Mrs. Ferenc -- Physical Education

Welcome to Physical Education at Peter Woodbury School. I am very excited about working with you and your child during the upcoming year. I know we will have an exciting and rewarding year in physical education. The physical education curriculum that your child will experience this year is based on the national and state physical education standards and best practices in teaching physical education.  Throughout the year I will use school notes to inform you monthly what is happening in physical education class. I will post fitness calendars, all school and grade challenges and any other special projects that we will be involved in.

Because you are an integral part of your child's education, I feel home- school communication is of vital importance. There are several ways you can help your child succeed in physical education this year the following are some simple ways to start.

1. Ask your child what he or she learned in physical education each week. This simple routine will help your child to review class material and for you to determine if your child is concerned or having problems with anything in physical education.

2. Please help your child establish a regular time and place to get some physical activity outside of the school day.

3. Please help your child come prepared to physical education class this year by wearing sneakers that tie on the foot or fit snugly and cool comfortable clothing such as t-shirts, shorts, sweats, or jogging suits. Wearing layers is suggested in case we go outside for class.



Class Happenings

  • Donations for American Heart Association due 3/30 You are doing such an incredible job helping the American Heart Association save lives! Thank you for doing your part to make a difference, because every dollar counts. With one week left until our fundraiser is over, there is still time to spread the word and raise money. Donations are due on March 30th.Remember - if you raise just $5, you will earn Jax! AND if you receive a donation online, you will get Charger! But wait, it doesn't stop there, if you raise $40 online you will receive our new plush Disco! All these monsters come to life on your app!If you still intend on signing up on line please visit heart.org/jump!
    Posted Mar 19, 2018, 8:31 AM by Jessica Ferenc
  • March Madness brings Jumping Rope to PWS March Make your heart smile, Jump! I'm sure you have heard by now that the month of March brings jump roping to the gymnasium for all the students at Peter Woodbury school.  You should be seeing an increased interest in jump roping this month.  The students at PWS will be participating in the New Hampshire State Jump rope contest this month.  The first graders jump forward, the second and third graders jump forward and backward and the fourth graders jump crossies and speed jumps.  I will post the contest results next month.  This unit promotes individual competition and introduces personal goal setting.  The students will go on to learn individual jumps, partner jumps and long rope jumping skills.
    Posted Feb 19, 2018, 8:36 AM by Jessica Ferenc
  • January Gymnastics and February Fitness The next two months the students in all grades will be working on increasing there strength and flexibility while working on tumbling, balancing, climbing, jumping and landing,  Later in the month the gymnastics apparatus will come out which will include balance beam, horizontal bar, floor and vault.  The students will put together mini routines and proudly show their peers their best effort.  The creative movement , fitness and gymnastic related activities allow the students to display personal and social responsibility focusing on safety, diligence, respect and self control.
    Posted Jan 2, 2018, 8:49 AM by Jessica Ferenc
  • Volleyball brings sensational strikers in December During the month of December the children at Peter Woodbury School have worked on volleyball skills.  We have been working with beach balls and volleyball trainers to help make it easier.  They have practiced how to strike a ball setting and bumping to themselves, with others and over a net.  We also have learned how to serve a ball underhand and played modified games such as Newcomb.  We also will discuss a little history behind the game.  Ask your child who invented volleyball, how many years volleyball has been around. Did you know that volleyball is a mix of basketball, tennis and handball?  At the end of the month the students will be given ideas on how to get fit
    Posted Dec 20, 2017, 9:31 AM by Jessica Ferenc
  • November brings bouncing balls The children this month will be working on some basketball skills.  They will be practicing ball handling, dribbling, passing and shooting.  Ask them what makes a controlled dribble and what a successful pass looks like.  When the students practice shooting I will introduce the acronym B.E.E.F which means balance, eyes, elbow and follow through as a guide.  We also will discuss a little history behind the game.  Ask your child how basketball was invented, where and by whom?
    Posted Nov 6, 2017, 6:57 AM by Jessica Ferenc
  • In October focus on throwing and catching October in the Gym is Spooky The students in grades 1-4 focused on overhand, underhand, sidearm and vertical throwing.  We all tried our best to hit the spooky targets in the gym while stepping with our opposite foot aiming and following through.   Throwing to a partner and catching takes a lot of cooperation and communication. The children enjoyed activities such as station work working with the equipment frisbees, koosh balls, bean bags, footballs, and scoops.This month will end with the famous Halloween themed obstacle course in the haunted gym.  The students will focus on swinging over the spiders, balancing over the snake pit, riding through the graveyard, crab and bear walking through the bat cave, rattling the bones ...
    Posted Nov 6, 2017, 6:54 AM by Jessica Ferenc
  • September - Team Building and Growth Mindset This month we have been playing cooperative and competitive games which increase your heart rates with physical activity, learning game protocols, and playing by the rules.  The students are playing many old favorites and learning some new games while practicing their skipping, galloping, sliding, jumping, hopping, walking and running while dodging, fleeing, and using personal space.  If you ask your kids what cooperation looks like in the gym they should say working together, sharing equipment, taking turns and listening to others ideas.  If you were to listen to the children cooperating you would hear children saying thank you, please and how can I help?  Another topic of discussion in class has been Growth Mindset as opposed to Fixed Mindset.  When ...
    Posted Oct 2, 2017, 8:22 AM by Jessica Ferenc
  • Welcome Back to School Welcome back to school!  I am very excited about working with you and your child during the upcoming year.  I know we will have an exciting and rewarding year in Physical Education.  The Physical Education curriculum that your child will experience this year is based on state and national Physical Education standards and best practices in teaching.  Throughout the year I will update this website to inform you of what is happening in Physical Education class.  I will post physical education curriculum, fitness calendars, all school and grade challenges and any other special projects that we will be involved in.  Please help your child come prepared to physical education class this year by wearing sneakers that tie on the front ...
    Posted Aug 25, 2017, 11:07 AM by Jessica Ferenc
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