The Physical Education department would like to thank the entire Wallin community for the continued encouragement and support. We are very fortunate to be working in such an incredible place.
Our goal in P.E. is to provide health related fitness and movement experiences to all. Students that move better and enjoy movement more (everything from sports to dance to going to and from class) are more successful in life. They are more mentally alert, and concentrate better in academics. And finally, fit students are more likely to become and remain fit adults, which means extended good health and quality of life.
Along the way we provide life skills such as sportsmanship, problem solving, team work and cooperation. We ask that the students follow directions, be a good sport, try their best and most importantly to have fun.
The Physical Education experience will continue to include lunch recess tournaments which are optional to grades 3 through 5. So far we have played No Mans Land (a frissbee throwing game) and Polo Sockey (combination of hockey and soccer). Upcoming tournaments will include Speed Stacking with cups and Tennis Baseball. Hopefully we are helping to prepare all students with healthier, happier lives.
Exercisingly yours, Coach Stevenson and Mrs. Tripp
Happy Holidays to all! The Wallin Honor Choir just performed their holiday concert last week. Hope you enjoyed their music-making! The students are singing and playing very well.
Choir will take a short break while I plan for the spring concert and rehearse our Orff Festival music. Please look for email and announcements from me as to when we will resume choir rehearsals (probably late January or February).
I would like to thank all the students and parents for shopping at our Scholastic Book Fair last week. We had an amazing group of parent volunteers and the library was able to raise money to buy new books for all students to check-out.
Our students are learning about our world this year. Each month, students will be listening to and researching various forms of literature and genres as it relates to different parts of the world. Our first stop will be Europe. We will study European fairy tales and poetry from the Medieval period, as well as learning geography and non-fiction topics for each continent.
Please keep taking A.R. quizzes for the many books you have been reading. Reading points are accumulated throughout the year for prizes and recognition at our end of the year A.R. Awards Ceremony. The top ten point earners in each grade level will receive an invitation to a special luncheon at the end of the year.
Keep reading and turning in Apple Core reading minute book marks!
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The Life Cube Project returns to downtown Las Vegas, connecting Art & Community! Everyone is invited to participate and it's all free and all are welcome. I encourage all students and their families to visit the Life Cube installation in downtown Las Vegas on Fremont at 9th Street. The project is running 24/7 from March 19th-April 2nd, 2016. On April 2nd at 10pm, The Life Cube will be set on fire and burnt to the ground.
We were so fortunate here at Wallin Elementary school to have Scott Cohen founder of the Life Cube Project speak to our students about this awesome project.
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