Welcome Back First Day of PE Will be August 18, 2014

Week 18: Stations

This week in PE, we will be reviewing some of the skills that we covered the first 17 weeks of PE. We will be reviewing these skills in the form of stations for all of our students. We will begin our day with our jump rope warm-up and then move into our stations. Each station will be set-up in a different part of the gym and each station will last 5 minutes. If time permits, students may do a station more than once. These stations include:
1. Free style jump rope station
2. Throwing station
3. Catching station
4. Helicopter station
5. Shooting station
I will be at school on Monday but will be out the rest of the week due to surgery. I will be getting surgery on my right elbow to repair some ligaments that have been stretched for some time now. We will have a wonderful Osuna sub that will be in the gym from Tuesday to Friday. Have a great winter break!

Week 16 & 17 Dance!!















This week in physical education we are having too much fun with our dance unit. We are learning many popular party dances and next week (week 17) we will be learning some cultural dances from all over the world. It is always great to watch the students come in a little apprehensive at first, and then watch them come out of their shell as the class wears on. Some of the dances we are covering this week include:
1. Hokey Pokey
2. Chicken Dance
3. Cha Cha Slide
4. Macarena
5. YMCA
6. Any Turkey can Tango
7. Mr. Bones
8. Locomotion

Week 17 we will be learning dance from different cultures. We will be talking about diversity and talking about some dances that the students may have in their own culture. Some of these dances include:
1. Hava Nagilah (Israel)
2. Hukilau (Hawaii)
3. D’ hammerschmiedsgselln (Germany)

Some classes will get the opportunity to create their own personal dances and perform them with one another at the end of week 17. The Standard were are striving to meet this week is New Mexico state standard number seven which says, the student understands that physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, self expression and social interaction.