5th-8th grade: Floor Hockey unit & tournament, Board ball, Jail Bird, Indoor soccer, dynamic warmups.
As we move towards summer vacation– we will continue to push the importance of physical fitness, and hopefully spend as much time as possible outside!
The Holidays are getting close!!
November 18, 2016
A quick update on each grade and there most recent activities in gym class:
K- working with Mr. Lanik on soccer and football skills, as well as locomotor skills, tag games, and strength training! My highlights never seem to come from the activities, they alway seem to come from the conversation!
5th-8th Graders just this week we finished up our basketball unit with our co-ed basketball tournaments. Our students did an amazing job of blending, sharing the ball, and competing under control. I was very pleased with our maturity, and discipline during the basketball unit. They will be visited in class today by a group of Creighton University students that are presenting on a wide variety of safety topics.
1st-4th Graders are right in the middle of a football unit. We are leaning certain football skills such as passing, throwing, and catching, while also learning the nuances of the game like the ‘snap count’, how to ‘run routes’, and much more. I love the football unit because there is so much to teach and during football season– most of our students are really interested to learn about quarterbacks, extra points, first downs, and the other things we are explaining. As the unit moves forward, we will do our best to give opportunities for advanced learning and defensive options like playing cornerback, snapping the ball, and driving it down the field with teams.
Have a blessed Thanksgiving!!
Its October & we are still outside!!!
Mrs. Peters has taught our kids a chant for many years that I am thinking about today. She says the first line “Thank you God” and the students say “for the beautiful day!”. What amazing weather we are blessed with. In 5th-8th grade, we have spent the better part of October outside playing soccer. The kids at Pius are so talented and do such a nice job of helping and working with each other that Soccer has become one of my favorite units to teach. Last week we were able to finish up the Soccer unit with our tournaments and while the rain slowed us down, and made for a slightly muddy field– our kids persevered! 8B even finished there tournament in a slight drizzle– it was an awesome sight. As we turn towards winter– we are going to plan to be inside much more. Our next two units will be Basketball and Badminton. We will have a second quarter test at the end of our basketball unit that covers some parts of soccer and some parts of basketball! Hopefully the results are similar to our 1st quarter test where our average score was outstanding!!
Hello! My name is Mychal Lanik. I am blessed to be starting my 5th year as a full-time Physical Education teacher here at St. Pius/St. Leo School.