Meanwhile, in P.E.....

4th Grade Physical Education newsletter

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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 Tuesdays: Students rotate through fitness test components for 45 seconds each: shuttle run, flexed arm hang, push-ups and curl-ups
  • Cardio Choice Wednesdays: Students can choose jump ropes, dribbling a basketball, or jogging for their warm-up activity
  • Test Prep Thursdays: Students rotate through fitness test components for 45 seconds each: shuttle run, flexed arm hang, push-ups and curl-ups
  • Flex Fridays: Teacher's choice and game days

4th Graders in Action!

We have played a variety of tagging, throwing and parachute games after warm-ups the last 2 weeks. Here are some snap shots of them in action!
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August Birthdays!

A Physical Education tradition to highlight birthdays for the month! Every 4th grader with an August birthday got a chance to roll the big foam dice in front of their peers. The total rolled by the birthday students, divided by the number of rollers, determines how much the group jogs for warm-up. The birthday bunch then get to choose 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 students will begin 10 day 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