Contact Mr. Maher PKMaher@cps.edu
Mr. Maher-Physical Education Teacher
Feel free to contact me on any questions you may have.
Week 10 E-Learning Video
Below is the link for Week 10, June 15th through June 18th, 2020. This is our final week of school. I wanted to sprint to the end so the workout video is difficult, but with hard work and perseverance, you can do it! Have a wonderful summer and again Congratulations to the CLASS OF 2020!!!!!!!!!!!
Week 9 E-Learning Video
Below is the link for Week 9, June 8th through June 12th, 2020. This week's workout is called "Spell your name and Do the Workout!" You will use the letters of your name to form a workout. I will be using Mr. Maher and will provide the example of how to complete the workout. I have attached the letter guide and the corresponding exercise here on the website. If you have still not submitted your Secret Message Google Form Quiz, please submit that. Finally, I would like to give a special shout out to all of the 8th graders who will be graduating on Friday June 12th, 2020. I am proud of all of you! Congratulations! As always, if you have any questions, feel free to email me.
Week 8 E-Learning Video
Below is the link for Week 8, June 1st through June 5th, 2020. We will finish our Deck of Cards workout this week. This week's goal is to reach a grand total of 125 points in order to finish the exercise regimen. I will send out a Google Form to all students on Monday night asking them to provide the secret message for this quarter. Each week there has been a word revealed during the workout videos that make up a secret message. All videos are here if you need to go back, workout and find the word of the week. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me.
Week 7 E-Learning Video
Below is the link for Week 7, May 25th through May 29th, 2020. You will use the Deck of Cards Workout Key again for this workout. I will send out the Google Form next week which you must fill out and send back to me in order to obtain an A for the 4th quarter.
Week 6 E-Learning Video
Below is the link for Week 6, May 18th through May 22nd, 2020. I will attach the Deck of Cards Workout Pictures here also. Keep up with the May Activity Calendars also:) Have fun!
Week 5 E-Learning Video
Below is the link for Week 5, May 11th through May 15th, 2020, Mr. Maher. Have fun and be sure to complete the activity calendar for the Month of May. Happy Mother's Day to all Moms out there also:)
Week 4 E-Learning Video
Below is the link for Physical Education for Week 4, May 4th through May 8th, 2020. Be sure to complete Mr. Knytych's and Mr. Lucio's videos also. Have fun!!! I have also uploaded an activity calendar for the whole month of May in both English and Español. I have also included a Super Mario
Brothers Fitness Challenge YouTube link to the left.
Week 3 E-Learning Video
Below is the link for Physical Education for Week 3, April 27th through May 1st, 2020. Be sure to complete Mr. Knytych's and Mr. Lucio's videos also.
Week 2 E-Learning Video
Below is the link for Physical Education for Week 2, April 20th through April 24th, 2020. Be sure to complete Mr. Knytych's and Mr. Lucio's video also.
Also, I would like you to complete the Avengers Workout which is linked here on the left.
UPDATE-APRIL 13th, 2020
Please note you can complete the videos during the 12:00-12:30 Physical Education time slot of your schedule or at another time when it is more convenient. GOOO RHINOSS!!!!!!!!!!
Physical Education E-Learning Plan for the Week of April 13th, 2020
I have posted a workout video here that you can complete during your 12:00-12:30PM time slot for Physical Education. You can complete this workout two or three times. In addition, Mr. Knytych and Mr. Lucio will also post workout videos. These videos are what should be completed during your Physical Education time. In addition, you can also do the other workout videos I have posted here.
Here is the link for the workout and I have uploaded the file above. They are the same. I will be posting new workout videos depending on how long E-learning takes place.
March 29th, 2020-Update on Physical Education Class
I hope you and your families and friends are safe. During this stressful time, physical activity can be a great release of stress, anxiety and can be a fun activity you can do with your whole family.
I have attached some YouTube links of exercise routines that you can do in your house. I am also doing the same in my house. This time is difficult, but I hope to see you again soon in our Physical Education classes at Richardson Middle School. Until then, be safe, healthy and be well.
Here is a basic workout that mimics many of the exercises we do in PE class. Please complete these exercises to the best of your ability. Try to do 3 sets each. Do as many repetitions until the last 2 repetitions are difficult. I would aim for 10 repetitions for each exercise.
Here are some YouTube Links you can complete:
PE with Joe
Kids Workout with Moe Jones
We are still working on the Push-Up Challenge. The ultimate goal is to complete 22 push-ups, but if you make a gain of 0 push-ups to 1, that is an amazing accomplishment! You have lots of time on your hands so it is a perfect time to work on your push-ups as well as your curl-ups and stretching which are all part of the FitnessGram Challenge. As discussed in class, you can hold a plank, do modified push-ups, do quarter push-ups and half push-ups until you have the strength to do a complete push-up. Here is the information on the Push-Up challenge attached.
Here are the cadences for the FitnessGram Challenge that students should always be working on. Challenge yourself and your siblings and all/any family members also.
Pacer Challenge if possible, but please practice social distancing
Interesting Article on the Importance of PE. Please read and discuss with family.
Top 5 Reasons Why Physical Education is as Important as School Work:
1) How important is Physical Education/Physical Activity in your life?
2) Could a person make a claim that Physical Education is the most important class of the day or most important activity of the day? Why or why not?
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WORKOUT EVERYDAY FOR 60 MINUTES FOR YOUR PHYSICAL, MENTAL, SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL AND OVERALL HEALTH! GOOOOOO RHINOS! STAY SAFE AND SEE YOU SOON!