Mrs. Leake’s students painted with light today. Take a look and see if you can see what is happening here.


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Pictures from Ms Sarah Kohn’s PE Painting a Butterfly

Today in Physical Education the kids from Sarah Kohn’s class had a chance to try to paint a wings on students to create a butterfly.  The person standing relies on the person behind them making a figure 8 with the light saber.  The camera is on a slow shutter speed of about 5 seconds and that allows the light to act as paint in a dark gym.  The person standing does have to use a flashlight to light up their own face.  The more still they stand the easier it is to recognize the student.  Although most are a bit blurred I like that the pictures can really be any of our students.  #creative #movement in #pe  #5th #grade

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Ukulele with a parent every Wednesday in March.

Come learn to play ukulele with you child on Wednesday this month.  Meeting in the gym at 8 – 8:30 am.  We have ukuleles that you can use and borrow.  We are learning as we go and it is a nice opportunity to have this learning experience with you child.


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Stephanie the YMCA gal leaves.

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By now I hope you have heard that Stephanie the YMCA leader is leaving after 10 year.  She moves to California where she looks for employment.  She mentioned she is collecting cans and bottles to defer her moving costs.  Please consider sending cans in to her before she leaves on March 16th.



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Learning the body mechanics of rolling a ball. 

Playing a one pen bowling game students learn to roll a ball  with opposition.  For many students that means a step first with their left foot to lower their body and place the ball on the floor w/right hand. The following are a few student in @Lewisroomten Mrs Brennen’s class

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New Hula Hoop from #Moodhoops is a hit with students.

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Mark Hansen’s 3rd graders tried my new Hula Hoop in a darkened gym this week.  Here are the photos.  I hope you enjoy them and that students can identify them self to you.  I was surprised the #Painting #with #Light worked using just an iPad.


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Dana Jacobsen’s Painting with Light

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Painting with light after school today.

Paining with Light

Paining with Light

dsc_0092 dsc_0093 dsc_0094 dsc_0095 dsc_0086 dsc_0087 dsc_0088 dsc_0089 dsc_0090Here are a few shots students with their parent made after school. One family thought that in light of current events LOVE has been on all our mines.

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Painting with light in PE.  Room 1 gets the hang of slow shutter app and Light Sabers.

One of the students of room one has asked me to post these photos so he may show his parents what he did in #PE.  He said he notice some photos show on the #TV (monitor) in the hall and wondered if thos same photos are on all #tvs?  I love the curiosity of the kindergarteners. 

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How to be Successful in Physical Education?

Conferences today at Lewis school so I thought I would write up a few ideas on how to be successful in PE since I can’t get to all the conferences

Physical Education

Lewis Elementary

How to help your child be more successful in physical education?

1.  Help Child Be Prepared:

Make sure your child come to school/class with tennis shoes on their PE days.  They can change into them for class if they don’t want to wear them all day.

2.  Know child’s PE day:        Monday     Tuesday     Wednesday     Thursday     Friday

(circle the two that apply)

3.  Talk about what happens in PE.  If your child doesn’t remember you can look to the twitter feed of the PE teacher Twitter@GymJumpRun

and or subscribe to on line PE Newsletter @ the

4.  Exercise as a family. It can be as simple as taking a walk after dinner or as soon as getting home from school.

5.  Talk about why exercise is an important part of everyones day.   From grandma working on balance to kids trying to find a way to manage their extra energy.  We all need to care for our body.

6.  Track your steps and let children see this process.  You can use an app on your phone or just put a star on the calendar the days you exercise for 30 minutes.

7.  Talk about food as fuel and the importance of vegetables and fruit in their daily meals.

8.  Volunteer to be a jump rope turner in gym or at lunch recess in order to see and encourage activity.

9.  Check in with the PE teacher from time to time.  Communication is always helpful to feeling connected with the goals and life skills worked on in PE.

10.  Practice some basic skills with your kids like playing catch, batting a balloon or beachball around the house or yard.  Having a jump rope at home or hula hoop can inspired a child to choose to get their wiggles out on a weekend even if for just a few minutes.

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