Mr. Ed McCray » Adventures in P.E. Land

Adventures in P.E. Land

As we spend more time outside polishing our relay skills and re-visiting some cooperative games with our younger students, please by extra mindful of good shoes and layers.  Our older kids (grades 3-4) will be working on some teamwork skills and taking on the Pacer Test (15 Meter sprints in a given amount of time)!
 
Our 5th graders were graceful and fierce at the district's 5th Grade Field Day extravaganza--they ran hard, pulled hard and displayed the kind of sportsmanship that our school's character traits lay the groundwork for. I was proud to be their teacher!!
 
And, here are some Summer adventures to try!!
 
Strides for Epilepsy on June 9th 
 
And, later in the Summer,
 
 

I am increasingly grateful that my journey has led me to this extraordinary learning community here at Carbon Valley, of which I am honored to be a part of, and am thrilled for the opportunity to get to work in creating a Physical Education program that is alive with a zest for fitness, thinking and life. 

 

Here are some things to know about me and my travels.  My wife and I moved to Colorado, almost fifteen years ago from Seattle, so she could take a choral music position at CU Boulder (she has since left that fine institution to return to her roots and teach middle school at Trail Ridge).  I then took the occasion to return to school and get my teacher’s license (to go along with my Bachelors in English Literature from the University of Washington). I am now beginning my eleventh year at this most venerable of institutions. Besides working with children, my passions include being a dad (our daughter Graciela is nine and will be attending Fifth grade here), writing (children’s stories and poetry), painting, running (my eleventh marathon is coming up in May) and digging around in our backyard.  

 

On a final note, I am a great believer that the boundaries of the learning community we create in our classrooms and gyms extend well-beyond our walls and into your homes and even the greater world around us.  So, I will be communicating often, and encourage you to contact me with any questions, concerns and healthy cooking recipes.