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!