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!
On Friday, December 16 the fourth graders from Mr. Kooikers class got to head to Hudsonville Lanes for winning the P.E. C.A.R.E.S. food drive contest. The fourth graders got to bowl two games, and had so much fun. Thanks to Hudsonville Lanes for supporting our food drive cause and allowing us to go bowling for free. Thanks again to all of our GT families for making the food drive a success.
P.S. Thanks to the Hilaski Family for bringing in pizza to share with Mr. K’s fourth graders. It was super good!
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!
What a GREAT night for the Turkey Trot!!!! The weather was beautiful and we had over 1000 students there with their families running the race. Thank you SO much to ALL our volunteers and sponsors! What a great way for the community to all come together and support our kids 🙂 Here are a few pictures :
We have had a great start to PE and have been able to get the kids outside!! We love that 🙂 We are heading in to begin fitness testing starting this week with sit and reach. The kids are doing a wonderful job with their stretch and strength exercises and warm-ups!!
Just a reminder that the 4th and 5th gr. field day is coming up on June 7 with a rain date of June 8. If your child ordered a field day t-shirt, it will be coming home on Monday June 6!
Please have your child dress for the weather (with sunscreen) and if they take their own water bottle, they are responsible for it.
Feelin’ good mileage club is in full swing at GT. This program is sponsored by 5/3 Bank in honor of the River Bank Run. The program is designed to motivate kids to get moving at recess time. Each child gets a mileage maker card and a baggie to hold their “sticks”. (see photos)
At lunch recess on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays students can run around the track (running or walking) to earn sticks. Every time they complete a lap, they receive a popsicle stick. They are trying to earn sticks to turn in for miles marked on their mileage marker card, so 4 sticks = 1 mile. When they come to P.E. class, they bring their baggies and sticks. They will turn in sticks, multiples of 4 in exchange for miles marked off on their mileage club cards and even earn some prizes. One of the first prizes they earn is a free entry to race in the junior river bank race on May 11. (see photo). Some other prizes include a shoe lace, toe tokens and a chain.
The goal is to reach 20 miles on their cards. If they do, they earn an extra recess and a popsicle party on a nice sunny day!!!
We are SO excited to let you know that GT students and their families donated $8648.61 to the American Heart Association for their Jump Rope for Heart!!!! Thank you parents for helping out with this awesome cause. The thank you gifts for those students that donated will be coming in about three to four weeks. Here are a few pictures from our event….