Rod Hartmann & Jennifer Leung

PE Update for Monday, March 30, 2020

There is silence in the gym as I post this today.  Ms. Leung and I miss seeing you all!  As we move towards online learning, being active is proving to be more difficult.  Recreation centers, playgrounds and gyms throughout the city are closed.  So as many of you are staying safe in your homes, Ms. Leung and I (and probably your parents) wish you to be active and stay healthy and fit.  Starting early next week, you can check out our D2L shells for PE activities.  We hope to provide you with some optional activities that you can do either by yourself, with your brothers or sisters or parents while at home.  So check out Ms. Leung's D2L PE shell if you are in Div II (Grades 4-6) or Mr. Hartmann's for Div I (Grades K-3) for some physical activities.  Stay safe and be healthy!

PE Update for Friday, March 6, 2020

This week in physical education classes we welcomed our special guest instructor Matt from YogaPl3y!  Students learned about practicing mindfulness, through working with partners and how their actions or inactions might affect others.  One of our learning goals was: "I can participate safely in balancing, static and dynamic movements alone and with others.  I can be positive as I challenge myself during calming and energizing yoga games and activities."  Thanks again to our guest Matt from YogaPl3y for teaching us about how yoga can be a positive influence in our lives.  Also, "thank-you" to our CJM School Council for fundraising for this valuable learning experience!

PE Update for Monday, Feb. 24, 2020

Over the past while in physical education, students participated in Mission Impossible as a culmination of our gymnastics unit.  Students enjoyed using their gymnastics skills to navigate their way through the obstacle course.  In the first part of February, students participated in net games related to volleyball skills.  Currently, we have been focusing on net games of badminton and racquet skills.  Stay active everyone!

PE Update for Friday Jan. 24, 2020

This week in physical education, we have been developing our gymnastics skills in a variety of centers.  Skills that students have been developing include balance, travels and sequences, bench travels and sequences, climbing, and swinging on ropes.  We look forward to continuing our gymnastics next week.   

PE Update for Friday, Jan. 17, 2020

Happy New Year everyone!

We started off the new year in physical education with some low organized games during the first week back from break.  Throughout the month of January we will be focusing on developing our gymnastics skills.  We are reminding students to come to physical education classes dressed to participate in gymnastics activities. Throughout this week we have been developing gymnastics skills through various travels, balances and sequences.

PE Update for Friday, Dec. 20, 2019

This week we have been moving to music and participating in a variety of creative and group dances as part of our PE classes.  Some students learned how to do the "moon walk" as well as "the Carlton".  We look forward to the winter break and encourage students to spend time being active either outdoors or indoors.  Have a safe and fun holiday.  See you in the new year!

PE Update for Friday, Dec. 13, 2019

This week all students from grades K-6 participated in our in-school Rocks and Rings residency.  We learned all about the importance of sweeping, what a curling rock is made of and how much it weighs, what the "house" is, and how to score points and keep score.  We participated in Tournament style floor curling games in which team members took turns sliding their rocks to the "house".  Thanks again to our School Council for providing CJM students with a new learning opportunity!

PE Update for Friday, Dec. 6, 2019

This week students focused on getting open by moving to open space, passing, receiving, dribbling and shooting as part of basketball games.  Div I students focused on a variety of activities in centers such as soccer, basketball dribbling (using fingerpads, waist high and eyes up). Other centers included ring toss, hula hoops and scoops and balls. 

Next week we are looking forward to learning about curling during our Rocks and Rings in-school residency.  Thanks to our School Council for providing our students with this exciting new opportunity!

PE Update for Friday, November 29, 2019

Students have been developing passing, receiving, moving to open space to be available to receive passes as part of the Grid Game and Grid Game 2.0.  These skills have been preparing students to participate in recently played games of Team Handball.  Some students have also participated in centres, developing such skills as tossing accuracy, passing and receiving and throwing to a target.  As well as, hula hooping, juggling scarves, passing and receiving with scoops and balls.  Our monthly active challenge for November is coming to an end.  We are looking forward to receiving all you active challenge tracking sheets and determining the winner for November.  Remember to keep active CJM!


PE Update for Friday, November 8, 2019

Students have continued to develop throwing skills and catching skills in Freeze and Melt as well as Team Passing and Keep Away.  Students practiced getting open and moving to open space in the "Yes" and "Team Keep Away" games. 

Tip: Continue to practice underhand and overhand throws.  Remember to STEP with your Opposite foot when throwing. 

Key Points for the Underhand throw: Swing, Step, Throw

Key Points for the Overhand throw: Step, Twist, Throw

October 21-25

This week in PE students warmed up with various tag games.  Students also continued developing their throwing skills but putting it into a game situation.  Students were placed on teams to play Target Ball.  Each team had 6 targets, 3 low to the ground and close and 3 on a bench farther away.  Teams worked together to throw the soft dodge balls at the pylon targets to knock off a tennis ball. If you were successful in knocking the other team's tennis ball off, you could then put a tennis ball back up on your side.  

PE Update for Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving weekend!  This week in Physical Education, students worked to develop their throwing skills.  Many targets were set up in the gym for our target challenge activity in which students gained points by hitting the targets with a variety of implements including tennis balls, wiffle balls, light balls, dodgeballs, bouncy balls, pool noodle pieces and even rubber animals.  Students practiced their accuracy from various distances and were encouraged to use their math skills to double or triple points depending on the distance of a successful throw and also to add up their scores to determine a total amount.  

ANNOUNCEMENT!  October Active Challenge begins Monday October 7, 2019!!!

The Physical Education team officially challenges the students at CJM to be as active as they can be.  At CJM we believe that it is important for students to be active inside and outside of school.  There are many benefits to active students, such as: helps prevent or reduce health problems, healthy growth and development, improve balance and develop skills, increase focus, attention and alertness, reduce stress and feel more relaxed, boost confidence and self-esteem, maintain healthy weight, and help to develop and maintain an active lifestyle to carry into adulthood.


The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines state that children aged 5-11 years should get at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity daily.  This should include vigorous intensity activities at least 3 days per week and activity that strengthen muscle and bone at least 3 days per week.  More daily physical activity provides greater health benefits.  For more information on the guidelines go to:

 Download the tracking sheet from the resources link on the right hand side of the page!

Ms. Leung and Mr. Hartmann

Friday October 4, 2019

This past week, students have been warming up with various tag games.  They have continued working on their striking, hand-eye coordination, and cooperation skills through the game of 4 square.  Students have been learning various versions of 4 square to keep the game interesting.  Ask me which version of 4 square I prefer to play!

Friday, September 27, 2019

Over the last couple of weeks in Physical Education we warmed up with a variety of tag games.  Students practiced our hopping skills in games of hopscotch on our compound area.  Then we developed our striking skills, hand-eye coordination and cooperation skills in 4 square games both in the gym and on the compound area of our school.

Welcome  to Physical Education with Mr. Hartmann and Ms. Leung!

This week we have been discussing the rules and expectations, consequences, self-assessment, and the Conflict Corner to reacquaint ourselves with the gym routines.

Each class has been teaming up to focus on the skills of cooperation and team work through games such as Rabbits and Hounds and Hula Huts.  Ask me about the game I played.

We have also been discussing how physical activity can help to live a healthy lifestyle.  Having a healthy lifestyle helps us "do life better".

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