Happy Wednesday everyone!
This week has been an insane amount of fun. With the renovations going on, we’ve had to change the setting of gym class. So… We turned our classrooms into a dance floor!
This unit is all about different body movements, dancing and yoga. We kicked the unit off by doing some different dances, including line dancing!
All classes have really been enjoying this time to be silly and goofy all while getting some good exercise in, right in the comfort of their classrooms. Below are some pictures and videos!
Wishing everyone a very happy holiday season. Enjoy your winter break. See you next year!!!!!
Quote of the Year: “It is amazing what good you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”
This is just an update for what we have going on moving forward until Winter Break!
GYM: Next week, the gym is getting soundproofed. While we all are very excited for this new upgrade, it’s going to take some cooperation because we won’t be allowed in the gym all week. With that being said, gym classes next week will likely be in the classroom or in the room in the library where we have indoor recess. This will be perfect for our next unit: Line dancing, yoga and sportsmanship. This unit is relaxed and fun all at the same time. I can’t wait to transition to this new chapter!
We will still be continuing our foul shot competition throughout the next unit.
HEALTH: Next week we will be playing a review game and working on finishing up our quarterly projects. I understand that there is a long break coming up, so I don’t want to teach any brand new material until we come back from break. Grades 6, 7 and 8 will test on class 7, the last class before the quarter comes to a close. Grade 5 will test on class 8, which is still the last class before the quarter.
6th grade: Tomorrow, Flex Friday, is the day for our big STEM project! We will be creating our own circulatory system model. Please remember to bring in any materials you might want to use as a “heart” (pump).
Quote of the week: “If you don’t like where you are, move. You are not a tree.”
Happy middle of the week!
Things have been busy, busy preparing for this upcoming holiday break!
In health we’ve been reviewing our body systems as much as possible, creating webs and other study tools to be sure we can be successful when the test comes! I know this information is pretty heavy, but it’s important to know moving forward. We’re doing our best to spice things up and make it more fun and interesting.
In gym, we’ve been learning all about the fundamentals of basketball, building up to be ready to play a real game!
Students have been very helpful. Our knowledge of basketball as a whole is very wide ranged, and students who have more knowledge than others have been very supportive of those just learning. I love to see the collaboration and teamwork.
Starting soon, we will be doing a foul shot competition between 5th-8th grade classes. This will help us see our improvement from week one of basketball to week 3-4. I can’t wait to give you all more information about our success!
Last Friday, I had the pleasure of aiding in the 1st grade classroom. Mrs. Thompson really does a great job engaging these students and pushing them to work to their fullest potential. Look what they made on FLEX Friday!!! Their own rendition of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. I’m very impressed by their creativity and efforts. Good job, 1st grade!!!
I hope everyone is enjoying their week so far.
I wanted to share some pictures of what we made in art club last week.
TURKEY BOOKMARKS!!!! How cool! The students have really been enjoying this after school activity, and so have I. I can’t resist joining in to make my own craft as well.
Art club meets every Wednesday after school until 3:00 pm for anyone interested!
In health class, students are studying systems of the body and how they all work together.
A reminder, this quarters projects are as follows:
5th grade: create-a-plate packet and in class assignment
6th grade: FLEX Friday STEM activity
7th grade: cookbook with guidelines
8th grade: cookbook with guidelines
More information regarding the projects will be given in classes to come.
In gym, we are moving on to our first sports unit: Basketball. Students are asked to participate to the best of their ability, as I know students range from a variety of different skill levels when it comes to sports. As long as students are approaching the different activities with a positive mindset, this should be super fun! Be on the lookout for more pictures as the week goes on.
Have a great rest of the week!!!!
Quote of the Week:
“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”
Good Morning, Everyone!
Welcome to the 2nd Quarter.
In health we will be changing gears and moving into our next unit, Nutrition and the Systems of the Body! I’m excited about this unit because there are so many different topics and new things to learn about. Each grade will be doing a different project:
3rd grade: Good/Bad for Teeth (in class)
5th grade: Create a Plate (in class/at home)
6th grade: Stem day to create skeleton (flex friday)
7th/8th grade: Cookbook (in class/at home)
I’m excited to get started.
Have a good rest of the week!!
Quote of the Week:
“Representation is vital. Otherwise, the butterfly surrounded by a group of moths, unable to see itself, will keep trying to become the moth.” Rupi Kaur
Hope everyone is having a great week so far!
This week we were able to complete our first health test and continue working on our poster projects. The quarter is coming to an end and I’m extremely proud of what we’ve learned and been able to cover so far.
4th Grade- Great job this year! We finished the quarter by presenting our health projects. I’m impressed with your artistic abilities and all that you’ve learned this quarter! Thanks for a great year.
3rd Grade- I’m excited to start class with you! Please have a folder or a designated area to keep your things for class starting next quarter.
Happy Tuesday, all!
The quarter is coming to an end which means big things for health class. Grades 4-8 are reviewing for our test coming up next week. We are also working on finishing our awareness poster projects!
All classes will test on “Class 7” and all posters will be due “Class 8”. Students are finishing up “Class 6” this week, so for most classes, the test will be the students’ next class. We have reviewed for the test and I’m getting confident vibes from each classroom so I’m looking forward to see our growth from the beginning of the year to now.
Poster projects will be due “Class 8”, which for most classes is 2 weeks from now. The poster projects are intended to be a fun way for students to show me that they understand their given topic. In no way is this project meant to be stressful (or expensive)! Students were given posters and tools in class and will have one more class period to work on their posters (class 7 after test). Given the sensitivity of some of the poster topics they will not be displayed, however, I am asking for everyone to be conscious of the information they are choosing to put on their posters. I am not offended by these topics however others may be, and incase they are seen by others I want to be sure we are being as appropriate as possible.
If there are any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me! I am always willing to help or further explain.
Have a great week!
Quote of the Week:
“If you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine.”
Thank you all for taking time out of your day to join us for Parents to PE Week. We really had a blast and I know the children were very appreciative to spend a few hours with you!