Doolittle Physical Education

Peter Daly

pdaly@cheshire.k12.ct.us

Start of the 2000/2021 School year



I know this has been a crazy time for everyone and that coming back to school is going to look different, but at least we get to be together. Yes we will all be wearing masks and socially distancing but we are back at Doolittle. There are a couple of things that I would like to remind students and parents. Sneaker are a essential part of Physical Education class. In the past I allowed students, if they wanted to bring a change of clothes and use the lockers to change they could, this year that is not possible so please have your students wear their gym clothes to school. We have the gym set up so the students will be socially distancing but the water fountain will not be used so please have your son or daughter bring a water bottle. There will be space for them to keep it at the gym during class. I want this to be a great year for everyone so please understand that these changes are in efforts to keep everyone safe!
Thank You!
Mr Dalypdaly@cheshire.k12.ct.us


Philosophy

At Doolittle our goal is to give each student the chance to learn new activities to maintain, increase or start a proper lifestyle for life. Students will learn new skills and work on existing skills. Students will begin to learn the important roles of teamwork, sportsmanship and cultural diversity. Students of all levels will learn the importance of personal fitness both physically and mentally through a variety of team and lifetime sports. They will increase fitness levels and learn easy fun ways to keep fit for life.

Field Day June 4th

Dear Doolittle Families,


Hope you are all doing well and continuing to stay healthy and active! I am excited to introduce a fun event for students that will take place this week. Students will be participating in a district-wide Virtual Field Day on Thursday June 4th with a rain date of Friday June 5th. All families will receive a Virtual Field Day Google Slideshow presentation that has been created by the elementary physical education teachers in the district. The slideshow will consist of information and videos explaining more about this event. We have created ten different activities that students can complete on this day using equipment around the house. We have included an equipment list of all items students need to perform each activity, but you are more than welcome to improvise and use any other pieces of equipment at your disposal to perform these activities. The slideshow also contains several videos, including an introductory video about Virtual Field Day, and video demonstrations of how to perform each activity. Students can pick and choose to complete as many as they would like, and I encourage all students to try to complete as many of these activities as they can!


For our Virtual Field Day, please make sure that all social distancing guidelines are continuing to be followed. Students should be completing all of these activities within the boundaries of their own home environment. Students are more than welcome to complete any of these activities with parents, siblings, or other family members, but please make sure to stay at your own homes. In addition, I strongly encourage all Doolittle students to wear our school’s spirit wear as they complete these Virtual Field Day activities. Please wear any Doolittle t-shirts or anything to represent our school on this day!


As students complete the various challenges, please send pictures to pdaly@cheshire.k12.ct.us or svalenti@cheshire.k12.ct.us if you would like to be included in Doolittle’s Virtual Field Day video montage. Please note that the sooner you are able to send a picture, the more likely your child will be able to appear in the video.


If you have any other questions or concerns about Virtual Field Day, please do not hesitate to email Mr. Grego or myself at pdaly@cheshire.k12.ct.us or mgrego@cheshire.k12.ct.us. I am super excited for this event and looking forward to a fun-filled day of physical activity for all Cheshire elementary students!


Thank you and have a great week!


Mr. Grego and Mr. Daly

doolittle field day

Remote Learning

In these tough times when we can't get together with friends, classmates or teachers we need to keep ourselves busy by doing all our school work not just reading, math, science, social students and all the other things in your normal school day. It is just as important to get some physical activity and hopefully with some of the activities, that you find here, we can make it a little more fun. Students that are more physically fit do better in all areas of school so if you can keep yourself moving everyday you will feel great but also do better in all the other areas of life, including school. Below are fun activity for all grades. These are just fun ideas for you during this tough time but please remember doing anything to get yourself up moving is great!!!

Grades 1-3

Grades One and Two:

Students will learn different body parts, how they work and how they need to be taken care of through stretching, muscle building and aerobic activities. They will learn to work with others of different abilities and different backgrounds. This is the beginning for many in the area of fitness and structured activity while for others it is the start of new skills in a variety of new fitness activities.


Grade Three work on this:

Sportsmanship becomes a much bigger role with the children as they mature and are involved in different activities outside of school. We start to involve them in more team sports while keeping most of it in a non-competitive setting. Again, lifetime sports are stressed a great deal to help the children understand the importance of their health and how they must always make it a priority.

Exercise Name Workout-Beginner .pdf
Mission Possible - Task Sheet.pdf
Printable Gross Motor Dice

Grades 4-6

Grade Four master this:

Sportsmanship becomes a much bigger role with the children as they mature and are involved in different activities outside of school. We start to involve them in more team sports while keeping most of it in a non-competitive setting. Again, lifetime sports are stressed a great deal to help the children understand the importance of their health and how they must always make it a priority.


Grades Five and Six:

Team building becomes a goal at this age. We help them to understand the benefit of personal fitness and how they can maintain it in their daily lives. They learn that activity every day is important to their health both physically and mentally. They learn to work in group settings understanding that everyone does not have the same interests and/or needs. This is the time to get the students involved in new and exciting things so that they will stay interested in physical activities and gain the appropriate skills to become proficient in the activity.

Create Your Own Bootcamp Adventure

Fitness Test

HR_Fitness_Standards (1).pdf

These are the standards for the fitness test. Look at your age and move across to see the number/time required. Ideally, you want to fall into the "F" column.

Curl up

The curl-up test measures abdominal strength and endurance, which is important in back support and core stability.

Video example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lSNbp1ud-A


Push up

The push-up test measures upper body strength and endurance.

Video example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_l3ySVKYVJ8

Sit and Reach

The sit and reach test is a common measure of flexibility, and specifically measures the flexibility of the lower back and hamstring muscles. This test is important as because tightness in this area is implicated in lumbar lordosis, forward pelvic tilt and lower back pain.


Video example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgaGCX20UlQ

Mile run

The goal of the mile run test is to complete one mile in the fastest possible time, either walking or running.

Fun Active Videos

These are fun videos that you can do with your family, alone or in a video chat! Just have fun doing them!!