Wrapping up the school year & Mr. Lanik’s farewell
May 10, 2018
As the 2017-2018 school year winds down, our 5th-8th grade students have transitioned almost full-time to the soccer field for class. We have played games such as soccer, kickball, and this week, outdoor Panther ball. The students really enjoy Panther ball and its a fun alternative to our normal sports events. Ask you child if there team won and if they scored!! Our 1st-4th grade students are finishing a baseball/softball unit where we have practiced such skills as catching, throwing, hitting, running the bases, and ground balls. This week we are playing real games and discussing situations that can occur during the game. Its been a blast and the weather couldn’t be better.
To those of you who haven’t heard, this will be my final year at St. Pius X/ St. Leo School. I can’t believe that this is my 7th year here– it has gone so fast! My family and I will be moving to Lincoln later this summer and I will be taking a job as the K-5 PE teacher at Prescott Elementary as well as working as the PE coordinator for LPS and coaching Baseball at Lincoln Southwest. It has been an honor to work at SPSL and I will miss this place dearly!!
Whats happening in gym class!
April 3, 2018
April 3rd, 2018
5th-8th grade students have recently concluded a really fun Winter Olympics unit where students competed in Speed Skating, Partner Bobsled, and Curling competitions. We are starting our kick-ball/baseball unit now and the spring weather is keeping us inside! As soon as it actually turns to spring, we will be spending as much time as possible outside playing games like Kick-ball, baseball, soccer, and capture the flag. Our 1st-4th grade students just finished a duel-unit where half the time they spent learning and playing recess/outdoor games like 4-square and capture the flag and the rest of the time, they played basketball and did different drills, contests, and even games! Our 1st-4th grade students have also been doing an incredible job of endurance building and working towards the race for education!
Rocking and Rolling in PE right now!
February 1, 2018
What a blast we are having in PE lately. Our 5th-8th grade students came back from Christmas rejuvenated and have had a blast playing organized team games like No Net Volleyball, 3 on 3 basketball, and doing our Annual Scooter Mat Races. If you want to hear some fun stories, ask your child how they did in PE Scooter Mat Races. Its truly one of my favorite games we play!
Our 1st-4th grade students are in week 1 of our Winter Olympics Unit. Mrs. Peters and I love planning this unit because we get to be creative in trying to make our units like the actual Olympic Events. We also like to do it to help build interest in the Winter Olympics and to get our students to cheer on Team USA! This week, the two events we did were the Biathlon and Speed Skating! The kids loved being able to take off there shoes and try to speed skate in there socks! We look forward to practicing Ice Hockey, the Luge, and other Olympic events in the coming weeks!
Hello! My name is Mychal Lanik. I am blessed to be starting my 7th year as a full-time Physical Education teacher here at St. Pius/St. Leo School.