Kindergarten – 4th grade: Tennis shoes, socks (preferably no dresses or skirts worn on gym day)
5th - 8th grade: Tennis shoes, socks, plain T-shirt, gym shorts/sweat pants
• All students are asked to bring these items in a bag on gym day. Classroom teachers will advise students when they can change into gym clothes for the day.
• Grades 5-8 students or any student who changes clothes for gym class must carry a pair of sweat pants in their bags from October 1st – May 1st, in case class is held outside during these months. The student can wear shorts during PE throughout the winter, but is asked to have sweat pants on-hand in the event the class goes outside.
• T-shirts and shorts must follow the school policy.
• Students may wear St. Patrick spirit shirts with lettering.
Staying active throughout the year
Encourage your children to be active. There are lots of activities they can do no matter what the weather. Try the following:
~ Run around the outside of the house as many times as your age
~ Get enrolled in extra-curricular activities
~ Take a hike or a bike ride as a family (weather-permitting)
~ Push-ups, Crunches, Jumping Jacks, Mountain Climbers, Twists, Leg Lifts (10 each, then start again!)
~ Create your own workout/obstacle course! Use the imagination that God gave you!
Kindergarten - Grade 3
Day 1: Stretch as we do in class for five minutes. Pick your favorite music and dance for 30 minutes! Cool down by doing the inhale/exhale breathing we do in class. Stretch one last time.
Day 2: Create a music band! Find an instrument, get your siblings or cave-giver, and march around the house while playing your instrument! Afterwards, see how long you can jog in-place. Get your siblings in on this too! Who can jog the longest? Who can jog while playing the drums? Finish with 20 jumping jacks. Cool down as you did on Day 1.
Day 3: If weather permits, build a snowman, create your own snow hill and go sledding, or try jogging in the snow! To finish, walk around the outside of your house the same number as your age. Make sure you bundle up and wear your boots, of course! If the weather does not permit, choose the lesson from Day 1 or Day 2 and repeat.
Grades 4 - 8:
Day 1: Stretch as we do in class for five minutes. Leg Lifts - Do 20, each side. Crunches - 20 to the front, 10 to each side. Push-ups - Do 10, rest 30 seconds, do 10 more. Jumping Jacks, Twists, Mountain Climbers - Do 20 each with no break in-between. Cool down with upright stretches.
Day 2: Stretch for five minutes. Jog in-place for 10 minutes, incorporating high knees on minutes 3, 6, and 9. Now get your favorite music out and dance for 25 minutes. If you have a hula hoop, this is a great tool for indoor fitness. Try the hula hoop for five minutes.
Day 3: If weather permits, build a snowman, create your own snow hill and go sledding, or try jogging in the snow! To finish, walk around the outside of your house the same number as your age. Make sure you bundle up and wear your boots, of course! If the weather does not permit, choose a lesson from Day 1 or Day 2 and repeat.