May 25

Have a Fit & Fun Summer!





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May 9

Field Days May 10- May 12

It’s time to get INFLATED EAST SIDE!!!

Opening ceremonies will take place in the Gym @ 8:00 AM. We have 10 exhilarating stations that are guaranteed to PUMP YOU UP!!!

Don’t forget to wear you class t-shirt!!! Have fun, Be Safe!!


Tuesday May 10 2016       Wednesday May 11, 2016           Thursday May 12, 2016

K & 1 Field Day                     2nd & 3rd Field Day                    4th & 5th Field Day


Marathon Race @ 1pm on Track                                    Staff vs. 5th Grade Kickball Game @ 1pm



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April 24

4/25-4/29 KICKBALL

This week we will be playing Kickball with 4th & 5th grades.

K-3 will be playing a variation of kickball. Students will be working on hand-eye coordination, striking, running, teamwork/cooperation skills.

Our plan is to be outside!! Wear appropriate clothing/sunscreen.



ESPE MOVIE NIGHT/4-Square Tournament

Only 100 spots available!! $25 per student- Pizza, cookie, drink, entertainment provided!!

Support ESPE!!


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April 12

4/11-4/22 Tennis/Badminton

We hope that everyone enjoyed their break! This week we will be working on striking using tennis racquets.

Monday & Tuesday we will be on our regular rotation.

Wednesday 4/13- Tuesday 4/19 we will be on a revised rotation due to Georgia Milestone testing.

Get plenty of rest, eat a healthy breakfast….REMAIN CALM….YOU WILL DO GREAT!!

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March 23


Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of exercises requiring physical strength, flexibility, power, agility, coordination, grace, balance and control.

K-5 students will experience gymnastics ESPE style:

1. Vaulting

2. Balance Beam

3. Spring Boards

4. Stability  Balls

5. Rolling- (forward/backward, log roll)

6. Partner balancing- (pyramids,

7. Cartwheels, Headstands, Round-offs

8. Vaulting

Safety is our first priority! We expect all students regardless of skill level to follow directions and be cautious! NO FLIPS or DIVING IS ALLOWED!

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March 7

Fitness Testing & Skills Testing 3/7-3/18

4th & 5th Grade students will begin the FITNESSGRAM testing for SPRING. (Students PE grade is not determined based on their performance on these tests.)

  • Pacer Test- Measures Aerobic Capacity/Cardiovascular Endurance
  • Sit and reach
  • Curl-ups
  • Push-ups

K-2 Students will practice these tests so that they may become familiar with the proper techniques. They will also participate in some activities/games that will improve their skill level and increase their basic knowledge of the components of fitness .

Muscular Strength

Muscular Endurance

Cardiovascular Endurance


Skills testing for K-2

K-1 loco-motor movement galloping

2-3 Kicking


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February 20

Jumping Rope & Jump Rope for Heart 2/22-3/4

giphy February is Heart awareness month!

For the next 2 weeks we will be making our hearts stronger, increasing muscular strenght in our legs and having lots of fun learning new and challenging jumps!

2/22/2016– The Jump Rope Team from St. Benedicts will be coming out to kick off our week!

2/29-3/4 We will be having our JRFH event during PE.


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January 29

Tracking Toward Healthy Hearts


Did you know February is National Heart Month?

At East Side, we encourage everyone to work toward maintaining a healthy heart!

We are challenging Students and Staff to step toward a healthy heart!

How can I participate?

~If you have any fitness tracker, you can participate!

How do we keep track of our steps?

~Each week, participants will print out their steps and bring them to Coach Whatley in the Gym.

Then what?

Coach Whatley will chart the progress of each participant so everyone can see the progress we are making. At the end of the month, we will announce the student and staff member that had the most steps.

Let’s see how many steps EAST SIDE can take toward healthier hearts!


**** “TRACKING TOWARD HEALTHY HEARTS” will begin February 1st.****


**Participation is optional.**


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January 25

Basketball 1/25-2/5

“We’re playing bas-ket-ball, we’re playing bas-ket-ball”

We will be working on ball handling skills this week and following up with some shooting games next week.

Basketball is an AWESOME game!

DID YOU KNOW: Basketball was invented in 1891 by James A. Naismith, a Massachusetts Physical Education teacher. Inspired by a childrens game, “duck on a rock”, Naismith went into the gym at the YMCA with a soccer ball and 2 peach baskets in hopes of creating a game that could be played indoors during the cold Massachusetts winters. That is when he invented BASKETBALL!  If a basket was made back then, players would have to retrieve the ball from the basket each time. Later, he changed the peach baskets out for iron hoops- The first Collegiate basketball game was experimental, it was played on January 18, 1896 between University of Iowa and University of Chicago.  Final score: Chicago 15, Iowa 12, a bit different from the hundred-point scores of today.




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