Friday, October 13, 2017

Weeks 7, 8 and 9

Grades K-6 will be participating in our cooperative games unit.  This unit teaches communication, collaboration, and social skills through a series of fun and strategic games.  We will spend 3 weeks in this unit since these skills are very important. 

Health Cycle 3

This cycle for Health we will be discussing Drugs and Alcohol. First lesson we will be talking about the definition of a drug and effects of drugs in an age appropriate way. We are asking for the students to not share any personal stories or share any information that should be kept confidential. This is basic information and we are not going into detail. Next lesson we will be talking about the risks of drugs and alcohol.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Week 6

K-2 grades will be using communication, cooperation, and teamwork to perform different skills involving the parachute.  We will play the camping, birthday, pizza, and pop the chicken games with the parachute. 

3-6 grades will be playing speedball.  This will be our last ultimate games game.  Speedball is a combination between soccer and handball involving ultimate game rules.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Health Cycle 2

This week in health we will review the Decision Making Process. We will also be using the Decision Making Process and the SMART Method for goal setting and conflict resolution. The students will learn that SMART stands for specific, measurable, action, realistic and time. This method will help them make goals that are attainable and reachable.

Week 5

This week grades K-5 will be participating in the PACER test.  The PACER test is a cardiovascular endurance fitness test which measures how well students can run over long distances.  This will be our first fitness test of the year.  The students will have to run 20 meters consistently to a cadence until they miss 2 laps or until they feel they cannot participate anymore. 

For 6th grade we will be going over to the track to complete the mile run.  Students are encouraged to run the entire mile but will be allowed to walk it if they have to.  

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Week 4

This week the students in grades 3-6 will be playing ultimate frisbee.  This will be a continuation of our ultimate games unit.  Next week we will start the first fitness test of the year (PACER Test). 

For grades K-2 we will be playing a directional game called ships and sailors as well as a tag game called Here Comes the Spartans!  If time permits we will also be incorporating locomotor movements based on different animals such as Horses, Rabbits, Giraffes, ect.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Health Cycle 1

Grades 3-5

This year, Mr. Hinkel and myself will be teaching health to third and fifth grade. We will be going over a variety of topics that align to the Pennsylvania State Academic Standards for Health. The first topic we will be teaching is Decision Making and Conflict Resolution. We thought these two skills were important to start with.

The first lesson of Decision Making will consist of defining what a decision is, and identifying the steps in the Decision Making Process. The students will get to put the decision making process into practice during the lesson in a variety of activities. We will build on these skills as the year goes on.

If you have any questions about Health please feel free to contact me
Phone: (570)874-3661 ext. 3028

Thank you,
Miss Ellen Brylewski