The following link gives you ideas on how to fit your physical activity into a busy schedule:
Hey guys! I hope all of you are doing well! This is the last month of school and it is also National Physical Fitness and Sports Month! The links below will take you to the PYFP @ Home 4 Week Challenge; I challenge you guys to take on the challenge and complete the month of May by giving your all and showing your body some love! I would really like to see you guys getting active so send in those videos and pics! Let's finish out our school year with a bang!
Love and miss you guys!
Take the PYFP @ Home 4 Week Challenge and Make the Most of Your May
Students have been challenging themselves with PYFP @ Home since schools closed in March, getting stronger every day.
With May being National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, PYFP @ Home wants to see how your hard work is paying off this month with the PYFP @ Home 4 Week Challenge that starts today!
While our lives are upended by the sudden outbreak of this virus, we need to remember to keep our bodies in top condition so that when/if it has to fend off such sickness then the body will be at its best to do what is necessary. The link above will direct you to the CDC for information/updates on the virus.
With that being said, we will be weekly videos of ways to "get active". I encourage each of you, students and families, to get active at least 5 days a week, for at least 60 minutes a day at an intensity level of 3 or 4 (heart health: means you are exercising at least 80% of your max heart rate (220-age)).
Please share your "Get Active" pics and videos through email. You can email me anytime between 10 - 2!
Are you ready to PLAY 60? Walk to move your character in the game to explore a fun interactive environment and find football players! Add players to your roster, play catch with them, train with them, and prepare with them for competition. Open mystery boxes to collect footballs, hearts, and helmets to strengthen your players in training. Search for hidden objects to win additional prizes! See how many steps you take each day.
In the NFL PLAY 60 App you can:
Hope all is well! Missing seeing all of your smiling faces! I hope you are finding ways to get and stay active during this "Shelter-in-place" order. Until this is lifted and we are able to get back to our athletics and other activities, it is important to keep your body moving and working. I would love to see pics or videos of your fun active lifestyles! Hoping to see you again soon!
Physical education is designed to develop each child's physical, social, and emotional learning through a series of carefully planned and conducted activities. Children are at different developmental levels, with different needs and interests, for this reason, activities are geared towards a wide range of skill and fitness levels. All children are encouraged to work towards their personal best! Cooperation and sportsmanship will be stressed at each grade level. These qualities are essential when students are participating in small groups, working with partners and cooperative games. Our educational program is designed to develop skillful, fit and knowledgeable movers who will enjoy a lifetime of participation in physical activities.
As teachers and parents, we need to work together in and out of school to create an environment where your son and/or daughter can succeed! I urge you to get involved with the school and be active in your child's learning. If you ever have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at the school or via email.
What is Character? The mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual.
We will be studying character traits in PE throughout the course of the school year. Each month we will cover a different trait. Please ask your student about the trait of the month and discuss the importance of having good character.
Monthly Character Traits
August/September - Responsibility
October - Respect
November/December - Integrity
January - Trustworthiness
February - Caring (cheerfulness; kindness)
March/April - Caring (compassion; generosity)
May - Citizenship
Family Fitness Challenge Calendars
These calendars are meant to help guide you on ideas to get active with your families. Make a game of it! Enjoy your time together as a family and get healthy in the process!
We will continue our partnership with the Atlanta Falcons and the NFL in keeping the Rise Up! 159 Program at our school. This program was implemented 2 years ago and is the first of its kind anywhere to bring NFL Flag Football to every community in the state. WE were one of the schools hand selected by the Atlanta Falcons to participate in this program! Your child will learn the ins and outs of flag football while strengthening their physical fitness and character.
What we are doing in p.e.
What's coming up in P.E.?
The Physical Ed. grades will be aligned with both the Standards-Based Progress Report and the typical 100% scale. This means that the students will be graded in the following 5 key concepts. Even though the PE units will change throughout the year, these key concepts remain constant.
2.Demonstrates motor skills
3.Demonstrates an understanding of movement concepts and principles
4.Participates in/understands a healthy level of physical fitness
5.Demonstrates responsible personal & social behavior
These key concepts will be part of the weekly PE program and will be continually assessed by the students and the teacher.
Let's get ready to move!
"Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning." --Thomas Jefferson
What to wear in P.E.
Students must wear sleeved t-shirts and knee-length or fingertip-length shorts. As weather gets colder, students may wear sweats. The clothes should be school colors: red, blue, white or any combination of these colors. NO tank-tops or short-shorts are permitted. Court shoes only! No open-toed shoes, flip-flops, boots, or heels. If you would like more information or have questions about dress code, please contact Coach Swanson.
"You are only as strong as you allow yourself to be; never get discouraged, never give up because consistency and dedication is the key to success!"