LMS Physical Education Program
Winter Update 2014Now that colder weather is upon us, students will spend the majority of their PE time in the gym over the next few months. All students in Lower and Upper Elementary will begin working on developmentally appropriate skills necessary for Basketball. The focus of the unit will be on dribbling, passing, and shooting. We will incorporate some small modified games to work on improving these skills, while having fun and being active. 6-8th graders will be playing Tchoukball, an indoor team sport developed in the 1970's by Swiss biologist Hermann Brandt.
Spatial awareness, hand-eye coordination, cooperation and teamwork are always emphasized. ** It is especially important during this time of year (especially with our beautiful new gym floor) that students bring appropriate footwear. Sneakers, or other closed toe, rubber soled shoes help keep children safe and allow for maximum participation. Students are not allowed to wear any kind of boot in the gym. 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 -- email@example.com (Grades 1-8)
Alisha Cropper -- firstname.lastname@example.org (Grade K/1)
|All 7th and 8th grade students will be participating in swimming lessons in the Fall and Spring seasons. Click on the link if you would like more information about the Waltham YMCA and their swimming program.|
|Middle School students will 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. 4th) from 1:00 - 2:30. Click on the link for more information regarding location, hours of operation, etc.|