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Health and Fitness
Deanna Cox
E-mail   dcox@mlsd.org
Phone   565-3453
Health and Fitness Goal
The goal of physical education is to develop physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.

Health and Fitness News: WOW! It is already February. We continue to learn about the Five Health Related Components of Fitness, Cardio-respiratory Endurance, Muscular Strength and Muscular Endurance, Flexibility and Body Composition. We will continue to review all Components but this month we are mainly focusing on Flexibility.. The fifth grade is preparing for the CBA's (classroom based assessment) that they will be taking this spring. This will include, "Mrs. Tremble's Muffins", a nutrition test as well as a test that covers all of the Five Components of Fitness.

Cardio-respiratory Endurance...The ability of the heart and lungs to supply oxygen to the muscles during long periods of physical activity. If the herart and lungs are working properly, a person should be able to walk, ride a bike, sim or jog for a long period of time. Keeping the heart and lungs in good shape means not being out of breath as often or getting tired quickly.

Muscular Endurance...The ability of the muscles to repeat a movement many times or hold a position without stopping to rest.

Muscular Strength...The ability of the muscle to push or pull with its total force.

Flexibility...The muscles' ability to move a joint through a full range of motion.

VOCABULAY WORDS; Blood, Lungs, Heart, Endurance, Pacing, Heart Rate, Oxygen, Extend, Flex, Joint, Ligament, Range of Motion, Tendon.

FEBRUARY is Jump Rope for Heart Month. We will be raising money for the American Heart Association. All money raised is due by March 1, 2016. Thank you so much for your support!

Remember, it is important to get up and move for at least 60 minutes a day. The weather is getting colder so bundle up, gather the family and go get some fresh air. Family walks, or back yard football games are a great way to get that heart pumping!

ATTENTION 4th and 5th GRADE: Please be aware that Health and Fitness knowledge is introduced in First Grade, Reviewed and extended in Second Grade, Reviewed and Tested Fourth Grade. This is in preparation for the Classroom Based Assessment that will be given in the 5th grade. The state requires two CBA's (classroom based assessment) in health and at least one CBA in fitness by the end of Fifth Grade.

Thank you to everyone that participated in Jump Rope for Heart last school year. We had a record breading year. Because of the amount of money raised, I was given $500 in gift cards to US Games to purchase new equipment for our Health and Fitness Program!!!! WAY TO GO!!!!! Love our Hallett Community!!!

Teaching Schedule for Mrs. Cox

Tuesday 7:30- 3:15
Wednesday 7:30-3:15
Thursday 7:30-3:15
Friday 7:30-3:15
If you need to contact me please email me at dcox@mlsd.org
My Pyramid
(On Top OF Ol' Smokey)
We're climbing the Pyramid
And Learning the way;
To eat and be healthy, and active each day.
Each food has a color, that stands on its side;
It helps me remember the right serving size.
Orange is the largest, it stands for the Grains;
Like whole wheat and pasta,
Three ounces a day.
The Blue is for Dairy, low fat and fat-free;
Green stands for Veggies, like dark and leafy.
The Red is for Fruits, the Purple for Meats;
The Yellow's for Oils, we eat sparingly.
For more information on the Food Groups and Nutrition please visit www.choosemyplate.gov

State and National Standards-

A physically educated person:
Standard 1: Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
Standard 2: Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.
Standard 3: Participates regularly in physical activity.
Standard 4: Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
Standard 5: Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.
Standard 6: Values physical activity for health and fitness.

Check out these websites

Exploration for Kids!!
RANDOM ACTS OF FITNESS www.subwaykids.com

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