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 

Friday, May 18, 2018

Wellness Fair next Thursday 5/24!

Don't forget, Wildcats!
       The annual Wilson Wellness Fair is this upcoming Thursday, May 24th! The fair will run from 6:00 to 7:30 in the Wilson gym and outside on the North Park side. Looks like we are going to have some great weather for the event!

       We have some really fun activities in the works for the fair, and I hope all of you will take time to stop by. There will be an obstacle course, FREE snacks, zumba, nutrition stations, jeopardy, and a FREE raffle with participation in the various stations.

       Make sure to wear your exercise clothes parents - your student is eligible for bigger prizes if you participate in the stations along with them. The first 50 Wildcats to turn in their "passport to health" will receive a free t-shirt. We have some really great raffle prizes this year including a bike, skateboard, sports equipment, fitness equipment with Garmin Vivofit, Play it Again Sports gift cards, and family passes to Timberhill Athletic Club. This event is completely free, and it is a great opportunity to have some fun and get sweaty as a family.

Hope to see you there,
Miss Stone

Friday, May 11, 2018

Cooperative Games

Hey there Wildcats!

        Oh dear...as we get closer and closer to the end of the year, I get worse and worse about letting you all know what is going on with Wellness at Wilson :) After hockey, we completed a Frisbee unit in which we got to take advantage of the great weather we were having here in Corvallis.

       We learned some basic Frisbee skills and tactical strategies initially, so that we could try out a small-sided game called Ultimate Backboard Frisbee. This game mimics several aspects of traditional Ultimate Frisbee; however, the rules, scoring, and limits set on the game allow for greater participation and more teamwork.

         This week, we moved into a mini-unit with a cooperative game called Castle Ball. Not sure if I had more fun or the students :) Here is a short video clip, to give you the gist. Thanks so much for checking in!


Miss Stone

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 :)


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