Meanwhile, in P.E.....
1st Grade Physical Education Newsletter
The 1st graders have been rotating through unit skills with each P.E. teacher as well as some grade level game days. Finishing up Kicking/Punting, Juggling, Climbing/Tumbling last week and then we begin Rhythms! The 1st graders continue to begin their PE days with a short jog and a combination of strength and flexibility exercises. We hope everyone had a great holiday break and we wish everyone a happy new year!
In our juggling unit we use the first week to work on mastering one juggling skill at a time, starting with scarves and progressing to beanbags, rings and clubs. During the second week we add other individual equipment requiring eye-hand and general coordination including cup stacking, stilts, pogo sticks, devil sticks, and moon hoppers. Students are encouraged to try lots of different skills during this week.
Kicking & Punting
Our kicking and punting unit we work on a variety of kicking techniques such as: kicking a ball in motion, soccer style punts, football style punts, dribbling, passing, trapping and much more.
Tumbling & Climbing
In our tumbling and climbing unit students start the first week performing tumbling and low to the ground balances and also work on pyramids. During the second week, we climb cargo nets, ropes, and other climbing equipment. We climb from beneath, on top, forward and backward. We also work on the jumping and landing with the springboard and basic skills with the horizontal bar.