They practiced throwing skills in a great game called Cleanest Yard where students need to throw dodgeballs that represent “trash” in their yard over an imaginary wall in the center of the gym using their underhand and overhand throwing skills. Whatever side is the cleanest at the end of 5 minutes is crowned the Cleanest Yard.
Hula Hut Throwdown Oct 13 2023
Jr. High students wrapped up the week playing a game called Hula Hut Throw Down where students get hula hoops for throwing dodgeballs into a target and then work to build as many hula huts as possible in the time frame given while the other team tries to knock down their hula huts.
Fire and Ice Primary Game Oct 13, 2023
Students played a variation of a game we learned earlier in the year called Fire and Ice but this time utilized our underhand throwing skills to unfreeze students who had been frozen.
Soccer Tournaments PE October 2-6, 2023
This week students wrapped up their soccer tournaments
Locomotor and Soccer Tournament Sept 25-29, 2023 Decatur PE
Primary students were introduced to various locomotor skills and practiced them through different tag games. Intermediate and Jr. High students began their soccer tournaments.
Soccer Games and Fitness Day Fun Sept 18-21, 2023
Students started their soccer friendly games and next week will have a tournament. Students also participated in a fitness day where they practiced different aerobic exercises and learned about the benefits of cardio activity.
Soccer Spot Shot
Playing Soccer Spot Shot
Students played a game called sideline soccer where a few students are in the middle playing soccer against a few other players from the other team. The remaining players guard their respective sideline and try to keep the ball from going over the sideline. The students in the center and on the side are constantly changing every minute or so.
Dribbling skills with Primary Students
Cone Flip Challenge PE Aug 28- September 1st, 2023
Students engaged in a cone flipping activity (think the popular bottle flipping activity so many kids love doing). Students compete with a series of new partners trying to see who can land the cone first. Then both parties high five, fist pump or shake hands and say good game when they are done and they move on to a new partner. Practicing these skills in a low stakes environment helps students build up the skill set to be good sports when stakes are raised.
Students worked with collaborative teams to solve a series of challenges with hula hoops involving making hula huts. They practiced communication, problem solving and strategy.
Non touching forces Lab- 3rd Grade SY22-23
Students investigated non-touching forces through exploring a series of materials from magnets to paper clips, balloons to clothespins. They analyzed what evidence they could find for a force that acted without objects touching. This helps them build evidence to answer the chapter question “Why might the train rise without anything touching it?”
ComEd Smart Energy Hub Field Trip 4th SY22-23
Students had the chance to go to the ComEd Smart Energy Hub where students got to see what is required to get electrical power from an energy source through the electrical grid to a home or business. Students considered different energy sources and ways to conserve energy. They also got to experiment with the materials electricians need to use in order to keep power lines working.