February is here and we are ready for some fun new activities in PE! We will be starting our skating unit this month and we are really looking forward to getting over to the Grant Fuhr arena and lacing up our skates. The February calendar is below to see the skating dates. Here is a friendly reminder to be prepared with the proper equipment including a CSA Approved Hockey Helmet, skates and appropriate clothing to wear outside to and from the rink. We do have skates and helmets that students can borrow but we encourage them to find some equipment to bring from home as sizes are limited. If you would like to bring a hockey stick for some shinny, please arrange drop off and pick-up, as Parkland bus transportation will not permit any students to bring their hockey stick on the bus. If you are unable to skate, you will be staying back at the school to participate in some cooperative games! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your PE teacher at school or via email.
A little late, but here is our January 2019 calendar! The gym has been filled with the wonderful sounds of our Social Dance Unit! Fridays continue to be our TGIF days (Team Games & Improving Fitness)!!! Students can also look forward to some Intramural Dodgeball during the lunch hour!
The December calendar is posted as we head into the last couple of school weeks of 2018! We are looking forward to celebrating the holiday season with our 3rd Annual Christmas Cup competition! This year students will compete in their Den groups for the chance to raise the Christmas Cup!!! You might ask…what is the Christmas Cup? Well, the students are scheduled to participate in a variety of competitions in PE class over the next 2 weeks earning points for victories, cooperation, sportsmanship and team spirit! Check out the full schedule below!
Report card season is around the corner, so here is some information on how assessment rolls out in our PE classes:
How do you play? How do you demonstrate and showcase your growth and development in PE? How do you show how you “learn how to learn” and “learn how to get along” in an activity based setting? How do you self assess on a daily basis? All very important items we consider while looking at assessment in PE.
The outcomes of PE are broken down into four categories referred to as the ABCD’s: Activity (Skill), Benefits Health (TGIF activities – Team Games & Improving Fitness), Cooperation and Do It Daily (Participation). Within those four categories, we highlight some of the key points that we are looking for when assessing students in physical education. These key points are outlined in our rubric (attached below) and assessed on a 4 point scale to align with the 4 report card descriptors: Beginning, Approaching Proficient, Proficient and Exemplary. In addition, students have been given the opportunity to self assess daily as they leave the gym at the end of class (see the photo below).
Ultimately, we want all of our students to have fun, get involved, be active and become physically literate in PE!
Time is flying and we are already into November. All classes are scheduled to be indoors for the month of November so it is important that all students are bringing an appropriate change of clothes and shoes for physical activity. Check the calendar below to find out what activity your class is scheduled to do. Also stay tuned for some exciting “Movember” activities that will be appearing soon!
Our Fall Ball Volleyball League is starting soon and we want lots of Grade 5’s and 6’s to be a part of it! This is an awesome opportunity to develop volleyball skills, connect to the school community and have some fun!! Forms and information are attached below. Get yours in as soon as possible so you don’t miss out on this opportunity!
Get Active, Get Involved !!!
Our Planksgiving Challenge is back!
For the month of October we not only want to give thanks but we also want to hold planks in PE. We have started the Planksgiving Challenge where students will hold the plank position for a set amount of time each day. If they complete the challenge, they will get their name entered in a draw to win some awesome t-shirts! We encourage everyone to participate but it is not mandatory. Feel free to join in on the fun!! Take a look at the Planksgiving Challenge below:
It’s already October and we are so thankful that we survived the first month of school! We are moving ahead just the the portables are moving in the modernization! We are still trying to go outside when we can so make sure you check the weather forecast and dress warm!
Take a look at the calendar below to find out what your class will be doing this month:
We had a great turn out last night for our annual Volleyball Parents meeting. Thanks to everyone that was able to attend. If you were unable to attend we have attached the information from the meeting. Please fill out, sign, and return these back to the school as soon as possible!
Here are some links of interest that were discussed at the meeting:
A big Wolfpack welcome to all of our students for the 2018/2019 school year! We have had a great start to the new school year so far in all PE classes. Mr. McLachlan, Mr. Chan, Mr. Bradshaw, and Mrs. Woitas are all excited to be back in the gym this year. Our PE spaces have shrunk so far this year with the construction going on for the modernization but with the recent snowfalls we still have had tons of fun sharing the gym. Thanks to our amazing students for being flexible and making the best of the tight spaces and combined classes!
Take a look at the PE course outline to refresh your memory on the wonderful PE Program that Woodhaven offers. Also attached below is a short presentation outlining what the PE Program and Athletics Program are all about. We look forward to continuing some of our fantastic work from past years as well as trying new things! Stay in the loop by subscribing to our blog!!!