Meanwhile, in P.E.....

3rd Grade Physical Education Newsletter

Rules, Warm-up Routines, Fitness Testing Oh My!

We've had a great first 2 weeks in P.E. class going over rules, teaching our warm-up routines and getting ready for fitness testing! Our daily 7-8 minute warm-up routines are structured so that students can practice fitness test components regularly and incorporate fitness into each day.


Here is what our typical weekly warm-up schedule looks like:

  • Mileage Mondays: 8 minute jog, followed by hamstring stretch
  • Test Prep Tuesday: Students rotate through fitness test components for 45 seconds each: shuttle run, flexed arm hang, push-ups and curl-ups
  • Cardio Choice Wednesday: Students can choose jump ropes, dribbling a basketball, or jogging for their warm-up activity
  • Test Prep Thursday: Students rotate through fitness test components for 45 seconds each: shuttle run, flexed arm hang, push-ups and curl-ups
  • Flex Friday: Teacher's choice and game days

3rd Graders in Action!

We've played a variety of throwing, tagging and parachute games along with practicing fitness test components these last 2 weeks. Take a look at some of the action!
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August Birthdays!

Once every 4-5 weeks we have all the students with a birthday that month roll big foam dice in front of all 3 classes. The total number rolled by the birthday students, divided by the number of rollers, will be how much the grade jogs for warm-up. Then the birthday bunch chooses a game collaboratively!
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What's in the Pipeline?


MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE PE OPEN HOUSE ON SEPTEMBER 25th DURING YOUR CHILD'S PE TIME (separate flyer to come soon)



Fitness Testing NEXT WEEK!

1) Curl-ups (1 minute with feet held)

2) Flexed arm hang

3) Shuttle Run

4) Hamstring Stretch

5) The Mile Run

6) Push-ups


After fitness testing, beginning the week of September 14th, students will begin our 10 days units that include throwing, catching, jump roping, movement education, and striking. Stay tuned for more information from the PE department!


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The Physical Education Teachers

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Maria Brummer - Nichole Adams - Tom Costas