Another two for one deal! April has turned out to be a busy month here at ÉRB. We’ve had quite a bit on the go over the past few weeks. We’ve been working on striking games in class (hockey, ringette, bopper hockey). Students have been doing some skill development as well and mini games. We also had a guest appearance from Tennis Manitoba. They came by last week to work on some tennis skills with our students. Everyone had a great time!
A select group of students had the opportunity to present Circus Arts at the board office meeting last Tuesday and they also had the opportunity to act as teachers/presenters at the Physical Literacy Training Day Workshop last Friday. This group did a fantastic job! Way to go everyone!
We participated in the divisional Speed Stacking competition on the 18th. Our school put in a great effort. Congrats to Mike M. for finishing 4th in the boys’ Cycle Stack category!
In the coming weeks we are going to be doing some soccer/kicking activites during PE class. M. Koester and I are also planning a “breakout PE” class using the escape boxes that we’ve borrowed from the division. Stay tuned for more details. Hope everyone has an awesome week!
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.
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!
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!
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.
Spring has sprung at ÉRB! Last week marked the beginning of our Marathon Club practices. We have over 40 students out with us training to run upwards of 2 miles. Practices run on tuesdays/thursdays from 8:15-8:55am. Great job runners!
In class we are continuing to work on striking. We have now wrapped up our basic striking unit and will be moving on to racquet sports in the coming weeks. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and we will have a chance to do some racquet sports outdoors.
We have now finalized our speed stacking team for the upcoming tournament on April 22nd. You can check out the teams & clubs section for more information on who made the team. Best of luck to all participants.
A great first week back after spring break. We picked up right where we left off prior to the break with striking. Students had a chance to play a few different striking games. We tried out a new game called Long Base, played some Cricket and also played Bat-a-rama. Striking will continue next week as we slowly transition into more of the racquet sports (badminton, tennis).
Last week was also the first week of grade 4/5 badminton club. This club will meet twice a week for the months of April and May. All students in grade 4 and 5 are welcome to come out regardless of badminton skill level. At the end of the club 12 students will be chosen to participate in the badminton tournament held on June 5th @ Strathmillan School.
Last week in Phys. Ed. we continued on with striking, but striking in a different way. We wrapped up out golfing portion of our striking unit, and students in grade 3-5 started playing volleyball. We looked at how the volleyball skills are striking with our arms, rather than with an implement. We will continue to work on some volleyball skills in the coming week, with a brief break during the science fair. The Kindergarten – grade 2 students also looked more at striking with body parts, but in more of a game setting. We played Human Pinball and a few other games to work on our skills.
This past week our Yoshi intramurals came to a close. Congratulations to Team Bowser for winning the overall tournament! Thanks to everyone that came out to play. It’s clear that Yoshi is the most popular game at ÉRB this year!
Just a quick “heads up” that information regarding Marathon Club will be going home this week. If your child is in grade 3-5 and is interested in participating they should be bringing permission forms, etc… home to you.
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!