Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Monday!

Today we are having an assembly during 2nd and 3rd periods, so for Health classes we are going to do a little reading on  We'll be looking at some articles related to "Preventing Violence" which is the next chapter in our textbook, which will start covering on Wednesday.

HS Personal Fitness day today.  We will weigh in, and have fitness testing today.  Maybe Maximum bench press.

Hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween.

I'm going to try to get home early, so I can watch the Chargers and the Chiefs on MNF.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Lesson Plans/Weekend/Video

Lesson Plans for next week.

I hope everyone has an excellent 3 day weekend!

At my house, it's going to be school work (Grad School), watch the Jacks game (on KSFY this weekend) and probably house/yard work.

Monday is Halloween!  I'm not sure what I'm going as, but I know I want to get home in time to catch most of the Chargers/Chiefs game on Monday Night Football!

This week's video is from Foster the People.

I was talking with my 6th period class about them today, most of the class hadn't heard of them, so I thought I'd put them on the blog.

Enjoy the live version of "Pumped Up Kicks" from Saturday Night Live a few weeks ago.

PT Conferences tonight

Parent Teacher Conferences will run tonight from 2:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Hope to see many of you here.

No School Tomorrow.

I should probably make this my "weekend" post with the video, but I'll save that for this afternoon.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Weds. Health Classes

JH/MS Health Classes have a test over Chapter 6 today.

The test will be taken on-line (unless other arrangements have been made).

We will link to the test off of edmodo.

High School Personal Fitness will be working on Assignment 7, which is over Hydration.
-ask them some questions on signs that you are properly hydrated.  They should be able to tell you today.

Early Dismissal tomorrow and Parent Teacher Conferences from 2:30 to 8:30 pm.

No School on Friday.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

PE - VB Unit

JH PE classes are starting their Volleyball Unit today.

We will be learning and practicing the 4 basic hits:  Serve, Bump, Set, and Spike.

Kids will be working with partners/small groups.

We will probably break into teams on Thursday and give some time to practice all the hits, and then play a game.

Personal Fitness is doing fitness workouts today.

Good Luck to the FB team as they travel to Little Wound for the first round of the playoffs.

Reminder that Conferences will be held on Thursday from 2:30 to 8:30 pm.

Reminder there is a test tomorrow in health class over Chapter Six.

The study guide/practice test can be linked to from yesterday's blog post.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday - Test Review Day

JH/MS Health Classes will be having a test review day today for chapter Six.

Students will be given a paper study guide to fill out and look up the answers on their own.

Then, they will log in to edmodo to take the practice test.  Students are allowed to take the practice test as many times as they want.  It will not reflect on their grade whatsoever. 

Parents:  Want to see what you child is studying in health class? 
Take the Practice Test yourself.  Just click on the link.
(Note link will only stay "live" until Wednesday morning.)

Chapter Six test will be taken Wednesday.  On line for most students.

Personal Fitness students will be weighing in and fitness testing again today.
Today's fitness tests will include:
1.  40 yard dash
2.  1 minute pushups
3.  2 minute situps

Congrats to the CHS girls CC team for their 5th place finish at the state meet on Saturday.

Also congrats to the 3 boys runners who participated.  Nice job everyone.

Remember, Parent Teacher Conferences on Thursday evening!

No School on Friday.

Hope everyone has a great week!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday- Lessons, Weekend, Announcements, Video

Today is the last day of the first quarter.  Monday we will begin the second quarter of the school year.

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held next Thursday, October 27th from 2:30 to 8:30 pm.

No School on Friday, October 28th.

Lesson Plans for next week are done and posted online.

Good Luck to the Chamberlain Cubs Cross Country Team as they leave today to run at the State CC Meet in Sioux Falls tomorrow.  We are all very proud of you, no matter how the state meet goes, you've already accomplished so much this season.

Run Hard, Run Fast, Run Strong

In other weekend events, my South Dakota State Jackrabbits will be hosting the #3 ranked NDSU Bison in Brookings on Saturday.  The Bison have a very strong team this year, destroying the Big 10 Conference's Minnesota Golden Gophers already this year.  I'm just hoping the Jacks play well, could be a tough game.

Halloween is right around the corner, I should probably change my "slideshow" to Halloween from Autumn, but I think I'll wait until Monday to change it.

For this week's video, I am keeping with the Cross Country theme for another week.

Enjoy Slade's "Run, Runaway".

Thursday, October 20, 2011

PE Thursday

All of my classes will be PE today.

JH PE students will be learning a new game, called "Single Base Kickball".  I have been unable to figure out a good way for us to record our Heart Rate Monitor data.  I want the students to be able to write down their data after we're done using them.  However, I don't want to use a sheet of paper, too flimsy.  And I'd like something that will last, but not too big or thick.

Anyone have any ideas?  I'd be glad to hear one.

HS Personal Fitness class will be working on their Personal Workout Plans today.  Most of the class had their plans "accepted" yesterday, and so they should be ready to rock.

HS parents, ask your students what their goals were with their plan?  And what exercises they are doing on their workout days?  They should be able to tell you what they are doing, and why they are doing each one.

The weather is starting to get chilly.  I was quite cold riding my bike back home from school yesterday.

Good luck to the Football team tonight as they travel to Wagner.  End of the regular season, wow the school year is going fast.

Speaking of going fast, a quick reminder that first quarter ends tomorrow, October 21st.

Parent Teacher Conferences will be next week on Thursday, Oct. 27th from 2:30 to 8:30 pm.

No school next Friday, October 28th.

Hope everyone has a good day.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Classroom Wednesday

I will be in my classroom today, for all of my classes.

MS Health classes will finish discussing the note taking guides over chapter six, and begin work on a "poster" project.

Personal Fitness class will do assignment 6, which is over Nutrition.  It requires the student to do some research at the US Govt's nutrition website, and read a couple articles and report on them.  This keeps the student up to date and informed with current nutritional issues in our society.

Reminder:  End of the first quarter is this Friday, October 21st.

Starting next Monday, we will begin the second quarter, time flies...

Parent Teacher Conferences will be next Thursday, October 27th from 2:30 to 8:30 pm.

Lastly, I changed the "slideshow" on the right to pictures of "Autumn" from around the web. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tuesday, PE Day

Today JH PE students are doing a "fitness workout" during PE classes.

We are wearing Heart Rate Monitors.

Basically, what we are doing, involves doing a different exercise each minute.  For example:  pushups for a minute, then jogging for a minute, then jumping jacks for a minute, etc...  We take a one minute break every 5 minutes or so, and watch our heart rates fall.

The "Zone" we are looking for is 140-180.  Which is right between the "Fat Burning and Aerobic" Zones.  It may even stretch into the Anaerabic zone, which is fine.

Students are improving on using the monitors, and it's fun to watch them actually look at their results at the end of class, and see "hey I spent most of my time in the zone",  or "i didn't work hard enough today".  Very nice to see.

Personal Fitness is having a workout day.  They each wrote their workout plan last week, so they should be using them today.

Should be a nice day outside this afternoon.  This teacher is hoping to get a good run in today.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Monday Health Day

Welcome back to school from what I hope was a relaxing weekend.

I was able to go fishing this past weekend, something I rarely do.

JH Health Classes will be finishing up their note taking guides from Chapter 6 today.

Personal Fitness class is fitness testing and weighing in today.  Today's test is:  Pull Ups.

Hope everyone has a great week!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Lesson Plans

Next Week's Lesson Plans are done.  Just click on the link.

It's Friday, Friday... with Weekend and Video.

I almost feel bad for Rebecca Black.  Will she ever live that song down?  It's doubtful.
Anyway, it is Friday!  Hope everyone has a good one.

Lesson Plans are not ready, at this moment.  I do plan on writing them today, though.  Check back later.

Good Luck to the Cubs FB team as they travel to Mobridge tonight.

And Congrats to the CHS Cross Country teams!
-Amazing performances yesterday as the girls won another region title (I'm pretty sure that's at least four in a row).  And the Boys finished in third place to qualify as a team.

Some very proud CHS parents were seen walking around the Chamberlain Golf Course last night.
(and yes, I include myself among them.)

Weekend - not much big planned for this weekend. Hopefully I'll get a run or two in, and get caught up in some work around the house.

My SDSU Jackrabbits take on the Northern Iowa Panthers.  Will be a very difficult game for the Jackrabbits as UNI is ranked #2 in the nation.  However the game is played at Coughlin Alumni Stadium, so the Jacks do have that going for them.

San Diego Chargers have a bye week, so I'll get to relax on Sunday.

Today's Friday Video is in honor of the great CC performance yesterday!

Enjoy "A Flock of Seagulls"

And I ran, I ran so far away...

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thursday, CC Region Championship

Good Luck to the Chamberlain CC Team at the Region meet today!

Run Hard.  Run Fast.  Run Strong.

PE day today for Mr. Harming's classes.

I'll be leaving school early today to work at the Region CC meet as the "official timer".

Not a whole lot else to report today.

Hope everyone has a great day!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wednesday, Wednesday

Classroom Day today at CHS/CMS.

7th and 8th grade students are working on Chapter 6 note taking guides today.

7th period students will take their test first, and then they will get the note taking guides.

HS students will be writing their personal fitness plans.  This is the plan that they are to follow for pretty much the remainder of the semester.  So, it is important that they do a good job.

Hope everyone has a great day.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tuesday, Tuesday

since it follows "Monday, Monday".

PE day today!  We're looking at finishing up our unit on Ultimate Frisbee.  We may strap on a heart rate monitor or two and see how hard they are working today.

Personal Fitness class has a workout day.  Students will be working out in the weight room and wrestling area. 

Parents of Personal Fitness students, ask your child what activities they enjoy doing on workout days?

Personal Fitness will be writing their "Personal Workout Plans" for the rest of the Semester tomorrow.  Basically, they will write a workout plan that they will follow each Tuesday and Thursday.  After the plan is written, they are expected to follow it on workout days.  Or possibly make changes to it.

Speaking of workouts, like Hans and Franz said, "We are here to Pump.... You UP"

Monday, October 10, 2011

Monday, Monday

Hope everyone had a great (wet) weekend!

Good Weekend in the Harming household.  Jackrabbits won!  Chargers won!  and the Packers won (not my team, but Cameron and Marcus cheer for them).

Region CC this week (Thursday) at the Chamberlain Golf Course.  The official timer will be there, and will be ready!

Health Class:  Chapter 5 Test Today!

Good Luck!!!

Assembly today 7th hour for Native American day.

Hope everyone has a great week. 

Friday, October 7, 2011

Friday notes and Weekend

Next Week's Lesson Plans are done. 

Monday's Health classes will be having a test over Chapter 5, except for 7th hour. 
7th hour is having an assembly on Monday.  They will have the test Wednesday, and probably make up Health Day on Friday.

The River City Band Festival is this weekend in Chamberlain.

This year's festival will be featuring The Pride of the Dakotas marching band.
As a SDSU alum, I always enjoy seeing "The Pride" perform, so I think it's pretty cool that they are coming to perform in my town.  If you've never seen them, you are in for a treat.

Speaking of SDSU, the Jackrabbits football team is traveling to Youngstown, Ohio this weekend to take on the Youngstown State Penguins.  Traditionally a football power the Penguins have fallen on bad luck the past few years.  This years team looks to be improved though, and it will be another tough test for the Jacks, who have lost 4 consecutive weeks.

In a move for "reverse mojo", I will not be putting up the SDSU logo this week.  Maybe that will get them back on the winning streak.

This week's video is Peter Gabriel's "The Book of Love". 
I'm choosing the "Scrubs" version, because first of all I love that show, and second of all because it's just so darn touching.  If that video doesn't make you mist up a bit, either you never watched Scrubs, or you're slightly dead inside. (I kid.)

Besides, I think Peter Gabriel could sing the phone book and I'd probably listen to it.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

First Injury Today

Today we had our first "real" injury during PE class this school year.

Playing Ultimate Frisbee indoors, and student was chasing down the frisbee and ran right into the cement wall.  Hit his noggin pretty good too.

We have been very fortunate to not need anything other than a few band-aids for some scrapes so far this school year.

This is just a reminder that we try to play as safe as we can.  We would like to avoid injuries if at all possible.  However, when you start doing physical activities that is one of the risks.

I've been very fortunate in my PE teaching career.  No real terrible injuries that I can recall.  Probably the worst were a girl who tore some ligaments in her ankle, and a few broken teeth.  Hopefully this is because I do try to keep the kids safe, but whenever someone does get hurt, it's always a good time to remind people to be safe.

Thursday, Oct. 6th PE

2nd Day of Ultimate Frisbee

We will be playing the "indoors" version today, as the wind is going crazy outside!

First day of "Saturday School" is this Saturday.

JH students will have a Health Test on Monday, remind them to check over those study guides!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wednesday, Oct. 5th - Classroom Day

Today JH Students will be finishing Chapter 5.  Partner reading and class discussion over Section 3.

Then students will be given a study guide for the Chapter 5 test.  At the end of the class period students will be allowed to compare answers on their study guide with a partner.

Test will be Monday.

Personal Fitness is having their first test today!  Test is linked off the Edmodo page (for the Multiple Choice portion) and will have an essay element that they will have to answer on Edmodo.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tuesday, October 4th

JH PE classes will begin playing Ultimate Frisbee today.  We will briefly go over the rules of the game, and goals of the game.

Personal Fitness class is having a workout day in the weight room.  The students are hopefully applying some of the ideas they have learned in the last two assignments:  strength training and cardiovascular endurance.

Supposed to be a beautiful day today, get outside and get yourself some sunshine, before it's gone!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Monday, October 3rd

Classwork today for JH Health.  We will be finishing the assignment over Chapter 5 Sections 1 and 2 today.

Personal Fitness is weighing in, and Fitness Testing.  Today's test is Maximum Bench Press.

Chargers won yesterday to move to 3-1, so that's the good news.
Jackrabbits fell on Saturday to move to 1-4, so that's the bad news.

A large number of activities going of today:
CHS Boys Golf is at State.
JV Football hosts Winner.
JH Volleyball goes to Platte.
HS Volleyball goes to Crow Creek.

And.. CHS Cross Country goes to Platte to run the SESD Conference Meet.

Run Hard.  Run Fast.  Run Strong.

Go Cubs!!