First Graders working on throwing and Dog Sledding

Throwing balls at the letters to spell a word

the students throwing balls at the letters on the wall to spell certain words.

Sean hitting the letter he needed to spell his word.

Sean hitting the letter he needed to spell his word.

More integration of language arts into the P.E. curriculum.

More integration of language arts into the P.E. curriculum.

Kids had a blast and a good work out pulling each other down the hill.

Kids had a blast and a good work out pulling each other down the hill.

love seeing smiles on all the kids faces.

love seeing smiles on all the students faces.

Raymond is really giving his partner a fast ride.

Raymond is really giving his Elliott a fast ride.

Sophia enjoy the activity.

Sophia enjoy the activity.

Dr. Seuss Day

We celebrated Dr. Suess’s Birthday by doing activities that reflected some of his books.  The kids had a blast and caught some big fishes too.

The Cat in the Hat (basket shoot)

The Cat in the Hat (basket shoot)

If I ran the Circus (ring toss)

If I ran the Circus (ring toss)

Hop on Pop (trampoline)

Hop on Pop (trampoline)

Titian catching a blue fish.

Titian caught a blue fish.

One Fish Two Fish red fish blue fish

One Fish Two Fish red fish blue fish

Maya catching a Blue Fish

Maya catching a Blue Fish

Lily Shooting a ball into the hat.

Lily Shooting a ball into the hat.

Horton Hatches an Egg

Horton Hatches an Egg

 

Running Reindeers

The students have been working on jumping, landing and rolling in the mat room, with some holiday games sprinkle in for some extra fun.  Running reindeer relay was one of the students favorite holiday games.

 

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INLINE SKATING !!!!!! (KEV, 1DM, 2BE)

I am excited to share pictures and videos from our new amazing Inline Skating unit. The students are picking up new skills quickly and are really enjoying learning how to skate. The students have even experienced skating while using hockey sticks to hit balls into the hockey goal.

 

You might be asking yourself, why are they teaching inline skating in school?

Some of the benefits the students will gain by learning how to skate at a young age include: developing their cardiovascular endurance, strengthening muscles, muscle toning, calorie burning, developing better balance, coordination, and agility. Another reason to learn how to skate is because it is a FUN social activity that children can do with their friends and family. I hope you enjoy looking at the videos and pictures. PLEASE remember make sure your child wears their helmet whenever they are skating, biking or skate boarding.

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Pre-K Physical Education

It has been a great and exciting start this year in Pre K P.E.  I have been focusing on allowing the students to become comfortable with the physical education routines and being able to stop and start activities. We have just started work on our first unit Jumping, Landing and Moving. I have posted some pictures of the students trying to save the animals from “Volcano Island”.  This activity was an imagination activity where students had to go through the jungle to save the animals that were stuck on Volcano Island after it erupted. We had a good conversation of what a volcano was and saw a quick video snippet of a volcano erupting which helped build the students understanding of a volcano.

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