We are off to an awesome start in gym class and the kids are doing an amazing job! The Kindergartens are learning how to skip, gallop, and hop on one foot. This week we are starting soccer and I can’t wait to see our dribbling and passing skills!
Our 5th-8th graders are in the last week of our football unit! We have our co-ed football tournament this week and it will be fun to see who comes out on top! I have been so impressed and so pleased to see our students develop skills and an understanding for the game. To watch a group of 6th grade boys and girls huddle up, draw up a play, and execute it is really fun and rewarding! We aren’t ready for the NFL yet but they’re getting closer!
The 1st-4th graders have done station work and games led by Mrs. Peters. Our warm-up time has been spent reviewing dynamic exercises like running, skipping, karaoke, hopping, etc. as well as strength building with planks, push-ups, and more. We have also introduced a new warm-up routine that is similar to what you would see at a sports practice with lines of students performing different exercises like high knees, tail kicks, and sprints. The students have picked this up and are doing a great job.
I am looking forward to the rest of september, starting football with our 1st-4th graders and moving inside for volleyball with our older students!
Welcome to St. Pius PE 2017-2018
August 18, 2017
Hello to all our returning and our brand new Pius families!!
I am very excited to get started in my 7th year at St. Pius (Wow, I can’t believe its been that long!) Our current group of 8th graders were Kindergartners when I student taught here!!
We are going to start off the year with a motto for the 2017-2018 school year: The motto is ” In everything we do, give thanks to the Lord”
This motto is special to me, and to Physical Education because I want to express and share to our students that we can serve the Lord in everything that we do. Whether you are competing in a game you love, studying for a test, or handling a situation that could be toxic– the way that we live, and the way that we act, can honor him.
The yearly plan for Grades 1-4 and 5-8 is listed below. In grades 5-8, we will have a test after ever TWO units. For example, 5th-8th graders will start the year with a flag football unit and than volleyball so the test will be after the 2nd unit and it will cover material from both units.
Our Open House will be held next Tuesday, August 15 from 5:30-7:30 pm. We are excited to meet you and your children that evening. Remember to stop by the gymnasium to learn about different student and parent opportunities. Dinner will also be served in the cafeteria – Jersey Mike’s sub sandwiches will be sold!
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.