Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Welcome Back!!

It's another new year!!!

I am sure everyone is excited about the start of a new school year! Lots of fun and new opportunities ahead!

Elementary parents, please remember to check your student's schedule for their scheduled PE classes. Students need to have sneakers on PE day!!!

Middle schoolers, please remember that you will need to bring a change of clothes for Phys. Ed. class. A change of clothes means a different shirt (top), shorts or athletic pants, and appropriate footwear.
Lockers and locks will be made available for students who want them and will use them.


If you wish for your child to be excused from physical education activities due to illness or injury, a written note is required to explain the situation.  If the child is excused for more than two consecutive days when they have Physical Education, a doctor’s note is required. For extended absences a doctor’s note is required for your child to return to Physical Education class.

Look forward to seeing all of you!!

Mr. Reed
Center Drive P.E.

Monday, April 2, 2018

April 1, 2018

Winter is slowly going away....finally.  We have all been cooped up long enough!

Lots of things getting done inside in PE.

K-4 have been working on some fitness and cup-stacking or Speedstacking skills.  It is great activity for
hand-eye coordination, bilateral dexterity, and muscle memory.  You can check out the link below to watch the 
connections between motor skills and brain activity.


Middle schoolers completed a floor hockey unit at the beginning of March.  Since that time, our gym space has 
been somewhat restricted due to the drama set and production.  However, we have still been busy with
activities such as Speedstacking, Spikeball, and Scooter Soccer.

After April vacation we will be moving into passing and catching skills with k-2 and use of long and short 
handled implements such as paddles, racquets, bats, etc.  Middle school will move into racquets and paddle 

Have a great Spring!!!

Mr. Reed

Monday, January 29, 2018

January 29, 2018

We are grinding through the long winter here at CDS.  It's nice to see the sun a little longer each day...warmer days are coming!!!

Elementary classes started the new year working on bowling skills, one of our lifetime sport activities.  We worked hard on stepping in opposition and using a mature underhand rolling technique.  We also worked hard on social, sportsmanship skills during this unit.  K-2 are now moving into combined motor skill activities and games for a few weeks.  3-4 will be learning lead up skills and games for hockey.

Middle schoolers have just completed a volleyball unit. Skills improved wonderfully.  So excited that our female students now have the option of playing competitive volleyball at Brewer if it interests them!

Middle school is now starting a floor hockey unit.  Should be lots of fun!

We have a student teacher working with us for the next 4 weeks from the University of Maine.  Mr. Nick Gayer is completing an 8 week placement with us before completing student teaching requirements at Brewer High.

Stay warm!!!

Mr. Reed
Center Drive PE

Monday, November 27, 2017

Happy Holidays Everyone!!

We have gotten off to a great start this fall in PE! 

Elementary students have been working hard on spacial and movement concepts, kicking skills, jumping and landing skills, small sided games, cooperative activities, and behavioral and interpersonal skills related to sportsmanship.

Middle schoolers have been busy as well.  We got off to a great start with our fall soccer units.  Students were engaged and active participants in skill reviews and game dynamics.  We have also completed our first trimester fitness testing with special attention to health-related components of fitness and how to calculate heart rates.  More work to come though.  We are now starting a short basketball unit that will take us into the Christmas break.

Here's wishing all of you a safe and Happy Holiday season!


Monday, May 1, 2017

Spring into Action

Happy Spring!!!

It is so nice to see things starting to green up and blossoms start to pop!

K-2 PE is currently working on racquet and paddle skills. We are learning our forehand, backhand, overhand, and underhand swings.  Soon we will move onto batting and other baseball/softball related skills.

Grades 3/4 are also working with paddles and racquets, learning specific shots related to badminton.  Striking skills with long and short handled implements can be a challenge at times. Students are engaged and having fun!

Middle schoolers are competing in racquet and paddle sports.  They will be learning and playing badminton, pickleball, and ping-pong games.

Time is getting short and the rain is keeping us inside for now. Hopefully we will dry out and get outside later this month!!


Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Feb. 28, 2017

Spring is just around the corner.  And we have plenty to do until it gets here!

The PE classes have been working with a student teacher for the past 8 weeks. Brett Chappell, a student from the University of Maine, has been leading our classes as he completes his undergraduate work.

During the month of March, we will be sharing our space with the drama production.  We will be using our reduced space for some physical fitness, manipulative skills and hand-eye coordination activities (juggling and cup-stacking) and introducing a new activity in the middle school, Spikeball.

Looking forward to warmer temps, buds on the trees, the return of the birds, flowers in bloom, and the smell of Spring!

Mr. Reed
Center Drive PE

Friday, January 6, 2017

Happy New Year from Center Drive PE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

With snowy, salty, wintery conditions and the need for warm jackets and snow boots, please remember to check your student's schedule for PE days.   It is important for students to remember their sneakers on PE days.  It is unsafe to participate in big, clumsy snow-boots and the student's feet get really hot from the boot insulation.  Please remember sneakers on PE days!!

January PE activities:

K-2:  Introduction to bowling skills

3-4: Bowling skills and introduction to scoring

5-8:  Volleyball skills and games