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Physical Fitness At Flushing Manor
Physical Fitness At Flushing Manor
November Units of Study:
Kindergarten: European Handball and Relay Races
Grade One: European Handball, Line Soccer, Relay Races
Grade Two: European Handball, Line Soccer, Relay Races
Grade Three: European Handball and Soccer Reveiw
Grade Four: European Handball, Fitnessgram Practice, Line Soccer
Grade Five: European Handball, Fitnessgram Reveiw, Line Soccer
If you have any questions or concerns feel free to email me
If you have any old balls, jump ropes, or other things that the kids might be able to use in gym or at recess,and you are looking to get rid of them, feel free to send them in to school. We can always use some more balls.
A Message From Mr. Trager:
. The first two months of the new school year have been great. We have been focusing on increasing our aerobic capacities. What this means is that we are strengthening our hearts and lungs. This is accomplished through a series of exercises and games designed to get kids moving. According to the President's Council on Fitness, school aged children need at least 60 minutes a day of physical activity. This year I am combining the Physical Best curriculum with a developmental sports program to provide an exciting gym experience for every child. Physical Best focuses on the areas of Aerobic Capacity, Strength, and Flexibility. I feel that by combining these themes with a developmental sports program, your child receives the best gym experience possible. For the first two months of the year we have been focusing on learning soccer and all the skills related to playing soccer. We even were able to play mini soccer tournaments on every grade level. These tournaments stress sportsmanship and fair play. They are run in a non competetive manner. There are no winners or losers. We will now take the skills learned and apply them to learning how to play European Handball. This is an exciting game that basically combines soccer and basketball into one game. Grades four and five will also prepare for the NYC Fitnessgram assessment. From grades four-eight your child's progress will be monitored in the following areas: running, push-ups, sit-ups, sit and reach flexibility, and trunk lift flexibility. On December 9th I will be conducting a parent workshop on the Fitnessgram Assessment. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Golden Rockets Basketball is in full swing.The players are practcing real hard for their season opener on December 11th at P.S. 209. Our cheer squad has also been working really hard perfecting their cheers. This year the cheer squad is under the supervision of Mrs. Maroulis. On December 19th, the Golden Rockets will play their first home game. We will be playing P.S. 219. The game begins at 10:00A.M. and is over by approximately 11:30A.M. Parents are encouraged to attend all home games and cheer on our team. Parents are not permitted to attend games at other schools.
It is really important for your child to be active on a daily basis. One way to insure this is to have your child keep a Physical Activity Journal. This is a book in which your child can keep a record of their physical activity for each day of the week. They can draw a picture of what they did, write a short paragraph about it, or simply make a chart and record their activity. Kids seem to like the choice this offers. There are also a couple of really good authors who write books about sports. My two favorites are
Matt Christopher and Mike Lupica. Both of these authors write about a variety of sports. Their books are also on a variety of different levels.