Tuesday, December 20, 2016

3rd/4th Grade Bowling!

 Our 3rd/4th grade students have been participating in our bowling unit the past few weeks. I know we, as the PE teachers, really enjoy this unit as well! We begin the unit with basic instruction consisting of how to hold the ball, the walking approach, and a successful roll towards the pins. Students rotate through the job of roller and "Pin Machine". We discuss bowling etiquette, safety, and teamwork/positive social interactions as students progress through this unit. What fun!


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Disc Golf

 What a fantastic lifetime activity we are able to offer to our students here at WCS. We are lucky to have a   12-hole disc golf course just a 3-5 minute walk from the school. The pictures to the left show a group of 4 students as they play through hole #6. Within this unit students learn the proper mechanics to the backhand and forehand throw. The focus on course etiquette is another valuable piece to this unit. We hope a few of our 5th - 8th grade students have discovered this new lifetime activity, through our PE program, and will look to continue their play with family and friends!


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Sizzlin' Summer Games

 A new unit to our PE program is Sizzlin' Summer Games. Through the course of this unit we teach students four small group games, as well as introducing capture the flag. This unit falls under the category of Lifetime Activities. The small group games include KanJam, Bocce, Cornhole (pictured left), and Spikeball (pictured below). We also spend one day discussing capture the flag and how it is an activity they could set up with their friends on their own. What a fun unit, full of great opportunities to work towards improved social skills. Hopefully they found an activity they enjoyed and wish to continue playing in the future!


Flag Football

Flag Football Unit! Our first team sport unit of the year was our Flag Football unit. We discussed proper throwing mechanics and the many different routes you can run as a wide receiver. My goal for the students was to put them in a situation where they could set up, create rules, and play a flag football game without an adult being present. I wonder if any of them will find a way to set up a game on a weekend or evening? A great unit to kick off the year!


Friday, September 2, 2016

Active Students!

Well, the first day of school was a rainy one. We had a beautiful day number two, and it looks like WCS students took full advantage of the weather. Look at all these bicycles! Our physical education team is always proud to see our students find opportunities to exercise and be active on their way to and from school.


Friday, August 19, 2016

Back to School

As the WSD PE team kicks back into gear for another school year, we hope all of our students and families have truly enjoyed their summer break. We hope you have found some time to enjoy the beautiful summer we have had in Vermont with some of your favorite recreational activities! We look forward to seeing all of you in the near future.