We hope that everyone had a SUPER break in December! We are back and ready to rock and roll in the Gym!!!
We will be starting FitnessGram Testing with out 4th and 5th Graders January 13th, 2020. Please make sure your students are dressed appropriately for PE and have on the correct shoes.
Our K-3rd Graders are starting the year off “running.” We started with quick, fun activities to get them up and moving. Next week we are starting a Parachute Unit! This will work on our listening skills, teamwork, and cooperation!
7 weeks into school and the kiddos amaze us EVERY DAY!!!
Our Kindergarten, First, and Second graders have been working through a tag unit. We have been teaching them 3 tag vocabulary words.
Chasing: Moving after someone to tag them
Fleeing: Moving away from the person who is trying to tag you
Dodging: A quick movement in a different direction to avoid being tagged
We have played the following tag games:
Fire & Ice Tag
3-Way Tag (2nd Grade only)
Our third, fourth, and fifth graders have been getting stronger and faster by working on their fitness.
We have been talking about cardiovascular endurance/cardiorespiratory endurance.
Cardiovascular/Cardiorespiratory endurance is how efficiently your heart, blood vessels, and lungs to supply oxygen rich blood to working muscles during physical activity (aerobic activity like walking, running, cycling or playing a sport) for a prolonged period of time or for more than 90 seconds.
The Fitness Activities we have been doing are the following:
Partner Laps & Tag
1 Minute Fitness Circuit
After Fall Break we will begin a K-5 Throwing & Catching Unit and we will be taking PE to the top field!
We are rocking and rolling in the gym this school year!!
Our Kindergarten students are doing a great job learning about personal and general space. They are exploring “Outer Space” in their Spaceships and learning different locomotor movements.
First and Second Graders have done an amazing job with personal and general space. They have moved onto Spaceship Tag. We will continue to work on chasing, fleeing, and dodging in the tag unit over the next couple of weeks.
3rd through 5th graders started off their Team Building unit with a scavenger hunt called “PE IS AWESOME.” We incorporated writing into the lesson and the students loved it.
Other Team Building Activities to come:
- The Human Knot
- Pass the Ball
- Pass the Frog
- Flip the Tarp
- The Floor is Lava
BACK TO FOOTBALL FRIDAY IS AUGUST 30TH!!! COME SPEND THE DAY WITH US!
WOWWWW!!!!!!! WE CANNOT BELIVE SCHOOL HAS STARTED!!!!!
We are SO excited for a fantastic year in PE!
Please make sure your student has on the proper shoes for PE.
We want them in a rubber bottomed shoe that covers their toes. (In the winter, No Boots, please!)
Shoes that are not okay: Sandals/Flip Flops, Crocs, Boots, Heels,
What are we doing: August 1-9th
K-5th Grade: Rules & Procedures
What is coming up next: Starting the Week of August 12th
K-2: Personal & General Space, Tag Unit
3-5: Teambuilding and Cooperation
CALLING ALL FIELD DAY VOLUNTEERS!!!
COME AND SPEND A FUN DAY IN THE SUN WITH US!!!
K-2: Thursday, May 9th, 2019
K-2 VOLUNTEER SIGN UP
3-5: Friday, May 10th, 2019
3-5 VOLUNTEER SIGN UP
We are also in need of donations for field day:
Popsicles on a Stick
Gallons of Water
Small 3-5oz Cups
EMPTY 20oz Plastic Water Bottles
Chalk and/or Bubbles
Bags of Ice (DAY OF ONLY)
ALL donations are appreciated and can be dropped in the front office!
DON’T FORGET TO ORDER YOUR FIELD DAY SHIRTS!!! DEADLINE IS MONDAY, APRIL 22ND!!!!!
It is that time of year again, to order your field day t shirts for your kiddos!
As a friendly reminder orders are ONLINE ONLY!
DEADLINE IS MONDAY APRIL 22ND!
Shirts are $10 each!
Just to make you aware of a few things with ordering that has NO EXPLANATION because it is not happening to everyone.
For some reason when you try ordering from an iPhone, there is a glitch and it leaves your cart empty.
Switching Browsers to Google Chrome has fixed 99.999% of that glitch.
I have also had parents say that typing in the URL instead of clicking the link, has worked also.
Email Mrs.Coach. Jarry (Anslie.email@example.com)
We are kicking off our annual Jump Rope for Heart Event!!!! The event will run from February 7th until March 8th. We are SUPER excited this year and cannot wait to see how much our Nickajack Families raise this year!
Use the link below to set up your online account or download the app on your cell phone:
KIDS HEART CHALLENGE
Morning Jump: February 11th through March 1st:
Bring a$1 donation to participate in our Weekly Morning Jump Time (ALL Money will be added to our schools total donations.)
Monday: 4th and 5th Grade
Tuesday: 3rd Grade
Wednesday: 2nd Grade
Thursday: 1st Grade
WE ARE SEXCITED FOR BACK TO FOOTBALL FRIDAY! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS SIGNED UP TO VOLUNTEER. TOMORROW IS GOING TO BE SO MUCH FUN!
When you arrive, please come and sign in at the table located in the Bus Lanes, right outside the gym.
AND OF COURSE, GO FALCONS!
It’s Coach Joyner here to give you a sneak peek of our Team Building Unit we began this week for grades 3rd-5th. The Human Caterpillar is a team building activity that requires students to work together to move a ball from one end of the line to the other.
Hi Nickajack Families!!!!
Your PE Department could not be more excited about the 2018-2019 School Year. We are looking forward to teaching our kiddos new units this year.
We have implemented a new procedure in our gym, that Coach Jarry likes to call “Squadrants!” We have broken our gym into 4 different SQAUDS or TEAMS. This year students are trying to earn points for their squad. The four squads are the Falcons, Braves, Hawks, and Atlanta United. Ask your student what squad their teacher is in!!!