Physical Education News

Jana Schultz

Read the latest news about the students’ work in Physical Education class on the Toledo Campus for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on March 2, 1904 in Massachusetts. Geisel wrote under the pen name Dr. Seuss, and his beloved children’s books continue to inspire kids as well as adults. He would have been the iconic children’s book author’s 112th birthday.


Students had to practice their balance while making a “Dr. Seuss” hat.


The King’s Stilts


Reading Station and Birthday Card


3rd Level Ice Skating Lessons at Tam-O-Shanter


In January, the third graders took ice skating lessons at Tam-O-Shanter. A bus transported the students to the arena for an hour-long session for four weeks. Ice skating is great exercise at anytime of year!

Written by 6th Level students

1_Red-Ribbon-WeekDuring the month of February, we studied the dangers of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco in health class. So for Red Ribbon Week (Feb. 22-26) we have a week full of fun activities to help celebrate that we are drug, alcohol, and tobacco free!

  • Monday – Face painting (Before school and at recess)
  • Tuesday – Pack Something Red In Your Lunch Day! (For example, apples, tomatoes, or red pasta sauce)
  • Wednesday – Crazy Red Hair Day (Red hair spray will be available before school and after recess)
  • Thursday – Lunch in the commons with a D.A.R.E. Officer
  • Friday – Wear Red Day! There will also be a special treat from Jana at lunchtime

Upper Elementary and Middle School students worked with Jana Schultz, WSM’s Physical Education & Health teacher, during health class to plan the events. Students grades 4-8 will participate in these activities next week.

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.