Rivendell Physical Education

Fall PE Fun

We’re having lots of fun so far in PE this fall—even though the weather hasn’t been very fall-like!

In preschool, we have been playing games that work on locomotor skills: running, shuffling, going backwards, skipping, and introduced basics of throwing and catching.

In younger kids, we learned what a dynamic warmup is, worked on good athletic position and locomotor skills, and are learning more about our personal space.

Middle and Older kids have done all of the above as well as the ROOTS of sportsmanship. Now we have started on our Greek Olympics—more on that soon.

Preschool PE

I’m pleased to announce that we’ll be adding the Rivendell Preschool to our PE schedule for the 2012-13 year. Each preschool class will have PE twice a week for 20-30 minutes.  I plan to use similar concepts and activities as I do for my Kinder Kickers soccer program, a very successful and highly regarded preschooler program I run at The Edge Sports Center.

We will explore physical movement, large motor skills, balance, personal space and working in a group environment, all in a non-competitive and fun way.

I’m excited and looking forward to working with the preschool classes this year!

Summer Olympics is Underway

I hope everyone is watching and enjoying the Olympics—competition by some of the finest athletes in the world!  This fall, in conjunction with the students’ topic work on Ancient Greece, we plan to hold our own Olympic competition. Running, jumping, throwing, “wrestling” and even chariot racing will be among the events.  See you all at the Rivendell Olympic Games!

Have a Great Summer

I hope everyone has a great—and active!—summer.  Get out of the house and off the couch.  Ride your bike, go for a walk, go swimming, play soccer or baseball, go climbing or camping, take a yoga class, learn a new sport!  There are lots of fantastic activities available so I hope you take advantage of them.  Stop reading this on your computer and go play!  See you all in the fall.

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