Dena Harmon

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Hello everyone! My name is Mrs. Cook and this is my 11th year here at H.E.S. I am excited to begin our school year and look forward to teaching you! I hope to incorporate a variety of new games and fitness activities into my P.E. program; if you have any suggestions please drop them off in the suggestion box!! I am always looking for new ideas : ) Games help children learn important skills such as problem solving, sharing, following rules and directions and being a team player. Aside from games, students will be introduced to sports for recreational purposes while developing sportsmanship qualities.  These skills will help develop agility, balance, cardio-vascular endurance, flexibility and strength.

 

Contact Information: If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact me at 732- 872 -1476 or email me at dharmon@highlandselementary.org

Athlete of the Month: Congratulations to the following students: 

December - Jeremy Way 

January - 


Upcoming Events: 

  • Thursday, February 15th HES will be participating in our annual "Jump Rope for Heart" campaign to help raise awareness and funds for the American Heart Association.  Students should wear their sneakers and bring water bottles. All envelopes are due back no later than Feb.12th


  • November - 2nd Annual HES Speed Stack Competition was a huge success! Congratulations to our speed stack champion Leo Koernig


  • October - Fitness Testing:Students in grades 3rd-6th will be participating in the mile run the week of October 16th. 

         Please remember the following items:  

  • Water Bottle with your name on it
  • Sneakers
  • Sweatshirt/Jacket (depending on weather)
  • Ipod/mp3 player


      January/February 
P.E. Activities:

Grades Pre K- 1:  Jumping and landing, ball manipulation, hand eye coordination and fitness games

Grades 2-3: jumping and landing, variety of jump rope skills, basketball lead ups and fitness games 

Grades 4-6: variety of jump rope skills, basketball drills/skills/games and fitness activities 

P.E. Rules:

1. Sneakers Must Be Worn During P.E.

2. Please wear the appropriate clothes in P.E. (No dresses or skirts. As the colder months approach please have students bring in sweatshirts/jackets, we will be going outside. Long hair should be pulled back)

3. No Jewelry

4. Follow Directions The First Time Given

5. Respect Each other & Our Equipment

6. Do Your Best

7. Play Safe & Have Fun!

***Grades are based on preparation (including participation), behavior and attitude. Students who are unprepared more than 3 times will have a N for Needs Improvement on their report card.



 
What does the President's Challenge test for?

These five events test students on muscular strength, endurance, speed and agility and flexibility.

The physical fitness test/challenge rates students in three levels of achievement. They are as follows:

  • Presidential (students who achieve an outstanding level of physical fitness. Students who qualify within the 85th percentile in all five events are eligible for this award)
  • National (Students who score above the 50th percentile on all five events demonstrate a basic, yet challenging level of physical fitness.)
  • Participation (Students whose scores fall belows the 50th percentile will receive a participation certifciate for completting all of five events)

 

 

 When Does Your Child Have P.E.?

 

Pre K. Prosser: T

Pre K Arbore: M 

Gr. K(Toye): M & T

Gr. K (Acerra): M & T

Gr. 1 Ciarfardini - T & W

Gr. 1: McBain: M & W

Gr. 2 A: Davis: M & W

Gr. 2B: Simms: T & Th

Gr. 3 Cusson: T & W

Gr. 4 Conrad: M & Th

Gr. 5 Isaacs: M & Th

Gr. 6 David: T & Th

 

Exercises To Do At Home: 
Fall Activities: Couch sit ups, ride your bike, skate board park, take your pet for a walk or jog and play tag with siblings or friends

Winter
Activities: basketball, snow board, go sleigh riding, wii just dance, have a snowball fight or build a snowman. 


2017-2018 Golden Sneaker Winners

September/October 

October/November

 December/January:  

February/March: 

April/May: 



Helpful Health Links:

//www.choosemyplate.gov/

http://www.presidentschallenge.org

http://kidshealth.org

http://www.pecentral.org/websites/kidsites.html

http://www.marathonkids.org/

http://www.thecoolspot.gov/

http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/body/

http://exhibits.pacsci.org/nutrition/nutrition_cafe.html

http://kidnetic.com/

https://www.gonoodle.com/dashboard
http://www.dosespot.com/health-science-for-kids.html
http://rdvsportsplex.dental-orlando.com/fitness-fun-and-games-for-kids


 

 

 

 

 

 

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