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

Friday, May 19, 2017

Wilson Wellness Fair May 25th!!!

Hey Wildcats!

      I just wanted to remind all of you that this Thursday, May 25th is our annual Wilson Wellness Fair! 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, physical activity stations, nutrition stations, 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 5, 2017

Outdoor Challenge

Happy Friday Wildcats!

       With the beautiful weather this week, we were able to get outside a bit for PE. We continued with our Frisbee unit, but we also took advantage of the sunny weather to complete an Outdoor Challenge. The students worked in teams of 3 - 5 to finish nine different tasks to challenge their physical fitness.

This is our list of challenges...

 Run a lap around the Wildcat trail 
 Skip to the monkey bars and hang for 15 seconds 
 Run and touch all 4 fences surrounding Wildcat Park 
 Gallop to the swings and do 10 squats 
 Run to Wildcat Park and do 5 push-ups with hands on the bench seat 
 Walk to the basketball hoop and do 10 jumping jacks 
 Skip to the soccer goal and reach toward your toes for 15 second stretch 
 Run to Wildcat Park and go down the slide 
 Slide to the four square court and 3 people a high 5 

 See Miss Stone when your team finishes :) 

Creating your own Outdoor Challenge course is a fun and effective way that you can motivate your Wildcat to get some exercise on the weekends or in the evenings. Wildcat Park is a perfect space for doing a family challenge like this one. Thanks for checking in!

Miss Stone