Week of May 13-17 #2
We are finishing up our Angry Birds game this week.  The students have loved playing this game!!  It makes me feel so good that they are able to incorporate all the skills that we have been working on though-out the year... overhand throws, catching, defending/deflecting, building, accuracy, teamwork & strategy!


Week of May 13-17
Mon. Day 1, Tues. Day 2, Wed. Day 3, Thurs. Day 1, Fri. Day 2

FIELD DAY SIGN -UP!!! 
Click the link: 
FIELD DAY SIGN UP GENIUS

Let's make this the best field day ever!! 



Week of May 6-10 #2

Look for the link for Sign up Genius on the front page of our Porter web site!  We need your help to make their Field Day special!!

Week of May 6-10
Mon. Day 2, Tues. Day 3, Wed. Day 1, Thurs. Day 2, Fri. Day 3

I am introducing the game Angry Birds at the beginning of the week.  This game is fabulous and a crowd pleaser!! The kids have been asking for it all year!! :)~  The focus of the game is teamwork, throwing, catching, accuracy, building, protecting & strategy!! Ask you student about what's going on in PE!! 


Week of April 29 - May 3 #2  
I am going to introduce a new game Friday called Angry Birds!  Information and sign ups will be available next week for Field Day!!  Fri. June 7th - Mark your calendars!! 

Week of April 29 - May 3
Mon. Day 3, Tues. Day 1, Wed. Day 2, Thurs. Day 3, Fri. Day 1

We are finishing up with Battleship!  The kids love this game and are really working hard with their sportsmanship and teamwork to be successful!  The game has so many positive parts to facilitate a wonderful game experience with the skills & cooperation!

Week of April 22-16  #2
We will start our second round of Battleship with the classes Thurs-Monday.  It is going to be beautiful this weekend... go outside and play!  Have a game of catch with your students and ask them what the proper steps are for throwing & catching a ball!  :) 

Week of April 22-26
Mon. Day 1, Tues. Day 2, Wed. Day 3, Thurs. Day 1, Fri. Day 2

I hope you enjoyed your Spring Break!!  This week we are starting the new game of Battleship!!  This game is totally about teamwork, throwing, catching, defending, & agility!! I will introduce the game Mon-Wed. 

Week of April 15-19  SPRING BREAK!!  ENJOY!!

Week of April 8-12 #2
We are finishing up the Ninja Warrior game this week.  It is a favorite of the kids!! I hope you all enjoy your Spring Break!  Get outside & play!! 

Week of April 8-12

Mon. Day 2, Tues. Day 3, Wed. Day 1, Thurs. Day 2, Fri. Day 3

We are working a our teamwork skills, locomotor skills, balance, jumping w/ 1 & 2 feet over height & distance through our Ninja Warrior game!  The students are loving it!!  We have 4 differentobstacles that correspond to the color penny that the the ninja is wearing, if a ninja tags you, the individual has to go to thatparticular obstacle that corresponds to the color of your tagger! 

Week of March 18-22

Mon. Day 3, Tues. Day 1, Wed. Day 2, Thurs. Day 3, Fri. Day 1

Happy St Patty's Day!!  To celebrate we are going to play the Lucky Leprechaun Game!  The students will be utilizing dodging and evading techniques on the scooter to obtain the leprechaun's gold & treasures, returning one item at a time back to their base/home.   
SOL 2.1a, 2.4c

Week of March 11-15 #2
The students are doing a great job working with their partner in small groups for our station activities!  I am so proud of all of them! I am making it a competition between the groups to see who can clean up and get quiet the quickest!  The students are very motivated to earn 2 cooperation star qualities for their teamwork!  
SOL 2.4d

Week of March 11-15
Mon. Day 1, Tues. Day 2, Wed. Day 3, Thurs. Day 1, Fri. Day 2

We are starting our second round of station activities.  This section focuses on the student's balance and cross mid-line  activities, long throws to a target, individual & partner calisthenics, basketball shots to the hoop w/ a volleyball, rock wall, jump ropes & hula hoops!  Lots of fun to be had by all!!  2.1a, f, g, 2.4d

Week of March 4-8 #2
The students are doing a great job with the stations!  Please check the tags of your child's jackets/sweat shirts to make sure their name is still readable!  Sometimes though the wash &/or wear the written name becomes faded and needs to be rewritten.  Many of the students have the same sweat shirts & jackets so please help us make it easier for your child to come home with the proper item of clothing!  Thanks!! 

Week of March 4-8
Mon. Day 2, Tues. Day 3, Wed. Day 1, Thurs. Day 2, Fri. Day 3

The snow day Friday shifted out schedule just a little.  We are  starting stations focusing on agility, balance, core strength, rhythm & hand eye coordination! Our stations include the rock wall, student turned jump rope, corn hole (underhand toss to target), hula hoop, stability disc & juggling!  
SOL 2.1b,d,g, 2.4c,d 


Week of Feb 25 - March 1
Mon. Day 1, Tues. Day 2, Wed. Day 3, Thurs. Day 1, Fri. Day 2

Monday we will be playing games in the classroom for PE due to the STEAM Museum using the gym.  The games played were 4 Corners, Hide the Baseball & Heads up 7-Up!! 

We will be starting stations focusing on agility, balance, core strength, rhythm & hand eye coordination!  
SOL 2.1b,d,g, 2.4c,d 

Week of Feb 18-22
Mon. No School President's Day, Tues. Day 2, Wed. Day 3, Thurs. Day 1, Fri. Day 2

Last week my page was not working and kept deleting my entries. So, to update you we are playing an amazing game of Hungry Hippo!!  The students are using their maneuverability skills on the scooter to safely get to the bucket of balls and then return to their partner.  They have a special handshake that they have to do in-between each ride on the scooter!  I love seeing the positive teamwork and good sportsmanship! 
SOL 2,2b, 2.4c

Week of Feb 11-15

Mon. Day 1, Tues. Day 2, Wed. Day 3, Thurs. Day 1, Fri. Day 2

Week of Feb 4-8 #2
Ask your child about different food groups while you are having dinner (or at any meal)!  Have a conversation about all 5 food groups and the importance of eating a variety of foods to get the essential vitamins & minerals to grow healthy and strong! 
The students are doing well with their throwing & catching. Huge reminder is to step with the opposite foot that you are throwing with!  So important to have good form for accuracy and power behind your throw!
SOL 2.1a. 2.5d

Week of Feb 4-8
Mon. Day 2, Tues. Day 3, Wed. Day 1, Thurs. Day 2, Fri. Day 3

This week week we are starting up a game called Healthy Helpings!  This game focus on short & long throws, catching, the 5 different food groups as well as "My Plate". It takes team work to throw, catch and earn the different foods for the My Plate platter to complete a balanced meal.  
SOL 2.1a, 2.5d

Week of Jan 28- Feb 1
Mon. No School (Teacher Work Day), Tues. Day 3, Wed. Day 1, Thurs. Day 2, Fri. Day 3
Welcome to the 1st week of the 3rd marking period!  We are finishing up our Pyramid Challenge Math Integration game this week. Students love this game and and unpredictability of the dice when they roll! We are working cardiovascular endurance, addition, high than and less than skills. 
SOL 2.1d, 2.4d
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Week of Jan 21-25
Mon. No School-MLK Day, Tues. Day 2, Wed. Day 3, Thurs. Day 1, Fri. Day 2 (Early Dismissal for Elem Conferences)

I hope you enjoyed your surprise 4 day weekend with our snow day Friday!  We are still starting our Pyramid Challenge game with Day 2 and will continue this week with playing for a second time with Day 1&3!  They are enjoying the role of the dice and adding/subtracting the numbers and determining who is greater than or less than to move up the pyramid!  This is a great game for integration!
SOL 2.1d, 2.4d

Week of Jan 14-18 #2
Please remember to have your student's name in their jackets, sweaters & sweat shirts! I am having several left behind after class and there is no way to identify them to return the item to it's owner.  

Week of Jan 14-18
Mon. No School (Snow Day), Tues. Day 2, Wed. Day 3, Thurs. Day 1, Fri. Day 2
We are starting a new game... The Pyramid Challenge!! This game integrates math skills with exercise!  The idea behind the game is to roll your dice, add the 2 numbers together and then see who has the higher roll to move up to the next level!  The lower number runs one lap around the gym jumping over the hurdles along the way!
SOL 2.1d, 2.4d

Week of Jan 7-11 #2
Hula Hut Throwdown is definitely a favorite! The students love changing up the 5 jobs they need to be successful in this game!  We are continuing to work on the overhand throw, catch and teamwork components through this game!
SOL 2.1h, 2.1a, 2.4d

Week of Jan 7-11
Mon. Day 3, Tues. Day 1, Wed. Day 2, Thurs. Day 3, Fri. Day 1

We are playing our Hula Hut Throwdown game this week. Now that they students have learned the rules, we will be able to really get into the game. It is a fabulous game incorporating lots of individual skills and requiring teamwork to be successful!! Please ask your child about it! Skills I will be evaluating are the overhand throw, catch & cooperation/teamwork element.
SOL 2.1h, 2.1a, 2.4d

Week of Dec 31-Jan 4
Mon & Tues- No School, Wed. Day 3, Thurs. Day 1, Fri. Day 2

Welcome back!!  I hope you all had a fabulous Winter Break & I wish you all a Happy New Year!!  2019 will be fantastic & full of wonderful adventures!!

We will be starting a new game Wednesday called Hula Hut Throw-down!!  It is a fabulous game incorporating lots of individual skills and requiring teamwork to be successful!! Please ask your child about it! Skills I will be evaluating are the overhand throw, catch & cooperation/teamwork element.
SOL 2.1h, 2.1a, 2.4d

Week of Dec 17-20 #2  
Reminder that we will not have school Friday Dec. 21!  Winter Break will be Dec 21-Jan 1.  We will return to school Jan 2.  Enjoy this special time your time with your family and friends!!

Week of Dec 17-20 
Mon. Day 2, Tues. Day 3, Wed. Day 1, Thurs. Day 2, Fri. Winter Break!!
Wednesday is Day of the Arts!!  It will be a normal Day 1 rotation & I will help the students and cover their classes while they participate in Day of the Arts during their encore class. 

We will be playing the second round of the Grinch this week! 
SOL 2.2b, 2.4d

Week of Dec 10-14
Mon. Snow Day!, Tues. Day 1, Wed. Day 2, Thurs. Day 3, Fri. Day 1
We are starting our Grinch game! The students love being the Grinch and protecting the presents.  There is a lot of teamwork, cardiovascular and lower body workout that takes place during this game!  
SOL 2.2b, 2.4d

Week of Dec 3-7 #2
We have been talking about the importance of good healthy behaviors...washing hands, covering your cough & not sharing drinks to prevent the spread of germs.

Week of Dec 3-7
Mon. Day 2, Tues. Day 3, Wed. Day 1, Thurs. Day 2, Fri. Day 3

We are working on learning the game of Kickball with a special variation called 4 Square Kickball.  The rules are very similar but, if you get out you get to keep your base & continue, the player also has to round the bases twice & has the option to run or not run to the next base depending on where the ball is kicked so, you can have more than one person on the same base.  It is an exciting game that requires teamwork.  We are working on kicking a moving a ball, catching and throwing.
SOL 2.1h, 2.4c

Week of Nov 26-30 #2
Please remember to put your child's name on the label of their jacket or sweatshirt.  When they take them off in class it is soooo much easier for them to get their clothing item and not have it mixed up with someone else in the class who has the exact same sweatshirt & size OR if they forget it... it is easier to find the owner to be reunited! :)  Thanks!


Week of Nov 26-30
Mon. Day 3, Tues. Day 1, Wed. Day 2, Thurs. Day 3, Fri. Day 1

We will be playing the Thanksgiving "leftovers" game to start our week!! We are incorporating underhand tosses and catching of our food items!  The teamwork and competition is fun to watch as the students work together!
SOL 2.4c, 2.5d

Week of Nov 19-23
Mon. Day 1, Tues. Day 2, Wed-Fri. NO SCHOOL

Welcome to a very short week!  We will play the second day of our Thanksgiving Feast Game.  The students enjoy the fast pace & teamwork needed for this game!  I have encouraged not throwing or playing with your food & having table manners!  :) Enjoy the time with your family & friends over our Thanksgiving Break!  
SOL 2.4c, 2.5d

Week of Nov 12-16
Mon. Veteran's Day-No School, Tues. Day 1, Wed. Day 2, Thurs. Day 3, Fri. Day 1

We are starting our fabulous Thanksgiving Feast Game!!  This game requires teamwork and lots of running!  The object of the game is to set the Thanksgiving table and then bring over all food... the catch is that you can only take one item at a time and it has to be passed to each of your teammates prior to being set on the table.  
SOL 2.4c, 2.5d

Week of Nov 5-9

Mon. No School-Teacher Workday, Tues. No School-Conferences, Wed. Day 1, Thurs. Day 2, Fri. Day 3

Welcome to the 2nd Marking Period!!  We are going to start the week with our second round of Creepy Crawly for Day 1.  We will finish the week by starting station skills of kicking a ball, ball control and personal space.  
SOL 2.2b, 2.4c, 2.4d

2nd Grade Classes
Day 1.........Ms. Doolin's class
Day 2.........Mrs. Bailey's class
Day 3.........Ms.  Miller's class