Saturday, November 3, 2018

Sink the Ship, Ninja Courses, Trick or Treat Relay, Basketball and Soccer

October was filled with a large variety of activities in P.E. class!  Check out this long list of skills the students practiced this month, and some videos of the games we played.
High Score of 1 min, 35 seconds!

1.  Soccer Dribbling, Passing, Trapping, Goal Keeping (Video of Soccer Tag and "Go Score" game)

2.  Catching, throwing and rolling a ball (Videos of Sink the Ship Game -5th grade and 2nd grade)

3.  Teamwork and Cooperation (Trick or Treat Relay and Sink the Ship)

4.  Playing Defense (B-ball, Soccer and Sink the Ship)

5.  Dribbling and Shooting a Basketball (Video of Dribbling Tag and Lightning)

6.  Balance, Speed, Agility, Strength (Video of Ninja Training Courses)

7. Exercises in our October Daily Dozen Warm-Up (Video here)

Teamwork - Making a human chain in the game "Sink the Ship"

Another human chain in the game "Sink the Ship"

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Friday, September 28, 2018

First Weeks of School 2018

I am SO pleased with how my students got right back in the swing of things
these first few weeks of
school!  It is very important for students to follow our Code of Conduct, and our procedures (SOPs) because we don't want to waste any of our precious time in P.E. class due to management issues!  The students come once a week for 45 minutes, and each minute is packed full of important learning, playing, exercising and sharing.  Our new PreK and Kindergarten students are also doing a great job learning the expectations.  We are off to a GREAT start!
Sit and Reach Test for Flexibility

Check out what we have learned this month:  Videos are available for some activities!

Daily Dozen Warm-Up - Click here for a video of our September Daily Dozen (Bonus - your child can do this at home!  Check out my youtube channel for more Daily Dozen videos).

Equipment:  Students have played with a variety of different balls, bowling pins, balloons and paddles, scooters, and learned how to clean up.

Games and Skills:
Test Your Skills - Check out the VIDEO HERE!  Students did tons of locomotor movements, animal walks, soccer, basketball and scooters.  I also used this time to test students on the Sit and Reach and Push-Ups.

Rollerball and Pinball - 3rd-5th graders played these games to practice bowling skills, defense, and teamwork.

All students played the Color Run Game and a variety of tag games such as Fruit Loop Tag, Fruit Tag (just like Fruit Loop Tag but talked about nutrition and healthy eating!), Stop and Go Tag, and Bubble Tag.  This teaches them how to run, stop and dodge safely and how to cooperate with others.

Personal Space and Spacial Awareness - All students learned about how to move safely while playing and how to stay in their own space during games and also listening times.

PACER Running Test - 3rd-5th graders participated in the PACER Pre-test

Curl-Up Test - 3rd-5th graders did a Curl-Up Pre-test (video demonstration).

It has been a great month, and I look forward to October!
Showing how we take turns during the Test Your Skills activity.

Crab Walk


This is how we clean up the balloons by giving it a "half hug".  We clean up the balls with a hug with both arms!

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Mileage Club / Walking Track

The mileage club / walking track started up again at school after Labor Day break. Many of our
Students come to get a punch on their card.
Great work!
students have already reached 10+ miles!  The mileage club is an optional recess activity for all of our PreK-5th grade students.  Students who want to participate get a yellow card from our lovely volunteer, write their name on it, and get started!  Each time a lap is completed, they get a heart shaped punch on their card.  Each card is worth 5 miles!  When the first card is completed, the students receive a beaded chain necklace along with their first toe token.  More toe tokens are earned as students complete additional cards.

Many thanks to Mrs. Peebles (many of our students call her "Grandma Peebles")!  She keeps this program running for us during the lunch recess!

Mrs. Peebles is our wonderful volunteer!
Research shows that physical activity increases brain function.  In addition, physical activity improves self-esteem and reduces anxiety and stress.  The mileage club / walking track is a great way for students to get exercise, stay in shape, enjoy recess time with their friends, and earn prizes!

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Welcome Back to School!

Physical Education Welcome Letter - 2018/2019

Welcome back to school!  My name is Carly Glanzman, and I've been
teaching Elementary P.E. since 2005.  I have a Bachelor of Science
degree with a major in Movement Science (aka. Physical Education),
and a minor in Elementary Education.  I love teaching P.E.!
My goal is to provide a safe and positive experience for children,
and teach them a variety of skills and activities so they learn how to
stay healthy for a lifetime.

Please check out my blog at  
If you enter your email address in the “follow by email” box, you will
receive automatic emails when I add a new post (which is about once per month).  
This will allow you to see pictures, videos and read about the awesome
things your child is doing in P.E. class. Please note that I only post pictures
of students who have permission to be published.

Your child will learn a huge variety of skills in my class this year.  
They will be officially graded on
Participation, Sportsmanship, Effort and Respect.  
Please be sure your child brings gym shoes to school on their P.E. day.  
Gym shoes are required for safe participation.

Mondays - VanDam, Dougherty, Debri, Martinez, Martin
Tuesdays - Compau, Bradford, Crow, Pikaart, McVey
Wednesdays - Monroe, Willink, Hartley, St. Pierre
Thursdays - Jones, Hartman, Wickering, Eadeh, Graham
Fridays - Gerdes, Woodman, Weller, Kemp, Soliz

If you are interested in volunteering occasionally in P.E. class this year
OR for the recess walking track program, please email me!  
If you ever have questions, comments or concerns, please contact me anytime.

Your child will receive a Get Sweaty calendar soon.  
Information about this optional program is on the calendar.  
For KHPS sports opportunities, please visit this website:
Your P.E. teacher,

Mrs. Glanzman

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Field Day 2018 "Superheroes" and REAL HEROS!

Field day is always one of the favorite days of the year for many students.  This year certainly was memorable!  We had many parent volunteers which made it very successful.  Our PTO is always so generous, and they work hard to make this day great for everyone.  I'm thankful we have such strong support from our families!

This year our PTO selected "Superheros" as the theme for Field Day.  I thought this would be a great opportunity for a learning experience for our students.  I invited some REAL HEROS to our field day!  All it took were a few phone calls and emails to arrange for some very special guests.  We were blessed to have the Firefighters, Police, and National Guard volunteer at our field day this year!  They each ran training courses for the students.  The children LOVED it, and they were inspired to be in the presence of real life heros!  Many thanks to these heros who spent their day with us!

Please check out the pictures and videos below for a glimpse of our day!

Thank you KHEF!

I am writing this post to say a huge THANK YOU to the KHEF for fulfilling my request for a grant
this school year!  I was able to purchase a new parachute which is large enough to accomodate all of my students.  This parachute has all the colors of the rainbow, which ties into my management plan of organizing my class by colors.  My older parachute only accomodated smaller children and a class of 20 students.  There was enough money to purchase a rainbow set of beach balls and jump ropes as well!

Parachute games are a great workout, and also teach teamwork and cooperation.  This parachute will be enjoyed by thousands of students for years and years to come!

Check out the pictures and videos below to see how much fun the students had playing!
Students put "one foot on their color" to begin so they each have a spot and know their color for the games we play.  They also stand like this when we pause to learn new games.  This helps students stay focused and listen to the directions before picking up the parachute.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Ninja Training Courses for Elementary Students

This month my students have been working on Ninja Training Courses, Fitnessgram Fitness Testing
(3rd-5th) and Parachute games.  Check out some videos below of the Ninja Training.  Some of these activities will be incorporated into Field Day as well!

Pre-Kindergarten Class - I was so impressed with their good form on the tire flip!

1st Grade Class

2nd Graders are tall enough to reach the monkey bar ladder!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Jump Rope for Heart, 2018

I am so happy to report that we surpassed our goal of raising $10,000 for the American Heart
Playing Bronze, Silver & Gold with the long rope!
Association through our Jump Rope for Heart event!  I would like to give a big THANK YOU to all of our families!  I am truly amazed by your generosity!  I would also like to thank the parent volunteers who came to the event to help twirl long ropes, count jumps, and use the stopwatch!  The JR4H "thank you gifts" should arrive in March and be sent home with students.

Check out the pictures and videos below.  The students had a blast!  They participated in a variety of jumping and running activities.  I am so proud of them for their hard work this past month. 
Switching handles partner trick.
They have become outstanding jumpers!

Click on these links for cool jump rope videos:
  1. 5th graders JR4H
  2. 5th grade (practicing in PE class)
  3. 4th graders JR4H
  4. 2nd graders (practicing in PE class)
  5. K-2nd grades JR4H
  6. Continuous Criss Cross Trick
  7. Doubles Trick
  8. Assembly performance practice (more on previous blog post)!
Long Rope Jumping

Long Ropes

Waiting a turn to play "Bronze, Silver & Gold"


Parent counting jumps for students.  

Long rope fun!


What a fun day!

Friday, January 19, 2018

Jump Rope for Heart Assembly, 2018

Today was an exciting day for many of my students!  We had our annual Jump Rope for Heart Assembly.  Our school participates in this event to help raise money for the American Heart Association.  Students will collect donations until our JR4H event which is on Valentine's Day.

After the JR4H coordinator gives her presentation, I like to end it with a jump rope performance.  This routine is what I created last year as a warm-up activity for my 3rd-5th grade students.  My students have improved their jump rope skills tremendously since they have been practicing it twice a week for the past month.  I am very proud of their hard work!

Below are several video clips of the performance and also some practice session clips.  The song used was "Jump" by Van Halen.  The best song I could think of for this routine!