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 

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!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTQNIj7J4fk

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 :)


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