Hope that your student's school year has been fabulous so far! It's hard to believe that the 3rd quarter is almost over!
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 March, we will continue in the Dribbling, Volleying and Striking Unit. It is in this unit that we learn and practice the skill of hand dribbling which is a very important skill in the sport of Basketball. We will also spend time volleying both balloons and balls similar to the way they might need to in the sport of Volleyball. Striking is also introduced during this month and we begin with striking with the hand, like in Volleyball and then graduate to short handled implements like paddles and long handled implements like bats and golf clubs (made of plastic). This is a very intense unit, so if your student has some of the items mentioned above at home, then they could practice what they are learning.
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 proficient. 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."