Monday, May 14, 2012

Go The Distance Day

   Friday, May 4th was "Go The Distance Day" in the state of Iowa. Over 80,000 people across the state took 30 minutes out of their day to exercise.  The entire teaching staff and student body of Washington Elementary participated in the event.  We warmed up with the "Interlude" and walked for about 25 minutes on the blacktop.  Below is brief video of the event. 

The Laurentian

 Recently the Laurentian, a gymnastics based indoor jungle gym, was used for a two week P.E. unit.  The students are allowed to do a lot of movements not otherwise used in a common P.E. class.  The students are up off the ground climbing, balancing, hanging, crawling, and using their body in a space not often found in your average gym.  In fact, the Fairfield elementary schools along with Pekin Elementary share the equipment, and we are the only two schools in the state who are using equipment of this kind.  Here are some pictures of the kids in action.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

4th Grade Swimming

The 4th graders in all the elementary centers just finished up a swimming unit at the Roosevelt Aquatic Center.  Thanks to Christy Leazer for all her time and the swimming instruction. Here is a short video of the students in the pool.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Jump Rope For Heart

I recently turned in just over $4000 to American Heart Association from the students of Washington and Pence Elementary who participated in Jump Rope for Heart this year.  Prizes will be arriving soon. Below is a video of a few classes jumping during their PE time. Thanks to all the students to helped raise funds to help fight heart disease and stroke.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Jump Rope for Heart 2012

By now all the third and fourth grade students from Pence and Washington Elementary have received their Jump Rope for Heart packets and they are out collecting donations for the American Heart Association.  All the classes will be jumping rope during their P.E. classes the week before Spring Break. All donations should be turned in at that time as well.  Every year we turn over thousands of dollars to help fight heart disease and stroke, two of the leading causes of death in America every year.  Below is a video that explains the event and how the donations we raise help those suffering from these health issues.  Please take time to be a heart hero and donate to the American Heart Association.

Wii Dancin'

The elementary students recently played the video game Just Dance during their physical education classes.  The video game and the Wii console were both purchased with a grant from the Fairfield Education Foundation.  Below is a video of Mrs. Carter's second grade class in action.