So this would be the 1st week for Jump Rope skills practice. I posted an assignment on the Google Classroom for jump rope practice and a couple of pictures from last year at Jump Rope for Heart. We may not be able to do the American Heart Association fundraiser this year, but can still work on jumping skills to keep our hearts healthy.
I have another idea for you called the Memory Add-On game. You do a movement and someone else must repeat that move and add another one. You then repeat the 1st move and the 2nd move and add another. Continue to take turns adding movements until you can no longer remember all the moves! See what is the most amount of moves you can do without forgetting.
The DShines program has shared a link for all P.E. teachers to share with our communities. There are 2 links to activity ideas for parents and students, one is in English and the other Arabic language.
All classes are working on basketball skills and games. The fitness tests for this marking are sit-ups and push-ups. The personal & social skill for the kindergarten through 3rd grade is cooperation, and the 4th and 5th grade is respect for self and others. The effort & participation grade is always based on if the students come to class dressed to play and if they are trying during the lessons. Volleyball will be the next sport that the students will be learning.
This marking the students will again be graded on participation, which is based on coming dressed to play and doing the activity. The personal/social skill for kindergarten through 3rd grade is to show best effort, which means to learn new things and keep trying. 4th & 5th grade are working to show responsibility, which means being accountable for themselves. The fitness test will be flexibility for all grades, which we work on during the gymnastics lessons.
I am sending permission slips home for the 4th and 5th grade boys and girls who are interested in coming to the after school sports nights in December. The boys come Wednesday 12/4 and the girls come Wednesday 12/11.
The P. E. report card has been changed for all grade levels to be assessed on fitness skills, participation and personal/social skills. The cardiovascular fitness test will be a 1/2 mile jog for grades kindergarten through 2nd and a 1-mile jog for grades 3rd through 5th. Wearing proper clothes and working on the skills each class period will be what is graded for participation. The personal/social skill for kindergarten through 3rd grades is follow directions and 4th and 5th grades are working on self-control.
4th and 5th grade students will have the opportunity to join in the Bob Cipriano Run which will be Friday, Oct. 11th. I will send home the permission slips in September.
Our final report card assessments will be taken during the jump rope and softball/T-ball units. The fitness tests for 2nd through 5th graders will be on jumping rope. The 2nd grade students will jump in a long rope twirled by myself and another student to attempt 5 jumps consecutively. The 3rd grade students will jump for 1-minute individually to attempt 45 jumps accumulative. 4th grade students attempt 120 jumps in 2-minutes and 5th grade students attempt 199 jumps in 3-minutes. Kindergarten and 1st grade students will work on skipping for the locomotor skill and the object control will be the overhand throw. The personal/social skill the lower elementary students are working on is compassion and constructive competition for the upper elementary students.
Jump Rope for Heart collection envelopes will be sent home starting the week of April 8th and they are due back to me by Wednesday, April 24th. The after school event will be Thursday, April 25th from 3:35 – 4:45 in the gym, for those students who turned in a collection for the American Heart Association.
Volleyball lessons are the focus now. 4th and 5th grade students will be tested on the underhand strike for the object control category. They will perform the sit and reach test for the fitness category, which check for hip and low back flexibility. Respect for self and others will be worked on for the personal and social behavior category. The other grades, kindergarten through 3rd grades, will be tested on slide for the locomotor skill, catch a fly ball for the object control skill and cooperation for the personal and social behavior.
Students are playing the final week of football and then physical education classes will begin the indoor sports through the winter and spring months. Tennis lesson will begin the last week of November. Skill assessment will be on the hand dribble in basketball. The 4th and 5th grade fitness test will be on curl-ups. The personal/social skill being practiced by lower elementary classes is best effort and upper elementary classes are practicing responsibility.
Make sure that students bring gym shoes on PE day when wearing boots to school during these winter months.