Letourneau Physical Education Department

Kate McDonald- kmcdonald@fallriverschools.org

Craig Varao - cvarao@fallriverschools.org

MARCH MADNESS

5th Grade Students vs. Teachers   

Thursday, March 30, 2017

@ 5:30

Letourneau Students: $1.00            All Others: $2.00

 

 

What's Happening in Letourneau Physical Education?

 

Students in grades K-2 are currently developing teamwork and manipulation skills during scooter board activities. They are learning the essential skills to work together as a team as well as the basic principles of balance, support and core strength during scooter board activities. 

 

Students in grades 3-5 are currently learning the essential skills for team play and basic skills needed in order to play football. By the end of this unit students will be able to identify key vocabulary words as well as basic rules for the game of football. Students will also be able to demonstrate basic movement skills essential to the sport of football such as cutting, throwing, catching, kicking and punting

 

LOOKING AHEAD IN LETOURNEAU PHYS. ED.

Jump Rope and Hoops For Hearts 

In the Month of April we will be starting Jump Ropes/Hoops for Hearts. Jump Ropes and Hoops for Hearts is a fundraising event for the American Heart Association. It allows students to learn how to be healthy and stay fit while raising vital funds for heart disease research and education. During this event children will learn physical activities such as jump roping and playing basketball in order to build stamina, confidence, and improve their strength. 

   

 

Physical Education Standards

ClICK HERE TO SEE THE CURRENT NATIONAL PHYSICAL EDUCATION STANDARDS

http://www.shapeamerica.org/standards/pe/

 

 

 

UPCOMING NEWS

 

K-2 Net/Wall Games and Parachute Games

What are some challenges we may face during physical activity?

 

3-5 Net/Wall Games

What challenges does an athlete face in net/wall games?


 

 

Happening Now in P.E.

Fall River Fitness Challenge

Students in grade levels 3-5 are currently participating in the Fall River Fitness Challenge. Students are given the first ten minutes of each Phys. Ed. class to partake in the Challenge. During this challenge we are educating students on what it takes to run a marathon as well as teaching them the importance of being healthy and staying physically fit. Students are learning key vocabulary words such as stamina, endurance, static and dynamic stretching