Category Archives: physical education

March Madness at McGuffey!

As the annual NCAA basketball tournament draws near, our McGuffey students took to the hardcourt. Over the next few weeks all classes will work on basketball fundamentals such as passing, dribbling, and shooting. After we have worked on these basic … Continue reading

Posted in Lower Elementary, McGuffey, Middle School, physical education, Upper Elementary

Having Fun Learning Taekwondo

Oxford Martial Arts & Fitness welcomed our students back last Friday for our first Taekwondo lesson of the year. These lessons are part of our PE program, and they give our students the opportunity to run, jump, kick, and block with their instructors. The lessons … Continue reading

Posted in Lower Elementary, Middle School, physical education, Primary, Upper Elementary

McGuffey on Ice

January brings the cold wind and snow, but it also brings ice skating. McGuffey students are always excited for January because it means PE at the ice rink. The students get to have the rink to themselves to learn to skate, … Continue reading

Posted in Lower Elementary, McGuffey, Middle School, physical education, Primary, Upper Elementary

Twister Party!

As the weather gets colder we like to find some fun indoor activities for PE. This was our second year for the silliness of our Twister party. All grades were invited over to the main building where we had several … Continue reading

Posted in Lower Elementary, Middle School, physical education, Primary, Upper Elementary

SOAR Family Hike

This past Saturday, some of the McGuffey community gathered for our annual SOAR (Students Outside and Running) Family Hike. Zafer Ozdemir led us on a three-mile hike followed by an optional three-mile run. It was a great opportunity for the students to … Continue reading

Posted in community, fundraising, McGuffey, outside, physical education

SOARing at McGuffey

It’s Fall and SOAR is in the air! SOAR, or Students Outside And Running, is an all-school running and walking program that inspires fun and fitness during the noontime recess and P.E. for two weeks. The entire McGuffey community takes laps … Continue reading

Posted in building and grounds, community, fundraising, Lower Elementary, McGuffey, Middle School, outside, physical education, Primary, Upper Elementary

Learning Yoga at McGuffey

McGuffey students have begun yoga practice with the help of yoga instructor Jill Levenderis. Students in every classroom will be enjoying four weeks of yoga instruction, which will give them a basic foundation in yoga and knowledge of several basic poses. Yoga … Continue reading

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Grassroot Soccer Partnership Next Month

McGuffey is pleased to partner with Grassroot Soccer and the Miami University Women’s Soccer Team in raising money for at-risk youth around the world. McGuffey parent Jon Ralinovsky kicked off this program with a generous donation that brings Jessica Byron … Continue reading

Posted in community, McGuffey, physical education

Tai Chi and Taekwondo: Soft and Hard Martial Arts at McGuffey

This year at McGuffey, our students have had the opportunity to study Tai Chi and Taekwondo. Both are martial arts; Tai Chi (a Chinese martial art) emphasizes softness, balance, and yielding, while Taekwondo (a Korean martial art) emphasizes hard strikes, … Continue reading

Posted in community, McGuffey, outside, physical education

Teamwork Runs in Physical Education

In Physical Education this year, we have been working on exercising our smile muscles while we get active. The teamwork runs we recently did are a great example. The classes all participated in a multi-stage relay event. Groups of 2 … Continue reading

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