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!!
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 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!!!!!!
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!!
We can not wait to see all of you again in PE for the upcoming school year!!! Don’t forget to bring your PE shoes on the very first day of school so you can keep them in your locker and be prepared to come to the gym. Remember, they do not have to be new…just clean and the right size!! See you soon! Mrs. Nienhuis and Mrs. VanKoevering
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!!!