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

P.E. News:

Have a wonderful summer filled with physical activity!
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Field Days are fast approaching! This is the big end of the year celebration for PE classes! Students will play games and activities that focus on team work! See the schedule below for all the important Field Day dates and schedules!

Kindergarten Field Day: Thurs. June 1st
(rain date June 2nd)
K AM field day
9:00am - 10:45am
K PM field day: 12:45pm - 2:30pm

Grade 1 Field Day: Mon. June 5th 
(rain date June 7th)
8:35am - Meet on the LOWER HOT TOP

8:45 -10:00am - First 5 stations

10:00 -10:25am - Break in classroom

10:30 – 11:30 Last 4 stations


Grade 2 Field Day: Tues. June 6th 
(rain date June 8th) 

8:45- Meet on the lower hot top

9:00-10:15- First 5 stations

10:15-10:45- Break in classroom

10:45-12- Last 5 stations

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Fitness Olympics Spring Goal Setting Assessment:
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
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The 19th Annual Get Fit in May Fun Run & 5k is fast approaching! Don't miss out on this wonderful community event and PTO fundraiser for the Exeter Elementary Schools. To register for the kids Fun Run and/or 5K visit http://getfitinmay.com!!

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Follow @MainStreet_PE on Twitter for up to date info on all thing Physical Education!

Also check out the Main Street School Twitter page @exetermss
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Welcome Gianna Bensaia to Main Street School P.E. !! She is a senior at UNH and will be student teaching with Mrs. McNamara for 8 weeks!
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Jump Rope For Heart Update
Thank you to all who supported and donated to the Jump Rope For Heart program! Main Street School raised $5,373.00 for the American Heart Association!!
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From March 6th - April 7th MSS students will be learning 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 20th!!

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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Jump Rope For Heart week was 

February 13th -17th during PE classes!

Through the Jump Rope For Heart program, students:

  • Learned the importance of the heart – how it works, and how to take care of it.
  • Helped kids with special hearts.
  • Felt good for making a difference in people’s lives!
  • Learned how to keep their heart healthy through the PE jump rope curriculum!
To donate to American Heart Association, you can visit the link HERE

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On February 6th - 10th, Mrs. McNamara's Grade 2 classes went Snowshoeing during their PE classes! Grade 2 learned about walking in snow shoeing, respect for Nature, and a bit of history about snowshoes. Students went on a 1 hour "trek" around the MSS and LSS campus.

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On Jan. 23-27, Beau Lambert from Rye Airfield Skateboard Park taught MSS students along with Mr. Dussol and Mrs. Mac skateboard safety! 
Students learned...

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

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Check out the article from Exeter Newsletter about Northeast Passage's visit to Main Street School Physical Education. 

A big thank you to Lara Bricker from the Exeter Newsletter for capturing the student's thoughts on the program!

To read the article click HERE!!

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The week of January 17th, Mrs. McNamara's PE classes learned about....

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

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The week of Nov. 28th - Dec. 2nd...
 Mr. Cam from Northeast Passage visited Main Street School Physical Education with 30+ wheelchairs to teach students about "Similarity Awareness" via wheelchair sports. This was 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!!

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 of 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 also 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 AM & Extended
Ms. Dawson Extended
Ms. Doherty Extended
Mrs. Finniss PM
Mrs. Larrabee AM & PM
Mrs. Nichols AM & Extended

Grade 1:
Ms. Barrows/ Reidy
Mrs. Fisher
Mrs. Hebert
Mrs. Mills
Mrs. Rosencrantz
Ms. Taylor
Mrs. York

Grade 2:
Ms. Baillargeon
Mrs. Gregg
Mrs. Jeffs
Mrs. McCaffery/ Price
Mrs. Peters


Mrs. McNamara's Current Unit: 
T-ball
Mr. Dussol's MSS P.E. Classes
gdussol@sau16.org

Kindergarten:
Ms. Dawson AM
Ms. Doherty AM
Mrs. Finniss AM

Grade 1:
Mrs. Jacobs
Mrs. Packard

Grade 2:
Ms. Bell
Mrs. Brown
Mrs. Jackson
Mrs. Welch











Mr. Dussol's Current Unit:
Kickball
  
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!!!