The Grade 2’s are half way through their skateboarding unit and loving it – this is the first time UNIS has seen skateboards at school!
They have all learnt some very impressive tricks like the push and glide, mellow turn, sharp turn, stopping, tick tac, and manuals.
This week we put the skills we have been learning in the gym to test outside and as you can see from the video’s below we had a lot of success. We have realised that skateboarding is a great way to exercise and super fun!!!
There is a snapshot below of some of the lessons. Also…check out the easyblog for more videos.
In our grade 2 classes, we have been learning about Invasion and Evasion games. Our focus last week was sportsmanship and how that can affect a game negatively or positively. This week we have been looking at the components of different games and how to make games FAIR and FUN! See if your child can tell you the different components that make a game. Ask your child what Invasion and Evasion games are their favourite. Next week the students will have the chance to be creative and create their own games that are fair and fun.
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!
We would like to welcome everyone back to PE at UNIS elementary. We would also like to introduce you to our new ECC PE teacher, Miss Nikki Carey.
We have started the year with a burst of activity as all students have made PE agreements, learnt a whole raft of Active Starts (ask them about their favourite one) and have been screened for their Fundamental Movement Skills. See one of the Active Starts below.
The plan for the year can be seen below. Please print this off and stick it on your fridge so everyone knows what unit is coming up when? Download ESPE Unit Plan
Please ask your children what they are doing to be active and healthy in PE and school.