Basketball Mania

This week in PE we focused a lot on dribbling, passing, and shooting basketballs.  Students participated in several games that focused on each skills, while incorporating some offensive and defensive skills as well.  Our K-2 classes had a blast practicing dribbling as they used beach balls and hula hoops in a game we call “Island Dribbling”.  Our 3-5 classes enhanced their dribbling skills through games such as, “Basketball Pirates”, “Hula Knockout”, and “Catch-5”.  We will continue with basketball skills for one more week before moving onto team building skills (K-4).  Our next 5th grade unit will focus on “aquatics”, which will prepare us for our upcoming field trip to the North Side YMCA.  Stay tuned for more exciting news from the Tiger Dome.

PE Success Week a HUGE Success

Bring Your Parents to PE Week was THE highlight of the week here at Trevvett Elementary.  Over 50 parents and grandparents joined their loved ones in the Tiger Dome as they participated in vigorous physical activities.  From jelly fishing with the Kindergartners, participating in an underhand toss relay with 1st-2nd, to improving our football throwing skills with 3rd-5th, the parents and students definitely broke a sweat.  I was so touched to see how involved our parents are with their children and how excited the kids were to share their knowledge with others.  Here are just a few glimpses at all the fun we had this week…

Tiger Dome Makeover

There have been some new additions to the Tiger Dome (gym) this year which include a…

  • Brand new word wall
  • Objectives poster
  • PE routine poster
  • PAW Achievement poster
  • AND the official Tiger Cave poster

Physical Education focuses primarily on health and fitness, however, this year I want to extend our learning beyond the “typical” subject matter that we usually teach.  Vocabulary will be posted regularly, as well as, objectives, diagrams, and visuals to further enhance our learning.  With education continuing to evolve, so must PE!!!!  As the year continues, be on the look out for new additions to our Tiger Dome that will surely bring some color and excitement to our wonderful gymnasium.

Stay healthy and fit this weekend 🙂

Fitness Frenzy

This week in PE we dove deep into the 5 Components of Fitness for grade K-5.  Discussions were centered around cardiorespiratory endurance (heart and lungs), muscular endurance (how long our muscles can work), muscular strength (how much your muscles can do), flexibility, and body composition.

Grades K-2 met a new friend, Froggy, as they practiced their hopping, jumping, and leaping skills.  Grades 3-5 cycled through stations and a variety of tag games that focused on each component.  Below is a picture of students working on their muscular endurance as they played Plank Tag.

Stay tuned for more exciting posts from the Tiger Dome!!!!!!!!!!!

We Rocked PE Like a Hurricane!!!!!

This week in PE K-2 continued to work on their locomotor skills (walking, running, hopping, leaping, skipping, and galloping).  Teams raced against each other as they performed each skill and let me tell you, we have some AMAZING students with INSANE skills!!!!!!

On Day 1 of PE, grades 3-5 demonstrated their strength and endurance as they participated in fitness stations.  Stations included Crab Walk Relay, Plank Taps, Crunch Toss, and the Jumping Jack Challenge.  On Day 2, students practiced cooperative learning as they played Ship Wreck and Circle Soccer (pictured below).

On a serious note, stay safe this weekend and make sure to stay inside and away from any windows.  See you all on Monday!!!!!!!

Week 1 is in the books!!!!!!

WOW!!!!!!!!  What a first week of school at Trevvett ES.  I have loved every second being the PE teacher here and cannot wait to continue working with these AMAZING students.  In PE this week we covered classroom expectations and practiced our locomotor skills in grades K-2.  We also introduced Superman Tag, which was a HUGE hit with the kids.  In grades 3-5 we worked on some team building exercises.  Students mastered building hula huts, while working on their communication and teamwork skills.  Check it out:

Good Morning Tigers!!!!!!!!

With only a week left of preparation, I am beyond excited to get this new school year underway.  Coming from Loudoun County Public Schools, I am eager to bring my experiences with me (in addition to the experiences I will have here) to make this the best possible year EVER!!!!  There will be some familiar programs for our students:

  • Running for Healthy Hearts
  • Annual Winter Basketball Game
  • Student favored PE games (Nucomb Ball, Capture the Oxygen, & Continuous Tag)

A few new programs and customs will be introduced as well, such as:

  • Monday morning Soccer Club (this fall)
  • Lunch Bunches (when possible)
  • THE Golden Shoe (more info to come)

I cannot wait to learn more about my students, staff, school, and this wonderful community.  LET’S GO TIGERS!!!!!!!!!