Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Classroom PE

Hey Wildcats!

          With the Knowledge Fair in the gym, I took PE to the classrooms yesterday. It was great! 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. We danced our little hearts out to these YouTube videos in the classroom :)


Dynamite

Waka Waka

What does the fox say?

What makes you beautiful

Can't stop the feeling

          In several of the classrooms, I also used a FREE app called 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 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Small-sided Hockey

Hey there, Wildcats!               
     
         Welcome to the New Year...it's been a while since I've posted about PE happenings. We just finished up our hockey unit today, and we will start up our basketball unit on Monday.  The students have been learning the proper grip, stick handling, passing, and shooting. We finished the unit with some small-sided hockey games.

         Small-sided games recreate the tactical and physical elements of the sport while increasing participation, fitness demands, and success rate. This is accomplished by making changes to the rules or environment of the game.

         Let me offer an example - in our hockey games, we played 3 vs. 3 to increase participation. In order to score, at least 2 members of the team needed to contact the puck during the possession. To increase success, there were six goals that either team could shoot into, rather than the standard two goals.

         I'm wishing I had a video to show you, but unfortunately I was having to much fun playing...I mean teaching :) Thanks for checking in!

Miss Stone





       
       

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Wavin' Flag

Good afternoon Wildcats!
   
         Several of you have asked me about the song/dance that we learned in PE a couple of weeks ago. The song is Wavin' Flag by K'Naan, and we danced to the Spanish version of the song. I thought it might be fun for you to teach the dance to your family. Check it out...




Happy Wednesday!

Miss Stone

Friday, November 3, 2017

Cardio Kids

Hey Wildcats!
     
         Did you know that we have an AWESOME running club for the intermediate students (3rd-5th) here at Wilson?! It's called Cardio Kids, and its free! There are multiple times per week that you can accumulate mileage to earn your way into the Mile Clubs. This is a perfect way to work towards your 60 minutes of recommended moderate to vigorous physical activity each day.

         Every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 7:45 until the bell rings, you can walk or run the Wildcat Trail - what a great way to kick start the day! All you need to do is fill out a permission slip, and you are ready to go! If you can't make it to school that early, don't worry! You can also participate in Cardio Kids during lunch recess on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. If you run at lunch recess, you DO NOT need a permission slip.

          Parents - if you are interested in volunteering to count laps during one of those times, please let me know :) We have a parent who has spearheaded this program, and it would be great to round up a few volunteers. Please encourage your Wildcats to get as much exercise as possible during the school day - exercise not only helps our bodies but our brains as well! Thanks for checking in!

Have a good weekend,

Miss Stone

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Catch Up

Hey Wildcats!

       It's been a while since I checked in :) The last couple of weeks we have been working on throwing and catching skills - the intermediate grades then incorporated those skills into some cooperative games while the primary grades continued to focus on the fundamentals.
   
       This week we transitioned into soccer skills. Our focus this week was on dribbling, trapping, and short passes. This unit is always fun for me because I feel like I learn a lot - quite a few of the students have extensive soccer experience, and I grew up in a town that didn't have organized soccer! I really need to do my homework for this unit!
 
       Several of the teachers at Wilson started a 50 days of moving chart. We have a chart of 50 squares, and we fill out a square each time get a half hour of exercise on a given day. Feel free to join us! We are all trying to complete 50 days by December...since it's a little later in the game, you can always just come up with a reward as a family for when you finish the chart :) Thanks for checking in!

Miss Stone

Friday, September 29, 2017

Turtle Teamwork

Check out our Turtle Teamwork :)
Ask your Wildcat what teamwork skills were required for this activity. Have a great weekend!

Miss Stone

Friday, September 22, 2017

Teamwork!

Hey Wildcats!
      Another week in the books, and more skills practiced and gained! This week in PE, we focused on the skills necessary for successful teamwork - we discussed communication (both positive and negative), compromise, flexibility, sharing, and trust.
      I like to start each year out with cooperation activities. These activities and experiences can be very bonding for students as they interact with new classmates, and they also create great conversations and learning opportunities. These are life skills!
Here is a snapshot of the week -








Have a great weekend!

Miss Stone