Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tuesday, end of January

PE classes in the gym today.  We will be continuing our Table Tennis round robin.

Should be nearing the end, most classes should finish up on Thursday.

Personal Fitness class has a workout day in the weight room today.

Good Luck to the Lady Cubs and the Male Cubs tonight as they travel to Platte.

Go Big.  Go Red.  Go Cubs.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Monday, Jan. 30th

Lesson Plans for this week are up and online.

Health students are preparing for their Chapter 10 Test today.  There is also an online study guide, that they may take as many times as they want to prepare for the test.  Test will be held this coming Wednesday.

Personal Fitness class will be weighing in and fitness testing today.

Good Luck to the Cubs MS basketball team as they take on Winner today.

Had an extremely busy weekend this weekend, and was unable to get out and run.  I need to make time for this.  I didn't have alot of time, but I could have gotten something done, instead of nothing.

Hope everyone has a great week!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thursday, January 26th

Quick Reminder:  No School tomorrow Friday the 27th for staff development.

PE classes in the gym today.  We will be continuing our table tennis round robin.

Personal Fitness has a workout day in the weight room today.

Tonight the SDSU Jackrabbits Men's basketball team will take on the Oakland University Golden Grizzlies in Oakland, Michigan.
 Go Big.  Go Blue.  Go Jacks.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wednesday in the classroom.

Welcome to Wednesday.  Today all Health students have an assignment over Chapter 10 Section 3 which is located online at edmodo.

Personal Fitness students will also meet in the classroom today, and will work on Assignment 3, which is over Muscular Strength.  There are 3 parts to this assignment, so make sure you (or your student) does all 3, sometimes people forget to do one!

I have been busy grading, it seems like, ever since I was sick last week.  I keep hoping to get all caught up, and I'm still trying to cut down on the pile.

Reminder:  If you (or your student) has failed a test, it is YOUR responsibility to schedule a retake. Typically for health classes, I allow them to do this the first time on a Friday, but after that, they need to schedule it.  If not, detention will be assigned, and then lunch detention.

For the HS Personal Fitness class, any assignment not completed correctly will be sent back until it is of a "passing grade" quality.  Also, for tests... if a student fails, it is their responsibility to re-schedule a re-test if they fail.  If not, detentions will be assigned.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tuesday the 24th

Today is PE day, we will be playing table tennis in the gym.  Students will play a number of games in a "round robin" format.

Personal Fitness workout day today.  Strength Training program.

Good Luck to the Cubs Boys Basketball team, and the Cubs JH BB team, as they host Miller tonight in the armory.

Go Big.  Go Red.  Go Cubs.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Late Start Monday

Late start at school today, because of the icy road conditions.
Be safe out there!  It's wet, and slick, and with the temperature where it is, doesn't look like it's going to improve much in the next few days.  Let's hope the road crews do a good job and keep the roads safe for everyone!

Lesson Plans for this week are done.

Health classes today, with shortened periods.  We will be reading section 2 of the textbook, and having class discussions on the material.  Todays topic is "Keeping Your Digestive System Healthy".

Personal Fitness will have our weekly weigh in, and fitness test.  Today, we will be testing out on maximum bench press.

Good Luck to the Lady Cubs as the travel to Kimball tonight in Girls Basketball action.

No School this coming Friday for staff development.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday the 20th

ICU day today.  Which means people who are missing assignments will stay in the Health classroom to work on them.

Students who have all their work done will go to the gym for a "fun day".

We had a large number of missing assignments this morning, I can tell you that.  Many MS/JH students who are missing multiple assignments.  Hopefully students can get "back in the groove" and get over this, because right now it's kind of ridiculous.

I haven't gotten to my lessons for next week yet, probably will post later today, with the weekend video.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Table Tennis, Anyone?

Today, the JH PE students are being introduced to the game of table tennis.  Or ping pong, as it is more commonly called.  Why do people call it ping pong anyway?  It seems silly to me.

Today students will watch a demonstration of the rules, and will be given some time to play some "practice" games.

Personal Fitness has a workout day today in the weight room.

Good Luck to the JH Cubs Boys Basketball team today as they travel to Presho to play the Lyman Raiders.

Also, Good Luck to the CHS Lady Cubs tonight as they host district rival Miller at the Armory.

Go Big.  Go Red.  Go Cubs.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Welcome Back!

I am back at work today, after going home early Monday and missing the day on Tuesday.

I'm not gonna lie though, I still don't feel right.  Jerry, (Mr. Rhodes) thinks I may have strep.  I don't know, but I feel bad still.

Today I'm all about the classroom.  JH Health classes are watching an introductory video to Chapter 10, then doing a short assignment on Chapter 10 Section 1.  Chapter 10 is over "Digestion and Excretion".

Personal Fitness class has assignment two today, which is on goal setting.  Last week, we did assignment one which was on physical fitness, what it is, why we should want it.  This week, we look at setting some goals for ourselves.  Hopefully the students find it helpful.

Well, I'm signing off for now, hope everyone out there in blog land is feeling better than I do.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Monday, Test Day

JH Health Classes are having a test over Chapter 9 Today.
-We will be taking the tests on paper, as I had an error with the scores being sent to me in the online version of the test.

Personal Fitness class is testing leg press strength on the hip sled.  Should be a good one.

I made it to work today, but I am leaving early as I don't feel well.  In fact, I am just waiting for a sub to show up at this moment.

Hope everyone else is feeling better than me.  Have a great week everyone.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday, Lesson, Weekend

Welcome to a cold January Friday!

Lesson plans for next week are posted.

Congratulations to the Cubs Boys Basketball Team for their win over Todd County last night.

Also, congrats to the SDSU Jackrabbits for their big win over the USD Coyotes last night.

Full weekend of events coming up... CHS Wrestlers, Gymnasts, Boys Basketball and Girls Basketball are all in action this Saturday.  Best wishes to all the Cubs teams!

Also, a good luck shout out to the Cubs JH Boys Basketball team as they travel to Winner to play in the Winner Tournament.

Saturday is a big Basketball day in our house, as not only do both kids team's play, but also the UNC Tar Heels, The SDSU jacks mens and womens teams, and the LA Lakers all play!

This weekend will also be the NFL Divisional Round of the playoffs.

Sunday I have my first 10 mile run scheduled for the new year.  Could be tough.  I've only gone 8 miles once, so I may be dragging a little.

For the weekend video, my younger boys have had me listening to "The Rocky Story" CD in the van the last few days, so I've got Rocky tunes on the brain.

Enjoy Robert Tepper's "No Easy Way Out"

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Rivalry Re-newed: Let's go Jacks!

Today I have PE classes in the gym.

Personal Fitness class will be doing a workout day today.  We will be focusing on a "dumbell workout".  I'll show the students several different lifts they can use the dumbells for to get a quality workout in.

Tonight.... Frost Arena... Brookings, SD  The Rivalry Resumes...

South Dakota State University Jackrabbits

University of South Dakota Coyotes

First time in 8 years the two in-state Rivals have played in Basketball.  Should be a festive atmosphere in Brookings.  Hopefully the game is entertaining, and exciting, and the team in Blue and Yellow comes out on top.  Welcome to the Summit League, coyotes!

Go Big.  Go Blue.  Go Jacks!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Chapter 9 Test Study Guide

On-line study guide for the Chapter 9 test is available here.

Students are allowed to take this study guide as many times as they want in preparation for the test.

Test will be on monday, Jan. 16th.

Wintery Wednesday

Hope everyone takes care on the roads coming in to work this morning, it's a bit slick out there.

Health classes today.  JH classes will be looking at the last section of Chapter 9, and will have their Chapter 9 Test next monday.

HS classes will have their first classroom day today, as well.  We will meet in the HS in Mrs. Long's room, and will do today's assignment on edmodo.

Looks like the weather is going to stay cool for a few more days.

Have a good one, everybody...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tuesday, PE Day

Today I have PE classes in the gym.

Personal Fitness class will have their first "workout" day today.  For the first workout, I will be leading the class in a general "overall fitness" workout, that tries to hit the entire body.

Congrats to the Alabama Crimson Tide for winning the BCS National Championship game last night.  It was a pretty fun game to watch, for about 3 quarters.  Great Defense.

Good Luck to the Lady Cubs as they host the Lyman Raiders in basketball action this evening.

Have a great day, everyone!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Monday, Jan. 9th

Welcome back from what I hope was a relaxing and/or productive weekend.

Health Classes today are reading Chapter 9, Section 2 on Maintaining a Healthy Body Weight.  Their assignment is to do the key terms definitions and answer the thought questions in their books.

Personal Fitness Class today will weigh in and have our first day of fitness testing.  Today we will be testing Pull-ups and Sit-ups. 

Tonight is the NCAA College Football Championship game between LSU and Alabama.  Should be a good game, since these two teams played to a 9-6 overtime game earlier this season.  I'm hoping LSU wins, but I know better than to make a pick.  Alabama is a good team too.  Should be fun to watch.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Friday, January 6th

Today in MS/JH PE class we will be having an "ICU Day".  Which means that we will have some sort of fun PE game or activity for all students who are caught up on their work.

Students who are not caught up on their work, or are on "the list" will have study hall and be forced to work on any and all missing work.

High School Personal fitness class will be playing a game today, but it depends on the weather as to what that is.  I'd planned on doing "fitness relays" in the wrestling room, but it is so nice outside lately, that we may scrap that plan and do something to take advantage of the beautiful weather.  It's not often you can have outdoor PE in January.

Congrats to the Lady Cubs for their victory over Crow Creek last night.  The win moves the Lady Cubs to 6-1 on the season. 

Good Luck to both the Lady Cubs, and the Cubs Boys Basketball team as they travel to Cheyenne-Eagle Butte for a double header game tomorrow.

Lesson Plans for next week are completed and posted.

This Weekend the South Dakota State Jackrabbits Men and Women's Basketball teams will travel to Tulsa, Oklahoma to take on Oral Roberts University.  Oral Roberts was the preseason favorite to win the conference in both divisions.  At this point in the season the Men are tied with SDSU with a perfect 5-0 conference record, and the SDSU women are actually a game ahead of the ORU women.

Go Big.  Go Blue.  Go Jacks.

Also, this weekend marks the Wild card round of the NFL playoffs.  For the second straight year, my San Diego Chargers have missed the playoffs.  So while that is disappointing, it allows me to watch the games and just enjoy them with no real emotional attachments to any teams.  Sometimes, as a fan of a sport I think that is almost better.

Today's music video is from:  The Twilight Singers.  First time I heard this band was last summer, and I was up later than normal and caught their performance on David Letterman.  Excellent Song.
(And no, they have nothing to do with the Twilight movies)

Enjoy.... "On The Corner"

Thursday, January 5, 2012

PE Day - Thursday

Today, JH PE classes will be doing fitness workouts.... trying to "recapture" our physical state before the Christmas break.

Personal Fitness class will be measuring Height, Weight, Body Fat, and Body Mass Index (BMI) today.

Good Luck to the Lady Cubs as they travel to Crow Creek in Girls Basketball tonight.

Go Big.  Go Red.  Go Cubs.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Start of 2nd Semester

Today we will start 2nd Semester at both CMS and CHS.

Health classes today will go over an introduction to Chapter 9, Making Healthy Food Choices.  We will watch a short video and have a short discussion.

Personal Fitness class will meet today outside the locker room area.  We will go over class rules and expectations, take a tour of the weight room area, and sign up for edmodo.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Back To Work

Hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year.

Lesson Plans for this week are posted HERE.

Second Semester Starts tomorrow, January 4th.

Staff are back at school today, for a teacher workday, preparing for the start of Second Semester.

For anyone who is a newcomer to my classroom blog, I use this as a kind of "online bulletin board" where I post what's going on that day, upcoming tests, etc, etc.