PreK1. In our last week before winter break we continued with stations. The 4 stations were mat play, soft balls, scooters, and hula hoops. The emphasis for the class was following rules and routines throughout. After entering class, all students must put their water bottles down on the cart and sit properly on a line in front of me. Once we have done this, class can begin. While doing stations, students follow routines of sitting against a wall, being quiet, and waiting for the teacher to call out “rotate”. At this time the students will move to their next stations and begin the routine again. Finally, when the music starts to play, the students can play.
PreK2. In our last week before winter break we continued with stations. The 4 stations were mat play, soft balls, scooters, and hula hoops. The emphasis for class this week was sharing and playing nicely. There was limited equipment in some stations which encouraged the students to play together.
Kindergarten. All of the teams have created their very own team names! This was the first task of the sports education model and the students did great. Below are the teams.
Grade 1. This week, grade 1 started their classes with challenging movements across the gym. Hopping on one foot, broad jumps, low jumps, bear crawls, and seal walks were some of the movements they did. This week, however, I challenged them a bit more by having them do these movements backwards! It required the students to think about how the movement will work and how they will need to adjust their bodies. We then moved on to ball skill stations. The stations were continuous kick against a wall, throwing against a wall with 1 bounce, gaga, and cone catch with a partner.