PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLASS!
If it is a P.E. day, make sure that you have good running shoes on!
Here is the P.E. schedule:
Yellow and Green Days: Hayden, Morris, Colling Fowler, and Bens
Orange and Violet Days: LaCross, Todd, Shaheen Stasyk, and Husek
Blue and Red Days: Hoehing, Perkins-Rose, Lynch, Pavlovich, and Camaj
So get those tennis shoes on and let's have some FUN!
January/February in P.E. Class
Kids Heart Challenge (KHC)
(formally known as Jump Rope for Heart)
Kids Heart Challenge is on Thursday, February 14th!
It is a day of celebration! We celebrate our HEALTH, all children that could raise money for those with bad HEARTS, and being TOGETHER in this community project!
Many volunteers are needed for this wonderful day. The information sheet is here for volunteers to assist, as well as other information you will need for the BIG DAY!
The following are a few major highlights:
1. 40th Anniversary for the American Heart Association working with schools: Official name change: KIDS HEART CHALLENGE!
2. Here are the some important details:
*The new characters this year are so cute! Students will receive their next character at the level they are at, during their next PE class.
*If you can, raising online is the easiest most efficient way, and it will get your child more character, for three of them are online only.
*When students pick their character from the huge bucket in PE class, if a "RUBY" at the $40.00 online level has a STAR on it, that student, their BFF, and I will be having a special lunch in April. If a "SPLASH" at the $100.00 level is chosen and a STAR is on it, that student and a friend will be going to Cutting Edge Athletics for a NINJA PARTY! That date is still to be determined. There will be 10 STARS for RUBY and 10 STARS for SPLASH available, so get collecting now.
3. Wear RED on the day of KHC! GO RED shirts will be sold by Student Council beginning Monday, January 28, after school in the gym hallway. Sizes are limited so purchase early. All proceeds will go directly toward the American Heart Association.
Shirts are $10.00 a piece.
4. All other information is in the Volunteer letter that was sent home, or is at the top of this page if you didn't see it.
5. The last sad bit of news, I will be needing a complete knee replacement. The surgery will be on February 4th, so I will be missing our first Kids Heart Challenge, I am devastated! I will do everything to organize this event for Mr. Juif who will be my replacement for the 6-8 weeks that I will be recovering. If you volunteer, I am sorry I won't be there, however, Mr. Juif will be taking care of the details of the day.
Units: VOLLEYBALL AND JUMP ROPE
Students will be evaluated on the Underhand Pass and Overhead Pass. There will be opportunity to learn the serve. Students will be using their skills to get the balloon/beach ball/trainer volleyball over the net. Older students will be participating in a mock volleyball game with varied rules of the game.
Students will be evaluated on a continuous jump over the rope, without the rope stopping. The amount of jumps required for each grade level is as follows:
1st = 10 or more
2nd = 20 or more
3rd = 30 or more
4th = 40 or more
5th = 50 or more
Aside from this, students are taught many tricks using a short rope, short ropes with partners or groups, long rope tricks, and many other skills involving ropes and other PE equipment. This is truly an exciting time for our All Stars! Many students will be asked to show off their skills in the "JUMP SHOW" on Kids Heart Challenge Day, because their tricks are to well performed or creative! All 5th Grade students will be allowed to be in the show if they chose to be. Time in PE class will be enough for them to be prepared.
Thank you in advance for volunteering for Kids Heart Challenge, for raising money for those with bad hearts, or simply listening to what your child has learned in PE class about attaining and maintaining a healthy heart!
This year's theme in P.E. is: MOVIN' and GROOVIN'!
Our focus will be on the 3 Types of Exercise: Muscular Strength, Aerobic Endurance, and Flexibility. With that, students in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade will be tracking their performance in these areas in their P.E. Portfolios, using the standards from FITNESSGRAM. We will be practicing jogging (running endurance) every month, to improve our Mile Jog score from Fall to Spring. We will be working on our techniques in the Push Up and Curl Up every month, trying to increase our performance. Finally, we will be doing the Sit and Reach each month to further our stretch and flexibility. Our goal will be to improve each time, but especially from Pre to Post Test, or Fall to Spring results. I know we will get better each time!
Grading in P.E. Class
Kindergarten NOT graded in Specials Classes
Students can earn the following scores:
4 = Exemplary
3 = Proficient
2 = Partially Proficient
1 = Not Proficient
Students are graded on each skill that we complete in class, and for the report card,
are also graded on Effort and Violet's Lifeskills.
Students have two Target Goals in every P.E. class to accomplish, along with learning the importance of our LIFESKILLS, Lifelong Guidelines, and The 7 Habits of Happy Kids. These social aspects are just as important as the motor and sports skills learned in Physical Education class, as our students learn to be a responsible, caring All Stars!
I am SO EXCITED to be your child's/children's Physical Education Teacher!