Decorah Physical Education

December 2015

Teacher's Corner

We have finished up our soccer unit. The main focus was on dribbling and ball control with the games that we played at each grade level. The next unit is basketball where we will focus on dribbling, passing and shooting. Ask your child if they were able to jump their grade level goal yet. The goal is to get it by the end of the year: K=5 jumps in a row, 1st grade= 10 jumps, 2nd grade=15 jumps, 3rd grade=25 jumps and 4th grade= 35 jumps. Jumping rope is great for coordination, agility and cardiovascular endurance.

Wondering where your son or daughter’s fitness scores are from the fall? We have had some issues with the Fitnessgram software update this year and we will send them via email as soon as the issue is resolved if they are in 3rd or 4th grade.

Looking for gift ideas to stay active: Pedometer, short jump rope, long jump rope, hula hoop, snow shoes, sidewalk chalk, kids fitness video, or any kind of ball to throw and catch.



Want to show off your basketball dribbling skills? Come up with a dribbling routine that is no longer than a minute. Video it and send it to Mrs. Seaman at by Thursday, December 31st. It can be done alone, with friends or make it a family event to get active. Some videos may be posted on the next newsletter to show off Decorah’s talents. Good luck!


Third and fourth graders receive an extra 20 minutes of PE a week. This time is used to focus on muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. Check out the video below to watch 4th graders in action during fitness stations. They are working hard.


We are always collecting Campbell Soup Labels. All we need is the UPC code from the label. There are 2 separate bins to drop labels and box tops off. Look in the hallway straight ahead as you walk into the school. Points are submitted throughout the year to get equipment for class so look for those labels. Thank You!

Fitness stations