We have been working on team sports in the 9th grade gym classes. They have played boundball, “beach volleyball”, sockey, floor hockey and we are currently finishing up basketball. Next up will be some spring sports (lacrosse, softball, soccer, etc).
The 10th grade has worked on activities that can be played with small groups (such as shooting games in basketball) or games that can be played at home (such as keep it up volleyball). Currently we are working on racket sports )badminton, pickleball, etc.)
Blocks 1 and 3 will continue to have gym for the 5th six weeks, while Block 4 will be in health during the 5th six weeks. Health will begin for them on March 14, 2013.
We are beginning this new semester with the Fitness/Wellness Tests. The students will be tested for flexibility, upper body strength, abdominal strength and cardiovascular fitness and endurance.
We also are starting out with boundball as our first activity. It is a game that combines four square with volleyball. Because it does not require a lot of instruction, it allows the students to participate in a group activity immediately.
Students will be in gym class for the first two six weeks. The exception will be Block 4 students. Due to scheduling, they will have health class the second six weeks, then gym the final six weeks. The other two classes will have health (9) and Driver Education (10) the last six weeks.
Emphasis in the 9th grade gym classes will be on team sports and physical fitness. In the 10 grade, they will be working on lifetime activities and fitness.
In freshman PE, we have been working on team sports (football, volleyball) and are now going into basketball. After a brief review of skills, we will be playing various basketball type games.
Sophomore PE has been doing activities that are considered life long activities (golf, tennis, “beach” volleyball). We are now doing activities with the basketball that can be played with just two to four people.
In December, when we move to the third six weeks, both 9th and 10th grade classes will move into the health room. Freshmen will be studying general health and sophomores will be taking Driver Education.
Here is the schedule for the remainder of the second six weeks:
November 12:Veterans’ Day No School.
November 13-16: Gym (9th & 10th)
November 19-20: Gym (9th & 10th)
November 21-23: Thanksgiving
November 26-30: Gym (9th & 10th)
December 3: Gym (9th & 10th)
December 4-7: Health (9th) & Driver Education (10th)
We are starting this year out with Fitness Testing for both 9th and 10th grade. This helps establish a base-line of fitness so we can track each child’s progress throughout the first two grading periods.
Sept 4 – Oct. 15 = Fitness Testing and Team Sports (9th) and Individual Sports/Fitness (10th)