Physical Education with Mrs. Kurzhals

Week of February 11, 2019

PreK3 - 8th:  Students will have stations to practice jump ropes (small and large), Hula hoops, basketballs, ankle ropes.  The older grades will also have competitions.
American Kids Heart Challenge:  Students will learn the importance of eating plates filled with colors and the importance of drinking plenty of water.

Week of February 4, 2019

PreK - 8th:  Students continued the Basketball unit.  

American Heart's Kids Heart Challenge has started and will continue for the month of February.  This week students learned several facts about their hearts.  Please donate to the 
Kids Heart Challenge, the school will earn money to purchase new equipment.  Last year we were able purchase equipment for the Ping Pong Unit.

Week of January 28, 2019

PreK3 - 8th:  Students started Basketball unit.  This had several stations for the students to have success in.  The older grades enjoyed a competitive game of knock out.

Week of January 21, 2019

All students enjoyed Bowling this week.

Weeks of January 7 and 14, 2019
PreK 3 - 8th:  Students will play floor hockey both weeks.  Most classes will play boys versus boys and girls versus girls.

Week of January 1, 2019

PreK 3- 8th:  Students will enjoy lots of cardiovascular activities with several tag games this week.  Hope everyone got their rest over the holiday vacation.  I want to remind parents that there are several after school sports that start next week that need to be signed up by Friday 1/4/19, check your email from the school.

Week of December 17,2018

All students will play ping pong, some classes will even have a tournament.

Week of December 10, 2018

PreK3- 1:  Students will enjoy bowling and listening to holiday music.
2nd - 8th:  Students will use our new ping pong equipment.  Next week we will have a tournament.  

Week of December 3, 2018

PreK3 - 1:  Students will try to get on the "Santa's nice list" by playing Clean your messy room game.  
2nd- 8th:  Students will get to vote as a class which activity they would like to play, choice is between Mat ball and Snowball fight.

Week of November 26, 2018

PreK3 -8th grade :  All students will play scooter hockey this week.


Week of November 19, 2018

Week of November 12, 2018

PreK3 - PreK4:  Students will be moving as different animals and finish the class with an obstacle course focused on jumping.
Kindergarten - 8th:  Students will enjoy the thrills of playing Adventures of Indiana Jones trying to gather up treasures while avoiding obstacles.

Week of November 5, 2018

PreK3 -8th grade :  All students will play scooter hockey this week.  Next week we will take up the challenge of playing the Adventures of Indiana Jones.  This includes using many strategies to capture the treasures and return with them.

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Week of October 29, 2018

PreK 3 - 2nd grade:  Students will enjoy Halloween themed relays with scooters.
3rd - 8th grade:  Students will play a strategic and competitive game of "Capture the Ghoul"

Week of  October 22, 2018

PreK 3 - 1st grade:  Students will practice being a goalie and shooting on goal, while we continue our Soccer Unit.

2nd - 8th Grade:  Students will practice being a goalie and shooting on goal, and play a full court game of Soccer, while we continue our Soccer Unit.

Next week we will be enjoying some spooky Halloween Themed activities!

Week of October 15, 2018

PreK 3 -1st Grade:  Students will enjoy practicing dribbling the soccer ball and also participate in several parachute activities.

2nd-8th Grade:  Students will start a soccer unit this week.  They will experience several dribbling activities and will end with a game of "King/Queen of the Field". They will also experience playing a game of soccer. 

Fitness testing is complete and the top three records for grades 3-8 (Push-ups and Pacer/Aerobic Capacity) are posted out side of the gym on the bulletin board.  Congratulations to our new record holders!

 Saint Margaret;s Physical Education Curriculum 

The Saint Margaret’s Physical Education program aims to educate students to become lifelong learners of health and wellness by participating in activities that develop behaviors which encourage lifelong physical activity in and outside of the educational setting, healthy decision making and appropriate social skills.

The unique nature of Physical Education affords an individual the chance to not only develop skills that will allow them to become physically fit and remain active, but to take ownership for their own health and wellness. Individuals learn to value activity and movement, develop appropriate personal and social behavior, and develop an understanding that physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, social interaction and create an edge against chronic disease.


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posted Sep 19, 2018, 11:26 AM by Debra Kurzhals   [ updated Oct 17, 2018, 11:22 AM ]

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