Now that December is here, our lower school athletes are getting in the spirit of winter sports. In the Barn, our second and fourth graders use pillo polo sticks to practice their hockey skills. They are learning how to defend, how to pass, and how to score using controlled dribbling and precision.
Our first and third graders are also working on dribbling, though with a basketball, using their fingertips and staying low to maintain control. They are also sinking (and missing) shots, driving up from the legs to power the ball towards to basket, and using their hands to guide and aim.
Over in the Downing gym, fifth grade is getting after it with volleyball and basketball units. They are learning to serve and swish, bump and box out, and communicate and compete. Our PE spaces are full of winter athletics these days, and despite the cool weather, our students are bringing the heat.