• Spring Fitnessgram testing already underway

    Posted by Theresa Gemperline on 3/13/2020

    Hi everyone,

    Third grade has already begun Fitnessgram testing due to their class play practice schedule. Fourth and Fifth grade students will be doing their spring testing when they get back from spring break. So stay active during your break. Get outside as much as possible. Ride your bike, take a walk, jump rope or just go to the park. We love it when students tell us after break all of the activities that they have done while not in school. Stay safe, have fun!

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  • Grades 1 & 2 working on Throwing and Catching

    Posted by Theresa Gemperline on 2/28/2020

    The younger grades are playing many games to emphasize their throwing and catching skills. Students are working on opposition when throwing and trying to use their hands more when catching instead of their bodies. Students know that hands can grasp objects easily and are more secure rather than trying to trap the object against their body. Many students are making great progress and having fun at the same time.

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  • Pillo polo begins for grades 3 through 5

    Posted by Theresa Gemperline on 2/14/2020

    Well square dancing has finally ended. Many students had a great time and most students learned new moves too. This week we have begun a new unit, pillo polo. Pillo polo is very similar to ice hockey. We use boffers for the sticks and small gator balls for the pucks. This makes for some fun and interesting play in the game. Students are learning how to dribble and trap this week. Next week they will be learning how to tackle the ball and play some fun lead up games to be able to practice their skills. This is a great way to learn stick skills for ice hockey, street hockey, lacross and more.

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  • 4th Grade Intramurals start this Monday

    Posted by Theresa Gemperline on 1/31/2020

    Hi everyone,

    There is still space available for 4th graders to sign up for our morning sports intramurals club. This club meets Monday and Thursday mornings from 7:45 am - 8:30 am during the month of February. Forms to sign up are available either in the front office or from Mrs. Gemperline. All students must have a signed waiver form before participating. Students will be playing a variety of sports and activities all in a social and fun environment.

    See you there!

    Mrs. Gemperline

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  • Sports intramurals for 5th and 4th grades

    Posted by Theresa Gemperline on 1/17/2020

    We are in full swing with our 5th grade sports intramurals. The students are excited and are playing games like flag football, soccer and basketball. They are also engaged in vigorous activities like dome ball and beanbag mania. Students have time to socialize as well as play. 

     

    Sign-up has already begun for 4th grade sports intramurals. Students in the 4th grade have taken home sign up sheets. Extra sign up sheets are available in the office. 4th grade sports intramurals begin February3rd and are on Monday and Thursday mornings the whole month of February. If your child is interested, there are still spots available! Send in the signed sheet today.

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  • Only 8 spots left

    Posted by Theresa Gemperline on 12/20/2019

    We have had a terrific response with our 5th grade sports intramurals for January. At the time of this writing there are only 8 spots left. 22 students have signed up to participate. If your child has given me their signed release form, arrival time is 7:45 am. Please do not arrive any earlier, I am in the gymnasium setting up for the sport of the day.

    Fourth graders do not worry, your sign up for the 4th grade intramurals is coming soon. 4th graders participate in their sports intramurals during the month of February. Sign up sheets will be going out to students sometime in mid February.

    Happy holidays, 

    Mrs. Gemperline

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  • 5th grade sports intramurals starts January 6th

    Posted by Theresa Gemperline on 12/6/2019

    All 5th graders are welcome to join us for the sports intramurals club. The gymnasium is able to hold 30 players for this month long club. Due to band the days this year are now Monday and Thursday mornings from 7:45 am - 8:30 am. Just turn in your signed permission slip before the club is filled to capacity and you are ready to start having fun. Currently there are 10 students signed up, so there are only 20 more spaces available.

     See you there!

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  • Eye-hand coordination games for grades 1 & 2

    Posted by Theresa Gemperline on 11/22/2019

    Students in grades 1 & 2 have been working on rolling all types of different balls during game like activities. Some of the games that we have played so far include: turkey hunt, boundary ball, hula hoop bowling and hula hoop ball. We are working on opposition when we roll and looking toward the target to take aim. Students are having fun working together to try and complete their games. Soon we will be moving onto tossing, catching and throwing.

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving break. I will be traveling to Indianapolis to see and hold my new granddaughter. Everyone is excited and it is going to be thrilling to hold a baby again.

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  • Basketbal for grades 3-5

    Posted by Theresa Gemperline on 11/8/2019

    Hi everyone,

    We have just started our basketball unit. This week and next week we are focusing on best practices when dribbling and passing. We will be starting our TIC-TAC-TOE boards next week. This allows a student to choose a different board according to his/her abilities. Each student will have a dribble task, a passing task and a shooting task to complete in order to make a tic-tac-toe on their printed sheet.

    Students are playing lead-up games to be able to practice so that they will be successful in completing their chosen tasks. We also ask students to practice on their own during class before choosing to test their task. This is independent learning in practice. I am so excited to see the students rise to the challenge.

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  • Halloween obstacle course for all!

    Posted by Theresa Gemperline on 10/25/2019

    It is that time of year! Starting next week, the students will be engaged in a halloween obstacle course. Each station is devised to work on a specific motion with each student's body. There will be strengthening legs, balance, arm motions and much much more. Students each year love this special event. Ask you child next week what was their favorite station.

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