Physical Education with Mrs. Kurzhals

 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.

CONTACT: DKurzhals@saintmargaretschool.com

5 WEEK EXERCISE LOGS ARE DUE FOR EVERY STUDENT.  PLEASE
EMAIL TODAY.  THIS IS NECESSARY TO GET A 4TH QUARTER 
PASSING GRADE IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION.

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER AND CONTINUE TO EXERCISE AND STAY 
HEALTHY :)




Tuesday May 26,2020  
Are you looking for more exercise ideas?  Younger grades try GoNoodle.com and older grades try Youtube Just Dance for some fun activity. 
Thank you families of Saint Margaret for the awesome SMS Strong T-shirt and flowers for teacher appreciation week, that put a smile on my face.
***Exercise logs (5 weeks) are due tomorrow so please forward them to dkurzhals@saintmargaretschool.com***


Monday May 18,2020
We are in the final week 5 of recording in our exercise logs.  Please complete the 5 logs and email them to dkurzhals@saintmargaretschool.com by Wednesday May 27, 2020.  This is necessary to receive a grade in Physical Education during the fourth quarter.  If you are looking for new exercise ideas try circuit training.  Circuit workouts are great exercise which allows you to alternate cardiovascular and strength exercises.  Give this a try.  

If you need the exercise logs they are below or you may create your own chart if you are unable to print. 
Note: American Heart Challenge Thank you gifts are currently being held by the American Heart Association until schools reopen in New York.

National Field Day Results are in!  Please check out the tab for some fun photos from the day. 
Looks like everyone had a lot of fun with these activities. 
 
First Place with the Most Points was...Kindergarten!!  They were followed closely by 3rd Grade by only 75 points.  And taking third place was 6th grade.
* I would like to give a big shout out to Mrs. Woods and Mrs. Mulligan for also having the highest percentage of students participating, followed by 2nd grade then 5th grade.

Most Valuable Players:
1. Louis Bertussi in 5th grade had the greatest points, 
2.  Isabelle Bertussi in 7th grade (only 30 points lower)
3.  Keegan Coakley in 3rd grade 

Please remember to continue to log in your exercises and email 5 weeks to me by Wednesday May 27, 2020 at dkurzhals@saintmargaretschool.com

Tuesday May 12, 2020
Students are still reporting Field Day scores and submitting fun photos.  Photos can be found on the "National Field Day Fun Photos" tab.
Monday May 11, 2020
Hope everyone enjoy the National Field Day Activities on Friday May 8th.  I am still waiting on score cards so tune back in tomorrow to see some results.  Please continue to record all your exercise in your exercise log and email me all 5 weeks by May 27, 2020.  
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Let's have some fun and try several events during National Field Day this Friday May 8, 2020. Please try several events and use score card to email me at dkurzhals@saintmargaretschool.com by midnight Monday night May 11, 2020. There are lots of events you could have fun doing with your family members. I have attached the score card and the events (https://openphysed.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/NFD2020-ALL-EventCardsV2.pdf ).  This will not be graded, just enjoy and have some fun!  Maybe even put on your Hawaiian clothes and send me a photo to share.

Copy of NFD Official Scorecard

*if you are unable to print the score card, please just email me a list of your events and the scores


           Stay Healthy, Mrs. Kurzhals                                                                            

 Exciting news!!!  Let's get involved in the National Field Day on Friday May 8, 2020.  
 You can have lots of fun with your family trying these fun events. 
 Here is the link for the activities and score cards:  https://openphysed.org/nationalfieldday    
 Lets get excited and try some of the activities.  Please submit your score card by Monday May 11.
 I will share with you which class had the most participants and also who scored the highest points.  Please share photos so that I can post and share with   all of Saint Margarets.  

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Share your photos of you exercising!
   
I would love to see what you are all doing. It would be nice to share your ideas. 
 This is me walking my dog "Loki". photos can be found on "Pictures of SMS Exercising" tab
***Share photos of you to dkurzhals@saintmargaretschool.com
   

                                                                                            Week of April 20- May 22, 2020

Use this activity log to track your physical activity minutes.  Complete a minimum of 3 days for 20 minutes.

*Please write the type of activity and number of minutes in the chart.  A parent's signature is requested at the bottom.

You may create your own chart if you are unable to print these.
Week: April 20 - April 24

Day

Activity 1

Activity 2

Activity 3

Total

Sample Day

Active Outside

30 Mins

Walk with Family

15 Mins

Dance Challenge

15 minutes

60 minutes

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 Week: April 27 - May 1

Day

Activity 1

Activity 2

Activity 3

Total

Sample Day

Active Outside

30 Mins

Walk with Family

15 Mins

Dance Challenge

15 minutes

60 minutes

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Week: May 4 - May 8

Day

Activity 1

Activity 2

Activity 3

Total

Sample Day

Active Outside

30 Mins

Walk with Family

15 Mins

Dance Challenge

15 minutes

60 minutes

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Week: May 11 - May 15

Day

Activity 1

Activity 2

Activity 3

Total

Sample Day

Active Outside

30 Mins

Walk with Family

15 Mins

Dance Challenge

15 minutes

60 minutes

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Week: May 18 - May 22

Day

Activity 1

Activity 2

Activity 3

Total

Sample Day

Active Outside

30 Mins

Walk with Family

15 Mins

Dance Challenge

15 minutes

60 minutes

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*Parents signature:  ___________________________________   

(your signature will confirm they have completed all items on the 5 charts)

 Please forward your 5 weeks of exercise charts to: dkurzhals@saintmargaretschool.com and be sure

 to put student's name and grade in Subject line. Deadline to submit is May 27, 2020. Thanks!





                                     Weeks March 23 - April 8, 2020

                                                                           Physical Activity Log

    Use this activity log to track your physical activity minutes.  Complete a minimum of 3 days for 20 minutes.

                 (Please write the type of activity and number of minutes in the chart)

Week 3: April 5 -11

Day

Activity 1

Activity 2

Activity 3

Total

Sample Day

Active Outside

30 Mins

Walk with Family

15 Mins

Dance Challenge

15 minutes

60 minutes

Day 1

 

 

 

 

Day 2

 

 

 

 

Day 3

 

 

 

 

Day 4

 

 

 

 

Day 5

 

 

 

 

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*Parents signature:  ___________________________________   

(your signature will confirm they have completed all items on the 3 charts)

 Please forward your 3 weeks of exercise charts to: dkurzhals@saintmargaretschool.com and be sure

 to put students name and grade in Subject line.

 

Enjoy your Easter Break and know that I have been missing all of you.  Keep exercising and

 staying healthy and check back to my website after break.

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Share your exercise photos, its nice to see what everyone is doing.


I would love to see what you are all doing. It would be nice to share our ideas. 
 This is me walking my dog "Loki".
***Share photos of you to dkurzhals@saintmargaretschool.com


                                              Week of March 23, 2020



https://openphysed.org/activeschools/activehome
Go to this link for a PDF or WORD Document.
Scroll down to Physical education at home.
Click "2-Week Physical Activity Log"
                                                                     Week of March 9, 2020

                                PreK 4 - 8th grade:  Students enjoyed several versions of Pursuit Ball.

                                               


                                                                      Week of March 2, 2020

                                        PreK 4 - 8th grade:  Students will enjoy some good old fashion Kickball.
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                                                                      Week of Feb 24, 2020
        
PreK 4 - 8th grade:  Students will get to observe the heart model from the American Heart and we will enjoy the projector and do various dances.

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1st -8th grade:  Students will enjoy warming up to Valentine's Day Card Tag and play Ultimate Rock, Paper, Scissors Game.


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                PreK4 - 8th grade:  All students enjoy a good obstacle course.  Older grades will be able to challenge a friend.

                                                                                          
                 
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                                                                             Week of Feb. 3, 2020

Prek4 - 8th grade:  Jump rope for Heart Challenges.  Students got  try jump rope, hula hoops, balancing plates and skip ropes.  Most 
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Catholic Schools Week is coming soon.  Athletic competitions will be on Thursday Jan. 30th and American 
Heart Heroes Assembly will be Wednesday Jan. 29th. 

                                                                          Week of Jan. 13, 2020

                                                PreK-8th Grade:  Enjoyed several games of Battleship.  

                                                                         Week of Jan. 6, 2020

                                                        PreK -8th Grade: Participated in floor hockey.
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                                                                          Week of Dec 30, 2019

1st - 8th graders will be moving through stations working on their skills in scarf juggling, plate balancing, basketball dribbling and shooting.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

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                                                        PreK 4 - 8th will be starting our ping pong unit.

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Attention parents of 3rd and 4th Graders: Sign up for FREE Ski or Snowboard passport program
Apply online at www.iskiny.com
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Week of November 18, 201

PreK 4 will be challenging each other with foot races and scooter races
K - 8th:  Enjoying the challenges of the Indiana Jones Game seeing which team can collect the most treasures!

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Week of November 11, 2019

PreK 4- 4th Grade: Students will be playing Marker Cone Game for fitness with color identification
4-8th Grade: Students will be playing games of Speed Ball
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Week of November 4, 2019

PreK 4-3rd Grade; Students will be bowling.
4-7th Grade: Students will be playing games of Speed Ball
High-speed ball
8th Grade will be playing Mattball

Week of October 28, 2019

Halloween themed activities will be had by all to enjoy.
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Week of October 21, 2019

Soccer Unit continued with several thrilling soccer games.
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Week of October 14, 2019

Soccer unit is starting this week.  Students will be working on dribbling and goal shooting.  Upper grades will also get in some game time.



Week of October 7, 2019

All grades will finish fitness testing this week.  This week students will do push-ups and curl-ups.  
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Week of September 30, 2019

All grades will start fitness testing.  First week will include the aerobic capacity test known as the Pacer and the other will be flexibility of the hamstring muscle  known as the Sit and Reach test.
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Week of September 16, 2019

PreK 4 - 2 grade: Enjoyed various forms of locomotion with the addition of body awareness activities.
3rd - 8th Grade:  Enjoyed good old fashion game of Kickball.

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WELCOME BACK TO A NEW SCHOOL YEAR, 2019-2020!
PreK 4- 2nd grade:  Students enjoyed several fun activities with the Parachute.
3rd -8th grade:  Students enjoyed intense games of Battleship.
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Week of June 2, 2019

Enjoyed Field Day Activites!
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Week of May 27, 2019

Hope everyone enjoyed their day off for Memorial day.

This week all students will be playing badminton.  Staff vs. 8th grade annual volleyball game will be held this Thursday.
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Week of May 20, 2019

Students will be having fitness tests during classes. They will try their best to beat their personal records.  The older grades will have a chance to beat the school record for that grade level.  They will be testing their aerobic capacity with the Pacer test , hamstring flexibility with the sit and reach test, and upper body strength with the push-up test.

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Week of May 13, 2019

Students will be enjoying the outdoors with a game of wiffle ball/tee-ball.  

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Week of April 29, and May 6, 2019 

Welcome back from the glorious Easter Break, this week all students will be playing kickball.  Grade levels will play different variations.  All Kids Heart Challenge prizes have been awarded, so please notify me if your child is missing anything that they deserve.  Thanks again for all of your support to the American Heart Association.  

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Week of April 8, 2019

PreK3- Grade 3:  These grades got to enjoy a variety of stations this week.  They got to try golf, ring toss, basketball and skip-its.  
Grades 4-Grade 8: They played a challenging game of speedball.  

Kids Heart Challenge Update:  Saint Margaret's School has donated a total of $3,390!  Awesome job and soon the prizes will arrive.
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Easter is near, how about trying this healthy snack. It will be a hit!
Bunny Fruit Salad


Week of March  18,2019- Week of April 1

All students will be working on Volleyball skills, the first week we will play Newcomb and then progress in to a full court volleyball game.  The upper grades will be ending with a 4 team volleyball game with our newly purchased nets from last year.  Lower grades will be using modifications of balloons and beach balls to increase their level of success.

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Week of March 11,2019

For the month of March all students will do a 2-3 minute warm up  challenges of various cardiovascular exercises to show our support for the Cycle for Survival 
 movement to beat rare cancers.  Various new games were played by all.  
Thank you to all who supported the Kids Heart Challenge we raised over $2750 and the third grade was the highest fundraisers so they earned an extra Physical Education class in the future!

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Week of February 25, 2019

All Students will challenge themselves running through the American Heart Warrior Obstacle Course.  Students were taught that is is important for them to get 60 minutes of exercise each day.


Week of February 18, 2019

All students will enjoy some new dance moves.  Gymnasium will have a large projector screen and students will dance to line dances, party songs, and popular songs.  Students were taught that they should limit their sodium intake and never start smoking.


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.




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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!






Exercises to Boost Immunity

posted Sep 19, 2018, 11:26 AM by Debra Kurzhals   [ updated Apr 8, 2020, 11:00 AM ]

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