This week, I will continue to have all of my classes run the track outside, weather permitting. The kindergarten, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classes will only run during one of their classes this week. I will be assessing all of the classes this week on their run. The Kindergarten-3rd grade classes will be assessed on the 1/2 mile run and the 4th and 5th grade classes will be assessed on the 1 mile run. During the second class of the week, my kindergarten, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classes will continue to learn and practice soccer skills.
This week, all of my classes K-5th grade will go outside to the track to run during one of their classes. The Kindergarten-3rd grade classes will run 2 laps, which is a 1/2 mile. The 4th and 5th grade classes will run 4 laps, which is 1 mile. I will plan to assess my 3-5th graders on their run this week. I will also asses them on the run the next two weeks and I will use their best time as their grade on their report card. During the second class of the week and at the end of the class for the classes that see me once a week, they will all continue to practice soccer skills.
This week, I will continue to work on soccer skills with all of my classes kindergarten-5th grade. The main skills I will focus on will be the foot dribble, trapping, changing directions, and passing. I have a variety of drills and games that I will use to help my students practice these skills.
I will also have my 3rd-5th grade students go outside at the start of one of their classes to run the 1/2 mile run. This will help them to get ready for their cardiovascular endurance assessment and it will help the 4th and 5th graders to practice and build their endurance for the Cirpriano Memorial Run. The run will be at Ford Field Park on Friday, October 11th. I will hand out permission slips to Any 4th and 5th grade student that would like to participate in the run. They need to be returned with $3, by Wednesday, October 2nd.
This week, I will focus on teaching my students class routines, skills, and games that I will use throughout the school year. For example, I will teach the students a variety of stretches and exercises at their floor spots. Next, they will practice running inside and outside of the school. Finally, they will learn and practice some of the tagging and throwing games I use. These will be routines, skills, and games that all of my grades will perform to start the school year. There are many classes that I have only seen one or two times, because of the short weeks we had to start the school year. This means it will still take me this week to get them all to learn these skills and routines. I will plan to start my soccer unit with some of my classes this week, but many of them will not start soccer until next week.