MUSCLE BUILDING MUSTANGS

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Mrs. Gates and Mrs. Williams

Midway Elementary School

Life is Good

It has been a great year in our physical education classes at Midway. I have seen tremendous growth in our students throughout our school year. We are about to take our Post Test using our Fitnessgram Program. We will be testing cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility and muscular endurance. I look forward to my students increasing their scores on the Sit and Reach, Pacer Test, Curl-ups, Push-ups, and the Trunk Lift. As I tell my students we really never reach our goal but we are always trying to improve...we never settle for less than our best.
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The REAL Super Hero Field Day

We are very excited this year's Field Day will be an all-day event! We have tons of fun Superhero activities and games for every Mustang!


We are having our Field Day on April 7th and will need a lot of volunteers to help us lead over 35 stations! These stations will run from 9:00 - 1:30, each station will last 15 minutes. The volunteer times will be from 8:30 - 11:00 and 11:00 - 2:00. You can choose to volunteer all day or pick one of the two sessions.


Please be our Superhero and help us to make this event successful!


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We look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions please email me at lgates@lexington1.net .

The REAL Super Hero Field Day

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Rep-N-Run Stations

My students are doing an awesome job working out with our stations. We are very fortunate that Mrs. Fickling has bought lots of great equipment for our workouts. We now have 5 lb Kettlebells, 6 lb Weighted Workout Bars, 8, 6, and 4 lb Slam Balls, low hurdles, Resistance Bands and great station cards that gives us a visual of what it looks like and also tells us what muscles we are using. I change the stations around about every 3 weeks. Our kids enjoy this type of workout and we are looking at building lifelong movers.
Click to see my students "grow" their bodies stronger.

Click here to see my students "grow" their bodies stronger.

Learning to play football

Our students worked on learning how to pass, catch, punt, kick, run, and learn new offensive plays. We were going to play before Winter Break but the rain came down and kept coming. The field was soaked and I promised them that we would play an actual modified game. That is hopefully going to happen next week provided it does not rain and is not cold (we have had a mild winter....so far). I have included pictures and videos of our kids in action. We had lots of fun and I think I enjoyed kicking and punting the most, our kids are great punters. Click on the button below to enjoy seeing our kids in motion.

Indoor Floor Hockey

This was an activity/game that my students have never been taught at Midway. We had lots of fun learning ball handling skills, passing, goal tending and shooting at goal. Our unit ended with my students playing a modified game. I consider it a blessing that ALL of my students kept their stick to the floor and no one got hit.

Click below to see our kids in action!!!

Click to see our Hockey Skills

Look at how safe we are with our hockey stick

Roaring 20's...The Harlem Globetrotters

I took part in the 5th grade Parent night by teaching an awesome group of 5th grade girls and boys. We started our by researching and writing a paper on the Harlem Renaissance, the Great Migration and the Harlem Globetrotters. After the writing was over it was time to start practicing our "Magic Circle" with a group. We practiced our trickery and skills and they delivered an outstanding program on that night. We put on our head bands and sweatbands, played our Sweet Georgia Brown and showed the crowd our magical skills.

Click below to see pictures of our day by day researching, writing and practicing our Magic Circle.

Lexington School District One

Lexington County School District One does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or age in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries or complaints. The Chief Human Resources Officer handles inquiries/complaints regarding Title IX. Inquiries/complaints regarding Section 504 for elementary students go to the Coordinator of ESOL/RtI and for secondary students to the Director of Counseling and Advisement. The Mathematics Coordinator handles inquiries/complaints regarding Title II. Contact these people if you have questions regarding these issues at 100 Tarrar Springs Road, Lexington, SC 29072 and telephone number (803) 821-1000.