We have been having an awesome time in PE this semester. Discovery children have been having a blast exploring all the ways that they can move their bodies. Our main focus this semester has been on developing our balance and gross motor skills. The children have shown tremendous growth in their independence and confidence in their skill levels.
K1 students have been learning that working together can be fun and productive during our Adventure Challenges Unit. Throughout the unit we learned what it means to be a good communicator. K1 students have decided that a good communicator does more than just talk. They share ideas, listen to others and use kind words.
We have spent the last 4 weeks playing games that required lots of cooperation and thinking skills. The Unit ended with parachute and obstacle course challenges requiring us to put our cooperation skills to the test.
This year in Elementary PE we are trying out a new house points system. Students can earn Phoenix Points for their house when they demonstrate outstanding perseverance, respect, teamwork, sportsmanship, and organization in PE.
To start the competition we have focused on being organized for PE. This means students come to PE wearing their uniform and with a water bottle. If an entire house was able to do this, they won a point.
It’s been a tight competition so far. The standings as of Thursday were:
A huge shout out goes out to G1 this week who were the most organized grade level! They have shown how principled and organized they are. Students remembered to bring their water bottle and wear their PE uniform to classes this week. Way to to go G1!