Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Use the force!!!

Out theme this year is Star Wars (how cool is that) and I want everyone to use the power of the force for good!  I will be posting here this year more frequently as to what is happening in PE with the grade levels.  Please remember to try and wear gym shoes on days you have class...also, you should have sneakers for recess on days you do not have gym.

Where did the summer go?

So, Summer seemed shorter than ever this year, I sure hope everyone got out and had some "play time" doing what they love to do!  My family made our annual trip to the family cabin in Minnesota and Fynn was able to ride his dirt bike SOLO AND shift gears....Emma was able to get up on the plywood board and waterski while standing up!!  We had a blast, good times and fishing was great (no muskie for Emma yet, but working on it.)

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Fynn's 51 inch Muskie

Lets get this party started!!!!

WELCOME back Wolverines to another fantastic start to our year.   I had a great summer of activities and my son caught his first muskie...thing is, it was bigger than him so I had to hold it for the photo.  I also worked at a machine shop and did planning and curriculum work over the summer at school.  While I was at school I made it a priority to work out each day for an hour!
This year we will have Mr. Helmann and Mrs. LaRoe teaching PE at Westgate along with assistants, helpers, adapted PE and mr. Flanagan - my helper (This is his 10 year helping at Westgate!!)

Thursday, May 12, 2016

2016 track meet video!!

5th Grade Track Meet

Congrats to all the elem schools for participating in the "All District - 5th Grade Track Meet."
Kids were seeded to race vs. kids from other schools with very similar times.  The events were the mile, 50, 100, 200, and relay races.  It was so much fun and really cool to cheer on all the schools.  Lots of kids broke personal records yesterday!!


Got some new spikeball rings with the jumprope for heart are doing much better than I am with it.  We start by just catching the ball, then progress to spikes, and finally 2 vs 2 teamplay.

Fitness stations!

Running some fitness stations while the weather is too wet....we have weights, exercise bands, climbing wall, jumping ropes, wii dance, boxing, running AND spikeball.

New Fitbit

Wow...they got watches now that log all your workouts, keep track of steps, and show your current heart rate without a chest strap!!!  How cool!!  Not cheap but a great fitness motivator.

Variety Show Fun

So...decided to participate in the Variety show with my son.  Made a song, got some kids, teachers and some really cool outfits and BAM!!  The Carhard Dance crew is a balst!

Track Events

Working on the Track events for the next few weeks as the weather allows...
been rained out quite a bit, but when we are running we will do the:
50 yard dash
100 yard dash
Relay races with batons
Mile or 1/2 mile runs

Thank you Jimmy Garroppolo!!

I made a few cards out of posterboard so the kids could sign to thank ex-student of Westgate, Jimmy Garroppolo.  Jimmy is currently playing Quarterback for the New England Patriots.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

US GAMES gift certificate!!!

Because we ran the Jump rope for heart program, we earned some US games gift a few students picked out some recess equipment!!

Just move it challenge!!!

ABC/25 hosted another great just move it challenge.  I was setup and clean up for both races...AND I had a few helpers this year!

The weather has turned!!!

So with the bad weather coming in and soaking the field, we turned in to play some volleyball.  I do have some larger trainer v-balls, but the younger kids get to use the beach allows them to get under it and keep it off the floor!