Category Archives: physical education
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
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
Yesterday was our first day of ice skating! This is an opportunity for students big and small to spend some time on the ice, using a combination of strength and balance to keep themselves upright and moving. Beginners and experienced skaters … Continue reading
Each time we run our SOAR program, we pick a weekend day to walk on Miami’s natural trails with our families. Students, parents, and friends joined us on Sunday afternoon to go for a three mile hike. Those who felt … Continue reading
Students school-wide are currently participating in SOAR (Students Outside and Running) every day during recess! SOAR is a McGuffey program that many students look forward to every year. A course is laid out around the playgrounds for students to run or walk … Continue reading
Thanks to parent George Ironstrack, students in Lower Elementary and the Upper Unit learned how to play lacrosse last week. George shared some of the sport’s cultural history with our students, and brought in several varieties of lacrosse sticks to … Continue reading
It can be difficult to get outside and do our usual Physical Education activities when temperatures are below freezing and there are several inches of snow on the ground. McGuffey is fortunate to live only a couple buildings away from Oxford … Continue reading
What started out as an act of kindness for the school, quickly turned to an act of silliness by the LE Classroom.
On Sunday, October 12, at 1:00pm, we will be taking SOAR (Students Outside Active and Running) to the Miami Natural Trails for a McGuffey Community Hike. We will begin by hiking a three mile loop. Immediately following the completion of … Continue reading
We have been having a great time skating on Fridays! Check out our video and pictures from last week’s session. Thanks to Goggin Ice Center for coordinating this program with us, and to our many parent volunteers!