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Movers and Shakers in East Union PE Classes
The East Union Physical Education department has enjoyed a great start to the 2014-2015 school year as they have implemented some different activities in their classes. The students have traditionally been accustomed to warming up by performing a walk/jog at the beginning of class in previous school years. The PE department wanted to change things up a bit, and as a result has implemented a different warm-up routine.
The routine consists of students participating in various group exercise movements that focus on students improving their agility, mobility, and lateral movements that increase their heart rate in a quick fashion. The students really seem to enjoy performing these calisthenics in the presence of upbeat music that is playing through the speakers in the gym, thus keeping them engaged and motivated throughout the duration of the routine, which usually last about 6 minutes.
East Union's PE department has also been utilizing more technology in the physical education curriculum as the first 6 weeks of school has progressed this year. The physical education teachers are showing students how to successfully throw a football, shoot a basketball, and perform other motor skill movements by having them view professional athletes perform these skills on the computer. For example, Mr. Lassiter and Ms. Snodgrass had their students watch Peyton Manning successfully throw a football on "YouTube". It's been a great start to the school year, and hopefully the PE department will continue to enjoy keeping our Eagles active!
Written by: Jason Conklin, PE teacher
Posted: Oct 20, 2014 by Susie Jones