Grade 8

Welcome to Respecki’s Grade 8 PE Blog! 

Grade 8 PE 2015 has some exciting activities in store for YOU!

So far we have established comfortable benchmarks for your Fitness by utilizing ‘Fitnessgram’ where you can check out how you compare to you in December!! Please reference the below blog entry for review and specifics on each assessed area. 

Also, our class has played ‘Indoor Invasion Games’, while collaborating with classmates in team settings and demonstrating general knowledge and understanding of the game of Volleyball. Currently, we are developing skills in the ‘Outdoor Invasion Game Unit’ specifically with a variety of games in Soccer and Touch Rugby!! Fun Times here at ISM!

Stay Active and Encourage others to be active with YOU! 



Welcome to Grade 8 PE Blog!!!

Currently, our class is playing Soccer and will begin Touch next week! An additional program that ISM has implemented this year is Fitnessgram. We have completed the Pacer and Curl Up Test with the Push-up, and the Back Saver Sit and Reach to follow. Please feel free to browse through any of the tests online in case you would like to practice or have your family give it a try :  )!!! 


To help encourage students to be physically active, we are introducing FITNESSGRAM®, a comprehensive youth fitness assessment with reporting capabilities. We are excited to utilize this fitness assessment tool for the benefit of our students and families.

We consider the FITNESSGRAM a premier assessment for three reasons:

1. FITNESSGRAM places emphasis on aspects important to the student’s health. It measures aerobic capacity, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition and it is for all children regardless of ability.

2. FITNESSGRAM does not compare students to other students; instead it compares a student to carefully set health fitness standards, established for each age and gender, called the Healthy Fitness Zone®(HFZ). The HFZ can help students set fitness goals and check their progress to plan for lifelong physical activity.

3. FITNESSGRAM uses innovative software that can track and generate student reports. The student reports provide objective individualized feedback and positive reinforcement that are vital for changing behavior. Our school is looking forward to utilizing the reporting functions to help communicate your child’s fitness results.










1 Mile Run



Respecki Grade 8 – International Games

International Games

Some sports we will be doing during this unit…

  • Handball
  • Korfball
  • Tchoukball
  • Lacrosse
  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Ultimate



Design and produce a ‘How to play’ in 10 Simple Rules Brochure

Your brochure must be folded into a leaflet and contain the following information

  • Basic rules of the game
  • Comparison to another game
  • It must be present as fun, informative and interesting!
See the rubric for more details

Respecki Grade PE

This week we started our Soccer Unit, we reviewed dribbling and passing techniques. Next week, we will move to trapping and small sided games. The assessment task for this unit is based on your ability to work with teammates in a positive manner as well as your skill level while participating in game situations.  Continue to fill in your Activity Journals each day!!!!   Hope your CWW was both rewarding and FUN! 

See ya next week at the MS Field for more Soccer !!!

Coach Respecki