Well, it is that time of year again. I hope all of you had a relaxing summer vacation. This will be my 21st year of teaching. I also teach at Spring Creek Elementary School. I live in Bellefonte with my husband, Steve. We have two adult children. Our son, Tyler, is married and is in his eleventh year of teaching Math. He teaches at State College Area High School. Tyler, and his wife, Elise, have three children. Our daughter, Breanna, is also a teacher, but presently is a stay-at-home mommy. Breanna and her husband, Nate, have two children. Being a grandma is more than I had ever imagined! In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, camping, fishing, boating, kayaking and hanging out with my dog, Ruby.
Students in Grades K-2, we will be working on exploring personal space, locomotor skills, parachute activities, scooter activities, tumbling activities, climbing on the whittle equipment, and manipulatives using hoops, beanbags, ropes, scoops, paddles, balloons, scarves, feathers and balls.
Students in Grades 3-5, we will be covering units such as soccer, football, basketball, volleyball, stunts and tumbling, gymnastics, tennis, rhythms, fitness and adventure. We will also be doing some cageball, scooter and fun noodle activities.
On the first day of class, I spent most of the time going over the rules, talking about how to show STAR behavior in class, and fire drill procedures. One of the major rules in my class is for everyone to wear sneakers for gym for safety reasons. It would be helpful if you could remind your child what day in the cycle he/she has gym for the first few weeks of school.
Other rules that I discussed during our first gym class include wearing the appropriate clothes for class, following directions, cooperating with others, using encouraging words, "treating other people how you want to be treated", and always trying your BEST.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at Ferguson (814)231-4119. You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.