Yay, we have completed the Pacer test!! This is part of the Presidential Fitness Testing that we do with all 1st -5th grades. We have the mile and shuttle run to do next. We are hoping for some dry warm weather!!
Wow, so far GT students have logged 1,113 miles!!!!! Way to go kids, keep up the great work 🙂
Wow….can not believe we are on the countdown for the end of the school year already. We are in the middle of 6 different rotations of physical fitness skills. We have completed our sit-ups and we are in process of completing sit and reach which tests our flexibility. Then we will focus on push-ups, shuttle run, the mile run and the pacer. So, lots to do and we are hoping for some warm weather to come our way!!
WOW! Teachers pull off the win again, but it was close. 5th graders 1, teachers 2! It was a great game and the teachers were sweating this one out. The 5th graders put up a great fight, but teachers are still undefeated. This is the 11th year we have played the 5th graders and we keep getting older and they stay the same 🙂 Every year is harder and harder, but still so much fun!
Things to remember:
- JRFH =Jump Rope for Heart
- JRFH takes place during your childs P.E. Class. All students will be jumping regardless if they raised money for the American Heart Association.
- All Money raised goes to the American Heart Association for research to fight heart disease!
- ALL PLEDGE ENVELOPES ARE DUE ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY 17, 2017!
Here is a link for a video we shared with the kids about Jump Rope for Heart! https://youtu.be/QZ2MgTNQnZM
This video explains how to join our online team!
Here is the information that we sent home with the kids:
Time to get out your whistles and tennis shoes so you can dress like your PE Teacher!!!! Tomorrow, Friday Jan 27 is the big day 🙂
We are busy finishing up our hockey/pillo polo unit with all of our classes. Stay tuned for an update about the annual 5th grade teams vs. the teachers. We will be playing that on Feb. 1. 🙂
Starting January 27 -February 1(our 4 day rotation), we will be talking with our classes about Jump Rope For Heart. Each student will be getting information and a pledge envelope when they come to P.E., Jan. 27-Feb.1. Please take the time to read the information and sign up your child/children if you are willing to help raise money for the American Heart Association. Last year our school raised $8,648.00 and our goal this year is to raise the same or more. Please keep checking the blog for more information about JRFH!
We are so proud of our students and their families in how they help our Hudsonville Community! GT students donated 2,653 items for LOVE INC. The class that donated the most items was Mr. Kooikers 4th grade!! They donated 392 items!! They will each get a PE CARES t-shirt and a bowling trip to Hudsonville Lanes!!
We are in the middle of our Nutrition month and discussing the 5 food groups and what we need to do to keep our bodies healthy! We are also bringing in lots of food to help with PE CARES (collecting and regiving essential supplies). K classes continue to work on underhand throw. Here are a few pictures!
Just wanted to let you all know that we had some students from Georgetown that placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd at the Turkey Trot!! Here is the list:
K – Brooklyn Smies
2nd gr. – Alex Armstrong, Carter Beckham, Elise Matwiejczyk
3rd gr. – Hunter Rose
4th gr. – Cadence Williams, Cole Williams, Lexi Armstrong
5th gr. – Kendall Aikens
Middle/High School – Riley Vansprange
Way to go!!!!!!