Physical Education and Health — Weekly Updates


Only two more days to go!  We did a short video for the great adventure series.  Here is the link in case you missed it!   Bethlehem 2020  

The kids did a wonderful job reading and acting.  The classes and announcements have all been updated below.  Have a safe and wonderful weekend!!




Finished our second workbook and did some fun bible trivia worksheets. 


1st Corinthians, 2nd Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians 


Pacer Test


Types of families and sharing responsibilities 

Study Skills 


We will cover these topics: finding averages of a number, multiplying by 2 digit numbers, naming numbers through hundred billion, how to organize and analyze data. 


For our short week, we will continue practicing argumentative writing based in science using the CER (Claim, Evidence, Reasoning) format.  


When we return from break, we will begin our 4th unit in science class.  No major tests or projects are planned.  As always, you can keep up with our day to day assignments and any changes to this schedule at


Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! God Bless!  

Social Studies 

5th Grade will be continuing with our 1st person journals for these couple days.  No major tests or quizzes.


We will be wrapping up our class novel, Becoming Naomi Leon. We will start our next round of realistic fiction book clubs shortly after Christmas break.


We will continue our poetry unit this week.


No vocab this week!




  • We will be doing a small Christmas gift exchange on Tuesday, December 22nd.  It is optional so if you do not want to participate that is fine you just won't get a gift.  Boys should get a gift for a boy and girls should get a gift for a girl.  Please keep it to a $5-$7 limit.  Finally, if you could turn the gifts in by Friday, December 18th so they have a few days to sit at school that would be awesome! 

  • Camp Luther will be selecting a 3rd-8th student to go to camp for free.  Students that have never attended camp before are eligible to participate.  There will be a form that parents need to sign that will be due back the Tuesday after Christmas break.  


Digital Learning  

Made To Reflect 


Hello everyone!!


I pray that this message finds you spiritually, mentally, and physically healthy. With all the changes to our normal routines, it is important to make sure you are eating, sleeping, and exercising consistently.  I would like you to use this page as a resource and hopefully a motivation tool for the next few weeks.  I am asking that each student K-8 try to get 20 minutes of physical activity each day.   There are many ways to be active even with weather and space concerns.  I will list suggestions bellow on what to do as well as some fun video links to simply follow along with.  God's blessings and happy health to your families!



Ball Skills Ideas


Outdoor Walk Scavenger Hunt!


Physical Activity Recommendations

Physical activity in children and adolescents improves strength and endurance, builds healthy bones and lean muscles, develops motor skills and coordination, reduces fat, and promotes emotional well-being (reduces feelings of depression and anxiety). Activities should be appropriate for their age and fun, as well as offer variety.

The daily recommendation for physical activity for children 6 years and older is at least 60 minutes per day. Active play is the best exercise for younger children.

The types of physical activity should be moderate to vigorous. Vigorous activity is activity that makes you breathe hard and sweat. During vigorous activity, it would be difficult to have a talk with someone. Some activities, such as bicycling, can be of moderate or vigorous intensity, depending upon level of effort.

The 60 minutes does not need to be done all at once. Physical activity can be broken down into shorter blocks of time. For example, 20 minutes walking to and from school, 10 minutes jumping rope, and 30 minutes at the playground all add up to 60 minutes of physical activity. If your child is not active, start from where you are and build from there.

Types of Sports and Activities for Children and Teens (and Parents, Too!)

Aerobic Exercises

  • Use body's large muscle groups

  • Strengthen the heart and lungs

  • Examples of moderate-intensity aerobic exercises include:

    • Brisk walking

    • Bicycle riding

    • Dancing

    • Hiking

    • Rollerblading

    • Skateboarding

    • Martial arts such as karate or tae kwon do (can be vigorous too)

  • Examples of vigorous-intensity aerobic activities include:

Muscle-Strengthening (or Resistance) Activities

  • Work major muscle groups of the body (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulder, arms)

  • Examples of muscle-strengthening activities include:

    • Games such as tug-of-war

    • Push-ups or modified push-ups (with knees on the floor)

    • Resistance exercises using body weight or resistance bands

    • Rope or tree climbing

    • Sit-ups (curl-ups or crunches)

    • Swinging on playground equipment/bars

Bone-Strengthening (Weight-Bearing) Activities

  • Tone and build muscles and bone mass

  • Can be aerobic exercises and muscle-strengthening activities

  • Examples of bone-strengthening activities include:

    • Basketball

    • Hopping, skipping, jumping

    • Gymnastics

    • Jumping rope

    • Running

    • Tennis

    • Volleyball

    • Push-ups

    • Resistance exercises using body weight or resistance bands

About Strength Training

Strength training(or resistance training) uses a resistance to increase an individual's ability to exert force. It involves the use of weight machines, free weights, bands or tubing, or the individual's own body weight. This is not the same as Olympic lifting, power lifting, or body building, which are not recommended for children. Check with your child's doctor before starting any strength training exercises.

Additional Information:







  • All pe classes had a great start to the year!  It was great to get outside.
  • I'm looking forward to another productive week in health and study skills next week.  Blessings on your weekend!