment in a variety of situations. All classes from Kindergarten right up to grade 5 had the chance to experiment with racquet sports.
Students will wrap up their striking next week prior to spring break. Following our break we will be starting up volleyball and speed stacking. On Thursday next week we will be having our annual Teachers vs Students basketball game. Students that participated in grade 5 basketball will be playing again the teachers team during periods 7 & 8. Best of luck to all players.
One last plug, reminder, update…registration for the 2nd annual High 5 Community 5km Run is now open! Visit: highfiverun.wordpress.com for more info. Hope to have a bigger and better race this year! Can’t wait till May 25th.
Better late than never! Congrats to all our basketball participants that took part in the district #3 friendship tournament on March 4th!
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!
The past two weeks have been very busy here at ÉRB. Lots of different things going on. We have been working on soccer/kicking during PE classes. Students have been playing 4 Corner Soccer, Sasquatch Soccer, and a variety of other soccer related games. We will continue to work on our soccer skills in the upcoming week.
We also hosted the 1st Annual High 5 Community 5km Fun Run. It was a huge success! We had 125 participants running and walking our 2.5km and 5km course. We also raised approximately $300.00 to donate to Kidsport Manitoba. We couldn’t have asked for a better evening for a run. Thanks to everyone that participated or volunteered! Hope to see you out again next year. You can still visit our race website at highfiverun.wordpress.com for info about this year’s race.
Our badminton and marathon clubs have also been very active. Our running group has been meeting twice a week, and is well into our training to participate in the Super Run held on June 21st at the University of Manitoba. Our badminton players have been busy working on their skills in preparation for our badminton tournament which is held at Strathmillan School on June 5th. Best of luck to all our participants.
May the 4th be with you! Happy Star Wars Day (Week) to everyone! We’ve had a very fun week in Phys. Ed. this past week. We started off the week playing Star Wars, a low organized game that involves kicking hula hoops around the gym with a Star Wars twist. Classes also worked through some basic soccer type skill development drills. Students worked on passing, dribbling and shooting. After spending some time working on skills we put our skills to the test by playing Gauntlet, a game in which players run across the gym and avoid being hit by a ball. In this version, rather than throwing the balls we had to pass them. To wrap up the week students had the chance to play 3 Spot Kickball (Thanks Mr. McKinnon for sharing!). We will continue our kicking/soccer unit next week with hopes of getting outside to play, if the weather cooperates.
Just a friendly reminder that our High 5 Community 5km Fun Run is coming up soon! Registration closes on May 15th. All students, parents and siblings are welcome to come out and run. There are two distance options 2.5km and 5km. Hope to see you there on May 21st!
A busy, and cold first week back! Our gymnastics unit is underway. Students worked on a variety of gymnastics-related skills including balancing, landings, springs, rolls and a few supports. We will continue to work on some of these skills next week as well. We were fortunate enough to get the first crack at using the newly purchased gymnastics equipment package provided by the school division and our Phys. Ed. Coordinator JJ Ross.
Last week information regarding our extracurricular basketball teams was also sent home. Students in grade 5 will begin practices this week and will have games starting in early February. Best of luck to all participants.
Finally, our High Five Community 5km Run registration is now open! You can check out our site at http://www.highfiverun.wordpress.com for more information. Should be an exciting event!