Health and Physical Education

Physical Education –

We will work hard on our participation levels, cooperative play and good sportsmanship in our first couple months of gym classes. We are practicing these skills through games like:

  • flag football
  • basketball
  • 2 ball soccer
  • steal the football
  • invade and conquer

DPA – Everyday we don’t have gym we are outside for a good time of DPA. During this time we are physically active playing games like:

  • capture the flag
  • manhunt
  • spud
  • link tag

Because being outside and being active is a part of our daily routine please continue to ensure your child is properly dressed and has appropriate shoes to run around in. We will continue to be outside throughout the fall and winter months for DPA.


Posts from 2017/2018 year

Internet safety brochure assignment.

The purpose of the brochure is to inform other students of the importance of internet safety. The brochure should include information like:

  • How to handle your personal information online.
  • What makes a good password?
  • What is cyberbullying?
  • Who can kids go to for help if they are being cyber bullied or if someone they know is?
  • What is netiquette and what are some examples?

The brochure is expected to be neat and organized. It should have no spelling or punctuation mistakes. It needs to look professional. All 6 panels of the brochure need to be used. A sample brochure is posted in the room for students to refer to.

Websites to help you with your research are:

There are many others as well, these are just a few ideas to help you get started.

Food label game show.


Link for ads that target kids.


Health – Pic Collage Ads

Next week we will do a refresh lesson how to use Pic Collage on the iPads. My students need to pick a favourite fruit or vegetable that they like to snack on it and make an ad for it. The ads need to have the following components.

  1. Easy to read and catches your eye.
  2. A title.
  3. A catchy slogan to promote the snack.
  4. Details on why that snack is nutritious. For example, does it have vitamin C in it? What is vitamin C good for?
  5. No spelling mistakes!

Following are a couple examples from last year.

We will hang our finished products on the nutrition board in the school in a couple weeks.


Nutrition – sugary drinks

This week we are looking at how much sugar is in our drinks. It’s a great way for students to learn about nutrition labels, how to read them and decode what is on them. For drinks the conversion we work on is:

4 grams of sugar = 1 teaspoon of sugar.

So a drink with 20 grams of sugar has 5 teaspoons of sugar.

We will measure these amounts out using white sugar so students can visually see how much sugar is in that particular drink. It is important to consider size differences between the drink containers.


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Today in class we took time to look at common facts and myths that are advertised to us in nutrition. We read a couple articles and used the following links to help us gain background information.

Students were divided up into groups to work on creating their own commercial to educate their peers about these facts/myths. Their instructions were the following:

  1. Your goal is to create a television commercial that increases awareness about healthy eating and food.
  2. Use the myth/fact article to get ideas of what types of myths/facts you could talk about. You can chose one from the article but you have to present it in a different format than used in the reading. Or you can use a different myth/fact in nutrition.
  3. The commercial should be short and to the point. You have the option of showing the class your commercial live and I will film it on the day of showing or film your commercial ahead of time and we will watch that as your presentation.