P.E. LESSONS April 20th – May 1st

Welcome back! I hope you are ready to get moving.

Tabata is a short high intensity interval training (HIIT) that usually has 8 exercises done at maximum performance for 20 seconds with 10 seconds rest in-between. You should try to do your best, keeping the same pace and intensity as much as you can. The great thing about Tabata is it is a short workout, works total body and it feels good.

You need to make sure you warm up before starting, easy jog or marches in place, moving your arms by pumping them or easy arm circles then begin. Always end with a march or walk to get some water, then do some stretches.

You can also create your own Tabata workout by using 2 or 4 exercises, repeat 4 or 2 times to make sure you have done 8 rounds of exercises. Do it with a family member, have them time you, then switch, you time them. Remember give it your best, it’s only 20 seconds! And don’t forget your warm up and cool down/stretches.

Try to do this workout 2 to 3 times this week. I’m ready!




GRADES 4 – 8



Tabata music for your own Tabata workout



And your next shuffle tutorial




APRIL 27th – May 1st

This week you are preparing to participate in Field Day, with our community and also nationally. Below is a letter outlining what we will do, events to choose from and practice sheets. We will all participate on Friday, May 8th!

The events may require a few items but most are found in every household. You and your family should choose 4 events to do on May 8th. You are encouraged to take photos or video of your events which you can share either through our community or nationally. You will receive a link later on for your post.

I have registered our school. Families may also register if they choose.

Below are the event choices, divided into 3 sets of activities. Look over the events and choose a couple to try, there are many choices. The student practice plans are a tool to help choose events. It can be overwhelming! Keep it simple and stressless!

Have fun choosing! You may also do any of your own events or one of the relays we have done in class. Snowman relay. beanie relay, basketball, hockey, The Hula Hoop Run! Or make up your own.


Dear Families,

We’re excited to announce that our school community will be participating in the
OPEN National Field Day event on Friday, May 8th!

Field Day is an important tradition at our school. It is a significant day for our students and our staff, and we feel that in these incredibly challenging times this national event is a unique way that we can stay connected as a community and support one another in a fun and meaningful way.  

OPEN (Online Physical Education Network) is a national public service organization that provides curriculum and training support to more than 90,000 teachers in all 50 states. We will be using their resources and social media network to help us organize our school’s participation in #NationalFieldDay.

All #NationalFieldDay events are designed to be done indoors or outdoors using common household items. You won’t be asked to purchase any specialized equipment or supplies.

Here’s how it will work:

  • Our school is now registered as a participant in this event. Families can choose to register as well, but it’s not a requirement.
  • The event website is openphysed.org/nationalfieldday.
  • Each family has a set of event cards that you can use to begin practicing. There is a participant practice sheet for tracking progress if you choose to use it.
  • Your family will be asked to choose a minimum of 4 events to complete on Field Day. However, you may complete as many events as you’d like to.
  • From May 3 thru 7, you can follow #NationalFieldDay and watch the Field Day Torch travel across the country in preparation for the main event.
  • On May 8, our entire school will participate in events, share photos and videos, and participate nationally on social media using #NationalFieldDay if you choose to do so.

We appreciate your cooperation and are hopeful that your entire family will use it as a fun and meaningful way to be physically active together and with our entire school community.

Stay well!

EVENT Choices:

1. https://openphysed.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/NFD2020-WestCoastActivityPacket1.pdf

2. https://openphysed.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/NFD2020-SouthCentralActivityPacket2.pdf

3. https://openphysed.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/NFD2020-MidWest-NorthEast-ActivityPacket3.pdf

Student Practice Plan (optional)

1. https://openphysed.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/NFD-PacketRelease-PracticePlanNumber1.pdf

2. https://openphysed.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/NFD-PacketRelease-PracticePlanNumber2.pdf

3. https://openphysed.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/NFD-PacketRelease-PracticePlanNumber3.pdf

Practice plans are optional. They are helpful in choosing your events.

You have this week and next week to practice and choose your events. Choose 4 or 5 to try, you do not need to do them all. Try a few of them in-between your studies, some are simple to set up.


This is for fun, no pressure!

Think of our Field Day games or things we have done in P.E. You can do some endurance games, who can jump rope longest without missing, hula hoop challenge, pushup challenge, rock tag…….so many options!

Have fun, drink water, wash your hands!  😉