Friday, December 23, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Sit-ups: This event measures abdominal strength and endurance. Students lie on a cushioned, clean surface with knees flexed and feet about 12 inches from buttocks. Partner holds feet. Arms are crossed or behind their head. Keeping this position, students raise the trunk curling up to touch elbows to knees and then lowers the back to the floor, for one sit-up. The students have one minute to do as many sit-sups as possible.
Shuttle Run: This event measures speed, quickness and agility. There are two parallel lines 30 feet apart and two chalkboard erasers, or other similar object, behind each line. Students start behind the opposite line. On the signal “Ready? Go!” the student runs to the blocks, picks one up, runs back to the starting line, places the block behind the line, runs back and picks up the second block, and runs back across starting line. Students are timed start to finish.
Endurance Run: This event measures heart and lung endurance. Depending on their age some kids run a quarter mile and some kids run a half mile. On a safe measured out field, usually 220 yards, kids will run laps according to age. On the count "Ready, Go!" students begin running. Walking may be interspersed with running. However, students are encouraged to cover the distance in as short as time as possible.
Sit and Reach: This event measures flexibility of the lower back and hamstrings. A specially constructed box with a measuring scale marked in centimeters, with 23 centimeters at the level of the feet. Student removes shoes and sits on the floor with knees fully extended, feet shoulder-width apart and soles of the feet flat against the end of the box. With hands on top of each other, palms down, and legs held flat, student reaches along the measuring line as far as possible.
Students who reach the qualifying standard in all five events will receive the Presidential Physical Fitness Award. These levels represent the 85th percentile based on the 1985 School Population Fitness Survey. This standards are on the chart above. If they meet the standard in all five tests they will receive a patch and a certificate for their accomplishment.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
This fall the elementary PE department is sharing a student teacher. Both Mr. Dunlap and Mr. Kool will be supervising student teacher Zeth Gruwell. Zeth is a physical education major from the University of Northern Iowa. He attended high school at Cardinal of Eldon. He will have the opportunity to observe, work with, and teach students at all of our elementary centers. He will have eight weeks of experience at the elementary level and will then move on to the PE department at the Fairfield Middle School.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
off the ground during Physical Education classes. The Luarentian
equipment, a special indoor jungle gym purchased with the PEP Grant,
has been set up and is being put to good use. The wooden structure is
very gymnastic in nature. The students get a chance to use rings,
balance beams, parallel bars, low bars, monkey bars, incline ramps,
and ladders. Most of their movements are taking place with their feet
off the ground something they don't get to do in everyday P.E.
Students also get the chance to do some tumbling on the wedge and
trapezoid, and use a springboard. The equipment was purchased with the
PEP Grant, and the Laurentian is shared with Pekin Community Schools.
All the mats and equipment provide the students with some very unique
opportunities to move.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
I have included a promotional video that helps explain the event. NOTE: The prizes shown at the end are from last year.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Below is an informative link about childhood obesity for parents from a website called Kids Health.
Also included is a disturbing video showing the obesity trends of adults in the United States. Watch as our nation gets more and more obese before your eyes. For best viewing enlarge the video to full screen.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Here is a website with a lot of general information about the American Heart Association and the Jump Rope for Heart event: