We are Dancing…Yes we’re Dancing! Oh We Are Dancing in K1!

K1s have been learning how dance allows us to express ourselves in creative and fun ways. We began our unit by learning the Bunny Hop Dance (which is a classic by the way). Next we read the story Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae. We were so excited to help Gerald the Giraffe create his very own dance! Each class spent time collaborating on what we thought would be the best dance moves for a Giraffe and practiced them. We then were given the time to choose our favourite animal and create our own dance for that animal. Afterwards we started to have even more fun making dances using different rhythmic equipment.

Check out all our amazing dancing we have been doing!

K1 are so excited about dance that we would like to invite you to come watch and learn our dances! Below are the dates and times for each class’s Interactive Performance:

K1B- Thursday March 15th from 10:55-11:35
K1C- Monday March 19th from 8:25-9:05
K1A- Monday March 19th 9:10-9:50

If you are unable to attend that’s ok! Just ask us to perform it at home for you or check out our blogs in the coming weeks!

K1s Are Game Changers!

K1 students have been learning all about Games and Rules. Why are rules important in a game, what happens in a game if we change the rules, how can we make our own rules to create a fun game for everyone?

Students have begun to create their very own tag games for the class to try out and play. We are having so much fun playing each other’s tag games! We can’t wait to start creating different kinds of games.

Happy New Year and Welcome Back!

Happy New Year and Welcome Back! We hope everyone had a wonderful December break wherever in the world you travelled. We hope your holiday was fun, full of laughter and exercise!

We would like to take this time to remind you of PE Uniforms. Below is a list of what your child needs to wear/bring to school on PE days.

PE Uniforms in Discovery, K1, K2 is:
UNIS PE shirt/ UNIS House Team Shirt
Shorts or pants (please do not send your child to school in a dress or skirt on PE days)
Reusable water bottle

All students in Discovery, K1, K2 participate in PE in their bare feet. They need to be able to remove their socks as well as their shoes. Please do not send your child to school wearing footed leggings or tights on PE days as this is a large safety concern.

PE Uniforms in Grades 1-5 is:
UNIS PE shirt/ UNIS House Team Shirt
UNIS PE shorts or pants
Reusable water bottle

All students in Grades 1- 5 need to wear appropriate footwear for PE. This means students should come to school in trainers/sneakers. As well we ask that you do not send your child to school wearing footed leggings or tights on PE days as there may be occasions we ask them to remove their socks and shoes.

We understand that the colder weather is upon us and students need to wear pants, sweaters and jackets. We simply ask that you layer your child’s PE Uniform underneath their warmer clothes. This allows them to remove clothing as they get hot in PE.

If you have any further concerns or questions please feel free to talk to your child(ren)’s PE teacher.

K1’s Get the Job Done RIGHT!

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.

UNIS House Phoenix Points

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:
Buffalos- 18
Lions- 16
Eagles- 16
Tigers- 13

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!

Welcome back to PE

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.

Yours in Health

The ESPE team