• PE Distance Learning Until Further Notice

     

    4th & 5th Grade Project:  Activity/Sleep/Diet Log Sheet   

    OR  PRINT a PDF:  DAILY LOG PDF version

     

    If you have established log-in access through ONE DRIVE, then you can open the word file and edit it electronically.

     

    If you are experiencing difficulty logging-in, you may download the PDF version and make your entries by hand, take a photo at the end of the week, and include it in the email you send to me.  I will accept EITHER version.  

     

    If you don't have ONE DRIVE access (each student does have an account) and don't have access to a PRINTER, you can draw a log sheet of your own on any kind of paper and submit that with a photo in an email.

     

    I WILL ACCEPT ALL THREE VERSIONS!  

     

     LOG SHEETS ARE DUE EVERY MONDAY. 

    Please attach Log Sheets to an EMAIL sent to:  shepaja@richmond.k12.ga.us

     

    Maintaining healthy habits during the break can be a challenge, but very easy when you have a DAILY RECORD of what you're eating, how much you're sleeping, and what activities you're enjoying.   

     Students in 4th & 5th Grade are to use the form provided to:

    • Keep track of what they are eating, including snacks,
    • Keep track of how much quality sleep they are getting, and 
    • Keep track of how much time they are engaging in moderate to heavy physical activity as well as what that activity is

    For MEALS & SNACKS, please list the items you ate and how much.

    For SLEEP, please list how much time you slept as well as what time you went to bed.

    For PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, please list what activity, game, or exercise you engaged in and for how long.  Fot those willing to go a step further, feel free to include heart rate measured immediatley when activity is done.  To check your pulse at your wrist, place two fingers between the bone and the tendon over your radial artery — which is located on the thumb side of your wrist. When you feel your pulse, count the number of beats in 15 seconds. Multiply this number by four to calculate your beats per minute.

     

    Healthy Reminders:

    Eating: 

    • It's a good idea to steer clear of sugary drinks and cereals
    • We should never eat within two hours of our bedtime, and ideally, nothing after 7pm
    • Don't skip meals; it makes you very hungry and there's a good chance you'll overeat by the end of the day.

    Sleeping:

    • Children 6 to 12 years of age should sleep 9 to 12 hours per 24 hours on a regular basis to promote optimal health (American Academy of Pediatrics)
    • In addition to these recommendations, the AAP suggests that all screens be turned off 30 minutes before bedtime and that TV, computers and other screens not be allowed in children's bedrooms. For infants and young children, establishing a bedtime routine is important to ensuring children get adequate sleep each night.
    • GREAT Stuff TO READ ABOUT BED TIME:  "Brush, Book, Bed"

    Physical Activity:

    • Remember you are getting moderate to heavy exercise from your activity if you have elevated heart rate, body temp, or breathing.  
    • DON'T OVERDO IT!  Give yourself frequent breaks (every 10 minutes) that include water and slow breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth.
    • SET GOALS.  This will be easy because you are recording your activity every day.  At the end of the first week, add up all you activity time and try to increase your activity the following week.  
    • Remember 60minutes=1hour and that is the MINIMUM recommended amount of activity.
    • Some Fun things to do around the house that will get your heart pumping:  
    • Animal Walk

      Inside or out, encourage your child to slither like a snake, hop like a frog, gallop like a horse, or walk like a bear on all fours.

      Skills developed: hopping, galloping

      Keep the Balloon Up

      Outdoor on a calm, windless day, or inside, have your kids use their hands or half of a pool noodle to keep a balloon afloat. How long can they keep the balloon off the ground?

      Skills developed: volleying, striking

      Puddle Jumping

      Preferably outside in what our two year old called “chocolate water”, throw on your kids’ most waterproof gear and let them jump in, out, and over puddles.

      Skills developed: jumping

       

      Digging for Treasure

      Whether it’s an inside or outside sandtable or sandbox, kids love to dig for treasure. Hide small toys like plastic dinosaurs, small cars, or marbles, and let your child release their inner pirate as they search for booty!

      Skills developed: lifting and lowering objects, object manipulation

      Run Away From the Monster

      Kids love a game of chase, especially with a parent or other adult they trust. A game of running from a “scary” monster will involve much squealing with delight.

      Skills developed: running, dodging, agility

      Simon/Simone Says

      While the rules are simple, the options for movement are endless. Simon can have kids jumping like a kangaroo, standing as tall as a house, making funny faces, standing on one foot, or waving their hands over their heads.

      Skills developed: multiple depending on the leader’s actions (jumping, balancing, hopping, etc.)

      Hopscotch

      A favourite with kids of all ages, hopscotch is a game that can be played inside or out. Inside, use painters tape on the floor to pattern your own board and use buttons, rolled up socks or bean bags instead of rocks. Outside, use chalk to make a court and use rocks or the chalk itself as a marker. The rules are simple and the game can be played alone or with friends.

      Skills developed: hopping, throwing

       

       

      Fly a Kite

      Find a wide open space in a park, a beach, or a field, make or purchase a kite, pick a day which is breezy but not too windy, and head out to watch your child delight in running with their colourful toy.

      Skills developed: running

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