Hello my name is Mrs. Stapleton and it is my 13th year teaching physical education at Meadow Lane. This year the students will be participating in many fun units.Each class will have Physical Education three days a week. One of those days will be a fitness day. During fitness days, students will be participating in fitness games or fitness stations. On the other two days of physical education, I will be teaching them skills on the unit we are learning.This year each classroom will have a chance to win the "Golden Gym Shoe" award. This award will go to the classroom that earns the most stickers at the end of each month. They will earn a sticker after every physical education class if they demonstrate the appropriate behavior. Students also need to come prepared wearing gym shoes to class in order to get a sticker.Students will be tested each month on their cardiovascular endurance by participating in the Pacer Challenge. Each class will perform the Pacer Test and will have the opportunity to improve his/her score each month. This challenge will begin in the month of October. So get outside and practice running students!
Basketball is finishing up with our 5 on 5 games. Students have had such a great time learning new skills and games. A favorite game of our students was "knockout."
Jump Rope Ninja has began in all classes. Students are able to earn different belts depending on how many consecutive jumps they can perform. All grades are at differenet levels and are working hard to get to that black belt.
Jump Rope for heart is being kicked off this month and will be during gym class at the end of the month. Students will get information and start raising money for the American Heart Association to help fund research to help fight heart disease and stroke. Students will be able to earn prizes for raising money.
As the weather continues to get nicer, we will be going outside for gym class. Please have your children dress accordingly.
I am looking forward to another fun and fit month!