Willard P.E. News
I hope you all had a wonderful summer with your families. I know that I savor the time to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect with my wife and son. That being said I also am very excited to start the school year to reconnect with my students and their families as well as welcome the new families and students to Willard. It always amazes me how much some of our students have grown over the summer.
Now that classes have begun, I have started the year with going over my expectations, which I have outlined below:
- Come prepared for activity- comfortable clothing and
- Be respectful of each other and the equipment
- Always give your best effort.
- Enter and leave the gymnasium in a quiet way
- Follow the start and stop signals (“Ice”, Music, Whistle)
Over the next couple of weeks all classes will be starting their first units. Generally, units will last 2-3 weeks focusing on a particular skill or fitness activity.
Kindergarten through Grade 2 will be starting with a throwing and catching unit playing various games to reinforce the skill of the overhand and underhand throw as well as catching above and below the waist.
Grades 3 through 5 will be starting a combination unit of Flag football and Flag Rugby. These grade levels will work on the skills of passing, catching, taking a handoff, laterals, centering, punting and placekicking. Students will be doing various lead-up games and activities to work on each of these skills.
As always the focus in Physical Education is to work on skill development and fitness but also Core Values. It is important that our students have great skills and overall fitness, but it is equally important that our children have good social skills and that they grow into young adults that possess empathy and kindness towards others.
My goal is to make Physical Education a positive experience for all Willard students. Hopefully they leave class each time with sweat on their brow and a smile on their face.
Lastly, please make every effort to have your child come to school on PE days with comfortable clothing and sneakers.
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Let’s have a great school year!