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Phys. Ed.

Welcome back to another school year!!! We begin our first as St. Matthias Catholic Academy. Regular Phys.Ed. classes will begin the week of Sept. 18th. Grades 6, 7, and 8 will begin their classes the week of Sept. 11th. Please remember to be dressed in your gym uniform with black or white sneakers only on your gym day. If you are waiting for a gym uniform that was ordered from Flynn and O’Hara, you may wear other comfortable clothes to class until you receive your uniform. Try to keep to the school colors of blue and white. Thank you. Let’s have a great school year together with a lot of fun.

Monday-Kindergarten, 8A and 8B Gym
Tuesday-1A and 3A Gym
Wednesday-3B, 2A, 2B, 5B, 6A, and 6B Gym
Thursday-4A, 4B, 5A, 7A, and 7B Gym

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What a fantastic year of fun in Physical Education classes! The Fitnessgram Fitness test was administered to the students in grades 4, 5, 6 & 7. The results were very good. There are some areas that we can improve upon and the students have received recommendations for the summer. Congratulations to Isaiah Martinez of 5B. He performed a school high 36 push-ups on the strength part of the test. Congratulations to Allison Garzon of 6B. She performed a school high 62 curl-ups in the strength section of the test. One last Congratulations to Sebastian Acevedo of 6A. On the endurance part of the test, he ran 62 laps during the Pacer Test. That was also a school high. WOW! Great job to all. These classes finished up the year playing some competitive games of Capture the Flag and Kickball. We had a lot of fun. Enjoy your summer everyone and keep exercising to stay in shape. HAPPY SUMMER!!!!

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We are almost near the end. Grades 4 to 6 have been playing Floor Hockey in Gym class. Below are the results of that unit.

Grade 4 has shown such great skill improvement in Hockey. We are now playing competitive games in class. There are many good stick handlers and shooters. Our rebound drill has really helped us be ready to score goals during the hockey games. Great job fourth grade!

Grade 5A The Jordans finished with 5 wins, 1 loss and 1 tie. The Night Wolves finished with 1 win, 5 losses and 1 tie.

Grade 5B The Hawkeyes finished with 7 wins and 1 loss. The Icebergs finished with 1 win and 7 losses.

Grade 6A The On Fleaks Elite had 5 wins, 3 losses and 1 tie. The Golden Reapers had 2 wins, 4 losses and 2 ties. The Terrific Tigers had 1 win, 4 losses and 2 ties.

Grade 6B The Carrots finished with 7 wins, 1 loss and 1 tie. Starbucks had 3 wins, 3 losses and 1 tie. The Saberteeth finished with 0 wins, 6 loses and no ties.

Grade 7A finished Soccer for this year. The Guardians had 1 win and 2 ties. Barcelona FC had 0 wins and 2 ties.

Grade 7B finished playing Cage Ball. Bat Squad had 2 losses and 2 ties. The Survivors had 2 wins and 1 loss and 1 tie. The Meatballs had 4 losses and 1 tie. The Apples had 3 losses.

All Gym classes from 4 to 7 are now taking the Fitnessgram Fitness Test. The components of the test include: strength, flexibility, cardio-respiratory fitness and endurance. Continue to exercise regularly and keep your body strong. This will help you to be successful on the test. Good Luck!!!

Grade 8 has finished presenting their games and activities. We have played hockey, train wreck, frisbee, whiffleball and kickball/basketball. Thank you to Rodlofo Lezama of 8B for showing us the game of Poison. The students will now choose games or sports to play for the rest of the school year.

The younger grades are continuing to improve their motor skills and balance. We have learned a new game of modified kickball/baseball, scooter basketball, Tommy Tucker’s treasure and musical hoops. We have even used station drills in second grade to change the activity after a period of time. Cooperation and teamwork has been a part of our success. Keep up the great work!

Have a nice easter vacation. Let’s make the end of the year very successful and fun.

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Happy New Year to all! We look forward to more great activities and fun in our Gym classes. Grades 4, 5, and 6 are now playing basketball in their class periods. Grade 7A is playing Kickball and grade 7B is playing Soccer. The 8th graders continue to teach some great activities and games. We had an obstacle relay race with scooters, we played Kan Jam Frisbee, participated in yoga stretches and played Horse in basketball. The younger students have played scooter basketball, musical hoops, river raft games and were introduced to shooting playground balls into Miss Klein’s big goal. We hope to learn the skills used in Badminton so this sport can be introduced in class. Stay tuned for more updates during the winter.

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Here are the results of the Flag Football Unit in Grades 4 to 7.
Grade 4 had a great time learning how to play flag football. They participated in many competitive games in their classes.
Grade 5A
The Predators had 0 wins, 2 losses and 1 tie. The 80 Giants had 2 wins, 0 losses and 1 tie.
Grade 5B
Congrats to the Giants! They came in first place with 2 wins, 1 loss and 0 ties. Dab Squad came in second with 1 win, 1 loss and 2 ties. The Warriors finished third with 0 wins, 1 loss and 2 ties.
Grade 6A
Congrats to the Dabbers! They came in first place with 8 wins, 0 losses and 1 tie. The Bulls and the Starlords both tied for second place with 1 win, 5 losses and 1 tie.
Grade 6B
Congrats to the Gi-raffes! They came in first place with 4 wins, 1 loss and 1 tie. The Wolverines finished in second place with 1 win, 2 losses and 1 tie. The Attack of Titans finished third with 0 wins, 2 losses and 2 ties.
Grade 7A
Congrats to the Tigers who finished in first place! They had 4 wins, 1 loss and 2 ties. The Wizards had 3 wins, 1 loss and 3 ties. The Narwhals finished in third place with 0 wins, 4 losses and 1 tie.
Grade 7B
Congrats to the Rockets! They came in first place with 3 wins, 1 loss and 2 ties. The Dragonflies were second with 3 wins, 2 losses and 3 ties. The Arrows finished third with 1 win, 4 losses and 1 tie.
Grade 8 has been teaching some great lessons in their Phys. Ed. classes. We played cage ball, knockout, time football and flag football. The students are learning how to lead the class through the activities on their own.
We are now moving on to the Basketball unit in grades 4 to 6. Grade 7A is playing Kickball and 7B has chosen Soccer for their next units. Stay tuned for more results in the coming months.

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We are playing our first unit of the year, Flag Football. Grades 5 to 7 are playing team games and the competition is great. They have learned how to run pass patterns and execute running plays too. See some of the team stats below. Fourth grade has just learned the skills of football and will be playing a game this week.

Grade 5A
The Predators and the 80 Giants will play their first game this week. (10-27)
Grade 5B
The Dab Squad has 1 loss. The Giants have 1 win. The Warriors will play the Giants this week. (10-26)
Grade 6A
The Starlords have 2 losses. The Dabbers have 4 wins. The Bulls haves 2 losses.
Grade 6B
The Attack of Titans have 1 loss. The Wolverines have 1 win. The Gi-raffes have 1 loss.
Grade 7A
The Wizards have 1 win, 1 loss and 1 tie. The Narwhals have 1 loss and 1 tie. The Tigers have 2 wins and 1 loss.
Grade 7B
The Arrows have 1 win and 2 losses. The Rockets have 2 wins and 1 tie. The Dragonflies have 1 win, 2 losses and 1 tie.

The eighth graders are teaching their own sport or activity as part of their Phys. Ed. lesson. So far we have played football, scooter hockey, speedball, basketball and soccer. We look forward to many interesting lessons in the upcoming weeks.
The younger grades are working on cooperative games and activities. We learned how to ride scooters, play hot potato, use playground balls and played a dancing game called Coke and Pepsi.

Welcome back to another school year! We are excited to start our Gym classes for Kindergarten to 8th grade. All Gym class periods will begin the week of September 19th. Students should be dressed in full Gym uniform on their assigned Gym day and please remember black or white sneakers only. We will review all the rules and procedures and help our new students get adjusted to Gym at St. Matthias. If you have any concerns or questions you can write a note to Miss Klein, the Gym teacher, or you can ask the school office for more information. Flynn & O’Hara provides the Gym uniform required by St. Matthias. If your child is still waiting on a uniform, please have them wear another t-shirt and shorts or sweatpants until they receive the proper clothing. Thank you so much, have a great school year.

Miss Klein

Kindergarten Gym on Monday
8th grade Gym on Monday
1st grade and 3A Gym on Tuesday
2nd grade, 3B, 5B and 6th grade Gym on Wednesday
4th grade, 5A, 7th grade Gym on Thursday

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Enjoy your Summer Vacation! Stay fit, stay healthy, stay safe!

Great job to all 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th graders on the completion of the Fitnessgram Fitness Fest. There were some amazing results. Sebastian Acevedo in Grade 5A ran a record 46 laps on the Pacer Test. Ashley Peralta in 5B performed 20 push-ups and Dalisha Severino from 5B completed 39 curl-ups in the strength components of the test. Congrats on some great effort and hard work.

Here are some results for the final weeks of Gym classes.
7A Basketball-the 23′s finished with 4 wins, 1 loss and 1 tie. The MJ’s had 2 wins, 3 losses and 2 ties. The Skittles had 2 wins and 4 losses.
7B Flag Football-the Burger Kings finished with 8 wins and no losses. The Rockets had 1 win and 4 losses and the Awesome Ballers finished with 5 losses.
6A Kickball-the Lightning finished with 3 wins and 0 losses. The Bulls had 0 wins and 3 losses.
6B Kickball-the Marines and Kickers finished tied with a win, a loss and a tie each.
5A Kickball-the Red X finished with 2 wins and 1 loss. The Knights had 1 win and 2 losses.
5B Kickball-the Fire Feet and N.Y. Knights each had 1 win and 1 loss.
4th grade learned how to play Wiffleball and we began some team games. Practice your skills over the summer.
Kindergarten to third grade greatly improved their motor skills, cooperative skills and team games were a lot of fun. Our jump rope skills are amazing and quite impressive. Great job to all! Enjoy your fun in the sun. See you next year at St. Matthias.

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