Physical Education Grades 3-5



What We Did: We have just completed another fun unit in physical education: THROWING & CATCHING! Our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders revisited the fundamentals of the foundational skills of throwing and catching. Our students got to apply these skills in mini game settings where they worked on timing, teamwork, and strategies. The unit theme was SAFETY. Students discussed what they, as students, can do to assure their own safety in various settings, especially PE class.


What is Next: We will revisit our FITNESSGRAM unit to see if students were able to meet their own personal goals that they had set for themselves in September.



What defines a balanced diet?

A balanced diet should be one based on eating a variety of different foods and eating foods that have not been processed. This means trying natural, unprocessed foods. People should look to eat 5 portions or more of fruit and vegetables a day, to reduce the amount of processed food they eat, to ensure they drink plenty of water a day, to have a balance between the amount of carbs, fats and protein they consume, to eat oily fish (or nuts & seeds) weekly, to reduce the amount of table salt they have and to reduce the amount of sugar in their diet. So, in short, no matter what type of diet lifestyle (i.e. vegetarian, paleo diet, etc.), it is pertinent to eat a variety of foods in order to meet nutritional requirements and maintain a healthy weight.






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