I have started to introduce the Fuel Up to Play 60 program to my classes. Each student is encouraged to go the the Fuel Up to Play website at https://www.fueluptoplay60.com/ click “Join Now” to create and account and start earning personal points, as well as, points for our team. Our team name is “Willard Intermediate School.” In order to receive prizes for points earned, students will need to have a parent or guardian complete a permission slip(which they can get from me). This is a child-based wellness program that focuses on nutrition(Fuel UP) and physical activity(Play 60). The NFL and American Dairy Council sponsors the program. If we earn enough points, we could get a visit from an NFL mascot or player. We could also get funding for heath and wellness project in our school!
I am also encouraging students to complete 60 minutes a day of physical activity and record it on a sheet called a “Move It Minutes” log. The students who accurately complete the most Move It Minute logs throughout the school year will receive a prize at the end of the year!
Our annual Our Town Fall Festival is coming soon. Here is the link for more information.
Wow, it is hard to believe we are already a month in to the 2018-2019 school year! I have enjoyed reconnecting with our returning 6th graders and meeting our 5th graders. This month in PE we have played crossfire dodgeball, linetag, kickball and now we are moving into fitness testing. We started our fitness testing this week with a timed mile. Half of each class will run it this week and the other half in the next few weeks (weather permitting). During the timed mile, students are not required to run the whole thing, but are encouraged to do their best and jog as much as possible. In addition to the mile, we will do shuttle run, sit and reach, pull ups and sit ups. These tests are a tool to assess agility, flexibility, upper body, core and cardiovascular strength. A report with results will be sent home with 1st quarter grade cards. I look forward to the rest of the year!
Spring is in the air! The weather is finally getting a little warmer and we could not be happier! The weather was perfect this past Wednesday for our first Track & Field Club! We had 50 WIS students participate! If your child wants to join, it is not too late! We will meet five more Wednesdays until the end of April.
Grade cards went home today, but there will not be fitness scores this quarter. We will do testing during April and send those scores home at the end of the year.
Field Day is scheduled for May 22, I will be sending out a request for parent volunteers soon.
Get out, move your body and enjoy the warmer weather!
Is the year really half over? Before Winter Break we did our mid-year fitness tests, those reports will come home with progress reports on Wednesday, January 10. There will not be a score for the mile, as we only run the mile in the beginning and at the end of the year. We are excited to announce that our school joined the Fuel Up To Play 60 program. This is an optional program for your child to participate in. Any child who chooses to participate will create an account at the Fuel Up To Play 60 website. There are lessons and challenges related to making healthy lifestyle choices. Individual and school-wide rewards and prizes can be earned with the completion of a permission slip. If we earn enough points, we could get a visit from an NFL mascot or player!
Click to join Fuel Up To Play 60
Please encourage your child to complete a “Move It Minutes” form each week for a chance to win a reward in the Spring, last year we went to SkyZone!
Track and Field Club will be starting after Spring Break. We will have an informational meeting and camp toward the end of February. More details will be coming soon!
Two months done, WOW! After this week, our students will have had two weeks of PE and seven Fitness Mondays. We have played a cooperation game, Continuous Kickball, Linetag, Fitness Dodgeball, Spikeball, ran an obstacle course and done circuit training. Additionally, most all of our students have done their fitness testing, including running the mile. My last group will run it this coming week and makeup tests will be Monday, October 16 (weather permitting). Over the last couple months we have learned about making food choices using the Traffic Light Eating model, ask your student what it means to eat more foods from the green and yellow light category and less red lights. We have also started an optional weekly “Move It Minutes” form which is a way to track the recommended 60 minutes of daily exercise. The 12 students who turn in the most fully complete and accurate forms, will earn a reward in the Spring, last year we went to SkyZone. Looking forward to finishing the quarter strong!
Welcome Back WIS!
Day 1 of the 2017-18 school year was a huge success! It was exciting seeing many familiar faces, as well as, new ones too! Looking ahead to next week, Monday will be our first Fitness Monday of the school year. We look forward to many more Mondays of learning various ways to live a healthier life!
I can not believe we are ending our first semester of school! It certainly has flown by! I want to thank all of the students, parents, family and friends that donated to Hoops For Heart to benefit the American Heart Association. Congratulations to Allison Holt, Wes Hayes and Zachary Mawdsley for collecting $100 or more each! All three will get to paint a brick on the gym wall!
I look forward to PE in 2017. I wish you each a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy New Year!
Hope the beginning of the holiday season finds you with a healthy, happy and thankful heart!
I am happy and thankful to announce that Coach O has joined me for PE and Fitness as my student teacher. She came to WIS after spending 12 weeks student teaching at Willard North. She will be student teaching with us until December 7. She has already done a volleyball unit and will be doing a wiffle ball unit after Thanksgiving break.
I am also happy and thankful that we will be participating in the Hoops for Heart program through the American Heart Association! We had a visitor come yesterday to speak with our students about heart disease and prevention. I learned that %80 is preventable!!!!! Please help support our school’s PE department and fund heart disease research by donating. Money envelopes are due Monday, December 12, on that day we will be participating in heart healthy basketball theme activities. Every student that raises $100 gets to paint a block in the gym and the top earner from each team gets to drown me in silly string! Please follow this link to join our school team to support the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association! www.heart.org/hoops
Lastly, I am thankful for every student here at WIS! Happy Thanksgiving!
Last week I welcomed a new group of classes to PE. We learned PE expectations, played some cooperation games and learned how to play Continuous Kickball. I look forward to getting to know the kiddos in these classes better as we enjoy playing soccer, Spikeball and scooter games over the next few weeks. Don’t forget to wear or bring tennis shoes, so you are prepared and able to participate in the fun!