Physical Education Grades 3-5

PHYSICAL EDUCATION with MR. TOPSIDAKIS

 

What We Did: We have just completed another fun unit in physical education: BASKETBALL! Our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders learned various basketball skills such as dribbling, passing, and shooting, and even got to apply these skills in a live game setting where they worked on timing, teamwork, and strategies. The unit theme was CHALLENGE. Students learned about the importance of setting realistic personal goals and the importance of perseverance and discipline in order to achieve them.

 

What is Next: We will have a stimulating week of COOPERATIVE GAMES, (Modified) TEAM HANDBALL to be exact, where students can not only have fun playing a new game, but also can continue applying their basketball skills of dribbling and passing. We will then begin our HOCKEY unit.

 

Tips for Family Nutrition:

 

  • Start the day
  • with a healthy breakfast. It refuels the body and provides energy for the day.
  • Let kids help
  • plan and prepare 1 meal each week.
  • Eat together as
  • a family as often as possible.
  • Take time eating,
  • and chew slowly. It takes 20 minutes for the brain to tell the body that you are full.
  • Eat more vegetables
  • and fresh fruits. Aim for a total of 2 cups of fruit and 2 1/2 cups of vegetables each day.
  • Eat more whole
  • Examples include oats, brown rice, rye, and whole-wheat pasta. Try to eat at least 3 ounces of whole grains each day.
  • Drink plenty of
  • Choose water, whole milk, and low-calorie beverages (i.e. seltzer water).
  • Serve a variety
  • of foods.
  • Serve
  • food in small portions.