Jottings from the Gymnasium May 2016

VHE Phys Ed

In Mr. Hampton's PE class, we are currently practicing rollerblading. To wrap up the school year after rollerblading, we will be doing a variety of activities, including getting outside for the straw walk, reviewing recess/playground games, and enjoying summer time games/activities.

A note from Mrs. Koval's student teacher:

My Name is Hilary Carpenter and I will be a student teacher in Mrs. Koval's PE class for your child for the remainder of the school year. I am from UW - Madison and also grew up in the Madison Area. I grew up in Madison and went to high school at Oregon High School. Some things that I love are adventure, being in musicals, and swing dancing. I studied abroad in New Zealand my 3rd year at the UW which was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I have continued to travel around the country since then. Additional adventures include rock climbing, canoeing and kayaking, skydiving, and working at a camp in Upper Michigan during the summers. I love being outside!! I was in community and school musicals during middle and high school and have been in a couple other productions since while I was in New Zealand and this past fall in Madison. Swing dancing is something that I enjoy doing on a weekly basis and brings me great joy! Dancing is something that always puts me in a good mood no matter how rough my week has been.

My previous practicum experiences were at Kromrey Middle School in Middleton and Muir Elementary in Madison. I just finished up my first half of student teaching at Verona Area High School where I had a blast teaching classes from individual sports to weight training. I look forward to the units I will be teaching here at Van Hise.

This quarter I will start out by planning and teaching a unit for 1st and 2nd graders that covers ball skills such as dribbling, throwing, and kicking. I will also be co-teaching Mrs. Koval's 3-5th grade unit of scoops which will introduce students to lacrosse skills. The enthusiasm that elementary students bring to PE class is something that makes each day great and I look forward to harnessing that excitement to help your child develop a variety their skills: movement, teamwork, honesty, a good work ethic, communication, problem solving, and many others.

Each student in class brings a unique skill set and personality and I love interacting with every one of them! I hope that your child will enjoy having me as their teacher as much as I will enjoy having them in class.

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