November/December Physical Education
Kindergarten and 1st Grade will continue to work on locomotor skills (run, jump, hop, skip, etc). In December, the students will begin learning about muscular fitness.
1st, 2nd and 3rd grades will be working on muscular strength and endurance. Muscular strength is the ability to generate force with a muscle or group of muscles. Muscular endurance is the ability of a muscle or group of muscles to work continuously for a long time without tiring. We mainly work on these skills by playing different scooter games.
4th and 5th grades are in the process of taking the 15 Meter Pacer Test. Once they are finished with the Pacer Test they will begin working on a muscular fitness unit. They will be learning how to do proper pushups. They will also participate in various scooter activities. The scooter activities help students work on their muscular strength and endurance. Students should try to do pushups at home.
You can view the Fitness Gram Assessments for 4th and 5th grades at: http://schools.nyc.gov/Teachers/Resources/Classroom/FitnessHealth/Videos/FitnessAssessmentVideo.htm
STUDENTS MUST WEAR SNEAKERS TO PARTICIPATE IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION.
Raising a Fit Kid
Combining regular physical activity with a healthy diet is key to a healthy lifestyle. Here are some tips for raising fit kids:
*Help your child participate in a variety of activities that are age-appropriate.
*Establish a regular schedule for physical activity.
*Incorporate activity into daily routines, such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator.
*Embrace a healthier lifestyle yourself so you’ll be a positive role model for your family.
*Keep it fun so you can count on your child to come back for more.
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