Friday, February 26, 2016

Jump Rope For Heart

Hey, this week we will be participating in the Jump Rope for Heart program.  Donations will be accepted after this week but get them in ASAP to get your dogs!!
Here are some shots of kids jumping in PE class.  I would also like to thank the students from Danley/Redmon and Darby/Zapatka class for helping teach the classes!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Jimmy came home!!!!

Well, about 15 years ago when I started at Westgate....I had a student who super athletic, respectful, energetic, and usually off  That was, and is Jimmy Garoppolo - now playing Quarterback for the New England Patriots!!!  He came back to Westgate to talk to kids, tie into the 7 habits, and motivate Westgate to become LEADERS!!  How cool, thanks Jimmy for such an uplifting assembly!

Fitness stations

We have been swapping stations every 3 minutes to break into cardio, strength training, and stretching in PE.  We are also using the climbing wall for strength and endurance, boxing (on the bag), jump ropes and stretch bands!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Tchoukball in PE!?!?!

So...after attending the PE conference in St. Charles this year, I found this AWESOME game called Tchoukball and had an absolute BLAST playing it.  Although new...the kids are picking up real quickly on it and using the mesh "frame" to bounce the ball into the play field...all while defenders move into position to catch the ball on the fly.  We are trying this with 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders for the first year and hope to move it down to the lower grades as well.