Fair Park Physical Education
We have finished up our soccer unit. The main focus of the games we played at each grade level was dribbling and ball control. We are now in our basketball unit where we will focus on dribbling, passing and shooting.
3rd and 4th graders have been wearing pedometers daily in class which have made them more aware of how hard they work in class and motivated to get more steps each day. Ask your child how many steps they are aiming for each class and different exercises they do to increase their steps and meet their daily goal.
We have started to incorporate jump rope into our warm-up periodically. Jumping rope is great for coordination, agility and cardiovascular endurance. Its also a simple activity to practice at home-all you need is a rope and some room to jump!
6 Pin Knockdown
All Star Basketball
Family Fitness Night
It was so successful that we have decided to have another one on Thursday, Jan 21st. Look for details after Christmas break!
Everyone's legs were shaking from holding the wall sit position.
Feeling the burn in their abs from holding the v-sit.
Fun on the climbing wall!
Jump Rope for Heart
Look for more information coming home after break. If you raised $ online last year watch for an email in the next week.
If you want to check out Fair Park's website the address is: http://jumphoops2016mwa.kintera.org/fairparkelem
Below you will see a picture of the new incentives this year. We have said goodbye to the ducks and have introduced the pups!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Playing in the Snow
- Making a snowman (or snowwoman) takes a lot of work, exercising your muscles and your heart perfectly.
- Gather your family and friends for a good old-fashioned snow ball fight. All of that running, ducking, and throwing burns several hundred calories per hour. Keep it safe—no hard-packed snowballs, no ice, and faces are off limits.
- Even making snow angels works out your upper and lower body.
- Sledding is great because in order to enjoy the fun of flying down the hill, you have to walk up first—and everyone will want several turns. Add challenge by making your own trail up the hill. The resistance of walking through untouched snow offers a great workout!