• Physical Education

    Instructor: Mrs. Benton

Announcements

  • January/February 2016

    Basketball Skills -
    Kindergarten and First grades are learning to push and not slap at the ball when dribbling. We use a junior-size ball for smaller hands. Our new facility also allows us to lower the hoops to 8', another way to promote success for this younger age.
    Second through Fourth Grades are practicing shooting, dribbling, and ball-handling skills. We are also playing HORSE and …

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  • November 2013

    P.E. News – December 2013 During the month of December, all grades will be practicing our jump rope skills and playing various tag games. Kindergarten students have been learning to swing the rope over their heads and to jump by themselves using an individual (short) rope. Most students are able to do at least one jump; some are able to do several jumps in a row. K students will also begin …

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  • October 2013

    First and Second grade classes have started the school year with a soccer unit. We are concentrating on basic skills such as a close dribble (moving the ball while keeping it under control); passing and trapping with a partner; and stealing the ball away from an “opponent.” These skills are then strengthened by playing Fox and Rabbits and Pirates. Another soccer lead-up game that we play is …

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  • September 2013

    Construction on the new school building has brought big changes to our PE program at PAE. Since our gym was located in the upper level and therefore part of the old building being demolished, PE classes must be held in the cafeteria. So in place of basketball, dance and yoga will be a major focus of our curriculum this year. Dance is beneficial in improving coordination, rhythm, and aerobic …

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  • February

    One of our favorite activities that we do several times during the school year is called Activity Stations. Stations are set up around the gym as follows:Basketball Station: students may dribble, shoot, and do a chest pass against a wall.Hop Scotch: a great activity to improve balance and co-ordination. Balloon Volleyball: students see how many times they can tap the balloon, either by themselves …

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  • March 2013

    The character trait for the month of March is Cooperation. Students learn that their cooperation is always needed in P.E., but especially when we play Blob Tag or do a Wheel Barrel with a partner (all grades); perform the Hula Hoop Pass (1st & K); construct a Hula Hoop Igloo (1st & 2nd); or get untangled from the Human Knot (2nd grade). All of these demonstrate that cooperation leads to success …

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  • January 2013

    All students will be learning basic basketball skills. Kindergarten students start off with experimenting: What can you do with the ball? First and second graders participate in the Basketball Obstacle Course.

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  • December

    P.E. News – DecemberAll grades will be practicing our jump rope skills. Kindergarten students will learn how to jump with a long rope being swung by the teacher. Students are taught to stay in the middle (marked with an "X") and to coordinate their jumps by watching the swinger's hand.First graders are perfecting a jump-and-bounce sequence to maintain a steady rhythm. Advanced students …

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  • November 2012

    All grades are practicing our rope jumping skills. Kindergarten sudents are learning how to jump with a long rope swung by the teacher. First and Second graders are learning how to swing the rope themselves using an individual length rope. Rope jumping is a great activity that promotes aerobic conditioning and can be done ia a small space. Happy Holidays and happy jumping!

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  • October 2012

    First and second grade classes are concentrating on soccer skills for the month of October. We are working on basic skills such as a close dribble, passing and trapping with a partner, and stealing the ball away from an opponent. These skills are then reinforced by playing various soccer lead-up games.

    Kindergarten students will be working on moving safely through space at various speeds and …

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  • March

    In March, students in all grade levels will be learning basic basketball skills. We use junior-sized, rubber basketballs which are lighter in weight and easier for small hands to use. Kindergarten students will start off with “experimenting”: What can you do with the ball? How many different ways can you play with the ball? Students will learn to dribble by “pushing” (not slapping at) the …

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  • February

    I've just returned these last few weeks from being away from school for almost 2 months due to medical leave. I've had my second hip replacement surgery and am still working on regaining my muscle strength and getting back on my feet. It's good to be back! Thanks to everyone for their warm wishes, cards, and concern during my recovery!

    Since my return, students have revisited our crab soccer …

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  • November

    All grades have been practicing our jump rope skills. Kindergarten students are learning how to jump with a long rope being swung by the teacher. Students are taught to stay in the middle (marked with an "X") and to coordinate their jumps by watching the swinger's hand. First graders are perfecting a jump-and-bounce sequence to maintain a steady rhythm. Advanced students may try turning 180 …

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  • October

    First and Second grade classes have started the school year with a soccer unit. We are concentrating on basic skills such as a close dribble (moving the ball while keeping it under control); passing and trapping with a partner; and stealing the ball away from an “opponent.” These skills were then strengthened by playing Fox and Rabbits and Pirates. Another soccer lead-up game that we play is …

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  • September

    We are off to a fun start to the new school year. Kindergarten students are learning how to move safely through space while avoiding other people. Children will also be introduced to various pieces of equipment and learn how to use and play with each piece safely. First and Second graders will start the year off with a soccer unit. Although we do not get into “team play” at this age, we will …

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