Dena Cook

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Online Physical Education activities due to emergency closing: 

Welcome to my webpage! Students in grades Pre k - 6 will be required to participate in one PE period a week. The expected duration of each period is 20 minutes. Students in grades Pre k - 2 should review the packet that was sent home last week. You can also view it in my files section or by clicking the link below. Students in grades 3-6 will participate in a variety of online fitness related activities including yoga, fitness dice and dance. If you scroll through my page you will find activities as well as a link for google classroom. I hope you enjoy these activities and look forward to seeing you soon. I miss you all! 

- Mrs. Cook

Pre K - 2 Packet Link:

Grades 3-6 Information/Activities: 
Upon completion of each video or activity please have your parent print and sign the bottom portion of the worksheet (if you have a printer) You can also sign in to google classroom or email me at to earn credit. 

***Students who are not accessing google classroom still need to email me at the end of each week to earn credit. ***

Google Classroom Code for grades 3-6:  rrl5tbr
Go to the classwork section for activities or look here on the webpage.

Week 3 Activities: Grades 3-6 (week of 3/30)

 Directions: Please complete the toss and catch worksheet  and one/two videos listed below. (some videos are shorter so you may have to pick two) Upon completion please add your name to the activity log in google classroom (you can also find it in my links at the top of my page) and email me your answers to the questions at the bottom of the log. If you are keeping your own log you still need to reach out to me by email each week and answers the questions from the log. Activities: (Toss and catch challenge worksheet - 10 minutes - some of you may need to change or modify this activity by using a different piece of equipment)

Video choices listed below: (pick one or two depending on the length - must add up to at least 20 minutes) - Fortnite Fitness & Dance (you will need to either pick the exercise or the dance move)     (Speed Stack Activities) - Cosmic kids Minecraft (due to the length of this video you would only need to watch half or you can complete the video and not have to pick a second video to watch) - Zumba Fitness Party Rock Go Noodle Indoor Recess #3 Video 

Week 2: Grades 3-6 (week of 3/23)
Assignment Names: Flip Coin Fitness (heads or tails activity) and Body Manipulation, Balance & Creation activity or Would you rather fitness part 2

Delivery Method: Online Learning (visuals will be provided for would you rather and alphabet body balance)
Collection Method: Email upon completion, send a comment in google classroom and hit turned in on assignments section or print out flip coin fitness (if you have access to a printer) and have parent's sign the bottom page. If you are printing you can either scan it to me or hand it in when school re opens. You should also add your name to the activity log in google classroom.
Expected Duration: 20 minutes 
Due: Due by 3/29

Activity 1: Flip Coin Fitness (please go to the files section of this webpage and look for coin flip fitness. It will be on page 3)

Activity 2: Choose one more activity - Please complete the video listed below, the alphabet balance worksheet listed in the files section  OR complete the go noodle indoor recess video below. You may also pick one of the alternative activities below.
(Would you rather part 2 - This video was utilized under the rights of Mike-Ginicola Indoor Recess by Go noodle 

Alternative Activity choices for week 2: (pick any two) - Billy Blanks Tae Bo - Go Noodle Cupid Shuffle Dance (will need to pick one more activity to complete for 20 minute lesson) - Cosmic kids yoga poses noodle here comes the boom - Sonic (will need to pick one more activity to complete for 20 minute lesson)

Pre  K - 2nd Grade Information/Activities: 

Week 3: Grades Pre K-2: (Week of 3/30/2020)
Please review the packet that was sent home with your child. I also provided a copy of the file at the top of my webpage on page 2 titled emergency plans pre k -2. Here is the link:

Week 3 (week of 3/30):  Complete the portion of the packet titled week three

You may also complete the internet video from Cosmic kids yoga titled Wizard of Oz.

OR this go noodle video:

Grades Pre K - K (please continue to view my webpage for weekly activities)

Grades 1st & 2nd (please use google classroom to view weekly activities)
Google Classroom Code: dakve3b

 For your convenience I also created a google classroom for grades 1 & 2. Starting the week of 4/6 you will have weekly assignments/activities through that site. Grades Pre K-K will have their assignments posted to my webpage each week. All grade levels will have to either use google classroom or email me upon completion. Students should also create an activity log to track their activities. If you have any questions please email me at

Week 4 - TBA

Hello everyone! My name is Mrs. Cook and this is my 13th 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

  • Wednesday, February 12th - Annual Jump Rope for Heart (Pre k -6. Bring water and wear sneakers) All students should hand in their slips no later than February 7th. 
  • Congrats to Angelina Kennish for being our "Top Dog" in donations this year. Our school raised over $4,900 dollars for the American Heart Association. Thank you to all the HES families and staff members who donated!  


  • Thursday, December 12th - Cosmic Bowling in the gym to conclude our bowling unit. Grades 1-6. Please try to wear the color white or bright colored clothing.

  • Congratulations to our Speed Stack Champion - Ethan Hartsgrove

                 March & April 
P.E. Activities:

Grades Pre K- 1: Review of changing levels and speeds, hand eye coordination using deck rings and noodles as well as striking skills. 

Grades 2-3: fitness testing, striking skills and hand eye coordination skills using noodle bits. 

Grades 4-6: Fitness testing, noodle bit games and striking skills. In April students will also start to learn the rules of badminton (striking with short handled implements)  

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)


  • Please remember the following items for the mile run: 
  • Water Bottle with your name on it
  • Sneakers
  • Sweatshirt/Jacket (depending on weather)
  • Ipod/mp3 player

 When Does Your Child Have P.E.?


Pre K. T/Th

Gr. K(Toye): M/W

Gr. K (Acerra): T/W

Gr. 1A & Mrs. G: T/Th

Gr. 1T: W/Th

Gr. 2 Culp: M/T

Gr. 3A: T/W

Gr. 3B Cusson: M & T

Gr. 4: W/Th

Gr. 5: M/T

Gr. 6: M/W


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

Activities: basketball, yoga, snow board, go sleigh riding, wii just dance, have a snowball fight or build a snowman. 
Spring: go to the park, bike ride, baseball, kickball, softball, tennis, soccer, dance or play golf. 

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