Physical Education Teacher - Riccardi & Grant D. Morse Elementary Schools
Head Coach - Varsity Cross Country, Track
E-mail - email@example.com
Happy New Year!
In January we will be starting our Volleyball unit. We teach the basics of the game including: serve, set, and bump. We'll also practice overhand serving and hitting with the 6th graders. This is a Modified Sport forGirls in the Junior High. There are tryouts in the Fall. We will use rally scoring, which awards a point to a team after each volley; you don't have to serve to score. Usually these games go to 25 points and they move along quickly.
On Thursday, January 23rd we'll have 6th Grade Volleyball Night in the gym for students, their parents and staff from 6:30-8:00 PM, with a snow date on Thursday, January 30th. All 6th graders and parents are invited to come out and play or watch.
The younger classes are learning about net games and working on eye-hand coordination. We will use a variety of light weight slow moving balls. We will also be starting on tumbling and balances to go along with their gymnastics skills.
Winter Sports Opportunities
There are two sites that promote winter sports, some of which offer discounted prices and free demo days. The sites are: wintertrails.com and winterfeelsgood.com. Also, visit this website for some free skiing for 4th graders offered in NYS: www.iskiny.com.
Holiday Fitness Challenge
Create your own challenge to encourage activity over the Winter break. Find activities all can do, with the goal of getting 60 minutes of exercise each day. See if exercise makes you feel good as you make it a part of your daily routine.