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Friday, October 31, 2014


Hello Falcon Families,

Wow, it has been a while since I have been able to post something on the blog! I apologize for not having this up and running sooner. Thank you for all of your support and understanding.

Here is what has been going on in PE in the month of October:


We have been working on perceptual power and doing a great job. The students have been learning the difference between locomotor and non-locomotor movements while executing a variety of each movement. They have also been learning different levels and pathways. They enjoy doing a variety of exercises and animal walks/crawls in low, medium, and high levels while traveling in a variety of pathways. They really enjoyed playing scooter tag this week to show their understanding of pathways.

Some things you can ask/do with your child(ren) this weekend are:

1. What is the difference between a locomotor and non-locomotor movement? Can you show me one
    of each?

2. Have your child(ren) show you their favorite animal crawl in each level (low, medium, high).


This month we ended our flying disc unit with a great game of disc golf! The students were able to play on a 6 hole course created by Mr. Weaver. We have some great disc golfers who really enjoyed the game. This is great lifetime activity that you can do with your family and friends.

We also started our volleyball unit. The students are learning how to bump, set, and do an underhand serve. We introduced the skills this week, and we will continue to work on them next week in a variety of games. The students really enjoy the "blind volleyball" net we have!

Some things you can ask/do with your child(ren) this weekend are:

1. Find a disc golf course and play a couple holes.

2. Have them show you the volleyball bump and set. See how many you can do in a row with them.


We ended our flying disc unit a couple weeks ago. The students never seem very enthusiastic at the start of the flying disc unit, but never want it to end when it is over. We ended the unit this year with an ultimate frisbee tournament. The students really enjoy ultimate frisbee and I always have a great time playing with them. It is a great team sport that really works on teamwork and sportsmanship!

We started our volleyball unit two weeks ago. The students learn the bump, set, and underhand serve and rules to the game of volleyball. We practiced the skills the first week, and have been playing our volleyball tournament this last week. We have had some really exciting games and I know they are all excited to play again next week.

Some things you can ask/do with your child(ren) this weekend are:

1. Play a game of ultimate frisbee with family and friends.

2. Go watch a volleyball game and see if you understand the game.

3. Set and  bump a volleyball with your family and friends.


Along with the units mentioned above, each class has been learning a dance! This dance will be performed at the Sock-Hop on November 6th! The students are doing a great job with their dances and are encouraged to teach the dance to their parents. Each class will perform their dance on the stage. Parents and teachers are encouraged to watch all the dances because they are in charge of voting for the best dance. I will be sending out an e-mail after the sock-hop asking for votes. The winning class will get a free day in PE! This will be the 6th annual Cascade Heights Sock-Hop Dance Competition! You do not want to miss it!

Have a great weekend and remember to KEEP MOVING!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Week 1 & 2

Physical Education is off to a great start! The students are mastering the PE procedures and classroom rules which will make the year run smoothly!

K - 8th

We started this year off with our Cooperative Games Unit. The students learn how to work together with partners, in small groups, in large groups, and with the entire class. They understand the importance of cooperation when it comes to trying to accomplish a specific goal, as well as learning what teamwork looks like.

We have been spending some time on what it looks like to be positive towards yourself and others in a PE setting. I know by the end of this week they will be ready to begin our second PE unit next week!

Here are some things you can do/ask your child(ren) this weekend:

  • What does cooperative mean?
  • What are some positive things you can say to your peers in PE?
  • Go on a hike and talk about some goals they may have this year in PE!

Keep Moving!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Welcome Back!


"A Healthy Mind and Healthy Body Equals Self-Confidence"

Welcome back to all the CHPCS families and all the new CHPCS families to another great school year! It is time to emphasize the importance of physical activity in your child's education which is vital to his or her health, wellness, and academic success!

 Children should receive 60 minutes of physical activity per day! 

They should get this in a variety of ways including, but not limited to, Physical Education, sports, dance, exercise, swimming, snowboarding, surfing, biking, hiking, and much more. 

This year I will be working on keeping my blog updated weekly with what is being covered in your child's Physical Education class. Keep your eyes pealed for a PE calendar that will include many physical activities being held in the community! Make sure you visit the school website as well as the PE blog as I will constantly be adding new material throughout the school year!

Upcoming Dates:

  • Tuesday, September 2nd - First Day of School for Kindergarten
  • Wednesday, September 3rd - First Day of School for 1st-8th grade (Specials Begin!)
  • Thursday, September 4th - Back to School Night (6:30-7:30pm)

The childhood epidemic will improve only when good health and nutrition are seen as keys to helping children succeed in school rather then something that takes away from learning time