Thursday, August 22, 2019

Welcome Back!

Dear students and parents/guardians,

      I want to welcome everyone back and I hope both my students and their parents/guardians had a great summer.  This years physical education class will consist of many fun and exciting activities/games that will promote teamwork, leadership, cooperation, physical fitness, and skills needed to develop the students into being self sufficient lifelong learners.  I plan to incorporate games such as basketball, kickball, and floor hockey among other things to promote the skills listed above.  

      Some information that parents/guardians might be interested in are as followed-

1. Students should be dressed for class in a solid color tee shirt or polo shirt or any Spartan shirt.  Shorts are allowed to be worn for P.E. class until daylight savings time.  After that the students will need to wear athletic pants such as sweatpants or jogging pants or khakis.  Sneakers are also a must for Physical Education.

2. Students should show either a doctors note or note from their parents/guardian pertaining to the physical health of the student (ie: if the student can't participate in P.E. due to a broken arm, sickness, injury, ect.)

3. Many different avenues will be used for grading the students such as skill tests, pencil and paper assessments, participation, and sportsmanship.  

      I will use this means of communication to post every unit of instruction I will be teaching and also for listing homework if necessary.  I look forward to a exciting productive year at North Schuylkill Elementary School.  If you have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to send me an email at ( and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Thank you,
Mr. Hinkel (NSE Health and Physical Education Teacher)

Monday, May 6, 2019

The Last few weeks in Health and P.E.

From now until the end of the year the students will be playing tag games, learning track and field skills, and also having kids choice the last P.E. class of the school year.  As the nice weather approaches we will be heading outside for certain classes.  For 3rd and 5th grade students taking Health class we will finish the school year covering the digestive and immune systems. 

Monday, April 15, 2019

This Week in P.E/Health

This week in P.E. we will be playing kickball grades K-6.  Kindergarten, first, and second grade will be playing an adaptive game of kickball called 1 base kickball while 3-6 grades will be playing regular kickball.  In health class grades 3 and 5 will continue learning about the circulatory system. 

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

This week in Health and P.E.

In P.E. class all students will be participating in the PACER test.  The PACER test is a cardiovascular endurance test.  It will see how well the students can run over long distances.  Student results will be compared to their previous scores recorded earlier in the school year. 

In Health class grades 3 and 5 will continue to learn about the different body systems. 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The next 3 weeks

For the next 3 weeks in P.E. all grades will be working on throwing and catching skill/games.  The students will learn and review the cues to throwing and catching.  After the skills are worked on the students will participate in teamwork and strategy throwing and catching games.

In Health class grades 3 and 5 will learn about the body systems such as the skeletal, muscular, and digestive system to name a few. 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Next Few Weeks

For the next few weeks in P.E. class grades 3-6 will be practicing badminton and hockey skills.  The students will be introduced  to different skills such as passing and shooting as well as serving and returning. 

Grades K-2 will be participating hand eye coronation through bean bag and scooper tossing.  They will also participate in the hockey skills such as passing, dribbling, and shooting. 

In Health class grades 3 and 5 will continue their learning of healthy nutrition as well as how to read and decipher a food label. 

Friday, January 4, 2019

The Next 3 Weeks

For the next 3 weeks we will be practicing and playing basketball in P.E. class.  All grade levels will work on dribbling, passing, and shooting skills associated with the game of basketball.  In health class grades 3 and 5 will be diving into lessons on nutrition and the different food groups.