It has been a wonderful February in the Physical Education Program here at Stony Brook. We have been working on our heart healthy exercise and jumping skills. Your student has learned about how jumping games and activities help to keep our hearts healthy. We have also learned about some of the reasons eating too much of unhealthy foods, especially salty snacks and sugars, can make our hearts unhealthy.
Our jumping unit tied perfectly into our Jump for Heart Fundraiser in which students were encouraged, make heart healthy choices with food and exercise, and also to collect donations for the American Heart Association. SBES has raised $5,625 to help fight and prevent heart disease. GREAT JOB!
As we look ahead to March, we will be starting our ball skills unit for our feet. We have already worked on ball skills that use our hands, but in March we will work on ball skills that use our feet, such as kicking, trapping, dribbling and passing.
I would also like to remind everyone that students are required/expected to wear sneakers to PE. With the weather forcing us into boots, it is especially important to be aware of your students PE days, and send them with sneakers, even if they only wear them in the GYM.