PE Clothing Reminder

As we head into to our first holiday break I just wanted to take some time to remind everyone about appropriate PE attire.  When your child attends PE it is imperative that they wear proper shoes.  In order to reach our fitness goals, we must first master the concept of safety and preparedness.  Wearing shoes such as sandals, boots, high heels, Crocs, Uggs, etc. can limit a persons ability to achieve optimal performance, as well as, cause serious injury.  Please make sure that your student wears tennis shoes so that they can participate in ALL physical activities.  The first time a student wears shoes other than tennis shoes, a verbal reminder will be given.  The second time, the student will have to sit out and I will send home a reminder slip with your PE day/time on it.  The third time will result in the student sitting out of PE, as well as, an “N” on their report card.  My goal is not to give out N’s, but to give our students every opportunity to better themselves physically, mentally, and socially.

Lastly, now that we are entering the colder months it is also important to wear warmer clothing.  Although shorts are ideal for exercise, sweatpants and jeans are acceptable during this cold weather.  Students may bring shorts and shoes to change into, especially on days where it is raining or snowing.  If you have any questions or concerns about our PE attire, please do not hesitate to comment on my blog or email me at, abholscher@henrico.k12.va.us.

Have a great holiday!!!!!!!

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.