P.E./Health ~ Mr. Enright
Our elementary students have continued to work on their locomotor movements and are showing good progress. We have also spent time working on our bowling skills and basketball skills. Through the bowling unit the students learned how to roll a ball properly which should help them the next time they are at the bowling alley! Developing basketball skills like dribbling, passing, and shooting were also a focus this past quarter. Basketball can be a lifelong activity, so building these skills is important.
Middle and High School Students
Our middle and high school students also participated in bowling and basketball units. The bowling unit allowed the students the opportunity to play some fun games that involve bowling a ball. They also learned how to use the “one step” approach for bowling. They are now participating in a unit on basketball. Through various drills and games, the students have been able to demonstrate improved skill levels for basketball.
Our focus in health class for the elementary and middle school students has been on keeping a healthy body through proper hygiene and common sense. We have discussed the importance of good hand washing and understanding when problems are too big for us to handle alone.. We have begun talking about pathogens like viruses and bacteria. Along with demonstrating how viruses and bacteria can spread, the students are also learning about proactive ways they themselves can prevent the spread of pathogens. Of course, a lot of it comes down to the basics of all healthy behaviors:
- Eat Right
- Practice good hygiene
- Get plenty of sleep
The high school health classes have begun their unit on drugs and alcohol. Throughout this comprehensive unit, the students will be able to identify health and safety risks associated with drug and alcohol use.