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Class of 2021

 

 
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Make Your Plan 

Fifth grade power target: I can create and implement a personal fitness, adventure, and wellness plan with weekly/annual goals.  

If you've ever researched tips from highly successful people, you will surely see a theme about tracking habits.  Making goals is a great step - even better is creating a lasting routine.  If you can win the battle of the bed, and exercise in the morning, you will likely be alert and productive throughout the day.    

 

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Invasion Sports 

During sections of this school year, we focus on invasion sports in small-sided games.  Any game where one team needs to "invade" the other side in order to score is called an invasion game.

Basketball, hockey, soccer, handball, ultimate, football, rugby - they all share very similar principles.    

Once a person learns the fundamentals of creating space, moving to open space, and defending area coverage, they can translate it to any of these sports. 

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Ultimate

The basics of the game Ultimate Frisbee can be translated to learn almost any invasion sport.  We start with these rules when introducing football, handball, and basketball.

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Collaboration & Competition

We have Design Principles in EL Education that guide our practice. 

Learning how to compete with our personal best is a very large emphasis in Adventure PE.  We also acknowledge that some students take this lesson to an exemplary status and we leave a placeholder in our Sportfolios for honorary recognition.

What Defines a Sport?  

We make it a point to analyze the qualities of sports and athletics.  We say, if the activity keeps your heart rate in a target zone for a long period of time, it's a sport.   

Hiking, yoga, swimming, skiing...

Which sports do we see grandparents doing?  Why do those last so long? 
 

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Keeping in Target Heart Rate

 Here are clues that your exercise intensity is at a vigorous level:

  • Your breathing is deep and rapid.
  • You develop a sweat after only a few minutes of activity.
  • You can't say more than a few words without pausing for breath.

Good things come to those who sweat.  It is imperative at this age to feel proud when your body is reacting to a workout! 

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Being Inverted

During yoga, gymnastics, and parkour we work on our FITT principle training.  These rules relate to the Frequency, Intensity, Type and Time (FITT) of exercise.

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Workout Partners

Studies show that exercise partners stay motivated longer.  When a friend or classmate gives us compliments, we tend to reach a little further for our goals.  

With peer assessments, we have already learned the curriculum and are helping each other to practice the techniques.