Flag Football

Your students have been learning some fundamental skills of passing and throwing – overhand throwing motion that transfers to several sports.  We have played ‘simplified’ versions of flag football.  Of course, they want to play hard as I caution safety first and remind those players who are familiar with the game that not everyone has played before so be patient.  They have done well.  My goal, regardless of the activity, is participation and effort.

We will begin a soccer unit with different grade levels, as developmentally appropriate, doing different activities leading up to playing some soccer games.

It has been a blast!  Fortunately the weather has cooperated mostly and we have been able to be outside almost always.  As the rain comes in the challenge is to keep students engaged while we have “PE” in a classroom.

Thanks again, look for more posts as the year progresses.  Don’t hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or concerns.

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Mahar Bernadine

My name is Bernadine Mahar, the kids call me Ms. B. I have been in education for many years and have served students and staff in several roles. I have been a Physical Education instructor, a middle school counselor, a Dean of Students, a building principal, a behavior intervention specialist and have worked with children in an outdoor, alternative setting. My undergraduate degree is from Michigan State University. I have a Masters Degree in Psychology from Antioch University and a Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Washington. I love learning and I love children. I live on a small farm on Whidbey Island – yes I take a ferry to work!! My husband Dan is a farmer and an inventor. We have one son, Levi, two dogs, a kitty and chickens. I love reading, walking and cooking. I am honored to be here at St. Mary Magdalen. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions or concerns. Go Irish! Ms. B