Wednesday, December 5, 2018


Happy Wednesday Wildcats!

       This week and last week we are jumping like crazy :) We had the Ropebusters here at Wilson on Monday after Thanksgiving break. The Ropebusters are a group of about 75 elementary and middle school students who work diligently to perfect and perform a variety of long and short jump rope skills. They came over to Wilson two days this week for workshops during PE classes and a performance. They travel all over Oregon helping students learn jump rope skills, so that students have another tool to become more heart-healthy!

Ropebusters performing at Wilson...
         This is such a great and unique opportunity we have here at Wilson! Students worked in groups of two or three with a Ropebuster. The primary grades focused mainly on long jump rope, while the intermediate grades worked on short jump rope skills and tricks. Wildcats, you did AWESOME!
Jump rope is a great activity for the winter months - no outdoor gear required and minimal space needed! It is a great cardio workout, and there are so many tricks to learn!

Have a great rest of your week!

Miss Stone

Friday, November 16, 2018


Happy Friday Wildcats!

        We tried something completely new to all of us this week in PE. Golf! Trysting Tree Golf Club purchased a children's golf curriculum to circulate around to all of the elementary schools in the district, in order to introduce students to a sport which many of them have not experienced. This unit created quite the learning curve for our students!

         The first lesson we worked on putting, and the second lesson we tried our hand at a basic stroke with a driver. The equipment is adapted for children, to make their opportunity for success much greater. We had a great time if nothing else :)

          Trysting Tree is also offering $5 rounds of golf to our elementary students - take advantage of that great deal! They will also set you up with some kids clubs to use for free.

Thanks for checking in!

Miss Stone

Friday, November 9, 2018

Timbers in the making...

Hi there Wildcats!

       We just wrapped up our soccer unit today!

       Team sports can be a little bit unnerving for students if they haven't been involved in those activities outside of school.

         Fortunately, there exist a variety of methods to make sure each student experiences some level of success.  Small-sided games are one of the best methods for ensuring that PE is not dominated by those with a higher level of skill in a given activity. A small-sided game is one in which the rules or environment is modified.

         For example, we played some 1 vs 1 games to get students used to controlling the ball. We also played 3 vs. 3 with four potential goals for each team and no goalies. These small-sided games create an environment where players are able to get more quality touches on the ball, more experience in all phases of the game, and a higher degree of enjoyment and success. I love these small-sided games because, although the game is modified, it still provides students with the fundamental and tactical skills required for the activity.

Check out the link to see a small-sided game example -

         The past few weeks, we covered dribbling, trapping, turns, passing, kicking, and shielding. Thanks for checking in!

Friday, October 26, 2018

Rain Rain Go Away

Hey Wildcats!

          As the weather starts to get yucky on us, I just wanted to share a few fun physical activity links with you - these are perfect for when you have a limited amount of space, the weather is nasty, or you just want to switch things up. These are fun videos to do at home as a family!


Waka Waka

What does the fox say?

What makes you beautiful

Can't stop the feeling

          I also like to use a FREE app called Sworkit. There is a great kid version of this too - Sworkit Kids! This app will give you 30 second intervals of exercises, based on type of exercise - agility, strength, and flexibility. You could utilize this app anywhere - when you are waiting to be seated at a restaurant,  if you arrive early to an appointment with your kids, when you just need 5 minutes to yourself, etc. My nieces and nephews LOVE to exercise with me when I use the adult version of this app (Sworkit), so I was excited when I found the kid version. Apps like this are an easy way to incorporate more physical activity into your family's daily routines. Check it out! Thanks for checking in!

Miss Stone

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Cooperation - what is it?

Hey there Wildcats!
       We've wrapped up our cooperation unit - everything from Walking Blind, Mat Turtles, Radioactive Ocean, Lifeboats, and Hula Hoop Hang On require working together! During this unit we focused on what working together looks like, sounds like, feels like, and what it is not. I like starting with this unit because the activities can be a good bonding experience as students interact with their new classmates.

       The Wellness Committee met at the end of last week, and there are SO MANY things in the works! The Wilson Garden is in process, as you might have noticed coming into the parking lot. Wilson received a Fuel Up for 60 grant which provides funding for portions of the garden, as well as our school-wide wellness challenge.

       Hopefully you've seen the Fuel Up to 60 Wildcat Challenge Calendar. Our Wildcats will be tracking their physical activity throughout the month in an attempt to reach the recommended levels of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day - 60 minutes! Don't forget - physical activity is accumulated - you don't need a large chunk of time to give your body and brain what it needs. Take the stairs, park on the outskirts at the grocery store, walk as a family after dinner, play at the park - just get moving! Exercise is always more fun together :)

Thanks for checking in!

Miss Stone

Friday, September 7, 2018

Happy 2018-2019!

Welcome back Wildcats!!!

            It's been SO good to see all of you back at Wilson this week! Even with only a three day week, we covered a lot of information! We played some games to get our hearts beating as we discussed and practiced what it looks like to be safe, respectful, and responsible in PE. The kinder classes always feel a little bit like herding cats that first week, but we survived! It was so fun to see all of you sweating and smiling again. I really missed that over the summer!

            I hope you all had a wonderful summer but are ready to be back! I am always glad to be back into a routine. I spent the summer hiking, mountain biking, camping, playing at the beach, and enjoying some family time. Hopefully all of you got a chance to get out and enjoy the beautiful PNW as well.

            This year's school wide focus is on wellness, specifically on students getting the recommended 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day. I am so thrilled that we've chosen to emphasize this as an entire building! I truly believe physical activity is essential to the learning that goes on here at Wilson. Please check back to see what we are doing throughout the year - you can get an idea of what we're learning in PE, resources for home, and information concerning wellness related activities at Wilson. Thanks!

Miss Stone

Summer snapshot...

Hiking in Iao Valley with my mama 

Hiking in our beautiful Corvallis with Truman

Spending quality time with one of my nephews

Looking up at the end of the Pipiwai Trail

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Wellness Fair Photos!

Hi Wildcats!
       Thanks to those of you who were able to come out to the Wilson Wellness Fair last week! A huge thanks to the teachers for volunteering and run our stations. It brings me so much joy to watch our families getting active together, learning healthy habits, and having fun! Check it out

 Building a nutritious trail mix! 

 Getting sweaty with a free app called Sworkit Kids

 Kids Zumba!

 Recognizing the relationship between activity and heart rate 

 Obstacle course!

 More obstacle course fun!

 Together is better!

 Enjoying a yogurt parfait!

 Fun at the fair!

 Zumba the night away!

 Working hard - donkey kicks!

 Grateful some of my family came up from Florence for the event 

Thanks for checking in!

Miss Stone