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P.E. Teachers:
Mr. Dussol & Mrs. McNamara


PE News:

Thank you to all the students and families for another awesome school year! I hope your summer if filled with outdoor adventures!

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Field day Dates
Grade 1- Wednesday, June 6th
Grade 2 - Tuesday, June 5th
Rain date: Thursday, June 7th
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Thank you to all the families for supporting the 20th Annual Get Fit in May Fun Run & 5k!
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Welcome Helena Bird, UNH student teacher, and Emma Brown, UNH practicum student to Main Street School PE! They will be interning at MSS through May!

April 9th - 13th students learned....
Playing Star Wars tag! Students will be learning different movement patterns, moving at different levels, and practicing cooperation in the tag game. 

Jump Rope For Heart Update

Thank you to all who supported and donated to the Jump Rope For Heart program! Main Street School raised $4,130.00 for the American Heart Association!!


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From March 5th - April 6th MSS students learned about.....

Gymnastics!!


Goals: 1. BE SAFE, 2. BUILD TRUST, 3. LEARN AND HAVE FUN!


Activities: Students will learn mat skills such as balancing, jumping & landing, the three positions: tuck, pike, straddle; forward rolls, cartwheels, round offs, and the tripod balance.


Students will also learn how to use gymnastics equipment safely such as the balance beam, parallel bars, climbing/swinging rope, rolling on the cheese (wedge) mat, climbing the cargo net and rock wall, as well as several other challenges!

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Karate International visited Main Street School the week of February 19th!!


Mr. Craig Wharem and Ms. C. taught the students a variety of karate moves and skills which encourage self-discipline and respect. For more information about Karate International, visit their website HERE  !!

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Thank you for all the generous donations to the American Heart Association for the Jump Rope for Heart Program! Main Street School raised over $4,000!!!

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Mrs. McNamara's PE classes are learning Volleyball skills through practicing striking balloons and in the popular backyard game Spikeball!! 

Students will also practice their jump rope skills in a variety of different ways to prepare for Jump Rope For Heart next week Feb. 12-16th!!


Through the Jump Rope For Heart program, students will:

  •    Learn the importance of the heart – how it works, and how to take care of it.
  • Help kids with special hearts.
  • Feel good for making a difference in people’s lives!
  • Learn how to keep their heart healthy through the PE jump rope curriculum!


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All PE classes learned about....


NH History through NH folk dances such as the White Mountain Reel!


Students also learned about the American Heart Association, practiced their jump rope skills to prepare for Jump Rope For Heart, and learned the 6 ways to keep their heart healthy through the 5210 program!

5 fruits and/or veggies a day


2 hours or WAY LESS of screen time a day


1 hour or WAY MORE of physical activity a day


0 sugary drinks a day, stick to drinking water


8 hours of good, uninterrupted sleep each night


Breath clean air and encourage family members to quit smoking



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ThiBeau Lambert from Rye Airfield Skateboard Park lent MSS skateboard and helmets to teach students skateboard safety! Mrs. Mac and Mr. Dussol's PE classes will learn....


1. Skateboard Safety

2. Skills to ride on their Abdominals

3. Skills to ride on their knees

4. Balance


All students wore a hair net, helmet, and had an opportunity to experience a skateboard.


To learn more about Rye Airfield and the Get On Board program, visit their website

http://ryeairfield.com/get-on-board/


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During the month of January, 
Mrs. McNamara's PE classes are learning about the Winter Olympics and Paralympics! Student's will learn skills in sports such as speed skating, figure skating, ice hockey, sled hockey, snowboarding, luge (sledding), snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and will even practice their snowball underhand throwing as well as jump rope skills!

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For the next two weeks, students in Mrs. McNamara's PE classes will be learning about basketball skills. Students will learn dribbling, partner passing, shooting on the hoops, and a few fun basketball tag games!





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The week of Nov. 27- Dec. 1st:

Mr. Cam from Northeast Passage visited Main Street School Physical Education classes with 20+ wheelchairs to teach students about "Similarity Awareness" via wheelchair sports. This is a valuable and beneficial program for Main Street School students.

Thank you Exeter PTO for your support!


For more information about Northeast Passage and the programs they offer, visit their website HERE!!


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P.E. Units & Skills
Parachute
Basketball
Just Dance for the Wii
Bowling
Winter Olympics
Floor Hockey
Sled Hockey & the Paralympics
Jump Rope For Heart
Lacrosse
Party dances
Team Building Activites

Karate International will visit Main Street School in February!
Mr. Craig Wharem and Ms. C. will teach the students a variety of karate moves and skills which encourage self-discipline and respect. For more information about Karate International, visit their website HERE  !!

Gymnastics:
Goals: 1. BE SAFE, 2. BUILD TRUST, 3. LEARN AND HAVE FUN!
Activities: Students will learn mat skills such as balancing, jumping & landing, the three positions: tuck, pike, straddle; forward rolls, cartwheels, round offs, and tripod balance.
Students will also learn how to use gymnastics equipment safely such as the balance beam, parallel bars, climbing/swinging rope, rolling on the cheese (wedge) mat, climbing the cargo net and rock wall, as well as several other challenges!

Circus Stations:
Students learned: balancing, juggling, different movements related to the circus.
Activities: Students traveled through six stations related to the circus. 

Halloween Activities:
Students learned: Ghost Busters Tag - a cooperative tag game with fitness components. The Ghost Buster Dance and  the Thriller dance - two dances where students learned rhythm, beat, and coordination in dance.

Rugby & Football:
Students learned: about where Rugby and Football came from, how to move with the ball, how to throw and catch in each sport.

Cricket:
Students learned: About the game of cricket, where it is played, and basic rules. The skills focused on SAFETY, striking a ball off a tee, running between the "wickets," and throwing/catching!
Activities: Mini games of Cricket.

Soccer:
Students learned: Soccer dribbling, trapping, striking toward partners and the goal, and most importantly...HAVE FUN!

Activities: High Five Dribble Freeze Tag, Friend vs. Foe, British Bulldog Tag

Fitness Olympics:
Mr. Dussol and Mrs. McNamara's P.E. classes learned about FITNESS and working towards each individual's personal best. Students learned what fitness means and its importance.

All PE classes learn about goal setting and fitness in our Fitness Olympics Unit. Grade 2 students record their goal of the school year as well as their fitness findings in the fall and spring to see their improvement over the school year. It is a fun, team-building fitness activity!

Fitness=
1. strong muscles
(lifting heavy things)
2. Flexibility
(strong muscles)
3. Endurance
(running, jumping rope, moving for a long time without tiring)

For a look at the Personal Best Peer Assessment 2nd grade students completed
click  Here

Cooperative Team Building:
Students learned: Team building, problem solving, and communication skills.
Activities: The Partner Game, Pairs-add-on tag, Island Ball team initiative game.

Party dances!
1. cha-cha slide
2. chicken dance
3. cupid shuffle
4. macarena
5. P.E. version of the "Whip & Nae Nae"

Bowling
Cues: 
1. Step with opposite foot
2. Palm up
3. Move arm straight back then straight forward
4. Follow through to pins


Through the Jump Rope For Heart program, students will:

  •    Learn the importance of the heart – how it works, and how to take care of it.
  • Help kids with special hearts.
  • Feel good for making a difference in people’s lives!
  • Learn how to keep their heart healthy through the PE jump rope curriculum!
Sports from around the world! Students in PE learned about Soccer (Futbol), Cricket, Rugby and the countries that created these sports: England, Singapore, Ireland.

Cooperation through Parachute activities.

 Student will be learning about the Paralympic games and the athletes that participate in those sports. Some examples of Paralympic sports are Sled Hockey, Goal Ball, and Sit Volleyball





 Mrs. McNamara's P.E. Classes
cmcnamara@sau16.org

Kindergarten:
Mrs. Buinicky Extended
Ms. Dawson AM & Extended
Mrs. Taber AM & Extended
Mrs. Finniss AM & PM
Mrs. Larrabee PM
Mrs. Nichols Extended

Grade 1:
Ms. Barrows
Mrs. Fisher
Mrs. Hebert
Mrs. Jacobs
Ms. Lalonde
Mrs. Mills
Mrs. York

Grade 2:
Ms. Bell
Ms. Cardarelli
Mrs. Gregg
Mrs. Jackson
Mrs. McCaffery



Mrs. McNamara's Current Unit: 

Fitness Olympics Goal Setting Assessment

Mr. Dussol's MSS P.E. Classes
gdussol@sau16.org

Kindergarten:
Mrs. Buinicky AM
Mrs. Larrabee AM
Mrs. Nichols AM

Grade 1:
Mrs. Packard
Ms. Taylor

Grade 2:
Ms. Baillargeon
Mrs. Brown
Mrs. Peters
Mrs. Welch











Mr. Dussol's Current Unit:

Fitness Olympics Goal Setting Assessment

  
Reminder to Students and Parents:

Students must wear sneakers (with treads on the bottom) to move safely in Physical Education class.

Sneaker Rule:
If students forget sneakers once, they may borrow a pair from the sneaker bin. If students forget a second time, they will sit out for P.E. for that class, however will be able to participate in any non-running activities (flexibility).

I encourage students to put sneakers in their backpack or cubby so they are prepared. It takes away from student's class time when they borrow sneakers every class. 

The goal of every P.E. class is to keep all students safe and as active as possible!

Thank You for your support in keeping our students safe!!!