I can't wait to be back in the gym with everyone!
Summer is winding down and it's time to get back into "school mode." I've been busy preparing for the upcoming year and am excited to begin another year of learning in #physed!
Due to our increased enrollment, this year we will have a new teacher joining us twice a week to teach 2 sections of kindergarten P.E. I will be teaching all the rest of the classes on my own. We will be working together to get our kindergarten students started off in a positive direction.
I will also be mentoring a student teacher from Illinois State University starting in October through December. I'm looking forward to working together and making it a great experience for everyone involved.
See you soon!
Hopefully those “lime green” papers with all the Columbus Race details on one side and the log sheet on the other side made it home this week. Your child will be working together with their classmates to earn as many miles as they can for their team by staying active and reading outside of the school day. All activity and reading is recorded on the log sheet, and when it’s full, students return it to school and take another one. Students fill as many sheets as they can over the course of the 5-week race.
Our race concludes on Columbus Day (when Columbus reaches the New World) and all the sheets will be tallied up to determine who traveled the most miles based on how much they read and how active they were! Winners will be announced and trophies given to the top class in each grade level. If you have any questions, please contact me.
Parents, to those of you that were able to attend our Back to School night last week you should have received a sheet with directions and a personalized code to create an account and link to your child’s Class Dojo behavior report in P.E. If you were unable to attend, the sheets were sent home with your child this past Tuesday.
Class Dojo is the platform I use to communicate with parents about all the great things your child is demonstrating in P.E. and also a way to let you know of any areas that may need improvement so you can support your child’s learning at home too!
Once you create your account (if you’re new to Class Dojo) and/or enter your personalized code (for returning members) I’ll be able to see you’ve been connected to your child’s class and you’ll receive a weekly email (typically on Friday afternoons) reminding you to log in to your Class Dojo account to view your child’s behavior report in P.E. You can also communicate to me directly through a two-way “text message” feature if you’d like. A new feature this year called Class Story, give me the ability to share pictures and video clips of things your child is learning in class. Having a “window into the gym” will hopefully give you some talking points to spark conversation at home with your student.
If you have any questions about the program or your child’s paper got lost in the shuffle on its way home, please feel free to contact me and we’ll get you all set up!