After a great start to the year, 1st grade and KG had collected the required number of Awesome Gym Day Awards to have their first Awesome Gym Day!! Yay!!
The students were allowed to play on all the equipment and a huge amount of fun was had by all!! :-)
As we near the end of the jump rope unit, lots of students have shown a big big improvement. Check out the videos of two students from different grade levels below
Today, the older students played "Keepers of the Castle" but with some added tasks to think about. The aim of Keepers of the Castle is to steal the treasure from the Castle in the middle of the gym whilst another group try to protect the castle by tagging you. If you get tagged you go to jail and have to perform a certain number of strengthening moves to be released. In the action of taking the "treasure" from the middle (bean bags with letters on), students had to try and spell out a 4 letter word to win the game. Sounds simple?........ Well it would be if one team weren't trying to tag you and get you into jail and another team could take away one of your stash of letters. Good fun all round.
KG have had a great start this school year. They have now had 5 Awesome Gym Day Awards so now have an Awesome Gym Day coming up later in the week!! Great news!!!
Reading may not be your first association with a physical education class. In our classes, however, students learn to "read the board" from early on. We post the day's plan for each grade level so that kids can find out on their own what's on the agenda. Older students usually have an instant activity to start off and don't need to wait for the whole class to arrive first. More detailed information about skills and drills can also be found in the area for students to study as necessary.
It's not only the higher grades that are getting into PE, here Pre-K are stretching and following instructions really well.
As we get further and further into September the students in 4th and 5th grade are progressing well in their jumping rope skills. Please see the "What can you do at home" tab at the top of the page for a website that shows the movement/skills that we practice here at school.
Today we finished off our classes with "jumping machine". It was a tough group challenge..... But through good communication and listening skills we had some success. Well done everyone 😀
Throughout the first weeks of the school year, students in grades 3-5 engage in a number of team building activities which have 4 distinct steps: