LMS Physical Education Program
Winter Update 2014
The goal of the Physical Education program at LMS is to teach children the benefits of being active and healthy, with the understanding that exercise can really be fun.
Lower Elementary students began the school year by learning about spatial awareness, body control, and locomotor movements. They worked on throwing and catching skills both individually and with a partner. Currently students are particpating in a gymnastics unit where they are working on moving their bodies in an active but safe way. They are having a blast climbing on the climbing wall, jumping from a springboard to a vault, leaping over hurdles, and improving their footwork on the agility ladder!
Upper Elementary and Middle School began the school year working on cooperative games and strategic planning activities. They also partcipated in a fitness unit that included a mile (or half mile run). During the remainder of the Fall, students will learn the skills necessary for the recreational sport of Pickleball. They will then transistion over to cooperative "team games" during the Winter months.
Please remember, appropriate footwear is a must! Sneakers, or other closed toe, rubber soled shoes help keep children safe and allow for maximum participation. Crocs, flip-flops, sandals, and boots are not ideal and are generally unsafe for running. Please try to send your young athletes to school with appropriate footwear on PE days.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Kristen Neuschaefer -- firstname.lastname@example.org (Grades 1-8)
Alisha Cropper -- email@example.com (Grade K/1)
|NEW LOCATION! Middle School students will now be traveling to Central Rock Gym located in Watertown, MA. This brand new facility opened in the Spring of 2013. With 28,000 square feet of space it is the largest climbing gym in New England! Lessons will take place every Thursday (beginning Dec. 5th) from 1:00 - 2:30. Click on the link for more information regarding location, hours of operation, etc.|
|Beginning in March 2014, students will spend ten weeks learning about fitness, agility, strength training, and plyometrics at Athletic Evolution located in Woburn, MA. Click on the link for more information regarding location, hours of operation, etc.|