Monday, 27 November 2017

Weeks 4 and 5

We are so lucky to have such generous people helping us at hockey! There are police officers, cadets and many other volunteers including Mrs. MacDonell that used to work at our school, but because she loves the program so much and loves the students at Stevenson, she comes every week to help out! We also have Ms. Husein, a mother of 3 at home, but a mother of 25 as she helps the grade 2/3s get dressed and with anything while they are on the ice!

Our volunteers are helping tie skates, tying hair back, untwist the jerseys from the rest of our equipment, tightening hockey shorts that are sometimes become loose and fall down to our ankles! 

We also have some of the greatest coaches also! They are so patient and so encouraging and lead us through so many fun and challenging drills! They also go out of their way to help out any way they can, and will literally take the shirt off their back to make sure everyone has everything they need.

Thank you!!

Sunday, 12 November 2017

After School Plan

Last week was our first after school session. The students were excited for their dry land training to begin! The students also spent time filling out a survey about their feelings and opinions about hockey and the night finished with a heathy dinner.

Each session will have gym time, classroom time and a meal. In the classroom, students will explore a different topic exploring different healthy living topics and positive character traits. Here is a list of the topics that will be explored:

November 13th: Trust (Team building)
November 20th: Yoga
November 27th: Empathy
December 4th: Humility/Caring
December 11th: Resilience
December 18th: No After School Session
January 8th: No After School Session
January 15th: Failure
January 22nd: Hard Work
January 29th: Outdoor Game
February 5th: Respect
February 12th: Attitude/Golden Rule
February 19th: No School - Louis Riel Day
February 26th: Goal Setting
March 5th: Project 11
March 12th: Hockey Review
March 19th: Last Session Patience and Mirror Image

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Week 3

I spy with my little eye some pretty great hockey players! The grade 2/3 students continued to work on their skating skills. There were drills skating around cones and diving under sticks. There was even some really great determination practicing crossovers! Way to go 2/3s!

The grade 4/5s were challenged skating backwards, working on agility and scrimmaging!

It has been wonderful having all of the families coming to watch during practices. If you are thinking that you might like to come watch a practice, our ice times are from 12:40 - 1:40 pm.

Please remember to send your child with a change of clothes. There have been a lot of sweaty hockey players lately! They have been working hard!

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Week 2

Another great week of hockey!

The grade 2/3s continue to blow away the coaches with their determination and hard work. The students have shown so much improvement already. Coach Corey had the students getting up, then falling down, then getting up, then falling down, then getting up, then falling down.... I was exhausted just watching from the bench!

The grade 4/5s have quickly fallen into the groove of practicing their skating, then rotating through drills practicing their shots and passing.

It is exciting for me to see everyone having so much fun, but it is also exciting to hear everyone's enthusiasm. I hear comments like "I skated so fast today!" "Thank you so much for letting us play hockey" "I did so much better today" "I can tie my skates all by myself!"

Great work everyone!

After School Hockey Starts!

After school hockey starts for the grade 4/5 students tomorrow! Students will meet in the classroom to learn about the skills that will help them be great hockey players, they will play some floorball in the gym, and they will have a healthy dinner.

Please pick up your child by 5:30 pm. We will be in the large lunchroom.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Week 1

Wow! What an exciting day! If I was given a dollar for every time someone asked me "When are we leaving for hockey?", I would be rich!

We were surprised to be greeted by a swarm of members of the Winnipeg Police Service! They helped us get changed, and even came on the ice with the grade 2/3 hockey players. Thank you WPS!

I was very impressed with everyone's skills on the ice! The 4/5s were practicing skating drills right away, and the 2/3s focussed on getting a feel for the ice and getting comfortable on their skates. Some of the returning 2/3s had some skating drills too.

Every student had a story to tell! Congratulations WJHA hockey students on a day of hard work, determination and a lot of fun!

Thursday, 12 October 2017

How to Put on Your Hockey Equipment

Hey everyone,

Here is a great video for your child to view to remind him/her how to get dressed into their hockey equipment. It will take some time to master this if they are new to hockey. The quicker they get dressed, the more hockey time their will get!

How to Get Dressed in Hockey Gear

Here's another super fast video. The only thing that it is missing is the Jock because it is attached to the long underwear.

How to get dressed