Physical Education – Mrs. Gambeski & Ms. Zargarov

January/February PE

Kindergarteners will continue to strengthen their muscles through scooter play. Throwing and catching underhand will be introduced as well.

1st Graders will be working on throwing underhand and catching.

2nd and 3rd graders will be working on throwing overhand and catching.

4th and 5th graders completed the 15 Meter Pacer Test, push-up test, and curl-up test. In January, they will complete a trunk lift and sit and reach test.  These tests measure the students’ flexibility.

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.

STUDENTS NEED TO PRACTICE TYING THEIR SHOES.

SAVE THE DATE:

Friday, June 5th is Field Day

Indoor Physical Activity Ideas for Kids

Activity helps children stay healthy and happy. These

ideas are useful when outdoor play is not possible.

  • Use music for stepping, hopping, jumping in place. Have kids make up dances or share the latest popular or line dances.
  • Play “keep the balloon up”. Use one balloon per child or one balloon per small group. The group may add additional balloons as they gain control and awareness.
  • Practice progressive relaxation, tensing each body segment and then relaxing in turn (head, neck, shoulders, right arm, right hand, left arm, left hand, etc.).
  • Sitting exercise [sittercize]: do a variety of arm, leg, foot, and trunk exercises while remaining seated. [Use music]
  • Play “fitness with the leader.” This is “follow the leader,” using exercises.
  • Measure heart rates after various movements [hop, walk, jump, skip, etc.].
  • Make up “hand jive” routines, share and teach to others.
  • Try juggling, top spinning, or yo-yo contests.
  • Sport mimics: act out sport movements such as batting, kicking, dribbling, throwing/catching, dunking, swimming various strokes, and volleyball passing/serving. Everyone is skillful without the equipment!!
  • Collect milk jugs to fill with varying amounts of water to use as weights. “A pint’s a pound the world around!”
  • Make paper airplanes and see how far they can fly-but be sure they don’t point them at other people!

Source: The National Association for Sport & Physical Fitness at http://www.aahperd.org

Heather Gambeski  hgambeski@schools.nyc.gov

Rachel Zargarov   rzargarov@schools.nyc.gov