PHYSICAL EDUCATION HAPPENINGS
Students are participating in a Project Adventure Unit and an Introduction to the Fitness Center. Project Adventure offers a variety of teambuilding activities and challenges. The big excitement will be when we bring out the large elements like the Fidget Ladder, Swinging Tires, Prouty's Landing... Students in the fitness center will learn how to properly and safely use all the cardio and strength machines. Each grade level has different objectives/goals when in the fitness center. We are also currently working on two more sections of the Fitnessgram Testing: Sit-ups and Push-ups. Students are encouraged to practice at home.
This fall we will be working on cardiovascular endurance getting ready for the mile run. Each week in PE we will add a minute or two to our jogging time until we are up to about 8 minutes of consecutive running. We ask every student to try their best. If a student has to walk we encourage them to count to ten and get going again. The mile run should not be a stressful event-just do your best.
We will be doing a three unit rotation.
I hope you had a fun and relaxing summer!
As you prepare for back-to-school make sure you have proper PE attire ready to go. Students will be required to bring their PE clothes DAILY to gym class and then take them back to their school locker or take them home (just like you do with your books and binders). Students will be allowed to use a "day locker" to secure their belongings during PE class, but will not be allowed to store their PE clothes or leave after school sports equipment in them. Everything comes and goes with the student.
So as you prepare for the new school year, find a small sports bag that you can carry your gym clothes, sneakers, deodorant, comb, combination lock... with you on a daily basis. Students wanting to secure their belongings with a combination lock will be given one to borrow for the year. This lock will also be taken with the student at the end of each gym class. Any locks left on a locker will be removed (cut off at student's expense---I know this seems harsh, but we must keep all lockers open for every gym class and after school sports). The good news about this daily gym clothes policy is that everyone's PE attire will hopefully smell fresh each day and the locker rooms should be smelling really nice with no stale gym clothes lingering in the lockers :)