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Kyle Wilson Physical Education Mission Statement
The Kyle Wilson Physical Education staff believes that each and every student can achieve excellence regardless of size, maturity, coordination, body type, or other physical capability. Our goal is to develop a child’s positive attitude towards physical education that will last a lifetime.
Everyone can be a HERO in Physical Education Class
- Have proper apparel.
- Effort and participation.
- Respectful behavior
- Outstanding sportsmanship
During P.E. class your child will be introduced to multiple skills and activities that will lead to a healthy lifestyle. In order for this to happen successfully, safety must be my first and most important job. All of the gym rules revolve around safety. Wearing sneakers is an important element in keeping everyone safe.
UPDATE- 1/27/2017... We made it to Texas !!!!!!!!
Our new destination is California. Both the Ventura and Oakland Fire Departments will be reading and writing pen pal emails to our students as we track our exercise miles towards the west coast.
Jog Across America
Kyle Wilson ES is Jogging Across America!
- During the last week of each marking period, students will run, jog, walk or skip while wearing pedometers for a total of 15 minutes during PE class. Total miles will be calculated by our older students. Students will also have the ability to earn exercise miles at home by filling out an activity tracker form.
- Using a large map in the gym, students can visually follow their progress in an effort to get to our destination which is 1454 miles away in Fort Bend, Texas.
- Our destination this year is Anne McCormick Sullivan Elementary School located in Fort Bend, Texas. Sullivan Elementary School is a school with an incredible similarity to ours. Sullivan opened this year and is named after a local fallen fighter named Anne Sullivan. Ms. Sullivan died in the line of duty at the exact same age as Kyle Wilson which was sadly 24 years young.
- I have reached out to the Principal at Sullivan ES and we will be starting an email pen pal program with her school. As Wilson students make the journey across America, they will be sending email questions, comments and location updates to Sullivan students who will then respond electronically.
***If you want to track your exercise miles at home, please click on files and documents and download a tracker form.
All grades have just finished the jump rope unit in P.E. class. We learned everything from basic single rope skills to Double Dutch jumping.
We have 2 school records for jumping without making a mistake. Both records came from 3rd grade students:
Asima from 3rd grade jumped for 4 minutes and 33 seconds!
David from 3rd grade jumped for 4 minutes and 9 seconds!
Come out to our Jump Rope For Heart/ Wellness Night on Thursday, February 16th from 6:30-8:30 and try to break these awesome records!!!
The new year brought lots of DANCING! All grade levels took time to join music classes and learn large group dances. Go to the twitter feed to see our dancing sea lions at #KWESpe.
When we were not dancing, the k-2nd graders were tumbling. Tumble positions, rolls, animal walks and balance stunts were all done on the safety of our brand new mats. Students were always given a choice to not try a skill that made them concerned for their safety.( Example- Log rolls can be easily done by everyone. If students were uncomfortable trying forward rolls, they would repeat log rolls.)
3rd -5th graders played variations of kickball with Ms. Grim while Mrs. Schaefer took small groups of students for mid-year FitnessGram testing. Some students are still struggling with push-ups and curl-ups. Please practice these exercises at home with your students. Mrs. Schaefer gave lots of practice activities and scaled versions of these 2 exercises to help build muscle that will help students get into the Healthy Fitness zone of the FitnessGram in the spring.
Winter break is upon us. Its a time to relax, celebrate and spend time with family and friends. Winter break can be quite enjoyable but it can also be stressful and even boring for some folks. Keep in mind that exercise is a great stress reducer and exercising is far from boring.
I have given students some ideas of active games that they can play at home and outside with friends. I also have an optional homework assignment that many students are choosing to try to complete over the next 2 weeks. The assignment is called "Commercial Break".
Many families stay inside due to weather or the fact that parents are working and kids need to stay inside with sitters or older siblings. The "Commercial Break" calendar gives students and families exercise options to be completed during the commercial breaks of their favorite TV shows. Simply do the exercise choices during each commercial break of one 60 minute TV show or two 30 minute shows. Once complete, sign either student or parent initials over each day that you participate. Completed calendars can be turned into me after break and I will award 1 Jog Across America mile for each returned calendar.
If your student has misplaced the calendar I have attached a copy in my files and documents section of this webpage. Also remember that I can accept activity trackers at any time throughout the year. Those are also attached.
Enjoy a safe and happy new year!
3rd, 4th and 5th grade students continue to work on indoor soccer and the concept of offense versus defense. Games such as Run and Shoot and Human Foosball help to reinforce the offense/defense skills and knowledge in a fun way.
Students also did an integrated multiplication game as a warm up activity. Throughout the year, I will find times to integrate core classroom concepts as many students are kinetic learners. Learning through movement can help reinforce lessons from the classroom.
Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade also participated in an integrated lesson using letters and spelling. It was awesome to get to see the students excited about spelling. I was impressed by some of the "expensive" words that they were able to make using the letters they collected during our letter circle game.
These young students also got to participate in a grade level activity called Deal Or No Deal. Based on the TV game show, all classes went to the gym the day before Thanksgiving Break during their encore time to play this large group game.