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 last week in Phys. Ed. Students had the opportunity to try out hockey sticks, ringette sticks and bopper hockey sticks (polo sticks) in a variety of striking activities. We did some bowling, pin guard, and relay races with the different striking implements. We also worked on stick handling and shooting on goalies and at targets (moving and stationary).
By far the most popular game was Bee Line. A game in which two teams work at hitting a moving target (a person) walking back and forth across the game area. Hitting the target causes it to change direction. The object of the game is to have the moving target cross the goal line on your end of the gym.
We will continue with striking next week. We also have a very special visit from a group of PE teachers from Sweden as well as from Dr. Dean Kreillaars, the professor running our Circus PE study. Should be fun to show off some of our circus skills!
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.
Last week in Phys. Ed. we continued with striking. Students had the chance to play floor hockey, ringette, bopper hockey and a few other striking-related games. We will continue on with striking this coming week and then transition on to speedstacking as well as a few other activities.
Our basketball teams also played their last games of the season on Friday. We had the chance to participate in the district #3 Friendship Basketball Tournament. Thanks to all players for their great attitude and great sportsmanship! Thanks to Mme Flynn and M. Koester for their help with the team as well. The basketball teams will have one more opportunity to play in the coming weeks against the ÉRB staff.