Hello Whittier families! This is Mr. T. I just wanted to let you know that I will be updating you on what your students(s) are doing in Physical Education class on this spark page. Please make sure you check to see what your student(s) are learning and how much fun they are having!!
Contact me: (262)970-2881 or firstname.lastname@example.org
JK LEE came to teach our students about focus, respect, self control and hard work. I was SO PROUD of the way our students represented Whittier. They were extremely respectful and hard working. The instructors gave me so many compliments and absolutely love coming to Whittier!
Front snap kick
Mind + Body = Focus
Look at how engaged they are!
Von got to break a board at the end of class because he was acting like a "real black belt".
Na'zaria got to break a board at the end of class because she was acting like a "real black belt".
We started our Throwing/Catching unit this week. Students are working on throwing a ball accurately and with the appropriate amount of force to a partner or target. Some reminders for our students are to step with the opposite foot, make a muscle, "squish the bug" and follow through to your pocket. Also, our 2-5 grade students are working on throwing to a partner who is running. We talk about "leading" the runner and not throwing it where they are but where they are going. Also, some of our students who are into football are learning to run routes such as Ins, Outs, Slants and Curls. Students are doing an awesome job and they love to have choice in what object they are throwing (to the left)!
Students are working on passing a soccer ball to a partner, as well as, punting (drop kicking) a dodgeball. This week we are really focusing on using correct form/technique when kicking/punting a ball. Also, we are incorporating kicking/punting into our tag games by playing Hula Hoop Tag and Fire & Ice Tag. Our 3-5th grade students are using their passing skills to pass and move around the gym. They are working to pass the ball through "windows" to their partner. Starting to incorporate movement with their skills will hopefully translate to helping them play sports in the future.
Students are starting their KICKING unit this week. They will be doing stations that will involve different types of kicking. The stations will include: Field Goals (football on a tee), Punting (drop kicking) a dodgeball towards a target, shooting a soccer ball into a goal and kicking a hula hoop on the ground to try and knock over a bowling pin. Students are really enjoying this unit because it allows them to have choice in what they want to try and improve on. If you get a chance to practice kicking with your student(s) at home I am sure they would love it!
Created with images by sydney Rae - "untitled image"