As the year comes to a close, I reflect on my time with the 4th and 5th grade students and feel honored to have had such an amazing group of hard working students throughout this year. This unique group has pushed themselves both physically and mentally throughout an array of team building, physical endurance, meditative, and high energy activities, and I am proud of their grit and dedication to physical education.
To honor their hard work, the students have been given special opportunities to play well known games in new places and learn new sports particularly tied to their Storyline throughout their final P.E. lessons of the year. Big group games of Capture the Flag in the canyon have been an exciting experience with students running about from bush to bush and rock to rock stealing one another's flags. Their stealthy skills and adventurous attitudes when journeying in the canyon are always fun to observe!
As additional fun to their P.E. curriculum, the 4th and 5th grade classes have also been shooting their way into a new explorative unit of archery. The skills can be taught throughout archery beyond making bull's eyes are innumerable; students are forced to have patience, focus, and strength in ways beyond the typical cardio exercises they engage in. The physical and mental strength this unique sport requires students to employ is a challenging learning experience that yields awesome feelings of accomplishment when students persevere throughout this new activity. The excitement a student has when they finally see their arrow hit the target is an indescribable one!
Thanks for an awesome year, 4th and 5th grade, and keep moving throughout the summer!
-Miss Colette, LS P.E. Teacher