F it n es s gr am
You will have 5 fitness tests this year. We will start off with the PACER test. Build up your stamina by doing daily aerobic activities for 15 minutes (or more), continuously. Activities such as walking, soccer, dancing, swimming, and, basketball are aerobic activities. You should be doing push-‐ups and curl ups to reach the number of reps in your healthy fitness zone. Don’t forget to stretch regularly for your Sit and Reach and Trunklift tests. Go to the webpage highlighted above, to view the video. Also, go to iTunes to get the Audio (search: Fitnessgram Pushup, Fitnessgram CurlUp, Fitnessgram 15M PACER). Go to your Jupiter email for more info. You should do 60 minutes of physical activity most days of the week. Do a variety of activities that you enjoy and workout your full body. Your PE Homework is to go play! If, you feel your heart “exercising,” if, you become warmer, and get sweaty – you are doing a great job! Remember that playing safely means keeping a good bubble around you (a personal space), looking ahead of you, and, maintaining your balance. We are focusing this month on activities that keep your heart healthy, so, bring water with you to PE class, because we will be moving for longer stretches of time. Booyah!
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… Fall is a great time of year to exercise & enjoy the brisk air. Go apple picking, rake leaves, &, play.
Shout Out to the following teachers for signing up their classes to do the Mighty Milers Program from NYRR! They are
giving their classes extra activity time, aiming to do a one mile walk/jog each session at least 2x/week. Students will
receive small rewards as they earn mileage in the MM database. Their participation in this program indicates that,
these teachers care about their students’ health. They understand that movement re-energizes the brain and helps
kids settle back into the classroom for learning. Please continue walking/jogging with your child at home to help them
get in part of their 60 minutes of activity time every day. Walking/jogging improves your child’s health and fitness
levels and it’s a free activity to do together. Come use our schoolyard track (13 laps = 1mile), walk around your
neighborhood, or, go to Marine Park. It is an excellent way to share time together as a family, doing an activity that
you all can do, to invite friends along to socialize, and, it lets your child know you are just as interested in their
health/fitness as you are in their academics. Have them be sure to bring their sneakers to school, on their MM days.
Mighty Milers Participants:
3-416 Yhakobovich (Miss J)
Check the chart below to see the day(s) you have Physical Education (P.E.) class. If class # is in color – that class comes
twice a week. Students must wear sneakers in order to participate! If, you must wear boots or shoes to school, place your
sneakers in a bag. Then, you can do a quick change into sneakers for PE class. Wear Velcro sneakers if you cannot tie your
own shoelaces. Bring a water bottle/water thermos (water only!), with your name on it too!
P.E. Class Day
✄ _____ _____ Mrs. Balsamo’s P.E. classes are highlighted in yellow.
All other classes have Ms. Adler for P.E. class.
_____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ ___ ✄ _____ _____ P.E. Class Special Info Tear-Off 2015-2016
All students will participate in all PE activities and pictures might be taken during activity time… unless you note an issue below.
Print out, cut off, and, Return this slip to the 3rd floor gym (PE Dept.), ONLY if there is a concern that we need to know about (and if anything
new comes up at anytime during the school year, please be sure to notify the PE dept)…
Student’s First AND Last Name (Please Print): ______________________________________________________
1. My child has a medical condition. Attach a doctor’s note if your child has any limitations for activity time or with taking Fitness tests.
✔ below and explain (on the back of this slip) any information you want to share with us.
Asthma____ Diabetes____ Heart Condition____ Frequent Urination_____
Hearing____ Allergy: ___________ Other:___________
If your child has asthma or is a diabetic, please speak to the school nurse, about keeping an extra inhaler or insulin in her office, as a precaution.
2. My child has special needs: Explain here - ___________________________________________________________
We will take pictures on occasion in PE class- to post in the gym, to insert in the PE Newsletter, or, to view on the Main lobby video monitor.
3. If, you do not want your child’s picture taken during PE class – please note it here è. ________________________________
Parent/Guardian Signature: ➽____________________________________
Your Telephone #: ___________________