Walton's Physical Education Webpage

Overall wellness is important to all and at all stages in ones’ life thus the importance of establishing active lifestyles and healthy behaviors, within the elementary grade levels, is where healthy habits begin. Teaching students to enjoy various movements, as they participate in a variety of activities tailored to developing important motor skills, is the foundation crucial to a healthy lifestyle.  

William A. Walton's Eagles Soar to Healthy Minds and Bodies!

Soaring to Healthier Minds & Bodies

As  Physical Education teachers, we understand the importance of continually striving to improve the effectiveness of our curriculum in order to impress upon our students and their parents the need for developing and maintaining healthy lifetime habits.  The key is for everyone to be inspired, motivated and encouraged to 'Get Moving'!

A website that provides a variety of online wellness resources for students and their families is...

https://www.actionforhealthykids.org/game-on-activity-library/

Be sure to check out these online resources for great information on how to be healthy for a lifetime!

Staying Healthy for Kids Choose My Plate for Kids Get Off the Couch Games
Kids Health  Sports Illustrated for Kids  Physical Activities for Kids
Kids on the Move  Kid's Guide to Nutrition Games Kids Play

FITNESS - Helping Students Develop Active Lifestyles

Being Fit and making time to Move-It are important to staying healthy.  By logging your fitness efforts, you can see the progress you are making towards getting at least 60 minutes of exercise each day! 

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Walton's P.E. Department Videos to help get you moving!...

Check out this video for a fun way to get up and get moving, using a pool noodle!

https://youtu.be/Z55M8-5NDb8 (Walton's PE Dept. Presents - Pool Noodle Fitness ideas on You Tube)

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Check out this video for a few ball handling activities to get yourself moving!

https://youtu.be/bGcrQfxn43w (Walton's PE Dept. Presents - Ball Handling Activities on You Tube)

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Check out this video to learn about Physical Education ~ Alphabet Style

  https://youtu.be/fGTiFvCqRSc    (Walton's PE  Dept. Presents - P.E. ~ Alphabet Style on You Tube)

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Check out this video to be inspired to create your own exercise video to post to Walton's Facebook page

https://youtu.be/4Kk6ner1QQE   (Walton's PE Dept. Presents - Make  YOUR Own Fitness Video on You Tube)

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Check out this video and create your own mini exercise video to music

https://youtu.be/B1A0E2rtb94  (Walton's PE Dept. Presents - PB and J fitness fun)

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Check out this video and play Fitness 21 -  roll the dice and get moving

https://youtu.be/M0HZACONS3E  (Walton's PE Dept. Presents -Fitness 21 - dice and exercise game)

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Check out this video that helps you learn the names of your Major Muscles as well as exercises that work those major muscle groups

https://youtu.be/fTHRc5pOAes    (Walton's PE Dept. presents Kids in Motion Stay in Motion)

  

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While we are out of school, take time to read the Tip Sheet-Be A Fit Kid.  Also, complete the How Many Exercises Can You Do in 1 Minute worksheet.  This worksheet does not have to be completed in 1 day.  Stretch the challenge out over the course of a couple of weeks and simply test yourself on one exercise a day.  (Feel free to test yourself again on a later day.  If your score improves, write your best score!)  The Exercise is Fun Move-It Log sheet, should be completed over the duration of time that we are out of school.

Remember, everyone should aim for at least a total of 60 minutes physical activity each day!  Eating Healthy and exercising are important for everyone so 'just do it'!

 Tipsheet2_BeAFitKid.pdf 

 How many exercises can you do in 1 minute.pdf 

 Exercise is Fun Move-It Log sheet.pdf 

Check out the Physical Education ~ Alphabet Style flyer below.  As you spell different words, do the exercises that are assigned to each letter.  For instance, if I were to spell FITNESS, I would look at the flyer and would do the following exercises:

F -Crab walk forward 10 steps, I - 10 push ups, T - 10 crunches or sit ups, T - 10 crunches  or sit ups, N - 10 jumping jacks, E -5 hops on left foot, S - crab walk forward 10 steps and S - crab walk forward 10 steps.

 Physical Education Alphabet Style.pdf 

Do the exercises that spell your name.  Get your family to join in the fun.  There are so many ways to use this activity.   Try this big challenge, see if you can go through the entire alphabet in one day.  You do not have to do it all at one time, spread the letters and their assigned exercises to be done throughout the day. 

  

 

NUTRITION - Helping Students Develop Healthy Eating Habits

Exercise and eating healthy are both important to taking good care of our bodies.  Walton's PE department has provided students with several worksheets to help them understand what kinds of foods are important to eat to help keep our bodies fueled.   While students are out of school, this would be a great time for students to work through the nutritional worksheets and learn about the MyPlate and gain some understanding into what healthy eating is all about.  Also, be sure to check out our videos to help you learn more about the MyPlate as we give you some simple to make healthy snacks.

  

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Walton's P.E. Department presents videos on the My Plate and to help you snack healthy...

Healthy Snacks #1 on You Tube https://youtu.be/7o_WWwGjzxk

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Healthy Snacks #2 on You Tube  https://youtu.be/NouTzZvGlJk 

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Healthy Snacks #3 on You Tube  https://youtu.be/49s1KZ-tnFE

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Healthy Frozen Treat on You Tube https://youtu.be/CC2k0wGlM3w

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Yummy Yummy Fruit Salad on You Tube https://youtu.be/P84FOF__vgA

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Make Healthy Food Choices, Eat This NOT That on You Tube https://youtu.be/numm_wynIks

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Make Healthy Food Choices, How to Make an Easy Pizza Bun on You Tube https://youtu.be/2VzuHQOJcUU

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Check out this video that helps you learn the importance of eating a variety of fruits and Vegetables   https://youtu.be/5IwsKYVBB8k (Walton's PE Department presents Eat the Healthy Way, the Color Way)

  

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Check out this free online interactive game for kids.  Kids can reach Planet Power by fueling their rocket with food and physical activity.  Fuel tanks for each food group help kids keep track of how their choices will ultimately, pay off!  Go to  https://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/blast-game

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The following worksheets are simple, fun and educational too.  The Super crew Color food tracker helps to ensure students are eating a variety of foods from the various food groups.  The MyPlate worksheets introduces students to the various sections of the plate and how different kinds of foods have a place in our meals.  The weekly family/kids nutrition goals tracking worksheet helps students utilize the MyPlate in determining which section of the plate the foods they are eating would fit.  Do a worksheet a day and enjoy learning how eating healthy is good for you.

 my-plate-for-children-food-groups-picture-page-early-nutrition-education-young-childrens-food-pyramid-page.pdf 

 kids-my-plate-picture-chart-printable-easy-healthy-eating-learning-food-groups-information-kids-free-mypyramid-guide.pdf 

 myplate-healthy-dairy-foods-activity-page.pdf 

 myplate-healthy-fruit-foods-activity-page.pdf 

 myplate-healthy-grains-foods-activity-page.pdf 

 myplate-healthy-protein-foods-activity-page.pdf 

 myplate-healthy-vegetables-foods-activity-page.pdf 

 weekly-family-kids-nutrition-goals-tracking-coloring-page.pdf 

 Super-Crew-ColorFoodTrackerFNL.pdf 

 

Please feel free to visit the following nutritional websites as they provide great resources for kids and parents regarding healthy eating.

http://www.nourishinteractive.com

https://www.superkidsnutrition.com

 

WALTON'S WELLNESS NEWSLETTERS

ALWAYS on the MOVE ~ It's What We DO ~ It's Good for Me & Good for You!

  The Feet Meet ~ HAS BEEN CANCELLED

We hope to look forward to the Feet Meet  being held in the Spring of 2021.  Students will be selected to represent Walton Elementary School at this county-wide event.  The Feet Meet brings together the Prince George County Public Schools' special needs students and provides them an opportunity to participate and engage with other special needs students in a training like setting for the Special Olympic events.  Students without disabilities participate alongside students with special needs as well as acting as facilitators and fans for the meet.  It is our hopes that both students with and without special needs form friendships that will have a positive impact on the relationships all our students have with each other.  What an awesome opportunity to work together in promoting physical activity, new friendships, teamwork and leadership with our students!

 

    Walton's Field Day  ~  HAS BEEN CANCELLED When:  Spring 2021  /  Time:  PreK to 1st grade from 9:30am-12:50pm  and  2nd grade to 5th grade from 10:10am-2:10pm  /   (If it rains, activities will be moved indoors.)

We look forward to having Field Day NEXT school year where we will be excited to create a day for our school to build community and celebrate positive school culture through physical activity and developmentally appropriate stations.  The Key is for everyone to be inspired, motivated, and encouraged to 'Get Moving' on Field Day!   We look to have have NEXT year's Field Day to be able to include the Fun Run!  With all the exciting activities that will be made available for our Eagles, we will need your help in making this day a positive experience for all.  Volunteers play a big role in helping the students have fun and stay safe as they move about and participate in the many activities.  ALL parents that will attend field day will be asked to help out during this event. 

If you are planning to assist with the Field Day, please be sure to complete and return the volunteer letter that will be sent home with your child.  Volunteers will be able to sign up for the station that they would like to work for Field Day.  Volunteers may choose to bring a packed lunch or purchase one from Walton's cafeteria.  Again, please be sure to complete and return the volunteer letter, which includes a place to note whether or not you plan to purchase a bag lunch and if so, write how many so we may adequately prepare for Field Day.  (The day of Field Day, Walton students will eat lunch as they normally do.  They may choose to bring a packed lunch from home or purchase the school lunch.)

  The Prince George Hometown Heroes, John Randolph Foundation 5k Walk/Run, Little Hero Kids' 1 Mile Run & Kinder Dash ~         HAS BEEN CANCELLED

We look forward to this race being held next year.   Next Spring, in preparation for the race, Walton's Physical Education teachers will conduct weakly Fun Run training sessions for those students who have signed up to participate in the Hometown Hero event.  In addition to the training sessions, April's P.E. classes will emphasize cardiorespiratory conditioning while students participate in a variety of activities that incorporate fun while they run.  We look forward to our Walton Eagles soaring to great heights as they participate in the Hometown Heroes Fun Run.  The key is for everyone to be inspired, motivated, and encouraged to 'Get Moving'!