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

Friday, September 8, 2017

Welcome to 2017-2018

Welcome back Wildcats!!!

           A whole new year! It's been SO great to see all of you this week! We covered a ton of information, even though we only had 30 minutes this week. We played some partner tag games to get our hearts beating as we discussed and practiced what it looks like to be safe, respectful, and responsible in PE. I was so happy to see all of you sweating and smiling again. I really miss that over the summer!

            I hope you all had a wonderful summer and are ready to be back! This was a very busy yet relaxing, fun summer for me. I am always glad to be back in the swing of things though. 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.  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...

Fire time with family at my favorite beach in my hometown of Florence 

Hanging on the hammock on a backpacking adventure with my mom

Two of my nieces enjoying their very first backpacking trip...and Truman (the veteran) 

Beach time!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Wellness Fair Recap

Good afternoon, Wildcats!
     
       I just wanted to share a few photos from this year's Wellness Fair, as well as a video to give you ideas for making an obstacle course of your own. Thank you so much to all of you who were able to join us for the fun and sweat :) 


 Experiencing how heart rate responds to exercise

 Checking out an easy way to track activity level - pedometers

 Learning how to make smart food choices by building our own trail mix



        This is an obstacle course I set up for my nephew last summer, and he loved trying to beat his previous time :) An obstacle course is a really easy, inexpensive way to keep your Wildcat active and entertained for an evening. Try one out in your own backyard!

Hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend!

Miss Stone