Jennifer Washington

Physical Education

Staff
662.393.4585

Welcome to PE!! 

This is my first year as your child's PE teacher. I enjoy getting the kids active while making it fun! I love to see the children's ability grow each week.  

I have a bachelor's degree from Ole Miss. I am married and have four children. I enjoy jogging, traveling and spending time with my family.

 

Let's Get Moving!!!

Shadow Oaks Elementary students,

While you are at home thinking there is no way you can stay active.... I have a secret! Are you ready??? You can stay very active and do most of the same things we do at school in P.E. I will continue to post weekly activities I challenge you to complete at least once a week. I will also post a weekly health tip. We have discussed all school year about healthy eating and how to take care of your body to remain healthy. Let's remember even while you are home to practice those healthy habits to keep your self and your family healthy! I can't wait to see each one of you soon!! 

I have listed some websites with different types of exercise videos to help keep you moving while you are at home. Go Noodle and Move to Learn are excellent websites to go to with different exercises easy to access at home. If you love dancing you can go to youtube.com and search Kidz Bop videos and it will give the option for dance videos. They will show you the moves to your favorite songs.  

 

 March 23, 2020

  • Stretch both legs for 20 seconds
  • butterfly (eagle wings) stretches for 20 seconds
  • windmills counting to 20
  • 20 jumping jacks
  • 5 push-ups
  • 20 bicycles
  • If you have a jump rope at home try to jump rope 3 times (without stopping

Health Tip:

  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water 
  • Drink plenty of water  

March 30 - April 3, 2020

  • Stretch both legs for 20 seconds
  • Stretch both legs straight in front for 20 seconds
  • butterfly stretches for 20 seconds
  • 20 jumping jacks
  • 5 push-ups
  • 20 bicycles
  • Try running in place for 20 seconds
  • If you have a basketball at home you can dribble the basketball 5 times with each hand.  

Health Tip:

  • Eat fruits and vegetables daily to give your body the proper nutrition
  • Wash your hands regularly; especially after using the restroom, coughing or sneezing, and before meals

April 5 - April 10 

  •  Stretch both legs for 20 seconds
  •  Stretch both legs together in front of your body for 20 seconds
  • Butterfly stretches for 20 seconds
  • 20 jumping jacks
  • 5 push-ups
  • 20 bicycles
  • Run in place for 20 seconds
  • Try running down your drive and back up as fast as you can. If its easy for you, do it twice and try to increase this each day. (One time the first day, twice the second day and keep increasing each day. This will help get your heart rate up)

Health Tip:

  • Drink lots of water. Kids ages 5-8 should drink at least 5 glass of water a day.
  • Make sure to use this time to practice good hygiene and wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water before every meal and after coughing, sneezing, or using the restroom.   

  April 13 - 17

  • Stretch both legs for 20 seconds
  • Stretch both legs together in front of your body for 20 seconds
  • Butterfly stretches for 20 seconds
  • 20 jumping jacks
  • 5 push-ups
  • 20 bicycles
  • 20 Squats 
  • 10 lunges on each leg ( We have also done these in gym class)  
  • Run in place for 20 seconds
  • Try running down your drive and back up as fast as you can. If its easy for you, do it twice and try to increase this each day. (One time the first day, twice the second day and keep increasing each day. This will help get your heart rate up)
  •  If you have any side walk chalk at home you can draw a hop scotch pattern. This is excellent exercise that is easy to make any where. In case you have forgotten we have done this in the gym using hoola hoops! (https://youtu.be/gmdexzkvMrw)

Health Tip:

  • Staying physically active and increasing your heart rate every day helps reduce stress and makes you feel better! 
  • Stretching before doing any exercise also prepares your muscles to be able to grow from being active and prevents muscle cramps. 

Keep up the good work! You all are amazing and I can't wait to see how much more you can do when we get back to school!  

April 20 - 24

  • Stretch both legs for 25 seconds
  • Stretch both legs in front and hold for 25 seconds
  • Butterfly stretches for 25 seconds
  • 25 squats
  • 30 Bicycles
  • Increase your push-ups if you can (I know several of you were able to do at least 10 before Spring break, so go ahead and try to do more!!)
  • Try doing 30 jumping jacks
  • Run in place for 30 seconds (You can run in place longer if you are able to!!)
  • You can ask your parents to go for a walk around the neighborhood (as long as you stay at least 6 feet away from others)
  • Dribble a basketball ball for 30 seconds with each hand.
  • If you were able to draw a hop scotch pattern last week you can make it longer to make it more difficult. (This also helps strengthen your coordination and balance)

Health Tip:

  • Staying physically active and increasing your heart daily can increase your immune system's ablilty to fight off illnesses! 
  •  You should have 1-2 cups of fruit every day and 1-3 cups of vegetables every day. (Fruit examples: blueberries, strawberries, mango, pineapple, or even just mixed fruit. You can buy any of these at the local grocery store. Also, one cup of fruit juice can count as part of your fruit serving for the day!! Vegetable examples: broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, carrots, green beans)   

April 27 - May 1

  • This week I would like to see you try more dancing! I am going to start with some stretching! Remember stretching is so important to do before you do any form of exercise. It stretches your muscles to help them be able to grow with exercise and it most importantly helps prevent those muscle cramps!!
  • Stretch the right leg and left leg for 30 seconds each
  • Stretch both legs together in front for 30 seconds
  • Butterfly stretches for 30 seconds
  • Stretch your left arm over your head to the right side and hold it for 20 seconds
  • Stretch your right arm over your head to the left side and hold it for 20 seconds
  • Stretch both arms straight up above your head and reach for the stars!! Hold it for 20 seconds
  • EXCELLENT JOB!! NOW LETS TRY SOME DANCING!!
  • Below I have a website with Kidz Bop Dance along videos. (Student's please make sure your parents are aware you are opening up the Kidz Bop Website on YouTube) 
  •  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMr-d2PLsO95ydptpBnsxdQNSKc9iUNU0

Health Tip:

  • Dancing is a fun way to stay active and have fun.
  • Help your parents by cleaning up your mess and help wipe down counters and tables after meals to keep things clean and disinfected.  
  • Don't forget to also keep your hands washed with soap and water! (While washing your hands say the ABC song, that will be at least 20 seconds and helps you practice those ABC's!)

May 4 - May 8

  • SOES eagles!! Send me any pictures you have of you staying active! Let me know if there are any exercises you would like to do for the upcoming weeks. I would love to hear from you!
  • Stretch the right leg and left leg for 30 seconds each
  • Stretch both legs in front and hold for 25 seconds
  • Butterfly stretches for 25 seconds
  • 25 squats
  • 30 Bicycles
  • Increase your push-ups if you can (I know several of you were able to do at least 10 before Spring break, so go ahead and try to do more!!)
  • Try doing 30 jumping jacks
  • Run in place for 30 seconds (You can run in place longer if you are able to!!)
  • You can ask your parents to go for a walk around the neighborhood (as long as you stay at least 6 feet away from others)
  • Dribble a basketball ball for 30 seconds with each hand.
  • If you were able to draw a hop scotch pattern last week you can make it longer to make it more difficult. (This also helps strengthen your coordination and balance)
  •   If you do not have a jump rope at home there are still ways to jump rope pretending you have a jump rope. It is all about using your hands and jumping once your hands swing around, just like if you had a jump rope!  Practice that outside a few times, it will help you become even better at jumping rope once we return to school!

* If you have any pictures of you doing activities please don't hesitate to email them to me! I would love to see my sweet kids staying active and healthy!!  

I MISS YOU ALL SO MUCH! I would love for you to send me pictures of you staying active!

Health Tip:

  •  Did you know eating fruits rich in color are ways to give your bodies lots of vitamins and antioxidants? (Antioxidants are what helps your body fight off illnesses and keeps your immune system healthy.)
  • Fruits high in these vitamins and antioxidants are things like cranberries, red grapes, peaches, raspberries, strawberries, pears, oranges, apricots, mangos, cantaloupe, watermelon, and even tomatoes.
  • You should eat at least one cup of fruit a day! (Guess what? A cup of juice can even count as your daily amount!) 

May 11 - 15

  • Stretch both legs for 20 seconds
  • Stretch both legs together in front of your body for 20 seconds
  • Butterfly stretches for 20 seconds
  • 20 jumping jacks
  • 5 push-ups
  • 20 bicycles
  • 20 Squats 
  • 10 lunges on each leg ( We have also done these in gym class)  
  • Run in place for 20 seconds
  • Try running down your drive and back up as fast as you can. If its easy for you, do it twice and try to increase this each day. (One time the first day, twice the second day and keep increasing each day. This will help get your heart rate up)
  •  If you have any side walk chalk at home you can draw a hop scotch pattern. This is excellent exercise that is easy to make any where. In case you have forgotten we have done this in the gym using hoola hoops! (https://youtu.be/gmdexzkvMrw)

Health Tip:

  • We have discussed the different fruits and vegetables your body needs daily. This week try to keep a journal of the fruits and vegetables you eat. This will help you see if you are eating the right amount or if you need to increase your fruit and vegetables. Also, write down how many glasses of water you drink. You can email me your journals or if you have any questions please email me.  

Yearbooks!!

Parents,

We are expecting the yearbooks to be in around June 12th. If you have already purchased a yearbook we will contact you to pick them up once we have recieved them. If you have not already purchsed one but you would like to please email me your name and number. The yearbook quantities are limited, they will be sold on a first come basis.