Willard P.E. News
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday with your families and that the New Year is starting off in a positive fashion.
With the return to school it has been a challenge to keep all of our classes on the same unit due to all of the snow days that we have had. We are now managing to get all of our classes on the same page.
Here’s what has been happening. All classes had a three-week unit on basketball. Students in K -5 have all worked on dribbling, passing and shooting. As we moved further into the unit students played various lead-up activities to work on their skills in a game situation. Grades K-1 culminated the unit playing scooter basketball, Grades 2 and 3 played box basketball and Grades 4 and 5 played sideline basketball. I was impressed with how hard all of our students worked to improve their overall skill level.
We have now started a new unit on Volleying (grades k &1) and Volleyball for Grades 2 through 5. Grades K &1 will start by working to volley balloons, balloons in a bag (Facilitating a faster rate of fall) and then ultimately a beach ball. In the final week of this unit students will be playing a modified volleyball game called “Newcomb”. Grades 2-5 are working on various volleyball skills such as; the forearm bump, the overhead set, spiking and serving. During the last 2 weeks of the unit students will be using the skills worked on in class during a game. At this point all students are doing quite well.
Once again during the winter months many students are coming to school with boots. Please make every effort to ensure that your child brings their sneakers to school on PE. Days.
Please feel free to email me if you have any questions or concerns.