Physical Education News

Greetings Rossiter families!

It has been a wonderful start to the school year in Physical Education class.  The students have been working hard on previously learned skills as well as experiencing some new activities.  Last week we began a Lacrosse unit with 3-5 grades, while 1-2 practice their scoop catching and throwing and Kindergarten learns all of the direction following, loco-motor skills and an introduction to catching.

I was able to borrow the Lacrosse equipment from our friends at Helena High School.  The students have enjoyed using the ‘big kids’ equipment.  The students learned that Lacrosse was invented by the Native Americans and has become one of the most popular and fastest growing sports in North America.  We are working on throwing and catching to self and partners, scooping and cradling the ball.  By the end of this week we will practicing our shooting skills.

Next week the three specials (Library, Music and Physical Education) will be collaborating on our Native American unit.  The Lacrosse unit is a great addition to this unit and gives the students to a chance to experience more of the Native American activities.  We hope to broaden the Rossiter students cultural boundaries with our cooperative units. I will be introducing a few new games and revisiting some that we did last year during the unit.  As an educator I enjoy watching the students make the connections between our three curricular areas.

Have a great week!

Posted on November 14, 2018

Greetings Rossiter Families!

We have been lucky here at Rossiter with the addition of Miss. Christy Guyton.  Miss. Guyton is here from Montana State University and is doing her student teaching.  She has designed very engaging and active lessons for the students.  Miss. Guyton has taught Pickleball along with the skeletal system, which was fun during the Halloween week!  Now she is playing various games that help to increase awareness of nutritional choices.  And after the Thanksgiving break she will teach hockey skills, which is Miss. Guyton favoirte sport!  She has played hockey most of her life and I know several of our students will be very excited to finally get to play some hockey at school!

Have a a Thanksgiving Holiday!