5th grade - Lawless's Lifeboat in the Lead
We are half way into our 7th annual Columbus Race, and we have several teams working toward the front of the pack! Our top 3 teams so far include Mr. Lawless’s Lifeboat, Ms. Safran’s Submarine and Mrs. Scheiner’s Steamboat! Keep reading and exercising at home!
LAST DAY TO TURN IN SHEETS IS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13th
Remember to fill out as many log sheets as you can with all of your physical activity or reading minutes. Students can always get new sheets at school or by clicking this button below and printing one off at home!
This week marks the first of our 5-week physical activity & reading program in Physical Education we call the Columbus Race! Each student is helping their class earn miles for their boat by staying active and reading outside of the regular school day. Students enter all activity and reading time on a log sheet and have it signed by a parent. When the sheet is full, return it to school and take another one. All the minutes are converted to miles that help move your team's boat across the Atlantic Ocean. The team with the most miles from each grade level by the time Columbus reaches the New World (on Columbus Day) will be crowned the grade level champion! Keep checking back for weekly updates on teams' progress!
Parent letter and log sheets were distributed to classroom teachers on Tuesday. If you did not receive one or would like additional copies click this link and scroll to the bottom of the page: http://pe4everykid.weebly.com/columbus-race.html
When attempting to informally assess students’ prior knowledge on a topic, I like to throw out a question and then have students tell me everything they know about it. This is a great way for me to gauge whether my teaching has been effective up to this point and to see how well students understand a concept, content or skill.
To start off the school year I asked students two essential questions,
“What is P.E.?” and “Why is P.E. Important?”
I asked each class to share the first thing that came to their mind and to think about why do we need PE, how does it make you feel, what skills do you need to be successful, etc... In Grades K-3 we did this as a whole group project where students I posed the question and then wrote down the student responses as we discussed their answers. Their responses are on display by class in the gym. In grades 4 and 5, each student was given a dry erase pocket with one question on each side. They each reflected and wrote down their own responses. I then took pictures of each student displaying their answers. All of the pictures were then used to create a slideshow presentation that was on display in the gym during Back to School night.
Check out these amazing insights from our students! These are their EXACT words! Pretty amazing to see some common themes throughout the grade levels as well as some unique things that demonstrate a deeper level of understanding developing as students get older.
4th Grade - Biener
4 Grade - Gutierrez
4th Grade - Safran
5th Grade - Venneri
5th Grade - Lawless
5th Grade - DiBartolo