Physical Education

Lee St. Elementary P.E. Quarterly Newsletter
Eric Asbury

Bachelor Degree- Palm Beach Atlantic University (P.E.)
Master Degree- American Intercontinental University (P.E.)
Education Specialist Degree- Argosy University (Instruction)

Message From the Teacher

Greetings my name is Coach Eric Asbury and I have had the privilege of teaching Physical education since 2014 here at Lee St. We meet once per week for 45 minutes and participate in a variety of activities that focus on movement, teamwork, sportsmanship, skill building, and exercise techniques. I am looking forward to another exciting school year. Friendly Reminders

On P.E. days students should wear…

* Rubber bottom shoes
* Comfortable clothing
* Shorts under skirts or dresses
* Deodorant

** Students should remember to take all items back to class after leaving the gym (sweaters ect.)
What’s Happening in Physical Education

We are currently working in stations in order to ensure that students have the opportunity to work on a variety of different skills. This unit we will focus on the flowing…
• Basketball
• Castleball
• Fitness
• Jump Rope/Hula Hoop Fitness Tips and Quarterly Challenge

-Try to exercise during commercial breaks while watching television. Sit-ups, push-ups, burpees, squats, and lunges.

** Weekday Countdown Ladder Exercises**

Week 1 – Sit-ups and Push-ups
Week 2 – Lunges and Burpees
Week 3 – Squats and AB crunches
Week 4 – Pick any 3

Why do we need "gym"?
-- Center for Disease Control states, "Nearly half of young people 12-21 years of age are not vigorously active: moreover, physical activity sharply declines during adolescence...School-based interventions have been shown to be successful in increasing physical activity levels..."
-- Newsweek (2/96), "Physical activity is good not only for the heart, but also for the brain, feeding it glucose and oxygen, and increasing nerve connections, all of which makes it easier for children of all ages to learn. Numerous studies show that children who exercise do better in school."
-- Caterino & Polak (1999) suggest that such physical activity as running, jumping, and aerobic game playing have a definite impact of children's frontal lobe-a primary brain area for mental concentration, planning, and decision making.
-- Texas (1990) students involved in sports scored 17% higher than none-athletes. Upcoming Events in November/December

We will be having a flag football league for students in grades 3rd-5th. This is a six week league which will take place after school.

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