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Where we play to learn and learn to play!

P. E. ANNOUNCEMENTS:

ENCORE Choice Boards:
ENCORE Choice Board 3-5.pdf
ENCORE Choice Board K-2.pdf


UPDATE on Kids Heart Challenge (American Heart Association):
*Parents, please know that any checks for donations that you may have written were just mailed to the AHA on April 2nd.  (We apologize for the delay as they were stuck inside the school.)
*Thank you gifts will be sent to the school when schools reopen and processed by Ms. Chimento and Mrs. Pernot.
THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH FOR YOUR GENEROSITY AND FOR YOUR PATIENCE!  Together we are stronger!


How can you support the PE goals at HOME?
*Keep them active!

Kindergarten PE SOLs:

K.3.a) Explain that physical activity helps the body grow
K.3.b) Identify activities that can be done at home to keep the body healthy 
K.3.c) Identify physical activities that are done with family and with friends for fun 
I can tell my family one good thing about playing/being active.
I can suggest one activity that I can do at home to keep me healthy and do it. 
I can do one activity to do with my family (or friends) when I am not in school.

First Grade PE SOLs:

1.3.a) Identify activities to do at home to help the body move and grow
1.3.b) Identify one activity that increases heart and breathing rates to make the heart stronger
1.3.c) Describe and demonstrate activity at two or more intensity levels
I can tell what I can do at home to keep me active and healthy. 
I can tell the difference between healthy and unhealthy activities to do at home. 
I can name activities that I do at home that make my heart and breathing faster and makes me breathe heavier. 
I can show two levels of intensity by doing activities slowly and then fast. 
I can name activities that I do at home that makes my heart beat faster.  
I can show two different activities at different levels. 

Second Grade PE SOLs:

2.3.g) Identify opportunities to participate in regular physical activity outside of school
2.4.a) Identify one activity that is enjoyed and done outside of physical education class
2.4.b) Identify one activity that is challenging and one way to improve the activity
I can identify situations after school where I can perform physical activities. I can list activities I can perform at home, which will improve each component of fitness. 
I can name/identify one physical activity that I like doing at home. 
I can name/identify one physical activity that I like doing but is hard for me. I can name/identify one way to help me get better at an activity that I like to do.

Suggested Activities at Home (Grades K-2):

· Create a list of ideas to be active at home. Write them on a calendar or put each idea in a jar to pull out each day!

o dance party, obstacle course in the house, jump rope, exercise, stuffed animal throw and catch, soccer with a balloon, clean up your room race, help clean the house! 

· Use a deck of cards. Assign 4 exercises/activities to do for Hearts, Clubs, Spades, or Diamonds. Pull a card and do that many of the exercises/activities. For example, the 4 of Hearts = 4 jumping jacks!

· How many different animals can you pretend to be? Jump like a frog, slither like a snake, crawl like an alligator, balance like a flamingo, pounce like a lion, flap like a bird, stretch like a cat, etc.

· How many different sports can you pretend to play? Shoot a basketball, swing a bat, kick a soccer ball, glide on ice skates, run fast, jog slow, serve a volleyball, swing a tennis racquet, throw a football, swing a golf club, etc. Have your family guess the activity! 

Third Grade PE SOLs:
3.3.c) Demonstrate one activity for each component of health-related fitness
3.4.f) Describe one group physical activity to participate in for enjoyment 
I can demonstrate one activity for each health-related component of fitness (cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition).  
I can name/list/draw one activity that I enjoy doing with family/friends/others that encourages me be active. 
I can list and perform physical activities that I can do both in school and out of school.  
I can identify situations after school where I can perform physical activities with others.

Fourth Grade PE SOLs:
4.3.c) Create a SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, timely) goal for at least one health-related component of fitness to improve or maintain fitness level 
4.3.d) Identify activities that can be done at school and activities that can be done at home to meet fitness goals 
4.4.d) Define integrity and describe the importance of integrity in a physical activity setting.  
I can create a SMART goal to improve or maintain one area of health-related fitness.  
I can name activities I can do at school or at home to help me reach my SMART goal(s).  
I can define integrity and describe why it is important in PE.

Fifth PE SOLs:

5.3.c) Create a basic personal fitness plan for at least one health-related component of fitness, to include baseline fitness data, SMART goal, activities that will address the goal, log of activities inside and outside of school, reassessment data (post-data) and reflection of goal progress/attainment
5.5.f) Explain that physical activity guidelines recommend 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) every day 
I can create personal fitness plan (including  baseline fitness data; SMART goal; activities that will address the goal; log of activities inside and outside of school; reassessment data (post-data); and reflection of goal progress/attainment) to improve or maintain one area of health-related fitness.
I can explain the recommendations for daily moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA).

Suggested Activities at Home (Grades 3-5):

· Create a list of ideas to be active at home. Write them on a calendar or put each idea in a jar to pull out each day!

o obstacle course in the house, jump rope, exercise, dance party, knee volleyball with a balloon, 

· Set up a fitness station circuit: stair climb, curl ups, pushups, stretching, crab walk, plank, arm curl cans of beans, squats, wall sit, jumping jacks, etc.

· Use a deck of cards. Assign 4 exercises/activities to do for Hearts, Clubs, Spades, or Diamonds. Pull a card and do that many of the exercises/activities. For example, the 4 of Hearts = 4 jumping jacks!

· Dice Fitness: Roll the dice and do an exercise depending on the total. Create a list and practice addition/subtraction 1-12 or practice multiplication/division 1-36!

· Ask what you can do around the house; rearrange your bedroom furniture, help vacuum/sweep the house, clean out your closet/toy chest, organize the toy room/garage.

· Create a scavenger hunt in the house, include exercises when you find each treasure!

· Knock 'em down target: Cereal boxes; plastic bottles of almost any size (empty, or filled with newspaper, beans, jingling balls—whatever you have handy), plastic cups

· Oldies but Goodies: Simon Says, Limbo, Follow the Leader, Hide and Seek, Hopscotch, Chinese Jump Rope, ask your elders what they used to play! 

Fun On-Line Resources:
https://www.gonoodle.com/for-families/  Go Noodle Activities
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOg8vHlLYShTjR1OpfvX1bw  Coach Meger Fitness Games
https://whatmomslove.com/kids/active-indoor-games-activities-for-kids-to-burn-energy/  Energy- Busting Indoor Activities
https://www.youtube.com/user/KidzBopKids/videos  Kidz Bop Dances


General Reminders for P.E. Class:

  • Parents, please make sure that your child is dressed appropriately for PE class.  Sneakers (athletic/active shoes) are a must!  Boots, sandals, and Crocs are not safe footwear for our physical activities.  We also recommend shorts or pants with elastic waist bands, short-sleeved shirts, and socks. 
  • Water bottles are recommended for students in grades 1-5 as we do not have a water fountain in the gym.
  • If your child is unable to participate in PE due to an illness or injury, please send in a note.  Be sure to specify what they can or cannot do and when he or she can return to (unrestricted) activity.  Remember, if it is an extended restriction from activity, we will need a doctor's note.  Thank you for your support!