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SOCCER

Welcome back to school from Spring Break!
We have recently been wrapping up Kickball as we get into Soccer, and we are going to FLY through soccer. We will start with the basic components and understanding of proper technique in:
Passing
Trapping
Dribbling
Shooting
Game Play

From there, the students will be participating in mini scrimmages and soccer games within their classes. I plan to work on their leg strength for strength & conditioning, and we will try incorporate our dynamic stretches into the importance of leg flexibility/strength for soccer.

I am excited for this unit, and I am sure the kiddos will have a blast.

P.S. We will be learning a little history about Soccer as well (i.e. the first ever real international soccer match was played on November 30, 1872 by Scotland and England; the final score was 0-0).

Thank you for your partnership.
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NO HOT LUNCH ON FIELD DAY (MARCH 8TH, 2019). PLEASE SEND YOUR STUDENT TO SCHOOL WITH SUFFICIENT AMOUNTS OF FOOD, SNACKS, AND WATER. THANK YOU!!
It's that time... FIELD DAY preparation!!!!
We are at that time frame where we have a little less than a month before the extravagant Field Day on March 8th, 2019. Therefore, your students will be preparing themselves for some awesome events: DodgeballOlympic RingsHorse ShoesChariot RacesRelay RacesTug of WarLong Jumpetc. We are using PE class time to teach these events, and help the students get mentally and physically prepared for this eventful moment. We will also be discussing things such as Sportsmanship, Chants, Marches, etc. 
I am looking forward to this day, and I know your students are as well. If you are interested in volunteering, or even being a part of this day in some form, please reach out to either I or Coach Edmondson. 
Thank you, and best wishes. 
UPDATE! UPDATE! UPDATE!  AS MANY OF YOU MAY KNOW, WE BEGAN TRACK & FIELD THIS LAST WEEK (beginning of January), & THE STUDENTS HAVE BEEN LOVING THE RELAY RACES. HOWEVER, THERE IS A SHIFT IN SCHEDULES:

Due to Field Day arriving in March, we want to prepare the students for Track and Field closer to the month of March. Therefore, we are putting a pause on Track and we are entering Basketball! 

This Basketball Lesson will include: Free Throws3-Point Shots (4th & 5th graders mostly)Side Shuffling/Crossovers/SprintsShooting/Dribbling/Passing (Chest Pass & Bounce Pass)Basketball Games and Activities& so much more..... I hope everyone is just as excited as I to get into a fun and competitive sport that involves technique and coordination. I am excited to see what the Students bring to the table, and what impressive skills they have to show off. 
Feel free to email me with any questions or concerns. & THANK YOU TO ALL PARENTS for being in wonderful communication about i…
WE are beginning Track & Field!! 
As we wrapped up Quarter 2, I noticed we needed a little refresher on rules and expectations in the gym. Therefore, we are using the first few weeks of school (Quarter 3) to go over rules and expectations again, and we are slowly entering track and field
Field Day is coming up in a few months, so we are working to get your students mentally and physically prepared for this day. We are going to mix running events, relays, field events, and other great activities to get your student-athletes prepared. 
A few things to expect: Students will be participating in a 15-minute run. You will have ample notice of when this is going to occur, but please encourage your students to start running often if they can. Students will run a mile run. They ran a mile at the beginning of the year, and we hope to see an improvement in times, but it is not expected. Track and Field is a large section of our curriculum (considering Field Day uses a lot of these activitie…
Volleyball is Done! Hockey is Fun!
We have officially ended our volleyball lesson, and we are currently doing floor hockey! The Volleyball Tournament turned out to be quite successful, and I saw some serious skill improvement from many of your students. I was impressed at their determination and motivation to get better! Many of my students have a natural athletic ability that shined through :) 
Now: FLOOR HOCKEY! I am hoping to teach my students and your children about patience and persistence this time around. Floor hockey is not an easy sport, but we are doing what we can to keep the kids motivated and teach them to persevere through. Persistent practice will lead to successful outcomes.  I am very excited to see the new skills that come out of this lesson, and I encourage your kids to research hockey during this time. It's quite an interesting sport!
Best wishes, and only 2 more weeks to go! We can do this!!  HAPPY HOLIDAYS! 

TeamWork Makes the DreamWork Flag Football is wrapping up, and so is the Quarter! 
As Quarter One comes to an end, I would like to acknowledge the great efforts and participation put into helping your kiddos succeed as student-athletes. They have been equipped with the ability to accomplish: multiple fitness circuitswarm-ups and runningsome gymnastics skills (i.e. balance and stability) throwing and catching a football (to the best of their ability)playing capture the footballsplaying flag football scrimmages super touchdownnon-traditional games: switch/ultimate tag/sharks and minnows  and lastly: team building skills We are finishing this week with some team-building activities. I felt it necessary to share with your children the importance of sportsmanship, humility, and integrity. Knowing to check your actions before you blame someone else, trusting your teammates and those around you to guide you, and staying humble when there is a win or a loss (not bragging or comparing ourselve…