This year is flying right on by already! It is hard to believe there is only one more week until Labor Day. This coming week will be our last week using the parachute for games. The parachute is a great activity for the kids to build teamwork, and have some fun. Alas, it is time to move on. The younger grades will start working on locomotor skills after Labor Day. Skills such as leaping, skipping, galloping and hopping. The older students are going to start working on manipulative skills, like throwing and catching.
If you haven't heard about Class Dojo from your child, it is a great way to see how they are doing in PE. Class Dojo is an Internet program where students can earn points for positive behaviors. They also lose points for any poor choices they make. However, the real emphasis is on earning points, and learning from mistakes. If you sign up for an account, you need a code from me to connect with your child and their progress. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like an invitation code so you can be updated on your child's progress in PE. Please let me know who your child is, too, so I get you the correct invitation code. There is also an app for iPhone and Android phones where you can get updates on your child.
I will be attending curriculum night on September 1st to discuss the standards I will be teaching, Class Dojo and homework.
Have a great weekend!