A Note from PE Teacher Rick Boudreau: PE is going to be different this year. We can’t all get together but we’re hoping we can all stay active.
It is recommended that students get an average of one hour of moderate to vigorous exercise each day. Parents, we are asking you to report your student's weekly physical activity each Wednesday using this form. Note: This same form is used to report art activities.
If you are on a sports team dance, martial arts class, etc., those counts toward your weekly physical activity. Moderate exercise can be going for a walk or bike ride or even cleaning up the yard. Keeping track of your activities with the weekly reporting form can help you make sure you’re getting enough physical exercise.
Each week we’ll also include some Florida Virtual lessons to help you understand and take care of your body as well as to provide some suggested activities. Because PE lessons will be sent out on Wednesdays, the PE week runs Wednesday to Wednesday. Please contact me with any questions at email@example.com
Note from Rick 12-2-20 Hello, FGCS - I hope everybody is staying active. There is some great weather coming up this week so it’s a good time to get outside, breathe some fresh air and get some exercise. Whether you are inside or outside , you can always find a way to stay busy. Please see below for this week's PE lessons. - Rick
Rick's Office Hours: 12-1 p.m. Wednesdays (check Weds. email for a Zoom link)
For Florida Virtual Lessons - Log in here Level 1 Dec. 2: PE Module 04.02. Pages 2,4,5,8. These are tips and suggestions to work on our balance and body control. Nov. 18: Florida Virtual Module 01.02 Flexibility. Pages 5,9,20. These stretching exercises can keep you loose and active indoors. You can set up your own stretching stations. Nov. 11: Module 01.03 pages 7 & 10. You can try different ways of moving. You can even try some silly walks. Level 2: Dec. 2: PE Module 04.02. Pages 4,5,9,10. These activities are an introduction to helping us achieve better balance and learn about basic gymnastics. Nov. 18: Florida Virtual 01 Module 01.02 Flexibility.pages 3,8,9. These stretching exercises help us get to know and understand how our muscles work. Nov. 11: Module 01.03 page 5. This activity will help improve your footwork and agility. Levels 3 & 4 Dec. 2: Try and set up an obstacle course to improve balance and footwork. It’s better to do it outside but if you don’t have a lot of room you can do it inside in any open space. Obstacle courses can use all sorts of objects. You can try different skills including walking in a straight line (forward, backward, one foot), balancing on a raised object , zig-zagging in and around objects, hopping from station to station and crawling or ducking under objects. You can set this course up and see you fast you can complete it without falling or losing your balance. Since you made the course, you can make it harder or easier or change the skill required. If it is too easy, try doing it on one foot or making the stations farther apart. This a good activity for practicing balance which will be very important when you get back to PE or play organized sports Nov. 18: Think of a walking or running route in your neighborhood. It could be a longer route, going around the block a few times or trying one of the local tracks (Tom McCall, Fern Hill, Pacific). Do at least a 30-minute walk or combined run/walk 2 or 3 times next week. Bring a stopwatch or your phone clock watch and make note of your completion times. Keep a record of your times and see how much progress you are making. You can make it a math exercise by tracking your improvement in percentage terms. Take note of where and when you get tired or slow down. This will help you pace yourself. Nov. 11: Module 01.04 page 2. Try these activities before and after you exercise. This lesson includes some tips and how to avoid injury and over-exertion.