Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Castle Dodgeball


     We are into the final full week of the 2018-2019 school year. To celebrate another school year done, we will be exploring the high energy game of Castle Dodgeball. This variation of the crowd favorite involves upright mats acting as walls to offer protection. To my 2nd graders, I will miss you as you move into 3rd-5th PE! I hope everyone had a wonderful year of games and activities. I'll see you next year!

Have a wonderful week!

Mr. Edmondson


Wednesday, May 1, 2019


Polo


     For the next two weeks, we are diving into giant ball polo. Scholars are stretching their quads & hamstrings, warming up with jogging, and playing small games of bocce ball. Then we are learning and playing an inflatable ball version of polo. Perseverance is our focus for this game.



Have a wonderful week!

Mr. Edmondson

Friday, April 19, 2019


Bocce Ball


     Thank you to everyone for your well wishes. For those who didn't know, I was sick with the flu for most of the past week. Thankfully, I am recovered and ready to get back to play! This week, we are exploring a classic backyard ball game called Bocce Ball. In addition, each class will dedicate time to stretching their arms and playing cardio games like tag.



Have a wonderful week!

Mr. Edmondson

Friday, March 29, 2019


Ga-Ga Ball


     This next week, we are departing the frigid game of hockey and moving to the high octane dodgeball game known as Ga-Ga ball. This unconventional dodgeball game involves trying to hit opponents below the knee inside of a pit or arena.We will be exploring the rules, strategies, and variations of Ga-Ga ball for the next two weeks. Also, we will be focusing on our shoulders with stretches and fitness exercises to build our shoulder muscles.
Have a wonderful week!

Mr. Edmondson
Reminder: Spring Concert

When: Thursday, April 4th 

Where: Higley Center for the Performing Arts
  4132 E. Pecos Road Gilbert, AZ 85295 

K-2 Drop-off:  5:15 p.m.       
 
3-5 Drop-off:  6:45 p.m.


All students will be dropped off backstage (see map)
Audience members should enter using the main entrance (see map).

Pick up:  Locations will be announced at the end of each concert

Parking:  All three lots are open for parking

Attire: Boys- White dress shirt, black pants, black dress shoes, and black socks. Hair should be combed neatly. Girls- White top, black skirt (black tights optional), or black dress pants, and black dress shoes. Hair should be styled neatly.

Pre-order your DVD of the Spring Concert! 
DVDs will be available for purchase 1 for $20 or 2 for $35. 
A portion of  the proceeds will be donated back to our school. 
There will be a table in the lobby of the concert to order it as well. 






Sunday, March 17, 2019

Welcome to fourth quarter


     We are entering the final quarter of the 2018-19 school year. Thank you to everyone who made our field day a success! As we return to school from spring break and field day, we are looking forward to our next content in PE. We will continue to practice previous fitness exercises. We will also concentrate on our upper and lower back for exercises and stretches. Our next unit is hockey! Your scholars will learn about rules and penalties. They will play mini games about hockey dribbling, passing, and shooting. By the end of the unit, they will be able to play small squad vs squad games.


Have a wonderful week!

Mr. Edmondson

Wednesday, February 13, 2019


Athletic Field Day Prep


      For the next few weeks leading up to Athletic Field Day at Archway Lincoln on March 8, all K-2 PE classes will be preparing for all ten of the Olympic events we'll be playing. We will be stretching vital body parts in preparation for the events. Scholars will be learning the rules and strategy of each event, including how events will be scored for AFD and how to show good sportsmanship to compete for the sportsmanship award. Here are the events we'll be covering:

  • Long Jump
  • Tug of War
  • Horse Shoes
  • Relay Race
  • Olympic Rings
  • Discus
  • Dodgeball
  • Capture the Flag
  • Potato Sack Races
  • Ball & Hoop
Please note there will be no hot lunch served on March 8th! Lunches will be eaten in classrooms.

Have a wonderful week!

Mr. Edmondson

Monday, January 28, 2019


Kickball


      This week, we are continuing our emphasis on our arm muscles (biceps, triceps, and deltoids) but we are warming up with leg exercises as well. Our fitness will include squat jumps, planks, pushups, lunges, and jumping jacks. We are also so goodbye to four square. Many scholars enjoyed the short week of it and are encouraged to play pop-up games on the recess playground. This week, we begin two weeks of kickball. We'll start with running and pitching instruction followed by rules and positions. We will end each day with kickball related games. Our second week will consist of longer 20+ minute kickball games outside. Please make sure your scholars bring a jacket since it is a bit chilly.

Have a wonderful week!

Mr. Edmondson