September 14

Parachute Fun with Quest Lemurs!

The Lemur Class had their first parachute PE class!  Working together as a team they were able to make big waves, little waves, and even launch plastic balls into the air!  This cooperative activity is great since all of the Lemurs must work together for all of the activities to be successful!

September 13

Preparing for the Quest Knights on the Run

Kindergarten through 5th Grade have been preparing for the 2nd Annual Quest Knights on the Run 4k!  Each class has been recording how many laps they can complete in 2-5 minutes.  The students are improving their endurance and stamina with their eye on the medal for the fastest lower school student at the 4k event!  Today- September 13th is the Early Registration Deadline to guarantee a T-shirt during the run!

September 7

Nights on the run family 4K

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Come join in the fun on Sunday October 1st. Bring the neighbors, grandma and grandpa, the dog and any other living thing that can walk or run.

Register on line or at the event. Early registration, guarantees a wonderful “Knights on the run” shirt.

We are looking forward to seeing you all at our 2nd annual event.  

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January 24

Rollerskating is Coming to Quest Academy!

We are excited to announce that Quest Academy has teamed up with Skatetime School Programs® to bring an exciting and innovative Physical Education program to its students in Kindergarten through 8th Grade. Starting on February 15, 2017 students will learn basic skating skills during regular gym class right on the gym floor.  This skating unit is being implemented because of its emphasis as a “Lifetime Activity”.  Skating provides a variety of benefits, which include balance, coordination, motor skills, and a top rated cardio respiratory workout.  During this unit students will learn basic skating skills such as starting, stopping, forward skating, backward skating, cornering, and a number of safety tips for being a smart skater!

Each student will be sent home with a permission slip, and it needs to be signed and returned in order to participate in the unit.  

 

September 7

Lower School PE Overview & Expectations

Physical Education Overview & Expectations

2016-2017 Lower School

  • Kindergarten through 5th Grade have PE 3x a week for 30 minutes
    • Pre-Kindergarten have PE 2x a week for 30 minutes
  • One teacher for Kindergarten through 5th Grade
    • One teacher and one assistant for Pre-Kindergarten
  • Appropriate footwear is required- no sandals or boots
    • There are extra shoes available for those that forget their shoes
  • Calendar of Activities on PE Blog: Questwellness.edublogs.org
    • The classes will be working on different themes throughout the year
      • Fitness/fitness games, cooperative learning activities, manipulative skills, locomotor skills, cross curricular activities
      • As the students progress through lower school physical education the activities will become more challenging
  • PE Goals-
    • Be Safe
    • Be Active
    • Have Fun
  • Grading-
    • Effort
    • Attitude
  • General Rules:
    • Be Ready
    • Be Respectful
    • Be Responsible
  • Fitness Testing 2x a year- Fall & Spring
  • Training for Quest Academy Family 4k
    • October 1, 2016

 

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August 30

Middle School Physical Education Expectations

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  1. Class time is approx. 45 minutes.
  1. Appropriate attire is required

*Shorts or sweat pants are required

*Shoes that lace up and have proper support (cross trainers or running shoes)

  1. Attention is paid to wellness and exercise physiology (Stretching, technique and core area)

*A healthy balance of mind and body is encouraged

           *Core exercises (emphasis on abdominal area)

*Stretching is a way to prepare the body for exercising, both physically and mentally.

-Increases heart and respiratory rate

                -Boosts the amount of oxygen and nutrients to the muscles

                -Prepares the body for the workout

               -Extends the time of quality exercise

               – Increases joint flexibility and range of motion

              -Improves posture

             -Relaxes muscles

            -Improves coordination

  1. Skills are practiced and advanced games are played.

          –We will work on technique through repetitions

5. Written tests will be given on specific sports

    6. Written tests will be given and/ or projects assigned on health, nutrition and muscles.

    7. Physical fitness testing will occur at least twice a year.

         -There will be assessment testing done at the beginning of the year and progress l testing at the end.

  1. Ballroom dancing and Yoga are some of our other possible units
  2. Snowshoes on West Campus when weather is optimal

 

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