This week we continued on our journey to the perfect throw. 3rd and 4th grade really focused on transferring power from their body into the ball. We made sure we followed through toward our targets. All students had an opportunity to test their throwing patterns on elevated targets and low-level targets. The students showed their stuff while playing a game called ghost hunter. Please, ask them about it.
Hard to believe fall is here already. This week students are working on sharpening their throwing skills on stationary and moving targets. K-1 students practice basic throwing cues, which include pointing at our target, stepping toward our target and throwing at our target. Upper grades utilize the basic cues and focus on transferring their weight while throwing and following through toward their target. Students apply these skills in an anchor game called Pumpkin Patch. Please, ask them about it.
Classes spent their P.E. time this week in the great outdoors. Students worked on their Frisbee and catching skills. We played Frisbee ladders and enjoyed the sunshine!
Students are having another excellent week. Grades 2 through 4 understand how important flexibility is to their overall health. They participated in the Sit and Reach assessment which gives them an idea of how flexible their lower back and hamstrings are. K-1 is working on maturing their throwing patterns by practicing throwing at targets and played a game called One Bounce Doctor. Pre-K worked on a variety of skills and motor patterns. They have all done such a great job I am giving them Monday off.