Pool Is Back!!

Hi everyone,

We are very excited to announce that our pool units are starting up again for grades 3-5! The schedule is as follows:

Mrs. Young’s classes: November 16th – December 5th

Ms. McLaughlin’s classes: December 6th – December 21st

Ms. Campbell’s classes: January 3rd – January 19th

Mr. Whitelaw’s classes: January 20th – February 6th

Students will meet for another two cycle rotation later in the year!  Please remember to check the specialist calendar online so that your child is prepared for the days they have pool.  The following items should be packed and ready on those days:

Swim bag basics:                   Suggested items:                         Optional:

Bathing suit                             hair ties, bathing caps                          ear plugs

Towel(s)                                  sandals or surf shoes                             swim shirt

Comb or Brush                        swim goggles                                         nose clip

Extra socks/underclothes

If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s pool units please contact your physical education teacher to address them! We are very excited to begin this amazing part of our curriculum with the help of our life guard, Mr. Owen Worden.

Thanks for checking in!

The Physical Education Department

Fall Fitness Testing

Hello everyone! We wanted to take a minute to explain how we are doing our fitness testing this year! The MKG/HBB physical education department conducts the national Fitnessgram assessment with our 3rd through 5th grade students.  This year, each of the three grades will complete the PACER test, a cardiovascular test requiring the students to run 15 meter sprints at an increasing pace until they decide to stop or can longer make the distance in the allotted time.  Each grade will then focus on one more test each.  The fifth grade students will focus on increasing their flexibility through the sit and reach test, measuring how far forward they can extend from an upright sitting position.  The fourth grade students will focus on the push up test measuring their muscular strength by completing as many push ups as possible to a cadence with correct form.  The third grade students will focus on the curl up test measuring their muscular endurance by completing as many curl ups as possible to a cadence with correct form.

It is important to note that these scores are compared to a national standard and are simply informative and do not impact your child’s physical education grade.  Each student will receive a paper explaining their score and how they compare to the national standard for each completed test, both in the fall and the spring.  Please feel free to comment or email with any questions you may have about the testing and look for a paper to be coming home with your student within the next few weeks.

Thanks for checking in!

-The P.E. Department