PE C.A.R.E.S.

We had a great year of giving for PE CARES!!!  GT elementary students and their families donated 3,987 items to Love Inc. in Hudsonville.  Thank you all for supporting this very worthwhile cause.  Mr. Kooikers class collected the most and will be given a PE CARES bowling t-shirt and taking a field trip to Hudsonville Lanes in the near future 🙂  Way to go!!!

Turkey Trot 2016

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 :

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5/3 Feelin’ Good Mileage Club

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)

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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.

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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!!!

Teachers VS. 5th grade winning teams!!!

What a great morning we had on Monday.  The 5th grade winning teams from our hockey tournament went up against our VERY talented and athletic teachers!!!!!  We are excited to say that we remain undefeated  🙂  A great time was had by all!  Enjoy the pictures.

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Let the Tournament Begin!

We have started out hockey/pillo-polo unit.  3rd-5th play hockey and 1st-2nd play pillo-polo.  Each class is divide into four teams and each team has to come up with a team name.  The emphasis on this unit is learning to play with your teammates.  There is no I in the word team.   So what does it look like to be a good team member, good sport,  and  how do we compromise?  We talk about learning to pass to our teammates and moving without the ball.  We have a goalie, defenders, offensive players and 2nd-5th play with a rover.  Ask your child/children about each position and see if they know what each position does.

We wish you a very merry Christmas and may you have a blessed New Year!!