Welcome Back!

We are so glad to welcome everyone back to a new school year and a great start to physical education! Please check the “When Do I Have P.E.” Page to find out which days your student should remember to wear sneakers! Looking forward to another fantastic year!

4th and 5th Grade Pool Nights

Dear 4th and 5th grade students and families,

Join Us for a Night Swim!!!

In an effort to create a special night for our 4th and 5th grade students and provide an extra opportunity for fitness, the physical education department would like to invite the 4th and 5th grade students to attend a pool night with classmates! This is a great way for students to show off their skills while celebrating completing round one of their MCAS testing!!

We ask that students come with an adult (who is welcome to swim or not) and come ready to swim with suits on! Unfortunately, due to the size of the pool and the locker rooms we ask that only 4th / 5th grade students and an adult attend this event and only on their specified grade level day, we do not have the space or lifeguard coverage to accommodate siblings.

Locker rooms will be available for changing after swimming, but we ask that you not keep anything in there, as it will not be supervised. We recommend that everyone bring a towel, a change of clothes, and sandals for the pool deck!

4th grade students only Wednesday, April 12th from 5:30-7:00
5th grade students only Thursday, April 13th from 5:30-7:00

Please feel free to contact the physical education staff with any questions you may have about this event and we hope to see many of you there!

Sincerely, The HBB/MKG Physical Education Department

Happy New Year!

Welcome back everyone!! We are starting new units of study today, which is a Day 3!

Ms. McLaughlin’s classes are starting with basketball skills
Mrs. Young’s classes are starting with volleyball skills
Ms. Campbell’s 3-5 classes are starting aquatics skills and 1-2 classes are starting their dance unit
Mr. Whitelaw’s classes are starting with gymnastics skills

Please note that we are starting back on a Day 3 which means it may be tricky for your child to remember their sneakers, we appreciate everything you do to help remind them!!

We hope you are staying active over the winter months and that everyone had a great winter break!!

-The Physical Education Department

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

Video

Hi Everyone!

We created a video showcasing some of what the students do in physical education throughout the year, starring none other than our wonderful students! Please take a minute to view the video if you have a chance and leave a comment letting us know what you think or if you have any questions! Here is the link:

MKG / HBB Physical Education Introduction Video

Thanks for stopping by!!

-MKG & HBB Physical Education

 

New Units and Open House

Hello! We wanted to take a minute to let you know what your child will be doing for their next unit in physical education! Our next unit will begin on Thursday September 22nd and continue until October 7th.  Ms. McLaughlin’s P.E. classes will start focusing on the basics of football learning how to properly throw and catch and understanding a basic awareness of positions and plays.  Mrs. Young’s P.E. classes will start team handball and the basics of throwing and catching and the give and go.  Ms. Campbell’s P.E. classes will focus on soccer skills working towards successful participation in small-sided games.  Mr. Whitelaw’s P.E. classes will focus on the basics of field hockey including game rules and the proper way to pass and shoot the ball.

We will be at the gymnasium for open house and we hope that you are able to take the time to come visit! We cannot wait to see many of you and share with you some of our goals and aspirations for this school year!

-The Physical Education Department :)

Welcome Back!

Hello Elementary students and families and welcome back to school! We are so excited to meet some new friends and to see some old ones! As many of you know, this year we will all be on a 6 day rotation instead of a 5 day rotation for specials.  This is going to make it even more challenging for our students to remember to wear sneakers on the days that they have physical education.  We have listed the days that your child’s classroom has physical education on under the “When Do I Have P.E.?” tab on our page.  Please refer to this information to help your student be as prepared as possible and to ensure that they are able to participate to the best of his or her ability! Thanks and please feel free to ask us if there are any questions or concerns!

-The Elementary P.E. Team

Spring has sprung!

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Warmer weather is FINALLY here! This means more of our activity time will be spent outdoors, on the fields, and in the sun. Students are welcome to bring baseball hats, sunglasses, and/or water bottles to PE. Please remember that even on hot days, sandals are never a safe option for physical education.