Mr. Anderson's P.E. Challenge ~ Final Week

posted May 4, 2020, 10:56 AM by Michelle Sabin   [ updated Jun 15, 2020, 10:04 AM ]

Hello Tigers:

I know it is hard to believe but this is the last week of what has been a truly bizarre school year.  I have two announcements that I need to make.  As most of you know we end the year with a PE class and student of the year. 

The 2019-2020 Class of the year:   Mrs. Salme 2nd grade.

The 2019-2020 PE Student of the Year:  Hayden Kaut 6th grade.

I wish I could have made these announcements at the end of the year assembly but this will have to do.  

To the winners mentioned above CONGRATULATIONS. I am very proud of you.

 The challenge I have for you this week is a little different than anything we've done this spring.

I want you to set a fitness goal.  Goals are a great way to motivate yourself to stay physically active.  

Goals need to be SMART

Specific    Measurable     Achievable     Relevant     Timely 

I want you to pick an area of fitness that you feel you need to improve in.  This could be anything from flexibility to muscular strength to quickness. Give this some consideration.  If you can do a whole bunch of pushups but still are unable to touch your toes your goal probably doesn’t need to be doing more pushups.

The first thing you need to do is to write this down, if you are in a lower grade get someone to help you with this part if you need to.  The second is to be SMART which I know you all are.

Be specific, avoid goals that say things like I want to get stronger. That leads us to the second thing which is our goals need to be measurable.  That means numbers (data in teacher speak), for example count how many sit-ups you can do in a minute now and make a goal from there.  You need to know where you are starting from.

The next step is to make sure your goal is achievable.  Don't set a goal that you cannot meet. For example: by the end of summer I will go from 10 sit-ups in a minute to 305.  I don’t like to use the word impossible but let us say it is highly improbable.  Is your goal relevant, does meeting this goal fit into what you want your fitness level to be?  If you love dancing or wrestling does this goal help make you a better dancer or wrestler?

Last but not least makes sure your goal is timed.  For this challenge we are setting a short-term goal.  Mid-June to the end of August should be the end date of this goal.  Read the example below.

Jimmy wrestles but can only hold his body in the plank position for 10 seconds without stopping and he wants to improve this.  Jimmy sets a goal on June 15th that says by August 15th 2020  he will improve his plank from 10 to 25 seconds. For the next two months every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Jimmy does his best plank 3 times a day and does some sit-ups as well. Every so often he checked how long he could go without stopping.  When August 15th came, he had his buddy time his plank and he held that position for 26 seconds!

Give it a try, I bet you will succeed!   Have a great summer, stay safe and I miss you all and look forward to seeing you in September.

Mr. Anderson,