Planksgiving Thanksgiving!

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Hi Mtn. View Families!
Happy November and Happy FALL! We hope you are making big plans for the upcoming Thanksgiving season and we have a super fun thing for you guys to do as a family. The above link will take you to a “Planksgiving Thanksgiving” calendar filled with fun exercises for you to complete daily throughout the month. This year, Thanksgiving is on November 23 or 11/23. Therefore, all exercises will be 11 or 23 repetitions each! HOPEFULLY the link will allow you to access a video on how to do the exercises through YOUTUBE. There is even a place to take a moment to reflect on things you and your’s are “Thankful” for! We hope this will open up communication and reflection on all we have to be thankful for!
I know I AM THANKFUL for each of you!

Happy Thanksgiving
Coach Janas

Mad Dash & Fall Festival….

HATS OFF  to those committees that planned all of the activities for our Fall fundraiser. Mad Dash was a BLAST and I wanted to personally thank the committee for allowing me to participate with the students and be a part of all of that. It was truly a wonderful event and evening planned. The fall festival was well attended and super fun for everyone!

Your child has been very busy this month in Physical Education.  Our K-2 students have been working on balance and tossing/catching as well as other fitness components.  Our 3-5th graders have had a great time with our Frisbee unit and playing frisbee golf outdoors! We borrowed the disc catchers to set up an 18 hole golf course for them to throw to and the kids had a blast. We made teams and kept score throughout the unit.  Several students came back from fall break and mentioned they had seen similar catchers on their vacation. I’m glad they recognized it and came back to tell me about i!

We are starting a fun tag game I learned at the Ga. State Physical Education conference this past weekend in Athens. We will be starting soccer soon ~ look for some fun activities coming your way for that!

Did you hear we got a rock wall in the gym? It’s gorgeous and the students really enjoyed trying it out during our balance unit!

Have a great week/month and have fun with the little goblins coming around the end of this month!

DON’T JUST SIT…..GET FIT!!!

Mrs. Janas & Mrs. Zimmer

Physical Education

FitnessGram….

Hi Parents & Students!

We are in the process of getting a baseline for our fitness testing for the year. Your child has participated in the “PUSH-UP PARTY” and is presenting having a “SIT-UP SIESTA” while in class.  If their class is not being tested, they are playing basketball, jump rope, agility ladders, 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”!

Thank you for giving me the best!

Coach Janas

2017-18 Who is ready for a NEW YEAR and SCHOOL?

Welcome to Physical Education for the 2017–2018 school year…..

If you haven’t seen our new school yet, you are in for a treat. We still have the most wonderful staff, but now we have the most wonderful building!!!! We are so excited and the gym is absolutely beautiful and spacious.  We are so excited to fill it with tennis shoes and little bodies moving all around! We are sad that Mrs. Smith is at another school this year due to numbers of students, but we hope to see her back here very soon. Meanwhile, we have Mrs. Zimmer with me for most of the day with Mrs. Perez, Mrs. Johns and Mrs. Moore popping in for a class throughout the day. We are also hosting a student from Kennesaw State University that will be doing observation in the fall and student teaching in the spring ~ his name is Hunter Bruce and we are very excited to have him! We welcomed Scott Connors, a Georgia State student,  for the pre-planning week to observe the opening first week of school.  This year should be fun!

SCHEDULE:  We are on a 5-day rotation for specials.  That means your child will attend P.E. twice a week.  There is a set schedule as to what days they attend P.E. during the week, which will help in remembering what days to wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothing.

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

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 there is a note from you given to us. 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.

MEDICAL ISSUES:  If your child has a medical condition (asthma, allergies to peanuts, bee stings, or fire ants, heart conditions, etc.) please fill out the blue sheet that will be sent home with your child and return the paper to the P.E. teachers, 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 this school year and look forward to a great year in P.E.  We have many fun and exciting activities planned for this school year!!!!  Get ready to rumble!  We are going to have a BALL!  DON’T JUST SIT, GET FIT!!!!

****If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Mrs. Janas and the Physical Education staff

A HUGE THANK YOU!!!!

Field Day was a huge success and that is because of YOU!!!!   We want to thank all of the wonderful individuals who took time away from their busy schedules to help us out with Field Day.  You all are truly the BEST!!!!   Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping make it a success and such a fun day for all of the kids!

Hip Hip Hooray!

Fitness testing is over and the students did an AMAZING job!  We are so incredibly PROUD of the kids for showing their sheer determination, motivation, and dedication to doing their best!  They truly worked hard this entire school year and it has paid off in their testing.  You will receive sheets in your child’s report card at the end of the school year.  These sheets will show your child’s scores they received in the Fall and how they performed during the Spring testing!  You will be so proud of their performance and how their scores improved!  Way to go Mtn. View-you all are the BEST!!!

DON’T JUST SIT, GET FIT!!!!

Walk To School Day…April 12th

The week we come back from spring break we are having a walk to school day!  Walk to school will be Wednesday, April 12th.  If you would like to walk to school with us you may meet us at North Hampton’s clubhouse or the Acquatic Center.  We will leave around 7:20am.  We hope to see you there!

Dance with Dads…Move with Moms

Our annual Dance with Dads, Move with Moms is just around the corner.   We will be hosting the annual Dance with Dads, Move with Moms the week  after spring break!  K-2 will have the event on Tuesday, April 11 from 7:25-7:45am and 3-5th event will be on Thursday, April 13 from 7:25-7:45am.  We hope to see as many people out there getting fit and having a ball.  Just remember you must signup on EventBrite to attend.  See the link below to find out more information.

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FitnessGram….

This week we started our spring FitnessGram testing with the students.  The students have been working extremely hard over the school year to improve their flexibility, cardiovascular strength and endurance, and muscular strength and endurance.  Please make sure that your child continues to work on their push-ups, curl-ups, and sit-n-reach to better prepare themselves for those tests.  The FitnessGram measures the children’s cardiovascular endurance, strength, flexibility, as well as muscular strength and endurance.

Below is a website that you can copy/paste into your browser to find valuable information on our FitnessGram test that we are administering in our P.E. classes.   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