Welcome to PE at Hoover Elementary
Your student will have PE two times most weeks of school for the entire 2017-18 school year. It is really important for each Hoover Husky to dress for activity on their PE days; this includes the proper shoes. I prefer soft soled, close toed and the shoe that connects at least to the heel (toe protection and to keep the shoe in place). Grades 1st-5th go outside whenever possible and kick footballs and soccer balls and do other activities on the playground as well as the field. It’s perfectly alright to bring another pair of shoes to school to change into before coming to PE it they aren’t wearing safe PE shoes.
PE is an active class so dressing for activities is very important. When possible, I will tell classes what is coming up so they can plan ahead.
If your student for any reason must sit out of PE, please call the office and leave a message for their PE teacher or send a note with your child in the morning. For all students, it would be great if they could bring something to do during their PE time (if they bring homework or a book to read from their class that would be great).
At the beginning of the school year we work on playground type activities (K-2) and football skills (3-5). As long as we are able this fall, we will be outside. When we do get pushed in, we will work on volleyball skills as well as hand-eye coordination activities.
Lifelong activity is our focus for students here at Hoover. Whenever possible I like to relate what we are doing in PE to where and how they can add these activities into their regular life. Whether it’s a sport that they participate in or an activity that they do, all hand-eye coordination activities we do can also improve an activity that also uses hand-eye coordination.
Mrs. Looney (M/W)
Elementary PE Specialist
Walk/Bike to School (WB2S)
The first Thursday of every month is a Walk Bike to School day. We encourage all families to get to school without the use of a car that day. You can check out more about the national movement here.
Welcome to Art at Hoover Elementary
Our art program at Hoover Elementary School is designed to help students practice applying the elements of art and principles of design through open-ended projects that encourage expression and creativity. I believe creativity is innate; frequent opportunities to access creativity help us recognize and find confidence in this aspect of ourselves. Brief art history lessons are included as we examine pieces for inspiration. At Hoover, we practice a growth mindset, encouraging and supporting each other as we learn art vocabulary, practice foundational skills, and express ourselves through painting, chalk, fibers, clay, printmaking, and sculpture projects. I look forward to celebrating the work of our Hoover artists this year at our Fine Arts Nights!
Elementary Art Specialist
Welcome to Music at Hoover Elementary
Welcome to ELL at Hoover Elementary
More to come…