Hope that your student's school year has been fabulous so far! It's hard to believe that we are in the 3rd quarter!
We are excited about the activities that we will be introducing your child to, that come from the PE curriculum called SPARK. Within this curriculum, there are many units that build one upon the other. The main thing that we expect of all of our students is that they give us their BEST EFFORT every day and show us their BEST SPORTSMANSHIP!!!
Most of our PE lessons have fitness components included and we will also incorporate fitness days into our schedule. Please encourage your child to take time out for some fitness exercises at home.
During the month of February, we will be introducing the Kicking & Trapping Unit which will of course involve foot dribbling as well as kicking and trapping. This seems to be a difficult concept for many students since they want to use their hands for everything. So the first thing to learn is to keep hands off the ball during these very important skills. Soccer is the name of the sport that uses these skills, unless your are from a country that calls it football (which makes perfect sence). All of our activities involve reinforcement of the concepts of cooperation and rule following while working in large groups.
When looking at the assignment calendar below, note that I usually place the weeks lessons/activities under MONDAY. Thanks for looking!
Please consider "Go Noodle" as part of your family activity time. It is an internet based program with numerous guided physical activities for you and your family to do together! Try it, your child has experienced "Go Noodle" in their Physical Education classes and simply love it. Here is the link that will take you to the sign up page.
Just a little reminder that students are required to wear proper fitting sneakers (athletic shoes) every day to school, since they have PE every day. So remember that what is tied in a bow, may come out of a bow, so shoe tying is something they will need to practice often in order for them to become successful. Should you choose to use it, there is a PDF file on shoe lace tying that can be used as a resource in teaching your child to tie a bow.
Thanks so much for coming to my website. I look forward to the time that I will be able to spend with your child!
LET'S GET PHYSICAL!!!
Coach Pam Hicks
Primary PE 352-259-7700 ext. 4350
A THOUGHT TO LIVE BY:
"When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot become manifest, strength cannot be exerted, wealth becomes useless, and reason becomes powerless."