Tuesday, September 12, 2017
This month we will be conducting our Fall Fitnessgram testing. 3rd-5th graders will test muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance over the next few weeks. Reports on whether or not students fall into the healthy fitness zone will be sent home at the conclusion of our testing. Remember to get 60 minutes per day of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day!!
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Looking forward to building brain cells through physical activity this year!! This year we will be paying close attention to what our hearts are doing by monitoring our heart rates throughout our lessons. We will do this manually as well as with the help of technology. What is your heart rate doing?? Hopefully it is elevated for at least an hour per day. Lets have a great year Gators!!
Monday, April 3, 2017
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Over the next two weeks we are working on identifying the risk factors for heart disease and working hard to make sure we can eliminate them from our lives. Next week we will be focusing on Nutrition through relay games and other activities. Students learn about portions, labels, and food groups that keep us heart healthy.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
We are off and running with our hockey unit. We are working on fundamental skills as well as strategies during our hockey games. The students are wearing our Chicago Wolves jerseys during P.E. and each student has received a free ticket voucher to attend a game of their choice. Hockey has always been a fun and energetic piece of our P.E. curriculum here at Greenbrier. Also on Friday 1/27 we are having our Jump Rope for Heart kickoff assembly as we begin to raise money for heart research to save the lives of children with heart defects. Last year was an incredible success and we are hoping to continue that trend in order to do our part to help others in need. Most donations can be collected online by signing up and sending emails..... CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!!!
Thursday, January 5, 2017
This week we started our Heart Obstacle Course unit. Students traverse through the course as they learn about the pathway of blood through the heart, to the lungs and back, and to the body. We also work on monitoring our heart rate while we exercise to make sure that we are reaching and maintaining our target heart rate. This is great practice in preparation for our Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser that starts January 27th!!
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Right now, our gators are still participating in FitnessGram testing and going through physical fitness stations. Stations include the climbing wall, jump rope, smash balls, core station, and light weight stations. The following weeks will include our fall floor hockey unit, followed by Tchoukball. Tchoukball is a cooperative game similar to ultimate frisbee, but with a ball and a net as a target to throw to. We tested it out at Westgate last year, and the kids really enjoyed it.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Just wanted to say how happy I am to be back at Greenbrier and Westgate!! I look forward to a wonderful year with our students!! This year we will be taking part in the Fitnessgram assessment for grades 3-5th. If you have any questions about how our assessment is conducted, feel free to contact me at any time. Thanks.