Children face challenging situations every day at home, at school, online, and in their communities. Sometimes, adults are aware of these issues. Often, they are not. KIDPOWER teaches children positive, practical, and effective ways to think, move, and speak to stay safe in challenging personal safety situations. Working with children and trying to see the world through their eyes informs everything we do. We will be using KIDPOWER to reinforce Erin's Law and promoting the message of personal safety. Students will take part in KIDPOWER during P.E. classes, the week of Feb 8, 2016.
Our school is proud to collaborate with the American Heart Association to help kids with special hearts! Mark your calendars now for our upcoming Hoops For Heart event taking place on Thursday, February 11, 2016.
YOU can help the American Heart Association by helping your child make a web page. It is safe, effective & saves YOU time for raising life-saving donations.
Visit www.heart.org/hoops and click on "Students Sign Up" to get started. Students can earn a mystery gift if they register and send 10 emails by January 4, 2016!
Parents, we are excited to kick off Hoops for Heart! Your student is becoming a Heart Hero by taking care of his/her own heart, spreading the message of the American Heart Association, and raising funds for lifesaving research.
This year the students at Anna McDonald School will have the opportunity to help “Knock-Out” heart disease and stroke. During the week of December 7th, students will be receiving information regarding this year’s event.
Students who donate, any amount of money, will be entered into the Knock-Out Tournament on February 11, 2016. Students who collect $10 or more will also receive a specially designed RED OUT Event t-shirt to wear the day of the Knock-Out Tournament.
The only prizes that will be awarded this year will be the DOGS (last year we had ducks) and the lanyard. We are foregoing the Hoops For Heart prizes.
If you haven’t already, please register for our school team at heart.org/hoops or by searching “Jump/Hoops” in the app store.
JOIN OUR PACK! Collect all 6!
First Donation: With a $5 donation, students receive SUPER PUP and a lanyard.
Online: With your first online donation, students receive NINJA STAR.
$20 Donation: Students receive CAPT’N BARK after the event.
$35 Donation: Students receive DR. BOW WOW after the event.
$100 Donation: Students receive SOCCER PUP after the event.
Online $85: Students receive MARTIA N. MUTLEY.
Students at Anna McDonald School are gearing up for the 10th annual Dodge Ball Tournament on Friday, December 18th. Students will be participating in a variety of activities the next two weeks, that will help them with dodging, throwing, aiming, strategies, cooperation, team-building and hand-eye coordination. All of which are vital for a successful game of dodge ball. We wish all of our classes the best of luck in the tournament.
During the month of NOVEMBER, Campbell's is offering DOUBLE points on all UPC codes, and beverage and sauce caps. Check all products to see if they qualify for the Labels For Education Program. If they do, simply cut off the UPC code, or send in the beverage lid or sauce cap with your student. We have the chance to earn up to 1,000 points for the purchase of recess equipment.
Click on "About the Program" and then click on "Participating Products"
TODAY, November 12, 2015, students at Anna McDonald School will be attempting to set a NEW Guinness World Record. They will be sport stacking from 8:25 a.m. until 3:10 p.m. throughout the day, during physical education classes. We are attempting to break 592,292 people, speed stacking at various locations on one day...TODAY!!
You can keep track of STACK UP!! as it moves around the world. It begins in New Zealand and ends in Hawaii. Go to www.thewssa.com/stackup/2015/ check on how well other schools in various countries are doing and watch our number of stackers climb!
Students in third grade, cheer their relay team on as they race to the opposite end of the gym and up-stack and down-stack a 3-6-3 set of speed stacks.
The fourth and fifth grade classes began physical education classes going over classroom expectations and grading procedures. Both of which can be found on this website.
We continued into the week focusing on activities that can also be used out at recess. Our first activity was a basketball shooting game called KNOCK-OUT. Students form a single-file line at the free-throw line, in front of the basketball hoop. The first two students in line have a basketball. The OBJECT of the game is to make a basket BEFORE the player BEHIND you makes their basket. If the player behind you in line, make their basket first, then you are KNOCKED-OUT of the game.
This activity works on following directions, sportsmanship, upper body strength and problem-solving skills.
1. Each day in physical education class, STUDENTS CAN receive 5 points for:
*having their gym shoes on and tied
*walking into the gym
2. STUDENTS CAN have points taken away for:
*not wearing gym shoes to class
*not following directions
*talking when they should be listening
*not keeping their hands/feet to themselves
*having a negative attitude
*not choosing KIND
*not participating (sitting out due to negative behaviors)
3. Extra poinst may be added for:
*helping others without being asked
*having a positive attitude
Wear my gym shoes to class.
Walk into the gym, sit in my squad and wait quietly for the teacher to begin.
Keep food and drinks out of the gym.
Stop--Drop--Listen when the whistle blows.
Keep my hands and feet to myself.
Arrive on time.
Parents/Guardians: If you child needs to be excused from physical education class, please send your child with a note, call or email me. A note issued from the child's parent/guardian, is only good for one school day. Students who do not bring a note from home will be asked to participate to the best of their ability.
Students who need to sit out of class for more than one day, need a note from the child's physician. If a doctor excuses the student "until further notice," then that child will be required to sit out of physical education class until the doctor issues a separate note, releasing the child back into class.
Please feel free to have your child's physician fax us any information regarding your child's participation in physical education. 815/478-4035