This Wednesday was the 14th annual winter walk day in Alberta, and our class enjoyed participating with most other classes at Millgrove. 2B went on a walk through the Participark and explored some of the trails and nature there. After the walk, we had some hot chocolate to warm up after our long journey. It was a great day to enjoy some fresh air, get some exercise, and have fun with our classmates!
This week we've been practicing a variety of basketball skills, and the class has really enjoyed passing, dribbling, and shooting in PE. The students have been working hard to be in control of the ball like an NBA player, and have been extra careful to keep the ball in their own space. You can watch the video above to see some of the basketball form we've been trying out in PE class!
The students were thrilled this week to play golf in PE! We practiced our mini-golf skills and also swing skills in a small-scale driving range. For our Play Parkland field trip, we got to go swimming and then play some movement games on one of the outdoor fields. We had lots of fun and lots of learning in all of these alternative activities this week!
Our first Play Parkland visit was a huge success as the students of 2B (and our friends in 2S) had a great time and learned a ton about gymnastics. We had very knowledgeable coaches and the students really enjoyed getting to use the equipment at the Aerials Gymnastics Club. The students haven’t stopped asking when we get to go again!
We ran our annual Terry Fox run today and Millgrove is still counting all our fundraising to see if we raised enough for Mr. Lillico to get a pie-in-the-face! The students were very inspired by the story of Terry and how he put others first. They ran hard in the run, and showed great concern for the people they were running for!
PE this month has been focused on learning expectations for the gym and building teamwork skills by playing cooperative games! They especially enjoyed getting across the lava-like gym floor as a team using gym equipment, and playing Colours. Next up in PE, we'll be brushing up on our running skills!
The grade 1-4 students at Millgrove were very fortunate to work with Asha from Sound Kreations this past week on a dance performance! Pairs of classes worked on unique dance routines, and we had our big dance performance on Friday where students got to show off all that they had learned with Asha. The students were inspired to push themselves far as dancers this week, and their performances were spectacular!
Millgrove’s second annual track meet was a great success today as students got to try out all sorts of track and field events and enjoy a beautiful morning outside. We tried out long distance running, hurdles, three-legged races, and all sorts of other challenges. Our class has been working on various track and field skills in the past couple of weeks, so it was great for students to make use of their growing PE abilities. 2B also watched some of the track and field footage the last summer Olympics in Rio, which they found very exciting!
Mrs. Barker is a grade two teacher at Millgrove School. She loves science and reading, and lives in a little brick house with Mr. Barker and her kids Jack and Ellie.