January is floor hockey month!

Happy New Year and welcome back for a month of floor hockey drills, challenges, and games!

Our Early Childhood and Pre-K students will focus on pre-hockey skills by using implements for catching, rolling and striking. We'll start with…

smaller items such as domes and paddles (short levers) and work toward more challenging items such as butterfly nets and pool noodles (longer levers).  In addition, we'll continue our yoga with four new poses: half moon, tree, lion, turtle.

Students are learning to play group games with rules. "What time is it, Mr. Fox?", "duck, duck, goose", and "penguins and polar bears" are class favorites.


Our Junior Kindergartners through Second Graders are playing hockey with soft, safety sticks. They practice dribbling, passing and shooting a variety of balls and pucks. Students are again focusing on the advantages of finding open space, blocking out, and zone play. Our yoga poses are becoming more challenging: triangle, bow, boat, rabbit, camel. 

Games are still a big part of our day. We'll play "penguins and polar bears", and "minefield."  These games require some risk assessment and courage. Through trial and error, our students learn their limits and begin to develop their best game strategies.

Our Third-Sixth Graders are working their stick handling skills, position play and game strategy. Developing basic skills in passing through, give and go, clearing/dumping the puck and winning faceoffs is the goal. In fitness, classes are working on push-ups, plange holds, yoga series, and shuttle runs.

Alison Lohmann

Upcoming events:            green = home  gold = away

Jan 12: 5th/6th floor hockey game vs. Saul Mirowitz (4:00- 5:00 pm)
Jan 20: 5th/6th floor hockey game @ Rossman (3:30-4:30 pm)
Jan 27: 5th/6th floor hockey game @ Saul Mirowitz (4:00- 5:00 pm)

Jan 30: 5th/ 6th Floor Hockey Tournament @ RWS (8:00 am- 3:00 pm) Six schools, round-robin format.
Feb 11: 5th/6th basketball game vs. Saul Mirowitz (4:00-5:00 pm)

Feb 18: 5th/6th basketball game @ Community School (3:45-5:00 pm)
Feb 23: 5th/6th ski trip to Hidden Valley (8:00 am-3:00 pm)

Feb 24: 3rd/4th basketball game vs. Saul Mirowitz (4:00-5:00 pm)
Feb 26: 3rd/4th basketball game vs. Community School (3:45-5:00 pm)

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