Week one of roller-skating is full of learning here at CS Elementary. Responsibility is key to the success of this program. Students are responsible for getting equipment out, on, and properly put away. They gain an understanding that how they put stuff away impacts the next group skating. They learn the importance of working together and helping each other out. The faster they get stuff of the quicker we all get to skate. No one skates until everyone has all their equipment on. In addition to learning what it looks like to have responsibilities they learn several skills during this first week. The number one most important component is SAFETY! If we aren’t safe we can’t skate. The first skill they learn is the safest way to stand up, than the safest ways to stay standing (T Position). The next skill learned is falling. “Yes all of you will fall so we will learn the safest way to do that”. First we squat to lower our center of gravity. This can safe us from falling all together and if we still fall we are lower to the ground lessening our impact. Second thing we do is hug ourselves to protect our arms. The number one injury in skating is a broken wrist. To prevent that tucking arms in NOT reaching protects us. We than land on our gluteus maximus (our butt). After we fall we get back up quickly so no one else falls over us. Students learn three ways to move on the skates penguin waddle, diamond or football, abs the push and glide. Finally they learn three ways to stop t-stop, Michael Jackson 180, and the toe drag. Once we learn the skills we practice them in a controlled setting. As we progress in the skating unit students are will gradually progress and the responsibilities are released to them. This is a fun unit and offers so much more to our students beyond being a fun activity. We are all looking forward to the weeks to come. I happy to say we had one very successful week of learning. It is so much fun to see them progress and improve. Week two we are ready for you!
gym has been converted to a roller rink for the next month of physical education learning. We skate in the gym for a month and students learn the skills needed to safely and properly skate. They learn to fall, stand, move, and stop. on top of that i stress the importance of respect and responsibility. This is a great unit and I am so glad for the support I have to be able to get students active in a fun way.
Kids tend to be active at this age and can run, hop, skip and jump without tripping over their own feet. Most 5-year-olds learn to do these things:
Gross Motor Skills
Fine Motor Skills
Kindergartners learn facts and begin to grasp some basic concepts. By the end of kindergarten, many children can do things like these:
Social and Emotional Milestones
During the kindergarten school year, children’s social and emotional development tends to go beyond making friends and expressing feelings. They start understanding more complicated things like right and wrong. Many 5-year-olds are also likely to do these things:
Most children gain stamina and coordination during first grade. They typically start the year uncoordinated and clumsy, because the big muscles in arms and legs are better developed than the small muscles used for smaller movements. What they can do physically doesn’t change as much as how well they’re able to do it. Most children reach these milestones in first grade:
Your child’s thinking skills in first grade allow him to start exploring the world to find answers to his own questions. During first grade, most children:
Social and Emotional Milestones
First-grade social and emotional skills are an interesting mix of independence and an increased need for your attention and approval. By age 7, kids typically start to understand that friendships aren’t something they can control by themselves. That may make them a little anxious. Many children also:
SECOND AND THIRD GRADERS
At ages 7 and 8, your child may be working on refining her physical skills. Her fine motor control and stamina may improve. Most second and third graders:
At this age, thinking and problem-solving skills are taking off. Children tend to talk at a more adult level and start to show an interest in specific activities that interest them. Cognitively, most children at this age:
Social and Emotional Milestones
Second and third grade can be a little rough socially and emotionally. Kids start narrowing down to a few good friends, but those friendships can change quickly. Most kids are eager to fit in and try out new personalities to see where they fit. By the end of third grade, most children will:
FOR BASIC GROSS-MOTOR SKILLS, THE GENERAL WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY APPEARS TO BE OPEN FROM THE PRENATAL PERIOD TO AROUND AGE FIVE. ONCE AGAIN, THIS IS A PERIOD IN WHICH EXPERIENCE IS VITAL TO LAYING THE “FOUNDATION” OF BRAIN CIRCUITS DEDICATED TO MOTOR CONTROL. THE PRIMARY MOTOR CIRCUITS THAT CONNECT TO THE CEREBELLUM, WHICH CONTROLS POSTURE AND COORDINATION, FORGE DURING THE FIRST TWO YEARS. IT IS DURING THIS PERIOD THAT THE CHILD BEGINS TO GAIN CONSIDERABLE EXPERIENCE IN THE WORLD AS HE OR SHE “MOVES” ABOUT IN THE ENVIRONMENT. ONCE AGAIN IT IS SUGGESTED THAT PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IS A STRONG DETERMINANT IN THE EARLY DEVELOPMENT OF THE BRAIN, NOT JUST MOTOR CONTROL. IT SEEMS REASONABLE THAT THE CRITICAL PERIOD FOR FINER MUSCLE CONTROL AND TIMING, WHICH TYPICALLY FOLLOW GROSS-MOTOR DEVELOPMENT, WOULD BE OPEN FROM SHORTLY AFTER BIRTH TO ABOUT AGE NINE. THIS INFORMATION HAS STRONG IMPLICATIONS FOR DEVELOPING THE PRIMARY CIRCUITS NEEDED FOR LEARNING SKILLS THAT REQUIRE A HIGH DEGREE OF MANUAL DEXTERITY, SUCH AS PLAYING A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT OR PERFORMING PRECISE MANUAL OPERATIONS. THERE IS ALSO SPECULATION THAT THE GENERAL WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY FOR MOST BEHAVIORAL FUNCTIONS NARROWS CONSIDERABLY AROUND AGE 10 (CHUGANI, 1998).
WHAT CAN YOU DO..
FIRST OF ALL KNOW THAT MOTOR SKILLS ENHANCE OUR LIVES AT ALL AGES AND A POSITIVE ATTITUDE ABOUT REGULAR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY SETS THE FOUNDATION FOR A LIFETIME OF GOOD HEALTH!
BY DEVELOPING MOTOR SKILLS AND LAYING THE FOUNDATION FOR A POSITIVE ATTITUDE ABOUT PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS ARE FINDING THAT MOVEMENT IS A VERY EFFECTIVE AND BENEFITS YOUNG CHILDREN. THROUGH THE USE OF MOVEMENT EXPERIENCES, EDUCATORS CAN STIMULATE PROBLEM-SOLVING ABILITIES, CRITICAL THINKING, AND REINFORCE A VARIETY OF ACADEMIC CONCEPTS.
If you are working on the fundraiser part keep up the good work! Anyone that is not working on fundraising you are welcome to turn in permission slips and $10.00 to cover your students skating at anytime. Once it is turned in I can check them off and they are ready to skate.
Remember if you need assistance in paying for your student(s) please contact Mr. Frisbie directly so that I can help establish funding for those students.
Thank you everyone for all that you do to support our Climax-Scotts Physical Education Program. Your support allows us to do these fun activities and to give our students a dynamic educational experience.
Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone in Kalamazoo has partnered with our Physical Education Program here at Climax-Scotts Community Schools.
I have 3 passes for a Family Fun Pack that any student raising $300 or more will be entered into a drawing for. The Family Fun pass covers (4) one hour jumpers, 1 large pizza, and 4 fountain drinks. This is a fun incentive for students to help raise funding for our P.E. Program and what a great way to get students active outside of school!
Airway Fun Center
I am happy to announce our partnership with Airway Fun Center and to provide students with an additional fun incentive to raise money for our Physical Education Program.
Airway Fun Center has also partnered with Climax-Scotts Physical Education Program!
Anyone that raises funding of $100 dollars will be entered into a drawing for a prize from Airway Fun Center. One lucky student will win one certificate that provides (4) 1 Hour Wristbands (bring 3 friends or 3 family members and yourself). The wristbands give you access - to Laser Maze, Balladium, Time Freak, and Arcade Games (excludes merchandise games and redemption points).
Raise $100 dollars and be entered into a drawing for the chance to win the Airway Fun Center Prize in addition to receiving the other prizes available within the fundraiser.
Thank you Airway Fun Center, our C-S parents, and community members that support our Physical Education Program!
Roller Skating Unit during physical education class April 9th to May 4th
Roller Skating Unit
Every student is expected to take part in the roller skating unit here at Climax-Scotts Elementary School. All students in grades K-5th during physical education learn skills and techniques on how to SAFELY roller skate. This will be our 3rd year incorporating this into our Physical Education Curriculum. Students are taught necessary skills to properly fall down, how to safely stand up on skates, several ways to appropriately stop, start, and move on skates. The lessons are all taught by the Physical Education Teacher Mr. Frisbie. Skating takes place on site in the elementary gymnasium during student’s normal P.E. class periods. Students are skating for the entire month in school while learning a great physical activity.
Cost for skating:
The roller skating unit does have a $10.00 per student cost. The cost covers the equipment to be delivered to the school, student’s use of the equipment, liability insurance, the unit plans, and equipment pickup.
What if i can’t afford to pay
If you are unable to afford the $10.00 per student please contact Mr. Frisbie asap.
We have never had a student not skate due to funding. Every student will have the opportunity to skate and arrangements will be made if you are concerned with being able to pay for your student(s). I ask that if money is tight you send in what you are able to afford and I will figure out how to make up the difference. If you are in this position please contact me by email: email@example.com so I am able to work with you.
Fundraising Overview helping to fund the Roller Skating program.
The fundraising program is set up in levels and is very similar to how it was ran last year. There are different prize incentives for a given dollar amount raised. All the funding raised goes to help pay for the roller skating unit and any additional money raised goes directly into the physical education program. In addition to paying for the roller skating unit funding allows us to purchase and update any equipment that will better educate our students in the future. Fundraiser runs from March 1st to March 29th 2018. More details attached. Send all money in an enclosed envelope with students name on it.
The first week of roller skating is learning about the equipment, how to find your correct skate, how to properly put on all the equipment, how to safely stand up on the skates and stay standing safely, how to properly fall in a safe way, and safe ways to stop and start on skates.
Children learn from their interactions and from an early age.
In order for students to be successful in this area they need positive fun interactions and to be guided by the adults in their lives. Be active with your children and invest time into their development. Spend time together doing physical activities that your child enjoys doing. Telling them to go outside to play isn’t enough. Just sending them outside to play is like handing a child a book without providing them with the necessary tools to read the book. Plus just like with reading a book if they have the tools to be a successful reader they are more likely to read. This doesn’t mean all their “play” needs to be structured, unstructured play is actually very important to their overall development in becoming physically literate, because it allows them to practice the movement skills they have learned. When children acquire the skills to be a successful and confident mover they will want to go outside to play and want to become more physically active. They need to be provided with stepping stones in order learn the necessary skills to be successful.
Enjoy the moments with your children and celebrate as they reach their physical literacy milestones as you would with any other academic success. Are you there to encourage them to make it across the monkey bars? Have you seen and celebrated when they have developed the necessary strength to reach a milestone similar to this? These things that are so simple to us are a big deal to our kids. Do you recognize the importance in the excitement your child experiences the first time they make a basket, when they tag the fastest kid, score a goal, hit the ball, and so on?
You bet it is and here is! Here is why, children master and enjoy the things they are good at and just like us they participate in things where they feel success, they shy away from things that intimidate them, that are hard, that they “can’t do”. Would you rather your child become an expert at video games, Facebook, tablets or would you rather them master a physical skill that could lead them to be more physically active enhancing their overall health?
Kids are no different today than we were as kids however what is encouraged and learned is much different. An increase in screen time (TV, video games, tablets, phones, iPods, computers, etc.) are all detrimental to a child’s growth. Children are products of their environment and “monkey see monkey do” how are you demonstrating the importance in movement in your child’s life?
The first thing you can do to make a difference is to get active in your child’s activities. Make time each day to engage in play with your child. This is something we all want to do anyway, we just have to make it a priority. Physical Literacy is no different than reading literacy, reading books helps develop a love for books and to understand the importance of reading. Playing with your kids helps to develop their skills and love for movement. When kids learn the importance of movement at a young age they are more likely to incorporate it into their lives as they grow and get older.
For many of you this might be the first time you are hearing this term. The most important thing is that you have fun this isn’t meant to provide parents with more work, but rather to help make you aware of the importance of physical literacy. Remember with any investment the more you invest the greater the return is in the end.
- Watch the website for more information on physical literacy.
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Kids are products of their environment and learn through the examples they have within their lives. Every single person involved in another persons life plays a role and impacts them. You can have a positive or a negative impact on others. The impact you have is your decision and those you influence see how you act and carry yourself.
I hope we can all learn something from this 4th grade student!
In a world where teachers are consistently criticized and under fire for everything we don't do this is why we do what we do! It certainly isn't for the title, for the money, or for the summers breaks. Its for these moments!
This is amazing! I walked into this taped to my office door and was the first thing I got to see this morning before getting ready for a day of teaching.
Students learn so much from Physical Education and within our gymnasium at Climax-Scotts. Physical Education is so much more then “gym” and we don’t just roll out the let them to play. They learn fundamental skills that will enable them to be lifelong movers, through lessons that are structured to encourage them and build physical competence. Our students learn the importance of relationships and about caring for those around us (I am not taking credit for the action of this young lady, because it is much bigger than me), but I am going to give recognition for something awesome!
Students are taught that they don't have to be the best at every activity we do in class, but that they are expected to put forth their personal best every class period. They understand each other’s differences and are encouraged to teach and guide each other in all of our learning. Our students have been taught failure is a teachable moment and that learning occurs when properly processed, as well as failure isn’t necessarily bad. It is instilled in them that kindness and respect is essential to their success as people and that their words and actions have weight.
One of our focuses in class this week is lifting others up and well. This young lady has reached mastery with that objective. I am proud she has found a love for physical education and enjoyment in being physically active. Her confidence in our football related skills will increase as we progress through the week!
Our overall focus this week is football and increasing the knowledge and competence of the game of football. We are doing this not by setting up a game of 7 vs 7 or 11 vs 11 we aren’t even playing the actual game of football. We are learning concepts, skills, and terms related to the game of football, through mini games that build on these fundamental skills and increase their overall knowledge.
Not only do the football players learn but so does every student that was nervous about seeing “Football Fun Week” on the white board. It isn’t my job or goal to create NFL players or even High School football players, but to teach skills in concepts that can transfer into whatever each individual student decides to pursue in life.
Proud teacher moment because this girl gets it! She understands that she doesn’t have to be the best at “football skills” but that it is key to do your best even if it’s not your favorite activity. She understands that physical activity is important, she finds enjoyment even in (football) something she isn’t super confident in, she is willing to try and isn’t scared to fail, and most importantly she will experience success in whatever she chooses to pursue throughout her life with these traits and characteristics. She is a prime example of a leader within her class and within our school.
You Rock and I think you are amazing!
~Nice job mom and dad!
- Parents stay with your children at all times!
- Never enter a strangers home!
- Never take a ride from anyone!
- Carry a flashlight!
- Throw out open candy and homemade treats from strangers!
- Stay on the side walks!
- Look both ways before crossing the street!
- Travel in groups Do Not go out by yourself!
- Walk don't run from house to house!
- Reflective tape helps drivers to see you!
All they have to do is enter coupon code RUNFORSCHOOLS when signing up at https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Kalamazoo/MonarchMarch.
Their races are endorsed by the Michigan Fitness Foundation's Governor's Council. They are offering the Pure Michigan FITness Series Challenge, where participants can win prizes after accruing points in running in events across Michigan.
There is an extra OPPORTUNITY for students to skate after school see flyer below
If you have questions about the skating please contact me by email: email@example.com or call me directly 269-497-2106. This is an extra/ additional opportunity I am offering to the students and is a way to raise money for the P.E. Program.
*Depending on the turnout there my be another opportunity next week.
Sign up sheet is on a green clipboard in the office.
Thanks and look forward to seeing a big turn out again this year!
Please Turn In Permission Slips asap They are being sent home today 3/16/2017
IT is the BLUE SHEET IN PACKET
Update on Mileage and the Billion mile Race
- The class with the highest average gets to duct tape me (Mr. Frisbie) to the wall during an all school assembly.
- The class that comes in 2nd place will get cupcakes
- All students with over 50 miles by May 4th will be put into a drawling and the lucky student that gets his or her name drawn will get to pie Mr. Frisbie.
We are having fun here at Climax-Scotts while we continue to add up the mileage each day. At the end of each week I will be posting them on the New Balance Billion Mile Race page and we will hopefully continue to run to the top of the rankings at both the State and National Level!
Key Messages about P.E. and Its importance on Academics
- Evidence proves that increasing physical activity and physical fitness may improve academic performance and that time in the school day dedicated to recess, physical education class, and physical activity in the classroom may also facilitate academic performance.
- Available data suggests that mathematics and reading are the academic topics that are most influenced by physical activity. These topics depend on efficient and effective executive function, which has been linked to physical activity and physical fitness.
- Executive function and brain health underlie academic performance. Basic cognitive functions related to attention and memory facilitate learning, and these functions are enhanced by physical activity and higher aerobic fitness.
- Single sessions of and long-term participation in physical activity improve cognitive performance and brain health. Children who participate in vigorous- or moderate-intensity physical activity benefit the most.
They Get QUALITY PHYSICAL EDUCATION That Aids in their overall academic performance
Physical Education Teacher
Climax-Scotts Community Schools