Welcome back to another school year, filled with fitness, skill-development, and play!
Physical education is all about learning how to move, how to take care of our bodies, and how to find those activities to love for a lifetime! In PE, we practice skills individually, with a partner, and even through team challenges. Responsibility is a big part of physical education: Personal responsibility - taking care of ourselves and doing the right things on our own - and social responsibility - respecting and helping others.
We participate in a wide variety of activities in PE. My hope is that, in the time I get to spend with them, your children will experience a TON of different ways to be active. Your child will learn and practice traditional sport skills (running, jumping, throwing, catching, kicking, striking, etc.), with the emphasis on developing skills and strategies to help your child feel successful in whatever competitive or recreational activities they choose. From gymnastics to hockey, from kayaking to snowboarding, from hiking to 10K races, I hope they try it all throughout their lifetimes.
As a former competitive runner, I have a special place in my heart for running, and we offer an in-school running program, Mileage Club. It is free and available to all of our students during recess. For those who choose to set lofty goals, we have the 100 Mile Club! Running is free - no fancy equipment required, no gym fees, and can be done rain-or-shine! We hope all of our Goose Bay Wolves take part in one of these programs, getting their heart & skeletal muscles all the stronger for it!
As we move into fall, stay tuned. I will be offering plenty of before and after school opportunities to keep your kids active and healthy throughout the year!!