Franklin Elementary Physical Education class, where students become happier, healthier, and physically fit. Good sportsmanship and cooperation are the key elements we instill in our students each and everyday.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION NEWSLETTER
MARCH/APRIL 2019 NEWSLETTER
Let’s keep our fingers crossed that any snow stays away and that we will start to see grass soon. We are so fortunate to have such a nice indoor facility for the children. The first graders will start to learn how to kick, roll, throw and catch a various sized balls. In addition to basic basketball skills, the second grades will review last year’s skills involving kicking. The second grades, and the third and fourth grades will be finishing a basketball unit. March also ushers in our annual Cup Stacking Unit, which is also fun and challenging. Before going outside for good, the 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades will learn the basic skills involved in volleyball.
Second thru fourth grades will also take part in NASCAR month. This is a unit which stresses fitness. There will be relay races galore and points kept for each “race”. Each class will have one winner at the end of NASCAR month, but the big winner will be the health of every child.
In the near future, grades two thru four will start the Footsie program. This is another program that stresses lifetime fitness. For each mile that a student jogs or walks, they will receive a small “foot” to put on a chain. If a student achieves the five mile mark, they will receive a big “foot”. Thanks again to our marvelous PTA for supplying the footsies. With childhood obesity on the rise, our Physical Education program is focusing daily fitness that benefits your child for a healthy lifetime.
Lastly, thanks for everyone who came to Square Dance Night. It was a great night and I know one you and your child will remember for a long time.