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Announcements for 2018-2019:  We are looking forward to updating the pictures with our current 1st grade students.  Volunteer needed to take action pictures one PE class to get us started.  

Other 1st grade parent volunteer jobs: paperwork shuffle help in the equipment room with Sportfolios, assistance with yoga & gymnastics class instruction (40 min. classes), long & short jump rope assistance (10 min. sections throughout the year), researching inspirational 3 minute videos for athletic motivation,  weekly class assistant (40 min. classes), push-up assistance (10 min. sections throughout the year), basketball shooting & throwing assistance.

Donations neededclear plastic sleeves for binders, erasers for pencils, yoga trapeze, pencils, smaller grippy footballs, dry erase spray, small basketballs

Class of 2026

PE is on Wednesday for Katie's HR and Thursday for Misty's HR from 1:50-2:30.


Fundamental body movements are the building blocks necessary for more complex physical activities.  Playing sports, exercising, and dancing all require a command of simple fundamental body movements.

Let us show you how we learn...

 
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Ruby breaking her jump rope record.

Locomotor Movements - These are movements where the body travels through space from one location to another. Locomotor movements primarily use the feet  for support however, the body can travel on other parts such as the hands and feet.

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Sunny showing high knees in skipping.

Keep practicing these fundamental locomotor skills at home:  galloping, side-sliding, leaping, hopping, jumping, skipping, running, and fast walking.  A hopeful milestone is skipping by the age of seven.

 Evan showing a nice form of rolling.

Evan showing a nice form of rolling.

Manipulative Skills

We learn and practice the basics of throwing, catching, rolling, volleying, striking, bouncing, dribbling, and trapping equipment.  
 

 Working on basic holding form leads to solid push-ups.

Working on basic holding form leads to solid push-ups.

Being a Leader and a Follower

During each class we perform warm-ups and stretches.  The first person in line chooses the activity and the others follow.  This trade of leading and following is intentional; everyone does both roles during this section. 

 Kaia setting up his throw correctly. 

Kaia setting up his throw correctly. 

Opposite Foot Forward

It's essential to start with good habits.  Placing the opposite foot forward helps if we train the muscle memory when we are young.  
 

 Being calm, cool, and quite during stretches.

Being calm, cool, and quite during stretches.

Mindfulness

We teach body awareness through deep breathing, self-regulating, and calmly acknowledging our state of consciousness.   A major highlight of learning to exercise is recognizing the way it makes us feel.  

 Evie showing the "close the car door" move.

Evie showing the "close the car door" move.

Non Locomotor Skills

Bending, swaying, turning, twisting, rocking back and forth - these are all called non locomotor skills.  We stay in one space and gain command of our bodies in a different way.  

 Rock paper scissors is how we roll.

Rock paper scissors is how we roll.

When in Doubt, Play it Out

Running around safely with others and playing group games is another essential  building block.  We learn about conflict resolution through rock paper scissors and shoulder-shrugging.