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PE News: Fall 2014

PE News: Fall 2014
Posted on 12/10/2014
For the months of September, October, and November, the students of the Cambridgeport School have been involved in some very exciting work in the C’port Gym. Here are a few highlights from the first three months…

September

Students in all grades focused on team building and cooperation skills. Students focused on mainly on two essential questions during this unit of study. The first being “why is cooperation an important life skill?” and the second being “how will working together improve learning?” By asking these two questions students where able to improve focused on teamwork, communicate more effectively, a learn how to constructively resolving conflicts through critical thinking. 

October and November

During the months of October and November, students in K-2 focused on movement concepts. The main concentration of this unit was locomotor movements: walking, running, skipping, hopping, leaping, galloping, and slide step. Students also completed a unit of study on chasing, fleeing, and dodging.  

Grades 3 & 4 participated in a unit focusing on invasion games. Using the game of soccer, ultimate frisbee, and team handball the students in these grades learned about offensive and defensive strategies and how fair play makes activities fun. The 4th grade also took part in an eight week swimming and water safety class at Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School. 

Grade 5 participated in a team sports unit. During this unit students participated in soccer, team handball, and ultimate frisbee. The focus of this unit was to teach fair play, teamwork, how to appropriately handle competition, and how using strategy can improve performance

Our school’s “Habits of Mind” have become a large part of the Cambridgeport PE curriculum. Physical education class offers students a great opportunity to experience the habits in a physical environment. Since implementing this higher level of thinking students have been finding new ways to connect them into their daily lives.