Our first term of the school year is almost complete. Elementary classes have completed their F.M.A (Fundamental Movement Assessment) and have been learning/practicing basic movement and fitness skills as well as some sport specific skills. The junior highs have completed lacrosse and fitness testing units and are currently learning about volleyball.
Our intramural program is now in full swing. Participation has been great but just to remind everyone, our grade 6-8 students attend on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The grade 4-5 students come on Wednesdays. Intramurals begin at 12:15 in the gym and students can stay right to 12:55.
Both the boys’ and girls’ volleyball teams have enjoyed some success during their season. This is the first year the school division has adopted Triple Ball. Triple Ball is a modified version of volleyball designed to better teach the skills of volleyball. The season ends November 14th come and watch a game!
If you would like to talk to me about anything regarding your child’s physical education experience, please phone me at school or send me an email (email@example.com)!
One month of school already complete! Where does the time go? In the gym we spent the first month of school talking about (and modelling) the rules of the gym. Another facet of those conversations (and activities) is the idea of creating a positive learning environment in physical education classes; what kind of environment contributes to a positive and successful learning opportunity. Ask your child what environment contributes to their success in the gymnasium (or on the field).
The primary grades have been playing a variety of low organized games working on transport and manipulative skills (such as running, throwing, and catching) and low level strategies such as being able to tag or avoid getting tagged in open space.
The intermediate and junior high students have been learning the skills and knowledge of lacrosse. Next up is volleyball for all students and Fundamental Movement Assessment for the grade k-5’s.
A reminder to parents (and students); students in grades four and up are required to change for physical education classes. This means that students need to have a pair of shorts or sweat pants, t-shirt, and running shoes to change into and out of for physical education. These should be carried in a gym bag and should be taken home each Friday for cleaning and brought back again on Monday. Students who do not change for class are required to complete a written assignment before re-joining the class and in some cases where safety may be an issue (i.e. flip-flops) they will not be allowed to participate.
If you would like to talk to me about anything regarding your child’s physical education experience please phone me at school or send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org)! If you would like to see some of the things going on in the Earl Grey gym, please consider following the gym on Instagram or Twitter (@EarlGrey_PE).