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

  • 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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