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Ms. Laskodi- Physical Education
Grades: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Hello Mullen Families!
Hope you all are all staying healthy, eating right, and getting lots of exercise.  Here are some fun activities to get you and your families moving while you are home. 
 Have fun and be safe!
Miss you all!
Have a safe and fun summer!💚

Fitness Nutrition

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Please click on the link below for your grade level. Please...remember to always get a parent or guardian's permission before doing any activities. Thank you!
Drop Everything And Move
Grades K-2

Grades 3-5
Let's get HYPE
Helping Young People Energize

Class 1-Friday, April 17:
Inquiry Question-🌎
Why is music important to physical activity?
Warm up: Non-locomotor skills 10 mins
1) Jumping jacks
2) Curl up
3) Run in place
4) Squats
5) Lunges
1) Put on your favorite music and dance-10 minutes.
Remember that we talked about rhythm and beat. Move your body to the sound of the music. Clap your hands to the beat and be creative.

2) Flexibility-10 mins.
Stretch your muscles and joints to the movements that we learned in PE class.

Static vs. Dynamic Stretching | RISE Physical Therapy
3) Throwing/Catching- 10 mins
Get a small ball, roll up a pair of socks, or blow up a balloon. Practice throwing it and catching it in a safe place. Get a target, like a basket or a trash can and practice aiming at the target with the goal of making it in.
4) 25 min you tube Jumping Jax cardio Movement@
Just Do IT!!! Symabloo!!
Inquiry Answer:🌎
Movement to music is concerned with learning to move the body in a variety of ways in response to music, sounds or situations. It also involves awareness of the position of the body and how the body can be used to convey a feeling or emotion.
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Some of the major bones in your body:

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The process of taking in food and using it for growth, metabolism, and repair. Nutritional stages are ingestion, digestion, absorption, transport, assimilation, and excretion.

We embrace diversity, act with humility, and celebrate the strengths, creativity and perspectives of all individuals.

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Remember to get lots of exercise and eat healthy foods so you can grow strong. We should strive to get at least 1 hour of exercise everyday. 🛴

Miss you all very much.💙 🤗 

Mrs. Laskodi

Remember the benefits of being active for young children include:
  • promoting healthy growth and development
  • helping to achieve and maintain a healthy weight
  • building strong bones and muscles
  • improving cardiovascular fitness
  • improving balance, coordination and strength
  • maintaining and developing flexibility
  • improving posture
  • assisting with the development of gross motor and fine motor skills
  • providing the opportunity to develop fundamental movement skills
  • helping to establish connections between different parts of the brain
  • improving concentration and thinking skills
  • improving confidence and self-esteem
  • relieving stress and promoting relaxation
  • providing opportunities to develop social skills and make friends
  • improving sleep.

Class #2- April 24th

Hello Mullen Shamrockers! Illustration Of A Four Leaf Clover.png I miss you all very much and hope that you are doing well.  For our class today, I made you a Symbaloo choice board.  I hope you enjoy it and it gets you moving.  Please pick two or three tiles to do today, and then, you can work on more in the upcoming week.  Email me:
1)  Which tiles you picked.
2)  What did you learn?
3)  Why is it important to stay active?
4)  Name one fruit or vegetable you ate recently.
5)  Name one physical activity you did this past week.  Did you have fun?

Please don't forget to get a parent or guardians permission before going on the website and doing activities.

JUST DO IT!  Symbaloo!!!

Mrs. Laskodi's email:

What did the football coach say to the vending machine?
I want my quarter back! 😄

Active Living-Why is this important to primary learners to be active?

An understanding of the factors that contribute to developing and maintaining a balanced, healthy lifestyle; the importance of regular physical activity; the body’s response to exercise; the importance of developing basic motor skills; understanding and developing the body’s potential for movement and expression; the importance of nutrition; understanding the causes and possible prevention of ill health; the promotion of safety; rights and the responsibilities we have to ourselves and others to promote well-being; making informed choices and evaluating consequences, and taking action for healthy living now and in the future.

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IB PYP Inquiry Question🌎
Why is physical education important for your mental health and social development?

Through PE, you are learning the “language” of physical movement, exploring the skills associated with different strands of physical activity. You are learning  to understand what you can and cannot do physically and become aware of your own strengths and weaknesses. Physical activity is an important aspect of a well-balanced, healthy lifestyle and learning through PE helps to build self-esteem, confidence, cooperation and fitness.  


agility- The ability to move or change position quickly and easily.

asymmetry- When one side of the body assumes a different shape from the other. See also symmetry.

attacker- The player who has the role of shooting for goals or points.

backward roll- A movement in which the student rolls head over heels, in a backward direction, along the floor or apparatus and ends up with their feet on the floor to stand up.  

Class #3- May 1st

IB PYP Question:🌏

Why is physical activity and health vital to the well-rounded
holistic development of young people?  


ACTIVE LIFESTYLE- A way of life which values physical activity as an essential part of living; characterized by the integration of physical activity into daily routines and recreation.

COOL-DOWN -A brief (5 to 15 minute) period of low intensity exercise that immediately follows the primary conditioning period.

HEALTH-RELATED FITNESS- Physical fitness primarily associated with disease prevention and functional health; the 5 components include cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, body composition, and flexibility. 

WARM-UP -A brief (5 to 15 minute) period of exercise that precedes the workout. The purpose of the warm-up is to elevate muscle temperature and increase blood flow to the muscles that will be engaged in the workout, exercise, or competition. 

Invisible Dumbbell Challenge🏋️‍♂️

Bicep Curl Dumbbell Crunch
1. Stand tall, feet shoulder-width apart, holding invisible dumbbells at your hips. 
2. Curl both invisible dumbbells up toward your shoulders. 
3. Lower your arms and repeat. 

Muscle Focus: Biceps
Dumbbell Twisters 
1. Sit on the floor, knees bent, holding the invisible dumbbell on your chest. 
2. Rotate your upper body all the way to the right and tap the dumbbell on the floor. 
3. Repeat that motion to the left. 
4. Count 1 rep every time you tap to the left. 

Muscle Focus: Internal & External Oblique 
Dumbbell Crunch

1. Lay on your back with your knees bent, holding the invisible dumbbell on your chest.
2. Slowly curl your head and shoulders up, and then lower back to the starting positi
Muscle Focus: Rectus Abdominis
 Dumbbell Twisters
1. Sit on the floor, knees bent, holding the invisible dumbbell on your chest.
2. Rotate your upper body all the way to the right and tap the dumbbell on the floor.
3. Repeat that motion to the left.
4. Count 1 rep every time you tap to the left.

Muscle Focus: Internal & External Oblique
 Shoulder Raises
1. Stand tall, holding the invisible dumbbells straight down at your sides.
2. Step with your right foot until your right thigh is parallel to the floor (left leg stays in place).

3. Push back up into the starting position.
4. Repeat with your left leg.

5. Count 1 rep after each left leg lunge.
Focus: Hamstrings, Qiuadriceps  
Dumbbell Heel Lifts  
1. Stand on your right foot with your left foot raised behind you, 6 inches off the ground.
2. Push up onto your right toe and hold for 2 seconds at the top.
3. Lower your heel. Repeat the same side.
4. Complete reps on the right side and then repeat on the left.

Muscle Focus: Gastrocnemius
 Bend Ups
1. Stand tall, feet shoulder-width apart, holding the invisible dumbbell against 
the middle of your chest. 

2. Slowly bend over, moving your chest forward until your back is parallel 
to floor.
3. Slowly lift back up to the starting position, keeping your back 
straight and long. 

Muscle Focus: Lower Trapezius
Dumbbell Plank Rows
2. Shift your weight to your left arm, and then pull an invisible dumbbell
up to your shoulder with your right arm.
3. Back to plank position. Repeat other side.
4. Count 1 rep every time you complete a row with your left arm.

Muscle Focus: Pectoralis, Biceps
 Shoulder Raises
1. Stand tall, feet shoulder-width apart, holding the invisible dumbbells at 
your sides. 
2. With your arms straight, raise the invisible dumbbells up and out to the 
sides until they reach shoulder-height. 
3. Slowly return to the starting position. 
Muscle Focus: Deltoid
Dumbbell Rows
1. Start in lunge position, left foot forward and your back long and straight.
2. Hold the invisible dumbbell in your right hand, your arm extended toward
the floor.
3. Pull, bending your arm to bring the dumbbell up to your shoulder.
4. Slowly lower to the starting position. Repeat with your right arm.
5. Complete reps on the right side, and then repeat on the left side.
Muscle Focus: Latissimus Dorsi, Trapezius,
 Dumbbell Squats
1. Stand tall, feet wider than shoulder-width, holding the invisible
dumbbell with 2 hands at the center of your chest.
2. Squat down, keeping your knees above your toes, and then stand back to the
starting position.

Muscle Focus: Quadriceps, Gluteus Maximus
Dumbbell Triceps Push  
1. Feet shoulder-width apart. Bend forward. Back straight, upper body parallel
to floor.
2. Invisible dumbbell in your right hand. Elbow close to your
body and your arm bent at a right angle.
3. Push back. Extend arm until it’s straight.
4. Slowly return to starting position. Complete reps on right side. Repeat left side.

Muscle Focus: Triceps
Standing Dumbbell Twisters
1. Stand tall, feet shoulder-width apart. Hold invisible dumbbell in front of you in
2 hands.
2. Slowly twist your upper body and the dumbbell all the way to the right,
keeping your arms straight.
3. Slowly repeat that motion to the left.
4. Count reps every twist to the left.

Muscle Focus:  Quadriceps, Gluteus Maximus


Hopefully you identified snacks with a lot of nutrients and minimal fat and added
sugar. Snacking appropriately is important before and after physical activity.
Circle the healthy snacks that someone should choose before or after physical
activity. Cross out the snacks that should not be eaten before or after physical

French Fries
Yogurt with Granola
Pop-up Toaster Snacks
Apple with Peanut Butter
Whole Grain Crackers & Cheese
Chewy Fruit Snacks
Carrots and Hummus

Skill: I will accurately perform each fitness challenge.
Cognitive: I will identify at least 3 activities that enhance fitness.
Fitness: I will identify the components of health-related fitness.

1) What are the components of health-related fitness? 
2) What physical activities can you do to enhance the components of health
related fitness? 
3) Can you elaborate on the reasons why the activities you selected enhance
specific components of health-related fitness?
4) How is nutrition related to body composition?


You will need 1 Coin.  Find an open space with enough room to
run in place safely. Hold the coin in your hand – be ready
to flip it. GO!
● The object is to run 400 running steps as fast as you can.
Remember, you’re running in place. Your feet move,
but you stay in one spot.
● On the start signal, flip the coin. Let it land flat on the floor.
If it lands on “heads” run 20 running steps and then flip the
coin again.
● If the coin lands on “Tails” do not run. Flip again until it
lands on heads.
● Count your steps out loud. When you
get to 400, time stops. Record your time and try to beat
it the next day!

IB-PYP Answer:🌏

The IB’s conception of well-rounded, balanced students who are caring and value learning
as a journey with no end cannot be fully realized if we, as educators, do not help them develop
their physical, mental and socio-emotional self.  
Physical education and health are inseparable and are both vital to the development of young people 
and to healthy lives. 
The benefits of physical education are far-reaching and lifelong.
Physical activity is not only crucial for the development of muscle and bone strength,
a healthy cardiovascular system and coordination, but it has also been associated with
psychological benefits, helping control symptoms of anxiety and depression.  
participation in physical activity can provide opportunities for self-expression,
building self-confidence, self-motivation, social interaction and integration.
It can have a positive effect on students’ executive functioning,
cognition and time on task, all-important indicators of a readiness for learning.
Physical education is just as important as academic subjects. 

Being a communicator is just one example. Learning to
communicate effectively when in PE class or on a team can provide students with the opportunity to practice a skill that will be essential for them as they
transition through their lives. Often communication in a sporting environment is organic, meaning that it is completely
authentic and provides students with a chance to navigate through problems with themselves
(listening to feedback) or others (delivering feedback).  
Within the PYP, the purpose of PSPE
should be to develop a combination of transferable skills promoting physical, intellectual,
emotional and social development; to encourage present and future choices that contribute
to the long-term healthy living; and to understand the cultural significance of physical activities
for individuals and communities.


Class #4-May 8th:

IB PYP Question: 🌎
Balanced, Knowledgeable

How does exercise make our hearts stronger?
How do hydration, nutrition and rest help us to stay healthy?
What could we change in our lifestyle to make it healthier? 
How fit are we?
How can we stay motivated to reach our fitness goals?
How can we use the FITT principle to develop a fitness improvement plan?

Nutrition Facts Labels

What is a calorie?

9 Exercise Activities:


This is an extremely obvious kind of physical activity. You can organize races with a small prize for your child and their friends in a yard or area around your house.

Get creative with the type of race. You can have a three-legged race, a one-legged race, a crab walk race, etc.

Also, let’s not forget the classic race of deciding on a finish point that’s a bit far off and any route can be used to get there to see who wins. Jump rope (skipping rope) races are great, too, as it’s maximum leg exercise combined with a cardio workout!

Engage your child in sports that they're interested inSports:

Your child will almost always show a natural inclination towards a sport. You can tell by paying attention to what they watch and what sport they play video games of.

Have a game of this particular sport with them often. Even enroll them in a class and ask them to try out for their school team.

There are also some sports like swimming that you definitely should encourage your child to practice often.

Besides, swimming is fun! Make a sunny summer fun day out of it and your kids are sure to be excited about it. You can also find an indoor pool at a hotel if it’s winter.

Obstacle course:

It’s an exciting way to exercise!

If you’ve watched any television reality game shows, you know what I’m talking about.

Use some furniture, and also some chalk to draw out a course ranging from the inside of your house to the garden or corridor outside. Add challenges to the course. You can add a puzzle to be solved, a vast area to be crossed without touching the ground, etc.


This can be either indoor or outdoor!

Organize a hunt that spreads across a large area, or even just inside your house.

Just place toys or treats hidden in different places and start your kid off with the first place.

Each place should have a puzzle written for the next. If you make sure the places are far apart, your kids will get a good run out of it.


Simple activities like gardening are a great source of exercise for kids. If you don’t have your own garden, just get some pots, some mud, and some saplings and ask your kids to fill the pots up themselves!

Dancing is a fun workout for kids!Dance!

By far the simplest and the most fun-filled activity to do to get that daily cardio workout.

Just put on some music, get some preferably healthy snacks and gather up your child’s friends!

You now have your very own dance party. You could also just do this during family time with your children.


If you have a dog, divide daily responsibilities of walking it. If you don’t, practise going for strolls in the park or walking to the grocery store instead of taking a vehicle. Walk as much as you can with your kids.

Hula Hooping:

For some reason, children love hula hoops!

Get your children some hula hoops and start hooping with them. Just teach them how to do it and we promise you that they won’t be able to get enough.

Blow off that steam!

We’re used to the tantrums our kids throw, right? What if I told you that you asking them to throw these temper tantrums on purpose when they’re in a good mood will actually help them both psychologically and physically?

It may sound a bit crazy, but when they kick and run and jump and scream, they’re getting tired out because of the energy they’re spending.

This also helps them get out all their pent up anger and emotion without them even realizing it.


Body Mass Index (BMI)- A formula that determines a healthy body weight based on height.

Coordination- The ability to control, and put together (integrate) movements made by different parts of the body

Defense- The team trying to prevent the other team from scoring.

Exercise- Involves exertion of the body. It is important in maintaining general health, and includes cardiovascular-respiratory (heart-breathing) endurance, muscular endurance, strength, mobility and flexibility, and body composition. 

FITT-Principal Frequency, Intensity, Time, and Type

Fine Motor Skills- Involve movements using small groups of muscles in delicate actions, eg. wrist action in table tennis.

Gross Motor Skills-These are skills which involve large groups of muscles, ex. discuss

IB PYP Answer🌎

Healthy Lifestyle: Remember to eat at least 5 portions of fruit and veggies every day! It’s easier than it sounds. Why not slice some banana over your breakfast cereal or reach for a piece of fresh fruit for your mid-morning snack?! Keep in mind, unsweetened 100% fruit juice, vegetable juice, and smoothies can only count as 1 of your 5 servings each day. For example, if you have 2 glasses of fruit juice and a glass of vegetable juice, that still only counts as 1 serving of fruit and veggies. Limit the amount of juice you drink; eat fresh fruits and drink water instead.

Hydration Station: Be sure to stay hydrated before, during, and after exercising. Water has zero calories and is the best way to stay hydrated!

Color Your Plate: Different colored fruit and veggies have different health benefits. Be sure to have a colorful plate of fruits and vegetables at every meal. Eat a rainbow of fruits and veggies!

Balance Your Moves: There are lots of ways to stay healthy, and balance is important. You rely on balance when you are hopping on 1 foot, and having balance on your plate is also an important step toward healthy eating. Choose a variety of foods from all the food groups while minimizing fats and oils. Good nutritional balance will keep your body strong and healthy.

FITT: Understanding the F.I.T.T. principle helps you create a workout plan that will be more effective in reaching your fitness goals. F.I.T.T. stands for frequency, intensity, time, and type of exercise. These are the four elements you need to think about to create workouts that fit your goals and fitness level.

Strong Heart:Just as exercise strengthens other muscles in your body, it helpsyour heart muscle become more efficient and better able to pump blood throughout your body. This means that the heart pushes out more blood with each beat, allowing it to beat slower and keep your blood pressure under control.

Did you hear the joke about the pop fly ball?
Never's way over your head!

Class #5- May 15th:

Balloon Games🎈


Try some of our favorite balloon games and always keep a few handy to pull out when the going gets tough.

*Just a reminder that pieces of burst balloons can be a serious choking hazard, so if you have younger kids, make sure they are supervised during these activities at all times**

Don’t Let The Balloon Touch The Ground: This is the classic game that kids fall for every time. The rules are simple – hit the balloon up in the air but don’t let it touch the ground. To make it more challenging for older kids, have them juggle more than 1 balloon, or tie one hand behind their back. Time them to see how long they can do it for, or if you have multiple kids, have them count how many times they can hit it back and forth…then see if they can beat their time or score! This game is great for improving arm strength and hand-eye coordination.


Penguin Waddle: Place a balloon between your child’s knees and have them waddle across the room without dropping it. Make it more challenging for older kids by having them go around a few obstacles. If they drop it, they have to go back to the start.

For multiple kids, have them play as a team with the balloon placed between their hips. Once they get the hang of it, get out your timer to see how fast they can do it.

Balloon Taps: Hang a balloon by a string from your doorway so it is a few inches higher than your child’s arm reach. Then challenge them to try and tap it with their hand. Count how many they can do in a row without missing (this gets tiring very quickly!). Up the ante by seeing if they can jump and touch the balloon with the top of their head!
Balloon Blow: Set up a “course” and see if your child can blow a balloon all the way to the finish line. They’ll have to do lots of army crawls working their upper body and core strength along the way.
Backhand Balloon Balance: Challenge your kids to balance a balloon on the back of their hand, and see how long they can do it before it falls to the ground. You’d be surprised how much they will move around with this one!
Balloon Paddle Ball: Use a fly swatter, tennis/badminton racket or make your own paddle using a paper plate and over-sized popsicle stick (or use a paint stir stick or plastic spoon), then use it to play the games above.

These paddles are also fun for balancing your balloon. Have your kids try to keep their balloon on the paddle as they navigate through obstacles or run around the house. Not as easy as it sounds!

Balloon Foot BalanceFor a real challenge, have your kids lie on the ground with their legs up in the air and try and balance the balloon on their feet. It’s not an easy task and requires a lot of concentration. It’s also a great core workout!

Balloon Volleyball: Make a “net” by tying a piece of string between 2 chairs and then have your child hit the balloon back and forth by running from one side to the other, trying to keep it off the floor. If you have 2 or more kids, have them hit it over the net as many times as they can without it falling.

Balloon Hockey: Use a small kiddy hockey stick or make your own out of cardboard (see full tutorial on Creative Connections For Kids) to navigate a balloon into a net (use a laundry basket or box on its side if you don’t have any smaller ones to bring indoors).


Learning experience -Individual pursuits.


Transdisciplinary theme-How the world works .

Central idea-Attention to technique can improve the effectiveness of our movements in athletics.

Concepts-Form, Function.

Lines of Inquiry-Coordination and principle of weight transfer. Technique for running, jumping and throwing in athletics events. Rules of athletics events.

Teacher Questions -How can we use coordination and the principle of weight transfer to improve the effectiveness of our movements? How can we apply cues for running, jumping and throwing in specific athletics events? What are the rules of athletics events?

Approaches to Learning-Self-management, Research.

Attitudes-Curiosity, Confidence.

Learner Profile-Inquirers, Knowledgeable.

Come on get HAPPY!!!  With your family--Look for the Good  using this website.  It's going to be a beautiful Spring week...enjoy that lovely sunshine while you're exercising your body and your mind.  😊😎



dodging- The method used to move away from an opponent either with or without the ball. dribbling The way of moving the ball, by bouncing or kicking it, for close control. 

invasion games- Games involving a team working together to attack a goal or target that is defended by another team, for example soccer, hockey, rugby, handball. 

non-locomotor skills- Activities that involve movement without travelling, for example bending, stretching, twisting, moving body parts or balancing. 

pathway- A sequence of changes in movements that constitutes a progression, for example straight, curved, circular and zig-zag. 

rhythmic responses-A physical reaction to a rhythm, often a musical rhythm. 

spatial awareness- An awareness of personal and general space, directions and pathways. 

star jump- A jump with the arms and legs spread wide like a star. 

target games-Games where points are scored by individuals aiming at and hitting a target, for example golf, archery, bowling. 

Class # 6-May 22:

IB Inquiry Question:

How can we ensure that we experience joy through movement in PE?
Although some like to refer to this feature as ‘fun’, I think that the word joy better sums it up. Regardless of what the unit is, we need to be able to find joy in the experience.  How can we accomplish this?

"We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life." 


May is Ride your bike month!

Safety First!

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Village of Bellevue: Bike Safety Reminders

Our aim is to not only equip students with the skills needed to ride their bicycles safely in our community, but to inspire students to see possibilities beyond just riding their bicycles from point A to point B. We want them to experience different types of riding to help build their motor competence, but to also provide them with a multitude of experiences that they might be able to take action after school and on weekends.

Please review the proper road signals and practice them while you're riding.
It is important for you to better develop your ability to use road signals safely and to be able to ride more safely on the roads in your community.
Here are some examples of students' challenges.  What are your biggest challenges of cycling? 
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Pulse: As your heart pumps blood through your arteries, this creates a rhythmic beat, known as your pulse. You can feel your pulse in various places, including at the wrist and on the side of your neck.

Range of motion: Your range of motion is the amount of movement your joints can make.

Relaxation: When you spend time consciously trying to reduce your intensity, tension, or anxiety, you are relaxing.

Repetitions: If you repeat an exercise or movement over and over, you are doing repetitions. An example of a repetition might be the number of times you perform a sit-up.

Resistance: Resistance is the opposite of a movement or force.

Set:A set is a group of repetitions performed for an exercise. For example, if you are doing sit-ups, you might perform three sets of ten sit-ups for 30 sit-ups total.

Sport: A sport is a type of physical recreation performed as an individual or as a team.

Stretching: When you perform exercises to improve your flexibility, you are stretching. Stretching regularly and holding your stretch positions can help you increase your flexibility.

Workout: A workout is a type of physical activity that you might do to improve your fitness level. Workouts can involve weight training or cardiovascular activities.

Weight training:When someone lifts weights to get stronger, they are weight training.

Class #7-May

IB Inquiry Question:  How does being a "risk-taker" affect your physical activity and athleticism?


Aerobic Endurance The body's ability to take in and use oxygen so the muscles can keep working. The most important element of fitness.
Coordination The ability to control, and put together (integrate) movements made by different parts of the body
Cramp A sudden, uncontrollable, painful contraction of a muscle or a group of muscles, that may last for only seconds, or for hours at a lower intensity. Treated by stretching and massage. 
 Form Placement of body parts during exercise
Involuntary Muscle Muscle that you cannot control by your conscious decisions.
Lifetime Sports A sport that can be played by people of all ages.
Low Impact Aerobic Exercise Exercise with one foot contacting the floor at all times
Lifetime Sports A sport that can be played by people of all ages. Low Impact Aerobic Exercise Exercise with one foot contacting the floor at all times.

ACTIVE HOME PHYSICAL EDUCATION: GRADES 3-5 OPEN GOLF GAMES Complete the activity with a friend or family member. Don’t forget to log your daily physical activity time. 


My Learning Goals:
I will use underhand tosses to make accurate throws at the golf target. 
I will follow the rules of the game and track my score using fair play and a positive attitude. 
I will focus on following through as I toss toward the target. 
I will participate in physical education activities because I value good health. 
I will talk about the health benefits of my create-your-own golf game. 
Today’s Vocabulary :
ACCURATE Successful in reaching an intended target. 
FAIR PLAY Honest and honorable treatment, action, or conduct while playing a game or sport. 
TARGET An object selected as the aim of attention or attack. 
GOOD HEALTH A state of being free from illness or injury. 
HEALTH BENEFITS Improvement to your overall wellbeing resulting from physical activity or food choices. 
Warm-Up Activity-

All Star (GoNoodle) 
Twist & Shout (GoNoodle) 
You Are  What You Eat (GoNoodle) 
Zap It (GoNoodle) 
Banana Banana Meatball (GoNoodle) 
Learning Focus Activity 
Activity 1:  Laundry Basket Golf Play alone or with a family member or friend. 
Activity 2:  Fitness Coin Golf Play alone or with a family member or friend. 
Activity 3:  Bucket (or Cup) Golf Play alone or with a family member or friend. 
Activity 4:  Create Your Own Golf Game Today, create your own golf game. 
Activity 5:  Create Your Own Golf Game Today, teach your golf game to a family member. 

Daily Movement Activity 

Live In The Moment (GoNoodle) 
Chin Up (GoNoodle) 
Live In The Moment (GoNoodle) 
Chin Up (GoNoodle) 
Live In The Moment (GoNoodle) 
Did I log my total activity time? 

How am I feeling today? 😁😥😐😮😫

Why Golf?

Golf (or even mini golf) is a challenging game that is played in the environment that the player is in. There isn’t a standard field or court. Every golf course is different and has to include natural (or manmade) obstacles. Well, whether you’re in your bedroom, backyard, or basement – you can create a golf game to make the best of the space you have! 

Golf can be a great game for improving our physical activity levels and overall wellness. Players who walk on a golf course can get hours of physical activity. It’s also a great game to enjoy with family and friends. 

Like with many games, we can change golf to make it more (or less) active. For example, players who ride on a golf cart don’t get nearly the amount of physical activity as players who walk the course. The Golf Games in this packet are similar. We know you don’t have a giant golf course in your home. So, we’ve created games to help you have fun and get some exercise too.   

Laundry Basket Golf 

Number of players: 1 to 4 What you need: 1 sock ball (or beanbag) per player, 1 laundry basket, a scoresheet (or piece of paper), and a pencil. How to play: • The object is to toss the sock ball into the laundry basket in as few tosses as possible. This is a 4-hole game. • Move the laundry basket far enough away from where you’ll start tossing to make it a challenge to land the sock ball in 1 toss. Take turns tossing your ball at the basket. The youngest player tosses first on hole number 1. After that, the player who wins the hole gets to go first on the next hole. • If you miss, the player furthest away from the basket takes a turn from the spot where the sock ball stopped rolling. • After each hole, do the exercise listed and then take turns moving the basket around to begin a new hole. 

Players’ Names 
Hole 1 At the end of the hole do 1 perfect push-up 
Hole 2 At the end of the hole do 2 perfect burpees 
Hole 3 At the end of the hole hold plank 15 seconds 
Hole 4 At the end of the hole do 25 jumping jacks 

Fitness Coin Golf 

Number of players: 1 to 4 What you need: 1 Coin per player, a score sheet (or piece of paper), and a pencil. How to play: • The object of the game is to flip the coin and land on heads the number of times that is equal to the hole number being played. For example, 1 head on hole 1; 2 heads on hole 2; 3 heads on hole 3. This is a 4-hole game. • Do this in the fewest number of flips as possible. If you land on tails, add a flip to your score and then continue flipping. • In real golf you must walk to your ball after each shot. In Fitness Coin Golf you must do 5 jumping jacks after each flip. • After completing each hole, do the exercise listed and then begin flipping for the next hole. 

Players’ Names 
Hole 1 (Flip 1 Head) At the end of the hole do 1 perfect push-up 
Hole 2 (Flip 2 Heads) At the end of the hole do 2 perfect burpees 
Hole 3 (Flip 3 Heads) At the end of the hole hold plank 15 seconds 
Hole 4 (Flip 4 Heads) At the end of the hole do 25 jumping jacks 

Bucket (or Cup) Golf 

Number of players: 1 to 4 What you need: 1 ball or sock ball per player, 1 bucket or plastic cup, a scoresheet (or piece of paper), and a pencil. How to play: • Use a bucket and a ball if you’re playing outside. Use a plastic cup and a sock ball if you’re playing inside. • Move the bucket (or cup) to a spot on the ground that far enough away from where you’ll start tossing to make it a challenge to hit in 1 toss. Take turns tossing your ball at the bucket. The youngest player tosses first on hole number 1. After that, the player who wins the hole gets to go first on the next hole. • If you miss, the player furthest away from the bucket takes a turn from the spot where the ball stopped rolling. • After each hole, do the exercise listed and then take turns moving the bucket around to begin a new hole. 

Players’ Names 
Hole 1 At the end of the hole do 1 perfect push-up 
Hole 2 At the end of the hole do 2 perfect burpees 
Hole 3 At the end of the hole hold plank 15 seconds 
Hole 4 At the end of the hole do 25 jumping jacks 

Create Your Own Golf Game 

Number of players: What you need: How to play: • Step 1: • Step 2: • Step 3: • Step 4: 

Players’ Names 
Hole 1 At the end of the hole do 1 perfect push-up 
Hole 2 At the end of the hole do 2 perfect burpees 
Hole 3 At the end of the hole hold plank 15 seconds 
Hole 4 At the end of the hole do 25 jumping jacks 


What is Risk?

“Yes, risk-taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called ‘sure-thing-taking.’” —Jim McMahon, Super Bowl-winning quarterback

The dictionary defines risk as a situation in which you expose yourself to danger. Though physical risk is an inevitable part of many sports, the risks I’m talking about are more psychological and emotional in nature. Clearly, risk is essential for success not only in sports, but also in every aspect of life, whether winning an Olympic gold medal, starting a tech company, or telling someone “I love you.” If you don’t take risks, you won’t improve, grow, or achieve your athletic goals. And, importantly, you will never find out what you are truly capable of or how far you can go.

This kind of risk comes when you face a test of your ability, effort, and preparation. You are putting your self-identity, self-esteem, goals, hopes, and dreams on the line. After the competition, you will learn whether you succeed or not at the test. The risk then becomes clear: failure!

Given the risks of taking risks, there are obvious upsides to not taking risks. You stay safe. You never get uncomfortable. And you minimize the risk of failure. Of course, there are far more significant downsides to not taking risks. You will be perpetually stuck where you are. You will never be truly successful. You will feel really frustrated. And you will never be completely satisfied with your efforts.

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life” —boxing legend Muhammad Ali



“Did you know that…

  1. 1)  A 355 1mL can of pop contains 10 to 12 teaspoons of sugar. That’s 150 to 180 empty calories. Better to cut your thirst with some water or milk.
  2. 2)  Fish, chicken and other lean meats and meat alternatives such as beans and tofu are filled with protein to help keep muscles strong.
  3. 3)  Leafy green vegetables like broccoli and orange vegetables such as carrots and sweet potatoes are full of vitamins to keep you energized and help you play harder for longer.
  4. 4)  Fruit is better than the juice! In fact, a raw unpeeled apple has almost 10 times more fiber than a cup of apple juice.
  5. 5) Sports drinks are composed mostly of water, but their second biggest ingredient is sugar. While sports drinks are OK to drink sometimes after a lot of exercise like a soccer game, you’ll get more nutrition (and less empty calories) by having water plus a complex carbohydrate like fresh fruit.
  6. 6)  Your body needs good oils and fats to give your muscles quick energy. But if you eat too much, it gets stored in your body. Good fats are found in nuts, avocados, olive oil, canola oil and soft, non-hydrogenated margarine. Bad fats are found in hard margarine, vegetable shortening, butter, coconut and palm oils, fatty meat and full-fat dairy products.
  7. 7)  Lower-fat milk and dairy products and fortified soy products are crammed with calcium to build strong bones that help you to stay safe while playing.
  8. 8)  Eating fiber makes you feel fuller and it’s healthy for your heart. Eating a slice of white bread won't satisfy your hunger nearly as much as a slice of 100% whole-wheat bread with the germ. High-fibre foods also have vitamins and minerals to keep your heart strong.
  9. 9)  Sugary soft drinks, sugary cereals, white bread and white rice break down quickly in the body, making you hungry soon after. They can also give you a quick rush of energy, but that is soon used up, leaving you tired and even cranky.
  10. 10)  Nutritious snacks keep you feeling energized throughout the day, helping you beat energy slumps and keeping your metabolic rate up, which helps in maintaining a healthy weight. For example, a small handful of nuts with a piece of fresh fruit has fibre and healthy fats that give you energy that lasts, unlike what you get from junk food such as potato chips or candy bars.

Making healthy food the quickest, easiest choice will also increase the chances that your kids will make that choice. That’s why it’s also helpful not to keep junk food in the house and at least out of reach and sight of your little ones.

At all times, have some vegetables, fruit and healthy foods in your kitchen that you know your kids like. If their favourite flavour of low-fat yogurt is peach, then buy that. Get a bunch of easy-to-peel bananas if you know that’s something your kids enjoy.  That’s why it can also be helpful to let them help you plan your grocery list – especially when it comes to vegetables and fruit. Remember that if your kid “hates” plums and that’s the only fruit in the house, they may beg for junk food or skip a healthy snack altogether.

If you’re discouraged because fresh food often gets left uneaten and goes bad, remember that frozen and canned vegetables, fruit, fish and other foods are also great time savers that are just as healthy. Just double-check for added sugar, salt or unhealthy fats.

Class #8- June 5th

IB Question🌏-
How can recording our results and setting realistic goals for ourselves help us to improve our fitness?


Learning Experience: Health- Related Fitness


Lines of inquiry:

Components of fitness.
How best to record our results.
Interpreting data to identify strengths and weaknesses.

  • Vocabulary:✔
  • Physical Activity Any kind of movement that causes your body to use energy
    Fitness The ability to handle the physical work and play of everyday life without becoming tired.
    Exercise Physical activity that is planned, structured, and repetitive, and that improves or maintains personal fitness.
    Strength The ability of your muscles to exert a force.
    Endurance The ability to perform vigorous activity without getting overly tired.
    Heart and Lung Endurance The measure of how affectively your heart and lungs work during moderate to vigorous physical activity or exercise.
    Muscle Endurance The ability of the muscle to repeatedly exert a force over a prolonged period of time.
    Aerobic Exercise Rhythmic non-stop moderate to vigorous activity that requires large amounts of oxygen and works the heart
    Anaerobic Exercise Intense physical activity that requires little oxygen but involves short burst of energy.
    Flexibility The ability to move joints fully and easily.
    Body Composition The proportions of fat, bones, muscle, and fluid that make up body weight.
    Warm-up Gentle exercise you do to prepare your muscles for moderate to vigorous activity.
    Cool-down Gentle exercises that let your body adjust to ending a workout
    Frequency The number of days you work out each week.
    Intensity How much energy you use when you work out.
    Target Heart Rate The number of heart beats per minute that you should aim for during moderate to vigorous activity
    Individual Sports Physical activity that you can take part in by yourself or with another person without being part of a team.
    Team Sports Organized physical activities with specific rules played by opposing groups of people.
    Dehydration Excessive loss of water from the body.
    Conditioning Training to get into shape.


Please create your own 30 day fitness journal and set a SMART goal (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound).  Record your fitness scores daily for curl ups, push ups, squats,and  jumping jacks &  try to increase the reps every day.💪

Deck of Fitness

I will perform exercises with perfect form and at a safe speed. 
Use Proper Form
Pace Your Movement 
Have Fun! 

Equipment: • 1 deck of cards • Fun music and music player 

1. Shuffle and place the deck of cards face down where everyone can reach it.
2. Create an exercise chart using the list shown under the “Tips” section below. (It’s okay to modify your chart using different exercises.) 

Activity Procedures:
1. Today’s friendly competition is Deck of Fitness. The object of the game is to do as many repetitions as you can of each exercise. 
2. When you draw a card, you’ll use the exercise chart to determine which exercise to do. Complete the number of repetitions shown on your card. For example, if you draw the 4 of hearts, perform 4 jumping jacks.
3. Face cards (e.g., a king) are worth 10 repetitions. Aces are worth 11 repetitions. 
4. In round 1, you and your friends will play together and select 1 card for everyone to perform. In round 2, you can complete: Everyone will choose their own card and complete their own repetitions/exercises. 

• Make sure you pace your activity safely. Don’t give up form for the sake of speed.
• Be sure you have enough activity space for safe movement.
• Follow this format, or create your own:
Hearts = Jumping Jacks 
Clubs = Push-Ups
Diamonds = Invisible Jump Rope Jumps
Spades =

• Hydration Station:🥛🧊 Be sure to stay hydrated before, during, and after exercising. Water has zero calories and is the best way to stay hydrated! Please remember to wear sunscreen when's that time of year.🌞🕶

Sports Joke😄

Why did the refs stop play in the Washington Capitals game? 🏒

Kuznetsov. Cause nets off!

Have a blast exercising!!🏀⚽🏈

Don't forget about Fathers' Day!  Here's some free coloring printables:



Healthy Snacks Tips

  1. Peel a banana and dip it in yogurt. Roll in crushed cereal and freeze.
  2. Mix together ready-to-eat cereal, dried fruit and nuts in a sandwich bag for an on-the-go snack.
  3. Spread celery sticks with peanut butter or low-fat cream cheese. Top with raisins.
  4. Stuff a whole-grain pita pocket with ricotta cheese and Granny Smith apple slices. Add a dash of cinnamon.
  5. Smear a scoop of frozen yogurt on two graham crackers and add sliced banana to make a yummy sandwich.
  6. Top low-fat vanilla yogurt with crunchy granola and sprinkle with blueberries.
  7. Spread peanut butter on apple slices.
  8. Parfait: Layer vanilla yogurt and mandarin oranges or blueberries
  9. Inside-Out Sandwich: Spread mustard on a slice of deli turkey. Wrap around a sesame breadstick.
  10. Rocky Road: Break a graham cracker into bite-size pieces. Add to low-fat chocolate pudding along with a few miniature marshmallows.
  11. Toast a whole grain waffle and top with low-fat yogurt and sliced peaches.
  12. Sprinkle grated Monterey Jack cheese over a corn tortilla; fold in half and microwave for twenty seconds. Top with salsa.
  13. Toss dried cranberries and chopped walnuts in instant oatmeal.
  14. Mini Pizza: Toast an English muffin, drizzle with pizza sauce and sprinkle with low-fat mozzarella cheese.
  15. Mix together peanut butter and cornflakes in a bowl. Shape into balls and roll in crushed graham crackers.
  16. Fill a waffle cone with cut-up fruit and top with low-fat vanilla yogurt.
  17. Make snack kabobs. Put cubes of low-fat cheese and grapes on pretzel sticks.
  18. Spread mustard on a flour tortilla. Top with a slice of turkey or ham, low-fat cheese and lettuce. Then roll it up.
  19. Banana Split: Top a banana with low-fat vanilla and strawberry frozen yogurt. Sprinkle with your favorite whole-grain cereal.
  20. Microwave a small baked potato. Top with reduced-fat cheddar cheese and salsa.

Chef Solus' Healthy Tip of the Day
Try to arrange the fruit bowl so you have many different colors showing- make it a game.


Healthy Proteins Tips


Proteins are an important part of a child's diet.  Quick tips for helping children choose healthier, low fat proteins.

  1. Beans are now listed in the "meat group"
  2.  they are packed with protein.
  3. Choose lean meats such as chicken breast, lean ham or roast beef.
  4. Go lean with protein with a handful of nuts.
  5. Salmon has omega 3 heart healthy fat.
  6. Choose lean meats such as chicken breast, lean ham or roast beef, instead of salami or bacon.Deli Meat.png
  7. If your 4 year old gets 4 tablespoons of protein, he has met his daily protein needs.
  8. Lean cuts of beef have the words, “round” or “loin” in the name.
  9. Choose lean-meats and fat-free hot dogs on whole grain buns.
  10. Try hummus or bean spread as a dip for veggies.
  11. Nuts are a great source of protein and healthy oils.🥜
  12. Healthy oils come from fish, nuts, and liquid oils like grape seed, olive oil, avocado and hemp oil.Avocado.png
  13. Black beans are a better choice because they have less fat than refried beans.  Eggs.png
Play the Food Group Game The Food Groups According to Kids | Food pyramid, Food pyramid ...
Why did the basketball player bring his suitcase to the game?🏀

Because he traveled
 a lot!😄


Have an amazing summer! 🕶Get plenty of exercise 🎳🏒⛳🏆every day (goal is 60 mins) and eat a lots of vegetables, grains, fruits. 🍎🥭🍍🍌🥦🥬🥒🥑🥕 Can't wait to see you next school year!  

Go Shamrocks!!!

Mrs. Laskodi💚