During first quarter, 8th graders will participate in P.E. on a daily basis. We have a Fitness curriculum for the whole first quarter. Workouts vary from cross-fit to ladders to stations with the students being tested twice a week on their cardiovascular fitness. During this testing, students will power walk one day and run one day a week. THe main outcome that we hope to achieve for the students is that they learn how to PACE themselves when doing their cardiovascular testing. Pacing is known as the distribution of the use of energy during activities. With that said, we do have set times that we expect the 8th graders to accomplish during testing. These set times are to be able to power walk a lap in 3:30 and to run a lap in 2:30. Each week we add on a lap until the end of the quarter when students will run a 5K during P.E. class.
While I would like to be able to say that we always do our cardiovascular testing on Wednesday's and Friday's, there are way too many other variables that effect our schedule. Rain, short weeks, and other school functions like pictures, testing, and other unexpected meetings leave it virtually impossible to follow a set schedule.
Finally, what I would like to leave you with and what we always tell our kids is that your fitness is your responsibility. We need parents to help our kids with their exercise routines on weekends as well as during the week. Please make it a family thing. One of the major things we struggle with is the attitude of the child towards P.E. If you could help your child out with their attitude, their outlook on P.E. will be a whole lot different.
During the remote learning phase, an email was sent to all parents and students via Skyward regarding my PE classes.
Parents are suppose to email me every weekend regarding their kids fitness log. Basically stating what they have done for the week.
The assignment is for students to write down a goal that they hope to accomplish during the time frame that we are off. Please plan on 8 weeks.
The fitness exercises or activities can be anything that you want them to be. The requirement is to do a total of 30 minutes for 5 days a week and keep a daily log so your parents can send me this info on the weekends. This can include a warmup and a cool down.
There are thousands of websites out there or workout videos that can help you with this project. I would like to see you do it as a family but I know that that can be a problem with work schedules.
Please e-mail me or send me a videp if you are doing some type of workouts that are unique and that you are proud of.
You have had 2 3/4 years of PE at the Junior High. Some of you will have no problem coming up with workout routines that you like to do.
1st Hr - 8:00 - 8:59 - P.E./Health - Cougar Connect is from 8:00 - 8:13
2nd Hr - 9:02 - 9:48 - P.E./Health
3rd Hr - 9:51 - 10:37 - P.E./Health
4th Hr - 10:40 - 11:26 - P.E./Health
5th Hr - 11:29 - 12:15 - P.E./Health
6th Hr - 12:18 - 1:04 - Lunch - Advisory is from 12:51 - 1:04
7th Hr - 1:07 - 1:53 - P.E./Health
8th Hr - 1:56 - 2:45 - Prep
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