A very short week last week. Students spent some more time working on their striking skills and also had a chance to play a few low organized games to change things up a bit. We will continue to work on our striking this coming week. We have Ringette Manitoba coming in on Monday to teach us more about the sport of Ringette. We will also have the chance to play some actual games of hockey, ringette and bopper hockey this week to wrap up our striking unit.
Our next unit is going to focus on net and wall games. We will be playing some volleyball, spike ball, handball, table ball and a few other lead up activities that resemble volleyball.
Lots of striking here at ÉRB. This past week we started transitioning from striking below the waist to striking above the waist. Students starting exploring a bit with badminton and tennis and wrapped up their time with hockey and ringette. We will continue to work on striking in the coming weeks prior to our spring break.
We also lost some gym space during our project fair this past week, so we needed to be creative. Some classes had the chance to work on their juggling and speed stacking, while others worked a bit on pyramid building. The students were very accommodating and seemed to really enjoy the change of pace from the everyday activities that we were doing.
Students have already been asking, so to keep everyone in the loop, Volleyball will be starting up after spring break for the grade 5 students. We will be participating in a friendship tournament in early May. Speed stacking time trials will also be starting up. Our top 12 stackers in the school will have a chance to represent us at the divisional tournament on April 21st. Stay tuned!
This week we started looking at striking, more specifically striking below the waist. Being the middle of winter in the Winnipeg the obvious choice was to have the students play some hockey and ringette to work on our striking skills.
Students spend some time working on skills (stick handling, shooting and breakaways) and also had a chance to play a few hockey games as well as hockey-related games. We will continue to work on some striking skills next week and then slowly transition into racquet sports in the coming weeks.
This week is also the end of the basketball season. All players will have one more chance to play today at our annual friendship tournament held at Sansome School from 1:10-3:30pm. Thanks for a great season everyone! Thanks to Mme Flynn and M. Koester for their help with coaching.
A little bit of hockey, a little bit of circus and a whole bunch of fun! This past week I shared some of the basic things I learned while away a circus school with the grade 3-5 students. By the end of a few classes students were making pyramids and were able to do a few hand-to-hand positions. I’m really looking forward to see where this journey into Circus Phys. Ed. takes us.
We also had the opportunity to work on some hockey skills this week. Students started working on their stick handling skills as well as some shooting. We will continue to work on our hockey skills through various games and activities in the coming weeks.
This week also marks the end of the basketball season. Congratulations to both teams, you did a fantastic job! Next Friday (March 4th) will be the District #3 Friendship Basketball Tournament. Best of luck to all our participants. Students should stay tuned for more information on upcoming teams following spring break.
Last week in Phys. Ed. was a welcome back kind of week. Students got back into the swing of things by playing a few different low organized games. Last week also marked the start of our intramural hockey season. Students in grades 3-5 will be playing a round robin style tournament throughout the months of January and February. In March the winner from each grade will have a chance to face off against the teachers team.
Information regarding our grade 5 basketball team was also sent home last week. If your child did not come home with any they can either see M. Vermeylen or you can visit our Teams & Clubs page to download an electronic copy. The next two weeks we will be working on gymnastics. We will have the divisional gymnastic equipment set up all week! Always a highlight for everyone.
Another short week this week. Students in all grade levels began a striking unit. Students had the chance to play a variety of games and activities depending on their grade level. Some examples of activities included golfing (on the ÉRB driving range), a “keep away” style game with hockey sticks and bean bags, and Gaga Ball (a tag game involving 5 large inflated omnikin balls and striking with our arms).
This week also wraps up the regular season for our grade five basketball teams. Both teams will play on March 6th at the friendship tournament and will also face off against the teachers before spring break. Congratulations to all the players and good luck at the tournament next week!