MR. JORDAN WIEGAND - HEALTH – GRADES 3-8 AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION – GRADES K-8
It has been great getting to know each student at Guardian Angel Academy and I appreciate how respectful and welcoming everyone has been! In Physical Education we have had fun learning new games and covering various activities. From K-4 we have focused on locomotor skills and skills relating to sport. We have worked on topics such as throwing and kicking all the way to skipping and hopping through fun engaging games. Each grade has completed different activities that are developmentally appropriate from tag games such as tunnel tag to battle ship for the older ages. Grades 5-8 have been more focused on sport and modified team activities that engage everyone! Students have completed three units thus far and they are kickball, football, and soccer. Those students have learned new kickball games such as Colony Ball and Mat Ball and for football we have played Ultimate football. In soccer we just finished playing Futsal! Throughout each unit the students have played either small sided games or large-scale games in regards to soccer and football. Looking forward the students will move into our non-traditional games unit where they will learn Hand Ball and Tchouk Ball.
We have modified the traditional health class setting and have now tied it into Physical Education to make it more interactive, fun, and engaging. To begin with every class, the students are learning anatomy for this first unit. Our focus is on larger muscle groups and varies depending on grade level. Some of those muscles we have learned include our Gastrocnemius, Quadriceps, Hamstrings, Gluteus Maximus, Pectorals, Biceps, Triceps, Deltoids, Obliques, and Abdominals. The students have learned many exercises and how we can make each muscle stronger depending on what exercises we complete. Some of the learned exercises include crunches, elevated crunches, sit ups, planks, side planks, push-ups, diamond push-ups, modified push-ups, forward lunges, squats, wall sits, and calf raises. The students have also learned about cardiovascular fitness and how we can strengthen our hearts! Once we complete this topic we will then move into nutrition. A unit in which the students will learn new games that directly correlate with nutrition. We will heavily focus on MyPlate!