November 25

Gym Shorts

With the change of seasons comes the inevitable change of footwear as well.  I would like to ask parents to remind their children, and maybe help them as well, to make sure they have running shoes for gym class.  Wearing winter boots is not safe in the gym!  Remember, Gr. 4-8 students must be changed for gym classes – this means having appropriate footwear and changing into t-shirts and shorts or sweats.  This is important for range of motion in our activities but, even more importantly, it is an issue of personal hygiene.  Please ensure that your child has a set of gym clothes available to them at all times.  Thank you!

 

Our girl’s volleyball team just wrapped up their season.  The team did a fabulous job learning and practising the modified volleyball game called Triple Ball.

 

November physical education classes worked on wrapping up volleyball skills and introducing Team Handball for the older kids and soccer for the younger grades. December will be the introduction of basketball skills and around the middle of December, we will be starting our basketball teams.  Any Gr. 6-8 boys or girls can join those teams.  To stay active during the upcoming break, here’s a little list to help you out.  Have a great Winter Holiday!

 

Mr. Armstrong

 

The Twelve Days of Winter Holidays

 

Day 1: On the first day of Winter Break my Physical Education teacher gave to me, 1 minute of modified push-ups.

Day 2: On the second day of Winter Break my Physical Education teacher gave to me, 2 minutes of curl-ups.

Day 3: On the third day of Winter Break my Physical Education teacher gave to me, 3 hugs from a family member.

Day 4: On the fourth day of Winter Break my Physical Education teacher gave to me, 4 healthy chores around the house, e.g. shoveling walks, vacuuming, walking the dog, dusting, etc.

Day 5: On the fifth day of Winter Break my Physical Education teacher gave to me, 5 minutes of jumping rope.

Day 6: On the sixth day of Winter Break my Physical Education teacher gave to me, 6 minutes of lower body stretches.

Day 7: On the seventh day of Winter Break my Physical Education teacher gave to me, 7 minutes dancing with a family member.

Day 8: On the eighth day of Winter Break my Physical Education teacher gave to me, 8 minutes of reading the Free Press sports section (or a sport related book!)

Day 9: On the ninth day of Winter Break my Physical Education teacher gave to me, 9 minutes of playing at a local park.

Day 10: On the tenth day of Winter Break my Physical Education teacher gave to me, 10 minutes walking with a family member.

Day 11: On the eleventh day of Winter Break my Physical Education teacher gave to me, 11 backward push-ups.

Day 12: On the twelfth day of Winter Break my Physical Education teacher gave to me, 12 minutes of jogging.

 

Mr. Armstrong