Monday, October 31, 2011

Update From All Elementary Schools

The traveling units have begun!

Olive has started the gymnastics unit.  This unit consists of parallel/uneven bars, tumbling, balance beams, vault/ pommel horse, climbing wall, rope climbing. Since the mats are available, we also include high jump in this unit.  Alright Owls!

Dryden will begin their bowling unit.  They will learn about the grip, approaches, and hitting the pockets, amongst other bowling skills.  This unit lasts three weeks- one week for skills, and two weeks of cosmic bowling.  Good job, Dolphins!

Windsor just finished Cup Stacking and will move on to team building activities.  Woo hoo, Wildcats!

Patton will be doing fitness stations and the ever popular game of Battleship.  Excellent Panthers!

Westgate will start the fall hockey unit.  Skills in hockey will be introduced and reviewed.  After that, Cup Stacking and basketball.  Sounds like fun, Wolverines!

Greenbrier is in the middle of fitness testing and will begin their team building activities.  Awesome Gators!

Ivy Hill will be doing the Heart Course.  The kids will act like oxygenated and deoxygenated blood and travel through an obstacle course that represents the human heart!  Get pumped up Eagles! 

Monday, October 3, 2011

Dryden Student Teacher

Welcome, Mr Staehlin!  Mr. Staehlin is working under Mr. Gries at Dryden as a student teacher.  Mr. Staehlin is currently a student of Northern Illinois University and will soon graduate when he is through with his student teaching assignments.  Good luck, Mr. Staehlin!


All of our schools have finished or are finishing up their soccer units.  It took a little longer to do since we had some rain days.  Mr. Helmann, our newest addition to the Elementary P.E. department, is teaching one of our most popular units right now- GYMNASTICS!!  Many schools are doing fitness tests which include sit-ups, push-ups, jump rope, and the mile/half mile run.  Dryden will be getting the bowling unit soon.  Ivy Hill will be getting the heart course, and Windsor will be getting the Speed Stacks soon.  We are in for some great weather this week so let's take advantage.  Put the game controllers down and get outside!!!

Welcome to the District Mr. Helmann!!!

It's never too late for an introduction!!!  Please welcome Mr. Alan Helmann to the district!  Mr. Helmann is the new P.E. teacher at Greenbrier.  He replaced Mrs. Duba who retired last year.  Though we are sad to see Mrs. Duba leave, we are very happy to have Mr. Helmann as her replacement.  Mr. Helmann is a graduate of Northern Illinois University.  He also coaches football when not teaching.  Did you know that Mr. Helmann's wife teaches in the district?  That's pretty neat!   Have a great first year, Mr. Helmann!!!