Jana Schultz

Physical Education News

Coming soon! You will be able to read the latest news about the students’ work in Physical Education class on the Toledo Campus for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Why Crossing the Midline Activities Helped this Child Listen to his Teacher


Is Sitting Bad for Children Too?
Is Sitting is Bad for Children Too?We all have heard that sitting too long is detrimental to our health. However, most studies look at the effects of sitting times on adults in the work environment, not how it’s related to children. A new study published in Experimental Physiology by Ali McManus looks at prolonged periods of sitting and its effects on children. “The study found that after a single session of prolonged inactivity, the children developed changes in their blood flow and arteries that, in grown-ups, would signal the start of serious cardiovascular problems.” Luckily, the girls’ arteries returned to normal quickly, after activity was resumed. Researchers were encouraged to learn that “When the girls broke up their sitting time with easy cycling, they showed no decline at all in vascular function.” It appears adults and kids alike should spend fewer hours sitting and more hours moving in order to ward off future health issues.

Check out the full article to learn more.

Try walking for 2-minutes after sitting for a long time period.

3rd Level Ice Skating Dates and Time

January 15, 22, 29. Time-12:30-2:00

Students Need:

Helmet, long socks, warm clothes.

Parents are welcome to come!

Fun Activities For Kids of All Ages

Here are a few ideas I have started to incorporate in physical education classes to help increase students math skills that you can also do at home.

foxtail#1- Foxtail Ball Addition-(to create a fox’s tail, place a tennis ball in the toe of sock then tie a knot to secure or you can find at toy store with colorful ribbon)

Objective: to catch the foxtail by the tail to the total of exactly 21 points.

Points are awarded by where the student catches the foxtail.

  • 5 points=end of tail (the hardest catch)
  • 3 points=middle of the tail
  • 1 point=ball or the start of the tail.

#2- Drop 21

Objective: to catch a small bouncy ball in the LEAST amount of drops to 21 points.

Drop the ball from shoulder height allowing it to bounce 2-3-4 times then try to catch it. From the caught number, continue to drop and catch. To be successful, you must catch a drop at exactly 21 points.