Friday, November 7, 2014

CDS Students and Parents,

Great First Quarter!  Things are off to a great start in PE.  Students are working hard and have great attitudes!

 Just to briefly recap the first quarter.  K-2 students have spent a lot of time working on spacial awareness and movement concepts.  We have also spent time working on kicking and jumping skills. Grades 3-4 had a great first unit working on kicking/soccer skills and playing modified soccer games. We have also blended in a variety of team building and cooperative fitness game activities to begin implementing fitness concepts and proper personal/social interactions during activity.  Middle schoolers have been busy as well.  All middle school students have a personal locker in the locker room for storing their P.E. clothing and footwear.  Middle school classes had an outstanding first unit of soccer, focused on individual skills and small game play.  We then transitioned into fitness testing with each student testing in four areas of health related fitness; cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility.

Elementary Parents !!!!!
Now that the snow is flying and students are wearing their winter boots/shoes to school, please remember to pack your child's sneakers in his/her back pack for PE classes.  It is very difficult to keep the gym floor clean and safe when we are tracking in dirt and road salt.  Also, it is difficult for your child to participate safely and comfortably in snow boots.   Thank You!

Coming Up

K-2 - Instruction and Activities will focus on transferring weight, chasing/fleeing/dodging, and
          dribbling skills(basketball).

Grades 3-4 - Introductions to Fitness Testing, Fitness stations and games, basketball skills and skill
                     games.

Grades 5-8 - Team Handball, Basketball, (Continued emphasis on personal fitness concepts)

Best Wishes for a Safe and Happy Holiday Season!

Mr. Reed
Center Drive P.E.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Welcome Back !!!!

Happy Back To School to all students and parents!  I am looking forward to seeing all of you this week. Looking forward to a great year!
Mr. Reed

Thursday, March 6, 2014

March P.E.

Welcome to March everybody!

It's that time of year again.  The drama program is fired up and busy working on this year's production.
That means the stage is all built and our gym space is more limited than normal.  Sounds like a great time to DANCE!!!!!

All grade levels are developing motor plans to music.  Pre-k-2 are learning a variety of folk dances as well as some contra dances when they mix with our middle school classes.  Grades 3-5 are working on similar things at a more advanced level.  We will challenge them with "mixer" folk dances, contra dances, and some introductory line dances.  Middle school students are working in designated groups of 4-6 students and learning line dances of their choice.  They will learn the dances, teach the dances, and perform the dances throughout the unit.  So far, middle schoolers are doing great work getting these dances learned and organized.  Should be an exciting unit!

Take care.  Spring will be here before we know it!

Mr. Reed

Thursday, January 9, 2014

January 2014

Welcome to a New Year!!!

Reminder to all elementary students and parents From Center Drive P.E.:  
Now that winter in upon us and students are wearing their snow boots to school and packing snow pants and extra layers for recess, please remember which day your child has PE class and remember to pack their sneakers. Since the snow has started falling, their has been a noticeable increase in the number of elementary students that do not have appropriate footwear for PE class.  It is important for your child to be able to participate to their fullest ability safely and comfortably during PE classes.  This is difficult to do when wearing snow boots.  Also, we are fortunate here to have a wonderful PE facility.  Unfortunately, the gym floor takes a real beating from snow-melt and salt from the students' boots during these winter months.  We can help maintain a clean and well maintained gymnasium space for our kids by making sure they have appropriate gym floor shoes for their participation in classes.  
Thanks so much for your understanding and cooperation on this matter!

Current Activities and Units:

Pre K - Grade 2:

Rolling / Bowling Skills:  emphasis on correct rolling technique, targeting, group social dynamics and cooperation, sportsmanship.

Grades 3-4:  

2 weeks of bowling skills with emphasis on keeping score, cross curriculum math skills
2 weeks of introductory volleyball skills

Grades 5-8:

Volleyball skills and game introduction:  emphasis on skill development for serve, bump, and set, understanding and application of game rules, proper game etiquette and sportsmanship, positioning, and scoring.  Competitive sport and/or recreational lifetime activity.

Lets have a great finish to the second ranking period!

Mr. Reed
Center Drive P.E.