Guard the Castle and Food Fight

We have been playing a game called GUARD THE CASTLE for the 2-5 graders to assess the tossing and throwing skills. Please help your child remember to step with the opposite foot when throwing and tossing. This is a common mistake for this age and it is an easy one to fix! It has been fun and the students really enjoy it!

The K-1 students have been playing FOOD FIGHT working on their throwing and tossing skills. Do you know the difference between the two? Ask your student and make sure they know!?

HAVE A GREAT WEEK AND REMEMBER

DON’T JUST SIT………………GET FIT!

2nd-5th graders

Next week, the 2nd-5th graders will start a Frisbee unit. They will learn different ways to throw and catch a Frisbee. We will be incorporating these skills in a variety of fun games. These are great games and activities for the students to play on recess or at home with their family and friends, especially with the weather beginning to cool off a little bit. See if your child can tell you the difference between throwing a Frisbee and a ball.

Week: August 27 K-1st grades

Next week, we are starting our tossing and catching unit with our K-1st grade students. They will be learning the correct way of underhand tossing to themselves, with a partner at a low level (rolling), tossing and catching with a partner, and tossing towards a target. We teach them a clever phrase to remember when tossing….”tic-toc, pour the water on the dock.” See if they can tell you the correct way to toss and catch. Check to see if they know what foot to step out with. We will also be stressing the importance of keeping their eyes on the ball and tracking it into their hands while they are catching. We can’t wait to have a ball with them next week.

Kindergarten

Next week with Kindergarten, we will be working on fun partner games and activities to help us get fit. We will incorporate all of the skills they have learned thus far…locomotor/non-locomotor, levels, pathways, and space. We will also be introducing them to the skills of chasing, fleeing, and dodging by playing some different tag games.

1st-5th graders

The 1st-5th graders have been working so hard the last few weeks on completing their Fall FitnessGram test. We collected their baseline scores on these tests and now we will start working on gaining strength, endurance, and flexibility to improve their scores in the spring. We would love for the students to work on curl-ups, push-ups, and sit and reach daily!

Next week, the students are going to be introduced to fun recreational games that the students can play at home with their family or friends. These are great activities to play outside and with Labor Day just around the corner your family may love to do some of these games. The students will be learning how to play 4-square or 2-square, bocce ball, tic-tac-toe relays, cornhole.

Kindergarten

Over the next few weeks, we are introducing Kindergarten to the world of PE. We will be teaching them about space (personal and general), levels (low, medium, and high), and pathways (straight, curvy, and zigzag). We will also be focusing on locomotor and non-locomotor movements. They will get practice learning these skills through fun activities and games.

It is that time of the year again….FitnessGram testing. We administer the FitnessGram in the fall and spring. Our fall test is to gain baseline data and introduce the test to the students. The test will also be administered in the spring so we can see how much the students have grown in strength over the school year. The FitnessGram measures the children’s cardiovascular endurance, strength, flexibility, as well as muscular strength and endurance.

This week we are in the process of getting a baseline for our fitness testing for the year. Your child is participating in a “PUSH-UP PARTY” and a “SIT-UP SIESTA” while in class. If their class is not being tested, they are playing basketball, jump rope, hula hoops, 4-square and tether ball! HOW FUN IS THIS!?

Please take time every day to do some type of fitness with your child, whether it be a walk around the block, jog in the neighborhood, or anything that gets that heart rate up! Enjoy this time free from “DEVICES”!

Below is a website that you can copy/paste into your browser to find valuable information on our FitnessGram Fitness test that we are administering in our P.E. classes this year for grades 1-5. These are the norms for being in the Healthy Fitness Zone (HFZ) by age. We hope you will utilize this information and use it to set goals for yourself to obtain the best fitness level you can. If you have any questions, please come ask your Physical Education Teachers that are always EAGER to help you out! Good luck and remember:

DON’T JUST SIT…………..GET FIT!!!!!!!!!

http://www.cooperinstitute.org/ourkidshealth/fitnessgram/documents

WELCOME BACK LIONS!!!!

Welcome Mtn. View Lions to Physical Education for the 2018–2019 school year…..
We are so excited to see all of our HAPPY faces coming back to school on Wednesday morning! We can’t wait to see the smiles, hear the laughter, and meet all of the new students. We are excited to the start the new school year and start having a BALL in the gym! We would like to welcome Coach Smith, who has been teaching P.E. in Cobb County for over 14 years. She is very excited to see all of the students and get the ball rolling in PE.
SCHEDULE: We are on a 5-day rotation, which means that your child will have P.E. the same days each week. This will help make it easy for your child to remember to wear their tennis shows and be ready to get moving.
CLOTHING: For your child to perform to the best of his/her ability and for safety reasons, suitable clothing should be worn to P.E. each day:
Comfortable pants, jeans or shorts
If wearing a dress, have shorts underneath
Tennis shoes that tie or Velcro and fit securely with socks should be worn
*As the weather permits, your child will have P.E. outside. Please make sure that they are dressed appropriately for the weather.
SHOES: To make sure that we keep the gym floor in good shape, we need to make sure that we all wear the proper foot attire! Please remember to wear your tennis shoes!
ILLNESS/INJURY: If your child is coming back after being absent, please know that we will assume he/she can participate unless we are given a note. If he/she needs to sit out more than 5 consecutive days, a Doctor’s note is required and must be on file for it to be excused per county policy. Please send a note if your child ever needs to refrain from participating in P.E.
MEDICAL ISSUES: If your child has a medical condition (asthma, allergies to peanuts, bee stings, or fire ants, heart conditions, etc.) please let the P.E. staff know, so we can best accommodate your child.
GRADING: P.E. grades will be based on students meeting the physical education standards, effort, attitude, participation, and behavior during class. Notes will be sent home for situations we feel are effecting your student’s learning. Fourth and fifth grade students will receive a letter grade of A, B, C, D, or F for their participation and skills. Kindergarten through third grade will receive a 3, 2, or 1 for their participation and skills. All students will receive a conduct grade as well.
Please encourage your child to give their best at whatever we are doing in P.E. class. Some things will be harder than others and the students should strive to do their personal best; not to compare themselves to anyone else. The gym is a safe place for students to try new things and have fun.
We are very excited about a GREAT year in P.E! We have a lot of fun and exciting activities planned for this school year! Get ready to rumble! See you all WEDNESDAY!