McCall Elementary's Physical Education & Fitness News Source
Save the Date!
- Plano ISD Sport Stacking Tournament: This event is open to all students grades K-12 and will be held in the Plano Senior High School Gymnasium starting at 6:00 pm on Thursday, May 5th. An informational flyer will be coming home with your student soon!
- McCall Elementary Field Day: Friday, May 20th. Rain Day (make-up) is scheduled for Thursday, May 26th. Be on the look-out for a parent-volunteer sign-up!
- Kindergarten Program: Thursday, June 2nd. More information to come in mid-May.
MyPlate Tips for Healthy Snacking
2. Fruits are quick and easy: Fresh, frozen, dried, or canned fruits can be the easy grab-and-go options that need little preparation. Offer whole fruit and limit the amount of 100% juice that you serve.
Restaurants, convenience and grocery stores, or fast-food places offer a variety of options when eating out. Larger portions can make it easy to eat or drink too many calories. Think about ways to make healthier choices when eating away from home.
Remember to Eat the Colors of the Rainbow!
This month, we have been discussing and doing fitness activities that encourage kids to eat a variety of different colors when choosing fruits and veggies, which according to ChooseMyPlate.gov should be half of their diets. So, feel free to reinforce the following when grocery shopping with your student and when making meal choices at home:
Red Fruits and Veggies: Good for my Heart
Orange Fruits and Veggies: Good for my Eyes
Yellow Fruits and Veggies: Good for my Skin and Insides
Green Fruits and Veggies: Good for my Teeth and Bones
Purple Fruits and Veggies: Good for my Brain
A whole rainbow of colors can be a great way to encourage our kids to make healthy choices and to even ask to be served colors that may often be excluded throughout the week.
To help motivate and encourage the students to pick the fruits and veggies more often and in a wider assortment, we are proposing an incentive program. It will be very easy to facilitate as it puts the ownership of the effort on the student.
The PE & Fitness coaches will provide the attached RAINBOW TRACKER to students. They will write beside each color the name of the fruit or veggie that they have eaten, and then they get an adult to initial confirming that they ate the item. The adult initial can be provided by teachers, parents, or even by the coaches visiting the lunch room on occasions.
Once the student gets each color of their RAINBOW TRACKER filled and confirmed, they will return it to their PE or Fitness coach and be given a Colt Cash and a new RAINBOW TRACKER. Each tracker can be filled as the student eats one of each of the colors and at their own pace. It is totally up to them how quickly and how often they are rewarded.
Hopefully with this incentive program and teacher/parent support which will kick off Monday, Sept. 21st, we can continue to improve the lives and futures of these remarkable kids.
For any questions, ask Coach Smith for more information at email@example.com.
Students in 3rd-5th grade are now on segment 4 of their FitnessGram Evaluation.
This grading period, students will be evaluated using their times from a 1-mile run, push-ups and sit-ups. Based on their grade level and gender, the chart can be used to see their goals for the three areas of evaluation. These results are then used to determine their grade for PE. As always, if you have any questions about their grade or the expectations, contact one of the coaches. The standards by which your child will be graded are as follows:
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