Physical Education and Computer

Miss Carlton

 

Physical Education

Students in grades PreK-2 practice many different skills.  We have fun learning to toss, catch, volley balloons and even juggle with scarves.  We learn to kick, dribble and even hit targets.  Students love our fun tagging games, too. 

Students in grades 3-8 are mostly involved in team sports.  Cooperation and Good Sportsmanship are encouraged and expected by all.  We play games such as Soccer, Volleyball, Kickball, Wiffleball, Handball, Basketball and also Invasion Activities.

What can my child wear to Gym class?

All students must come to school in their school uniform.  Our school uniform is considered appropriate for gym class. However, some students prefer to wear something more comfortable during gym.  In this case, students are allowed to bring PLAIN BLACK OR BLUE shorts or sweatpants/athletic-type pants to change into.  Some students are able to wear their shorts underneath their skirt or pants for quick changing. Most students do not change shirts, but if they choose to do so, the shirt must be plain white.

Tennis shoes are required on gym days.  

No jewelry allowed during gym.

If a student needs to be excused from participating in gym class, please send a doctor's note or note from a Parent/Guardian to the homeroom teacher.  You can also email me at kcarlton@btc-school.org

 

 

 

COMPUTERS

I teach Computer Class to students in PreK 3, PreK 4, 6th, 7th and 8th grades.  These classes have Computer class once a week.  

Students in PreK focus on a letter of the alphabet each week.  I introduce short Discovery Education videos to the students to help share information about the specific letter that we are learning.  Each student will then have a chance to work at their own computer.  We play interactive games from pbskids.org, abcya.com and nickjr.com.  We also use a program called Kidpix.  These websites are great learning tools for the students.    All of these programs help students practice using the functions of the mouse as well as educating them on skills such as recognizing shapes, counting, matching and learning the alphabet.

Students in grades 6-8 will be introduced to a new learning tool this year called Google Classroom.  Google Classroom is a paperless way to send assignments to students.  It also allows them to send information back to the teacher for grading and reviewing.  In addition, students will learn how to use several Google Apps for Education including, Google Sheets, Forms, Docs, Drawings and Slides.  Students also use this class time to type research papers for other subjects. We look forward to using our NEW Google Chromebooks this year!

I encourage students to practice their Keyboarding skills daily.  Check out some fun keyboarding games below, that you can do at home! Students will Google Accounts may also check out the "Webstore" for some Keyboarding Apps as well. 

PRE-K - Here are some games that the students have played this year to help improve their "mouse" skills.

http://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/busyday/bubbles/

http://www.abcya.com/counting_sorting_comparing.htm

http://www.abcya.com/kindergarten_alphabet_bingo.htm

These websites offer many other activities.  Check it out!!! 

 

Keyboarding practice for kids:

http://www.abcya.com/cup_stack_typing_game.htm

http://www.abcya.com/must_pop_words.htm

http://www.abcya.com/kids_typing_game.htm

http://www.abcya.com/keyboard_invasion.htm

http://www.abcya.com/typing_race_cars.htm

http://wwxw.abcya.com/typing_rocket.htm

 

Health Websites for kids

http://www.choosemyplate.gov/kids/Games.html

http://www.choosemyplate.gov/kids/index.html

http://kidshealth.org/kid/

http://kids.usa.gov/health-and-safety/health/index.shtml

https://www.brainpop.com/health/

Clubs to look forward to this year:

 

-Blue Crew (September-January)

-Bootcamp (in February)

 

Blue Crew

The Blue Crew is a Spirit Squad made up of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta's very own, 7th and 8th grade students.  These students volunteer their time, to come out to various North County CYC sporting events, and cheer on the athletes.  We attend BTC Volleyball, Basketball and Soccer games. 

I developed this Spirit Squad to allow the students to show support for their community and our student athletes.  See you on the field or on the court very soon! Go BTC!!!

 

Blue Crew Pics!!!

 

Physical Education and Computers

  • Graduated from Lindenwood University
  • BA in Physical Education

This is my 14th year teaching at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta School. 

I teach Physical Education for grades PreK-8.

I also teach Computers for grades PreK, 6, 7 and 8. 

 

GO BTC!!!