K-4 Students took a look inside their bodies this week by participating in the PACER. PACER is an acronym for progressive, aerobic, cardiovascular, endurance, run. We discussed how muscles work and how important heart and lung health are to fitness. We also further explored Standard 4 by playing team games. The students showed good sportsmanship and got a good workout doing it. Please, ask them about their class.
This week in the gym students in grades 2-4 are learning about the importance and benefits of being flexible. They will test their lower back and hamstring flexibility using a special measuring box. Students can now identify whether or not they need increase their flexibility or not. These students also focused on teamwork and applying kicking patterns in a game called Human Fooseball. K-1 students further explored personal space and and kicking patterns as they worked on passing to a partner and Animal See, Animal Do. Pre-K worked on using locomotor patterns we learned in class to successfully navigate an obstacle course. Please, ask child about their class.
This week in the gym we will be working on our kicking patterns. We will always kick at a target in the gym, but our patterns change depending on the target. K students will continue to work on moving safely in the gym using our animal patterns. They will also explore their kicking pattern using soccer balls. First and second grades will be working on kicking to a variety of targets and identifying the changes that take place in the their kicking pattern depending on the target. Grades 3&4 will explore various kicking patterns and then strategize and apply which will work best in a game called Bulls In The Ring. Grades 2-4 will also be working on their upper-body endurance using the push up. Please, ask your student about their class this week.