Sunday, June 5, 2016

Field Day is this Friday June 10th!!!


-One of our favorite days in the PE department is coming!  Field day for this school year will this Friday June 10th.  All K-4 students will be participating in fun field days activities throughout the morning at the HCS field.  We will commence this fun morning with lunch.

We hope to see you there!

Best,

-Mr. Shackett and Ms. Stanley

Monday, May 23, 2016

6th Grade Frisbee Unit...

-6th Graders have been working on a Frisbee unit.  We have been learning how to throw and catch a Frisbee.  Today we tested those skills with "keep away" games!  It was a beautiful day!

Best,

-Mr. Shackett



Saturday, May 21, 2016

7th Grade Archery Study Guide...

-The two pictures below are page 1 and 2 of the "Archery Study Guide" that was sent home with all 7th graders participating in the 3rd trimester three day a week intensive physical education class with Mr. Shackett.  Our upcoming unit that we will be starting this week is Archery!  In order to ensure safety of every student participating in this unit, all students received a study guide on basic safety protocols, archery terms and archery shooting procedures.  There will be a quiz this Monday May 23 on this study guide.  Students will need to be able to answers questions pertaining to safety correctly in order to be allowed to participate in the Archery unit.

Best,

-Mr. Shackett




7th and 8th Grade "Yard Games Unit" Groupings: Tuesday May 24, 2016

-These are the group assignments/games to play for class on Tuesday May 24th.  Remember that you will be playing your first game for the first half of class and the other game for the second half of class.


-We acknowledge that some students have had trouble learning the rules of each yard game via the videos we have posted for this "flipped" unit.  In order to meet the needs of all of our diverse learners we have found the written rules to all seven yard games we have been exploring and posted them below.  We will also have printed copies in class on Tuesday.  See you then!








Best,

-Mr. Shackett and Ms. Stanley

Thursday, April 28, 2016

7th and 8th grade "Yard Games Exploration Unit" Explained....

-Below are the groupings for our upcoming 7th and 8th grade Yard Games unit.  Make sure to watch the video below that corresponds to which yard game your group is playing.  Whatever your group plays today, you will play the yard game in the column to the right the following class and so on.  Always be sure to watch the "how to" video on the blog that corresponds to the yard game your group will be playing for that class.

Thank You,

-Ms. Stanley and Mr. Shackett

7th GRADE
KAN JAMBAGGORAMP SHOTBULZI BUCKETLADDER GOLFPICKLE BALLSPIKE BALLPICKLE BALL
Lily TaffLily MeadAlexah LabergeErik SimkinsHunter FrancisJamie BouchardSeamus GreenwoodCassie MacMahon
Hunter KehoeGarrett LaBellAmelie LeppleEvi MillerIsaac BergeronJulia BakerWill CornishChloe Landers
Kate CheneyLiz GirardAshton BarbeauFinn MurrayJacob NicholsonMorgan KittellAlissa MinerDonald MonFreda
Levon ApplinLucy PicardConnor ContoisGabby ParontoJade LeavittOlivia MortonCameron MartinEllie Baker
Miro GohackiShea McCafferyShayne WaiteJazmyn WalkerNathan Fillion
8th GRADE
KAN JAMBAGGORAMP SHOTBULZI BUCKETLADDER GOLFPICKLE BALLSPIKE BALL
Sam JohnsonJulia BlanckAnna PelkeyClayton ThorpeDominic WhiteNick BurroughsHunter Poquette
Liam HeiningerGraham Coates-FarleyCole GloverBella DurochiaEthan FrostScott Loftus Jr.Jake Twarog
Julia GrantEmaleigh HunterRyan GladstoneAlex CurtisAvery Murray-GurneyAsha HickokMaddie Baker
BJ BennettMatthew HernandezSophie YarwoodErin CurtisCodi MaringT WeishaarBianca Lococo-Snyder
Chan CrawfordDeona ProulxKianna AyerCaroline HobbsDallen Fortier

KAN JAM


BAGGO


SPIKE BALL


RAMP SHOT



BULZI BUCKET


LADDER GOLF


PICKLE BALL


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

2016 Jump Rope for Heart Event!!



-The 2016 Jump Rope for Heart campaign finished with the main event on Wednesday April 13 from 2:45-4pm.  We had 101 participants in grades K-5 take part in the event!  It was a good time had by all.  Stay tuned for how much our Hinesburg scholars raised...  

Thank you to Miss Lass, Miss Stanton, Karen and Deb (in the office) and Ms. Miller for the continued support of this great event!  Thank you to parents as well for allowing your children to be apart of this and for allowing them to raising money for the American Heart Association.  We appreciate everyone's efforts.

All the best,

-Ms. Stanley and Mr. Shackett

Thursday, April 7, 2016

"Word Up" -Another great game that taught us Cooperation...


-This is one groups finished word bank.
-Groups earned points (scrabble tiles) from every down and back trip they made across the gym.  Each down and back trip had to be a different motor skills and teams must stay connected at all times.  If a team broke apart they had to go back and try again.  They got 5 minutes at the end of the game to create as many words as possible.

-Nice job to Ms. Feussner and Whitman's 3rd grade classes as they worked hard to complete the game "Word Up."

Best,

-Mr. Shackett

Thursday, March 31, 2016

4th grade dance!


Our K-4 students have been perfecting their dance moves this past week.. here is a sampling of our 4th graders.

Cha Cha Slide


Watch Me Whip dance off!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

6th Grade Jump Rope Routines: Ms. Galyean's Class







-Ms. Galyean's 6th grade homeroom had their jump rope performances this morning in class...  Check them out!  Nice job to all 6th graders this past month in the jump rope unit!

Best,

-Mr. Shackett

Monday, March 28, 2016

6th Grade Jump Rope Routines: Mr. Lasher's Class

-The two 6th grade homerooms at HCS have been doing a short jump rope unit in PE class for the past three weeks.  Students first learned or reviewed the basic jump and then were taught/exposed to 10 unique short jump rope tricks.  We concluded this unit with students getting into groups and creating a routine to music.  Nice job to all sixth graders so far!

Best,

-Mr. Shackett







Saturday, March 26, 2016

Fun Moments From Class: Week of 3/21-3/25




-Our HCS Kindergarteners are learning via stations/centers.  It is a terrific way to get every student in a large class engaged in the physical learning!  The top video is of 7th graders using the "Derby Cars" they built to try and score the large Omnikin Balls in the other teams goal.  Objectives are cooperation and physical fitness.  What a work out!

Best,

-Mr. Shackett

Monday, March 14, 2016

End of Sport Stacking Unit and the Start of Snowboarding Unit...



-Two pretty cool videos showing our 4th graders hard at work in the conclusion of their sport stacking unit and our Kindergarteners really hard at work in the start of their snowboarding unit.

Best,

-Mr. Shackett

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Thursday, February 11, 2016

K-2 Striking unit with balloons



Striking skills- K-2 The students practice a variety of ways to strike the balloon using hands and paddles. 

Sport Stacking Relays!

-A good way to burn calories while practicing and reinforcing basic sport stacking patterns.




Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Sport Stacking at HCS!

-This has been a lot of fun showing HCS students at "non traditional sport"!

Best,

-Mr. Shackett



Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Triple Threat


1st graders practice their throwing, rolling and aiming skills in this exciting game!

Moving on up!


4th grades practice and reinforce fitness skills, number recognition, and  recognize the differences between greater than, less than, more, less, high, low, and equal to through the thrilling game of Moving On Up.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

What is "Speed Stacking"???


-HCS 5th and 6th graders have just started a unit on "Speed Stacking"!  Check out the above youtube.com video to see the potential impact that cup stacking can have on not on not only a PE program but on a school wide community.  I am very excited to have recently gone to a training on speed stacking as well as to have 30 sets of stacking cups on loan from our friends at speedstacks.com.

I will try and post a video soon of HCS students doing some speed stacking!

Best,

-Mr. Shackett

Monday, January 11, 2016

Here are some recent videos of fun activities that HCS students have been doing in class lately...

-In HCS PE we continue to teach our students motor and fitness skills as well as life skills of problem solving, cooperation and teamwork.  Each and every class we try to have our students moving for at least 80 percent of the time in order to get the best possible work out they can get.  

We are excited for the new year and second half of the current school year with some new initiatives and activities coming to class.  Look for videos on snowboarding and speed stacking!!!

Best,

-Mr. Shackett





Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Melee!


The goal of this game is to get the small balls back to the teams' hoops, without using hands!
1st graders did a great job..rising to the all challenges

Hula Hoops!


4th grade hula hoop warm-up

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

8th grade Battleships


It's battleship vs. battleship as each group tries to knock down other teams' pins. Great throwing, aiming, and cooperative activity.

Kindergarten Across the Hedge!


It's the squirrels vs. the chipmunks in this fast paced throwing game!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Kindergarten "Match Madness"!!


-Our Hinesburg Kindergartners did a terrific job completing the activity "Match Madness" last Friday.  Students found playing cards underneath the spots on the gym floor.  They then had to use their words to find another student who had the same card  (suits and colors did not matter).  Once they found a "Match" they had to run a lap around the gym as fast as they could and then get a point (wristband) for their effort!  We also added in jumping jacks as a way to earn points with your partner as well.

Best,

-Mr. Shackett

Friday, December 11, 2015

Hungry Hippos


Using scooters and team work 1st graders try to collect as many "rubies" as they can! After getting their gems, they try and see how high they can stack them.

Friday, November 20, 2015

ABC's and 123's


1st graders playing a literacy infused cooperative game! Partners take turns leading each other blindfolded through the ABC's and 123's

Two Heads Are Better Than One!



The 4th graders working on their throwing and tracking skills in this cooperative game..

Saturday, November 14, 2015

It's Okay To Be Odd!


1st graders playing "It's okay to be odd!!" 
This fitness game keeps them moving and reinforces their new knowledge about odd and even numbers!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

"Cold Hard Cash" A terrific game for fitness skill repetition and financial literacy practice...


-Watch as 5th graders play "Cold Hard Cash"!  Student's are exercising in an attempt to "buy" buckets and reach the ultimate goal of having the most cash as a team.  Students competed for 30 minutes.  This was truly a great and fun workout!

Best,

Mr. Shackett

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Seventh Grade Cooperative Game...


-We did some cooperative work in our seventh grade this morning.  Groups worked together in a game entitled "Don't Get Carried Away".

Best,

-Chris Shackett

"Two Heads are Better Than One"



-Check out the above video's to see why "Two Heads are Better Than One" in this sixth grade game!

Best,

-Mr. Shackett

Volcanic Eruption!





4th and 5th graders practicing their throwing, tracking, and catching skills while playing Volcanic Eruption !

Thursday, October 22, 2015

5th and 6th Grade Frisbee games: "Can Jam" and "Tip It"!!!



-We have been doing a Frisbee unit in the 5th and 6th grade.  We first learned the backhand frisbee throw.  We have been applying this skill in the games of "Can Jam" and "Tip It!"  Check out the above videos!

Best,

-Mr. Shackett

8th Grade Badminton Singles Tournament...



-A very nice way to wrap up the Badminton Unit.  We played a double elimination singles tournament.  The above videos are of the 8th grade singles championship game.  Nice comradery!

Best,

-Mr. Shackett

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The 5th and 6th Grade "Hunger Games"!


-This week the 5th and 6th grade at HCS is completing a mini unit focusing on invasion games. We first learned and played "Ultimate Capture the Flag" and then we moved onto the next "build" or "level" which is called the "Hunger Games".  

Nice job to all 5th and 6th graders so far. Enjoy this holiday Wednesday off!

Best,

-Mr. Shackett

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Terrific 8th Grade Cooperation and Perserverance in the "Hula Hut Relay!"


-This was one of the last rounds where teams had to work together to build a two story "Hula Hut" and then crawl through the bottom without breaking it.  Nice job 8th graders!

Best,

-Mr. Shackett and Ms. Stanley

Monday, September 7, 2015

8th Grade Cooperative Game: "Bounce Brigade"


-8th Graders did a terrific job of working in small groups on Friday morning to succeed and complete the game of "Bounce Brigade!"  The above video is of one 8th grade group that is in the final level of the game transferring what is called an "oversized reaction ball."  You never know what direction a reaction ball is going to bounce!  Nice to job to all!

Best,

Mr. Shackett and Ms. Stanley

Thursday, September 3, 2015

A quick glimpse of the first week of HCS PE!!!







Here are some moments that we happened to catch in the first week of HCS PE.  The first unit for any grade is "Cooperation" and learning what it is and how to do it.  Enjoy the videos of all students cooperating in their different respective activiites.  

It has been a great start so far in HCS PE!

Best,

Mr. Shackett and Ms. Stanley

Monday, June 1, 2015

"Balloon Unit" conclusion...


Too much fun in the "Balloon Unit" last week. We concluded this unit at LCS with the game "Balloon Blitz!"  Check out the video!

Best,

-Mr. Shackett

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

"CHAOS"... An excellent fitness/teamwork option


-Notice how every student is engaged and moving!  We used very traditional equipment in a very non traditional way to burn some calories, get a great workout in and practice some age old fitness skills. Nice work 3rd and 4th graders!!

Best,

-Mr. Shackett

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Volleyball Skills Learned at MCS...



-Yesterday students in grades K-4 at MCS used the big bouncy volleyball trainers to play a couple games that reinforced the skill theme of "striking."  Which is a major skill that is used during the game of volleyball.  Students practiced both underhand and overhand striking.  3rd and 4th graders played the game of "3 section volleyball" and and Kindergarten through Second grade played "4 Corners Volleyball."

It was a fun day!

Best,

-Mr. Shackett    

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Kindergarten "Yeah Baby!"


-There is no better way to practice the skill themes of "Rolling" and "Throwing" than through the game of "Yeah Baby!"  Notice the students that capture items actually exclaiming the phrase: "Yeah Baby!!!".

Best,

-Mr. Shackett

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Spring Fitness Testing: Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance Run (PACER)...

-Check out the below video of 3rd and 4th graders at Lincoln Community School completing the spring PACER test.

Best,

-Mr. Shackett


Thursday, April 16, 2015

LCS 3/4 classes complete their Jump Rope Unit by creating and sharing routines...


"Melee." -A game that tested all skills that we have learned/practice so far this year...


Congratulations to LCS students who set records last week. The board is updated!








"Lets Go Cruising!" K-2 Students learn to drive through the LCS city...

-When students get to the 3-6 portion of the PE curriculum they play a handful of cooperative games that involve building "Derby Cars" and driving them to meet the objective of the given game.  K-2 students play "Lets Go Cruising" one day a year as a prerequisite to these future activities.

Nice Job to Pattie's 2nd graders in this.

Best,

-Mr. Shackett
-Learning to maneuver through some tough obstacles...



-Loading up on Fruits and Veggies at the Farmers Market!




Wednesday, April 8, 2015

"Paddlestar Gallactica" was a hit and a great way to practice our racquet skills...


-This video is of 3rd and 4th graders at LCS competing in the game of "Paddlestar Gallactica."  We practiced striking with our lollipop paddles and reviewed some cues ("stiff wrist", "loose wrist", "shake hands with the racquet" for a "just right" grip, and "follow through").  We then tried to destroy the "Death Star" in the middle of the gym in under 7 minutes.  We accomplished this task and saved the world!

Best,

-Mr. Shackett

It's School Records time!!!


We are in the process of setting school records at MCS and LCS.  Here is a short video shot by a student during Miss Gagner's 5th and 6th grade classes PE time.  All students choose which records they want to attempt to try and break.  There is enough variety that all students are expected to be busy the entire class period, whether it be from attempting a given record or being a timer/counter.  Miss Knox (our Principal) popped in to compete in some Hula Hooping!  



More to come on this and we will have all records set by this Friday afternoon.  Be sure to check the record board at each school the next time you are in or around the MCS/LCS gymnasiums

Best,

-Mr. Shackett

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

MCS 3rd and 4th grade Jump Rope Routine Videos...

-These are just some of the great routines that 3rd and 4th grade jump rope groups came up with at MCS over the past two weeks.  Nice work to Ms. McClane and Ms. Foley classes.

Best,

-Mr. Shackett




K-2 Students at LCS complete their "Basic Training!"

-The following Videos are of the "literacy and math infused" game of "Basic Training."  This game involved being with a partner and navigating around the gym using different scooter skills.  Students were navigating their way through the gym in order to find whatever their task card asked them to find...  Kindergarten used level 1 sight cards and just letters of the alphabet on our poly spots.  Whereas grades 1-2 used level 2 sight cards with additional addition and subtraction flashcards.

Nice work to all LCS students in completing their "Basic Training."  Also check out the photo below of just how crammed the gym floor was with different cards.  This is a great lesson for sure.

Best,

-Mr. Shackett





LCS 5/6 grade "4 Square" Games...

-Check out the following video of the 5th and 6th grade Lincoln students playing a little "4 square."  An age old game that is still loved by so many!  It was a nice day on the black top today!

Best,

-Mr. Shackett




Sunday, March 22, 2015

Students in Grade 1-2 at MCS earned a "Dance Off!!"


-Students in Miss Livingston's Grade 1-2 class earned a "Dance Off" the other day for their exceptional behavior in class over the past few weeks.  They chose to have part of their class time be dedicated to a "Dance Off!"  Students chose to get on either one half of the gym or the other and had to stay there and try to "out dance" the other group of students.  We had some very creative scholars in this episode...

Best,

-Mr. Shackett

"What's in Your Piggy Bank???"

-The game "What's in Your Piggy Bank?" was used as a fitness alternative this past week for a K-2 students who have finished their Jump Rope Unit and have moved on to "Fitness Packed Games."  In this particular lesson, we focused on the mechanics of jogging/running, cardiovascular/muscular endurance and financial literacy.

In the game "What's in Your Piggy Bank?" K-2 students had to earn the trips to the bank by running laps around the gym.  One lap equaled one trip to the bank to collect either a coin or a bill.  Each team had three players and each individual player had to collect one of every kind of coin (penny, nickel, dime, quarter and half dollar) and one of every single bill (1,5,10,20,50,100).  The first team of three players to have collected all of the given coins and bills by earning trips to the bank and was able to organize nicely in their hoops next to the game cards was declared the "first team to be done!"

This was a lot of fun to be able to add in "money recognition practice" while at the same time learning the essentials of running (proper cues involved "bent elbows", "balls of feet", "square shoulders", "swing arms", "eyes looking forward") and getting a great workout in.  Students were very tired after 25 minutes of this game.

Best,

-Mr. Shackett



Tuesday, March 17, 2015

"Treasure Quest!"


-K-2 students at Monkton and Lincoln finished the Jump Rope unit earlier than the older grades.  K-2 students have been treated to some high intensity scooter games!  Check out the above video of "Treasure Quest."

Best,

-Mr. Shackett

Thursday, March 12, 2015

We are about half way through our Jump Rope Unit...


-Above is a video of 3rd and 4th graders at MCS working in their Jump Rope Routine Groups to develop and refine their routines using short ropes, long ropes, chinese ropes and jump bands.  They were working hard today!



-The video above is 1st and 2nd graders at MCS working on their jump rope foot work refinement by jumping over a stationary rope.  Students were shown different foot "tricks" and then challenged to move around the gym and try each trick at each different rope.  This is important to do in the primary grades to prepare students for when they start to turn a rope around their body and then attempt these footwork tricks while turning the rope.


-The above video is of our grade 1-2 students at MCS showing off their "circle jump rope routines" that they created at the end of their class yesterday.  Students had 5 minutes to create a jumping routine that evolved around their circle.  Students got to think outside the box and ad some other physical tricks in too.  Nice job to all students that took a risk to perform in front of their class!

Jump Rope Unit is moving right along at all grade levels.

Best,

-Mr. Shackett


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

LCS 1st and 2nd Grader XC Skiing Video!


-1st and 2nd graders from Lincoln Community School work on their XC Skiing form yesterday at Rikert's Nordic Center in Ripton.  They are getting good!!  I could hardly keep up behind them while filming.

Best,

-Mr. Shackett

Monday, March 9, 2015

Kindergarten Hula Hoop Warm Up...


-I am really proud of the Lincoln Community School Kindergarteners and how far they have come in learning to Hula Hoop this school year!  Check out the above video to see the Kindergartners completing a "Hula Hoop Warm Up" last week.

Best,

-Mr. Shackett

5th Grade Jump Rope Trick Practice...


-Above is a video of two Monkton Central School 5th Graders Practicing/Refining a newly introduced partner jump rope trick in class this morning.  We have been learning new tricks in the 3rd-6th grade jump rope unit to give more diversity and creativity to upcoming jump rope routine creations.

Best,

-Mr. Shackett

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Jump Rope Unit has started...

-The "Jump Rope Unit" has started at both Lincoln and Monkton.  The pictures below are of 3rd and 4th graders in their second day of Jump Roping.  I showed the students the basic "cues" ("elbows in", "loose grip", "feet together", "bend knees", "turn jump, turn jump") to successfully turning a jump rope and jumping over it just one time.  We talked about how if you want to be a skilled jumper and learn all the tricks that are out there you must first learn the basic jump.  We spent an entire class and a half on just the basic jump and now students are on to learning tricks and "mini routines" with a partner.  We have used "Jump Rope for Heart" skill cards and iPads (see pics below) to learn more advanced tricks and reach all of the diverse learners in their preferred learning style.

This is a very challenging, yet enjoyable unit for all students.  Perseverance is key!

Best,

-Mr. Shackett








-Using iPad to pick tricks out of a youtube.com jump rope channel.