June 8, 2020

This week we will continue working on our cardio respiratory endurance and fitness! The YouTube videos are a great way to work on our fitness while we are away from school. Continue to use your STAR qualities of cooperation and respect at home. 

Before completing your exercise video, be sure to complete your daily warm up exercises. Have fun! 

Skip the ads at the beginning of each video! Click on the links below.

1st Grade Frozen Workout Video!

2nd Grade Spiderman Workout Video!

3rd Grade Black Panther Workout Video!

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May 22, 2020


This week we will continue working on our cardio respiratory endurance and fitness! The YouTube videos are a great way to work on our fitness while we are away from school. Continue to use your STAR qualities of cooperation and respect at home. 

Before completing your exercise video, be sure to complete your daily warm up exercises. Have fun! 

Skip the ads at the beginning of each video!



1st Grade: Batman Fitness Video Click Here!


2nd Grade: Avengers Fitness Video Click Here!


3rd Grade: Star Wars Fitness Video Click Here!

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May 15, 2020

This week we will be working on our cardio respiratory endurance and fitness! The YouTube videos are a great way to work on our fitness while we are away from school. Continue to use your STAR qualities of cooperation and respect at home. 

Before completing your exercise video, be sure to complete your daily warm up exercises. Have fun! 

1st Grade:

YouTube Workout: 1st Grade Workout, Click Here!

2nd Grade:

YouTube Workout: 2nd Grade Workout, Click Here!
 
3rd Grade:

YouTube Workout: 3rd Grade Workout, Click Here!




 

Mr. Mathias' Office Hours: Mondays from 9 - 10 AM

*April 29, 2020*


Hello guys, we are going to continue to focus on being cooperative and respectful with our families. You can do this by helping out around the house with cleaning, cooking, repairs, or chores. Following your parents instructions will help your family time run smoothly and take some stress off everyone during your time at home. We are continuing with our muscular endurance exercises, but we are adding 20 jumping jacks to the end of the warm up! Remember that jumping jacks, jump rope, running, or any other activity that makes your heart rate and breathing rate increase is good for improving your cardiovascular endurance. Don't be afraid to sweat! 

**After you have completed the warm up, we are going to try a new activity called Starfish Spelling. You will lay on your back like a "starfish" with your arms and legs out so your body makes the shape of an "X". This will be your starting and reset position. I want each of you to try to make your body into the shape of each letter of the alphabet! Start in your "X" position and make the letter A, then reset to your "starting starfish" position before continuing to the next letter until you have completed the entire alphabet! Once you have completed level 1, you may move to level 2 and try to spell your name one letter at a time. You can also spell any new words you have learned or key words from other classes! If the first two levels are too easy, then you can move to level 3. In level 3 you must complete the alphabet (one letter at a time, resetting in between) while not letting your hands and feet touch the ground. Level 3 is a tough one, but I'm sure you are up for the challenge!**


Daily Warm Up: 
Hold each stretch for 10 seconds

1. One arm across your body 
2. Switch arms 
3. One arm behind your head 
4. Switch arms
5. Arm circles forward (10 times)
6. Arm circles backward (10 times)
7. Have a seat, one leg out, one leg in, touch your toes
8. Switch legs
9. Both legs out, toes up, touch your toes
10. 20 Jumping Jacks

First, we are going to focus on muscular endurance which is how long a certain muscle group can work at a high level. You all should remember how to do curl ups, but I will describe them briefly just in case. When we do curl ups we start flat on our back, knees bent, feet flat on the floor. Then we make our arms straight and place our hands on our thighs. To do a curl up, you use your stomach muscles to lift your shoulders off the ground while sliding your hands up to the top of your knees. Once your fingers slide past your knees you lower yourself down and repeat.


1st Grade: I want you to do 50 curl ups total. You can use the whole PE time to complete them. If you can do more that's great. I believe you can all do 50 curl ups, so take your time if you need to. Do as many as you can. If you can't reach 50 that's alright. To challenge yourself next time, try to do 5 more than you did this time!

2nd Grade: You guys will be doing 50 curl ups and 25 Supermans during PE time. Remember when doing your superman exercises to keep your arms and legs straight with your stomach on the ground. Extend your arms and legs up off the ground, then return to the starting position between each one. Whether you can do more or less than 50 curl ups and 25 supermans, try to do 5 more each time your practice them!

3rd Grade:  We will be doing 50 curl ups, 25 supermans, and holding a plank position for 30 seconds. Next year in the 4th grade you will be doing the Physical Fitness Testing for curl ups and these exercises are a good way to prepare to pass it!  Feel free to do more than the recommended numbers. Each time you practice them, try to do 5 more than you did before. Try to do 5 seconds longer holding a plank position. Remember, the more of these you can do, the better your muscular endurance will be.

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*April 23, 2020*
 
Hello guys, we are going to continue to focus on being cooperative and respectful with our families. You can do this by helping out around the house with cleaning, cooking, repairs, or chores. Following your parents instructions will help your family time run smoothly and take some stress off everyone during your time at home. We are continuing with our muscular endurance exercises, but we are adding 20 jumping jacks to the end of the warm up! Remember that jumping jacks, jump rope, running, or any other activity that makes your heart rate and breathing rate increase is good for improving your cardiovascular endurance. Don't be afraid to sweat!

Daily Warm Up: 
Hold each stretch for 10 seconds

1. One arm across your body 
2. Switch arms 
3. One arm behind your head 
4. Switch arms
5. Arm circles forward (10 times)
6. Arm circles backward (10 times)
7. Have a seat, one leg out, one leg in, touch your toes
8. Switch legs
9. Both legs out, toes up, touch your toes
10. 20 Jumping Jacks

First, we are going to focus on muscular endurance which is how long a certain muscle group can work at a high level. You all should remember how to do curl ups, but I will describe them briefly just in case. When we do curl ups we start flat on our back, knees bent, feet flat on the floor. Then we make our arms straight and place our hands on our thighs. To do a curl up, you use your stomach muscles to lift your shoulders off the ground while sliding your hands up to the top of your knees. Once your fingers slide past your knees you lower yourself down and repeat.


1st Grade: I want you to do 50 curl ups total. You can use the whole PE time to complete them. If you can do more that's great. I believe you can all do 50 curl ups, so take your time if you need to. Do as many as you can. If you can't reach 50 that's alright. To challenge yourself next time, try to do 5 more than you did this time!

2nd Grade: You guys will be doing 50 curl ups and 25 Supermans during PE time. Remember when doing your superman exercises to keep your arms and legs straight with your stomach on the ground. Extend your arms and legs up off the ground, then return to the starting position between each one. Whether you can do more or less than 50 curl ups and 25 supermans, try to do 5 more each time your practice them!

3rd Grade:  We will be doing 50 curl ups, 25 supermans, and holding a plank position for 30 seconds. Next year in the 4th grade you will be doing the Physical Fitness Testing for curl ups and these exercises are a good way to prepare to pass it!  Feel free to do more than the recommended numbers. Each time you practice them, try to do 5 more than you did before. Try to do 5 seconds longer holding a plank position. Remember, the more of these you can do, the better your muscular endurance will be.

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April 14, 2020

Hey guys, I hope you are having lots of family time and staying safe! Anything you can do around the house to help your parents is a good way to use your body. Taking out the trash, cleaning your room, doing the dishes, and helping set the table for dinner are all examples of practical physical activity you can do. Being cooperative and respectful are good Star Qualities to be using at home during our time apart.  
 
Daily Warm Up: 
Hold each stretch for 10 seconds

1. One arm across your body 
2. Switch arms 
3. One arm behind your head 
4. Switch arms
5. Arm circles forward (10 times)
6. Arm circles backward (10 times)
7. Have a seat, one leg out, one leg in, touch your toes
8. Switch legs
9. Both legs out, toes up, touch your toes

This week we will begin to review our four components of physical fitness. They are muscular endurance, muscular strength, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility. First we are going to focus on muscular endurance which is how long a certain muscle group can work at a high level. You all should remember how to do curl ups, but will describe them briefly just in case. When we do curl ups we start flat on our back, knees bent, feet flat on the floor. Then we make our arms straight and place our hands on our thighs. To do a curl up, you use your stomach muscles to lift your shoulders off the ground while sliding your hands up to the top of your knees. Once your fingers slide past your knees you lower yourself down and repeat.

1st Grade: I want you to do 50 curl ups total. You can use the whole PE time to complete them. If you can do more that's great. I believe you can all do 50 curl ups, so take your time if you need to. Do as many as you can. If you can't reach 50 that's alright. To challenge yourself next time, try to do 5 more than you did this time!

2nd Grade: You guys will be doing 50 curl ups and 25 Supermans during PE time. Remember when doing your superman exercises to keep your arms and legs straight with your stomach on the ground. Extend your arms and legs up off the ground, then return to the starting position between each one. Whether you can do more or less than 50 curl ups and 25 supermans, try to do 5 more each time your practice them!

3rd Grade:  We will be doing 50 curl ups, 25 supermans, and holding a plank position for 30 seconds. Next year in the 4th grade you will be doing the Physical Fitness Testing for curl ups and these exercises are a good way to prepare to pass it!  Feel free to do more than the recommended numbers. Each time you practice them, try to do 5 more than you did before. Try to do 5 seconds longer holding a plank position. Remember, the more of these you can do, the better your muscular endurance will be.

March 26, 2020

Hey guys, its Mr. Mathias. I would much rather have you in PE class, but since we are separated I will be putting activities on this page for you to do at home. We will start each PE time with our normal stretching warm up from class. 
 
Daily Warm Up:
Hold each stretch for 10 seconds

1. One arm across your body
2. Switch arms
3. One arm behind your head
4. Switch arms
5. Arm circles forward (10 times)
6. Arm circles backward (10 times)
7. Have a seat, one leg out, one leg in, touch your toes
8. Switch legs
9. Both legs out, toes up, touch your toes

We were jumping rope in class before we had to go home for safety reasons. Jumping rope is a great way to improve your cardiorespiratory endurance. Cardiorespiratory endurance is your heart (cardio) and lungs (respiratory) working together for a long period of time (endurance). We may not all have jump ropes, but we all can jump. Below are some jumps you can be practicing that we learned in class you can do without a rope.

For a challenge you may place an object on the ground to jump over as long as your parents approve! You may do more or less than the number I suggest and you do not have to finish the whole list. Practice at your own pace. Remember to be safe and respectful!

1st Grade:  20 Jumping Jacks, 10 jumps on one foot, 10 jumps on the other foot, 10 jumps on 2 feet, Jump as high as you can 10 times, 10 jumps side to side with two feet together.

2nd Grade: 20 Jumping Jacks, 10 jumps on one foot, 10 jumps on the other foot, 10 jumps on 2 feet, Jump as high as you can 10 times, 10 jumps side to side with two feet together, 10 jumps with your feet together then spread apart sideways, 10 jumps switching feet front to back, 10 jumps crossing and uncrossing your feet, 10 rotating jumps (rotate your body to face a different wall each time you jump)

3rd Grade: 20 Jumping Jacks, 10 jumps on one foot, 10 jumps on the other foot, 10 jumps on 2 feet, Jump as high as you can 10 times, 10 jumps side to side with two feet together, 10 jumps with your feet together then spread apart sideways, 10 jumps switching feet front to back, 10 jumps crossing and uncrossing your feet, 10 high knee jumps (jump high and bring your knees up to your waist, then land on your feet), 10 Burpees (Push up position, jump as high as you can, back to push up position), 10 180 degree jumps (jump and turn the opposite direction in the air), 10 360 degree jumps (jump and spin in a circle to finish the same direction you started)

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March 10, 2019


Students will practice and describe the 5 major steps of jumping rope. 
1. Proper Grip
2. Feet together
3. Start with a big turn (long arms)
4. Continue turning rope with short turns (bent arms)
5. Find a rhythm or beat.
(1.1, 2.1, 3.1)
Activities will include, practice in place, jump rope relay, human stop watch, crossing under, and jump the creek.

Check out the link below to learn more about jump rope basics and tricks from basic to advanced:

Jump Rope Tips and Tricks

 

March 6, 2019

Students will begin learning various jumps and steps with the jump rope with a focus on rhythm and proper jump rope form.  (1.1, 2.1, 3.1)

 

February 25, 2020

Students will learn how to perform a Superman exercise, bear crawl, karaoke (crossover step) locomotor skill, Meet in the middle Warm Up, and crab walk. We will begin learning how to properly handle jump rope equipment. (1.1, 2.1, 3.1)

 

February 20, 2020

Student will review the 4 components of physical fitness while incorporating each (w/specific skills) into recently learned activities.  (1.2/1.3, 2.2/2.3, 3.2/3.3) February 20, 2020

Student will review the 4 components of physical fitness while incorporating each (w/specific skills) into recently learned activities.  (1.2/1.3, 2.2/2.3, 3.2/3.3)

 

February 15, 2020

Students will be introduced to invasion type games, including Crossover Invasion, Star Wars, and variations of both incorporating 4 teams with a focus on spatial awareness and spacing as well as cooperation.  (1.4, 2.4, 3.4)

February 7, 2020

Students will learn "Human Stopwatch" and many of its variations with a focus on new locomotor skills and stationary skills as well as teamwork and organization. (1.4, 2.4, 3.4)


February 1, 2020

Students will navigate obstacle course stations that emphasize over, under, around, through skills. The focus for 3rd grade will be more fitness related and incorporate the traverse wall and how climbing improves muscular endurance. (1.3, 2.3, 3.3)

 

January 17, 2020

Students will perform cooperative games, demonstrate classroom rules and procedures, (1.4, 2.4, 3.4)

 

January 10, 2020

Students will continue with our fitness unit, PACER (3rd).

 

January 6, 2020

All students will be reviewing rules and regulations as well as playing a variety of games from the beginning of the year to get back into the flow of PE class.

 

December 17, 2019

1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades will be playing superhero tag which focuses on our 4 components of physical fitness.

3rd grade will be practicing the PACER test in preparation for 4th grade.


December 11, 2019

1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades will be beginning our fitness unit. They will be learning about 4 components of physical fitness (muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and cardio respiratory endurance). Activities that introduce exercises related to each component will be introduced. 

December 3, 2019

3rd graders will be introduced to the game of 4 corner kickball.  We will establish rules and strategies to work together.  VA SOL 3.4C c) Describe the importance of cooperating and work cooperatively with peers to achieve a goal.

1st grade will be introduced to jumping locomotor skill.  We will be reviewing the concepts of self-space while moving directions, paths, letter patterns, and shapes.  
VA SOL 1.2E Demonstrate appropriate use of personal and general space.


November 11 , 2019

1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade will be continuing scooter board games to include teamwork and cooperation concepts in addition to equipment and space safety. Activities will include: Builders and Bulldozers, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Invasion, and Garbage Collection.

November 6, 2019

1st and 2nd grades will be working on changing speeds and using space safely using scooter boards.
3rd grade students will be demonstrating scooter board safety, spatial awareness, and appropriate personal space during various activities.

 

October 30, 2019

VA SOL 1.4C   Students will demonstrate a safe use of space.
VA SOL 2.4D   Demonstrate safe participation individually and with others.
VA SOL 3.2A   Apply the concept of open space while moving.
Students in 3rd grade will be practicing the PACER test.

October 15, 2019

Students in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades will continue games involving manipulative skills, locomotor, and non-locomotor movements. Including leaping, hopping, rolling, underhand toss, catching, and overhand toss using a variety of obstacles and equipment.
VASOL 1.1, 2.1, 3.1

October 4, 2019

3rd Grade will continue to work on throwing and catching while playing Treasure Toss. 
VA SOL 3.1A Demonstrate the critical elements for overhand throw and catch using a variety of objects to stationary and moving partners/objects

1st and 2nd grade will be working on throwing and catching skills.
VA SOL 1.1D Demonstrate at least two critical elements for the manipulative skills of catching, throwing underhand.

Sept 28, 2019

Here are video links to practice the pacer, push up test, and curl up tests.  We will do these tests in 4th grade for the Fitness Gram testing.  Students should know how to do the activity.  Please ask if there are any questions on how to do any of the exercises.

  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y82jDHRrswc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpfPe5OvSH4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RW6OssVmJBI

September 25, 2019

3rd grade will be playing Bowling Pin Bombardment.  VA SOL 3.1A Demonstrate the critical elements for overhand throw and catch using a variety of objects to stationary and moving partners/objects

1st/2nd grade will be playing "Clean up the room"
VA SOL 1.1D Demonstrate at least two critical elements for the manipulative skills of catching, throwing underhand, striking, dribbling, and kicking, while moving.

Sept 21, 2019
September 13 2017- Fitness Tip #2
Your brain performs better with exercise!  Get up and move to learn better. 

 

Sept 19, 2019  

3rd grade will be working on the concept of establishing self-space.  This skill will allow them to safely navigate the gym floor area as we play games.  VA SOL 3.2A Apply the concept of open space while moving.

1st/2nd grade will be working on understanding the different levels of athletic movements. 
VA SOL 1.1 E Demonstrate simple educational gymnastic skills, to include balancing at different levels,
Va SOL 1.1 I Demonstrate low, medium, and high levels

Sept 14, 2019 
Fitness Tip #1
Start light and develop a healthy movement pattern (locomotor skill) before making it more difficult. 

September 10, 2019

3rd grade will begin to learn about Heath related Fitness assessments. VA SOL 3.3C c) Demonstrate one activity for each component of health-related fitness

1st/2nd Grade will be working on direction and applying knowledge of strategies related to movement and performance. VA SOL 1.1 Demonstrate forward, sideways, backwards (slow), and side-to-side directions

 

September 4, 2019

3rd grade will be working on learning and understanding the Concept of Physical Fitness.
VA SOL 4.3A and 3.3A  Explain the health-related components of fitness (cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility.

1st/2nd grade will be working on locomotor skills.
VA SOL 1.1A Demonstrate critical elements used and distinguish between galloping, leaping, skipping, and sliding.
We will also be working on the concepts of general and self space. 
VA SOL 1.1 F Demonstrate moving  in personal (self-space) and general space. 

August 30 2019

Classes will be working together to learn and establish "substitute" games that the students can play when Mr. Mathias is out of the building.  
VA SOL 4.4 C Define etiquette and demonstrate appropriate etiquette and application of rules and procedures.
VA SOL 3.4 B Provide input into establishing and demonstrate implementation of rules and guidelines for appropriate behavior in physical activity settings.
VA SOL 1.4 A Work cooperatively, and demonstrate safe equipment use with peers.


 

 

May 22, 2020

This week we will continue working on our cardio respiratory endurance and fitness! The YouTube videos are a great way to work on our fitness while we are away from school. Continue to use your STAR qualities of cooperation and respect at home. 

Before completing your exercise video, be sure to complete your daily warm up exercises. Have fun! 

Skip the ads at the beginning of each video!



1st Grade: Batman Fitness Video


2nd Grade: Avengers Fitness Video


3rd Grade: Star Wars Fitness Video