Welcome to Mr. McGarvey’s Health Class!


**Updated on Tuesday, October 27th**


Can you find the 8 vegetables in the picture above?

Can you find 4 fruits?

Can you find the 2 seafood pictures?

There are two items from the Dairy Group and one item from the grain group, can you find them





FYI – As I mentioned at the beginning of the school year.  In June 2019 Pennsylvania passed legislation that CPR/AED training will be MANDATORY before High School graduation.  There are now 39 states that have this legislation in place.


8th Grade Health –   THURSDAYS   8B  12:05 – 12:55    8A  12:55 – 1:45 


Print Out for this Thursday, October 29th – GRADE 8 Health Lesson 5  ALSO PRINT OUT

                         Print Out for this Thursday, October 29th – Prudent Heart Living Page 1 AND Prudent Heart Living Page 2


      • Check out the study guide to help you with this week’s test – CPR Test #2 Study Guide
      • VIRTUAL STUDENTS – the test will be posted on my webpage Thursday morning.  You will print it out and we will do it together during health class time.  If you have trouble printing it out try to let me know ahead of time so maybe I can email the test to you as an attachment to print out.
      • IN SCHOOL STUDENTS – If you have a question while doing the test then log onto my zoom to ask your question and then you can leave the zoom meeting.  Return anytime you have a question.
      • If you are finished with the test you can do this puzzle – Jonah Puzzle
      • TEST ON OCTOBER 22ND.    65 Questions


Click the picture below to recognize choking and learn how to perform the Heimlich maneuver:

                    1. How to use the AED
                    2. Special Situations when using the AED



7th Grade Health –   FRIDAYS   7B  9:50 – 10:30     7A  10:30 – 11:10      

THIS WEEK’s LESSON – OCTOBER  23rd –   Review Health Test

October 23rd – Watch video (5 minutes) on how to remove gloves and blood borne pathogens.  In school students will be given a pair of non-latex gloves to practice how to remove contaminated gloves while watching the video.   Virtual students if you have a pair of first aid gloves at home have them with you for class time.

October 30th – Watch 11 minute video The Inside Story of the Immune System and AIDS.

Also, PRINT OUT FOR OCTOBER 30th  CLASS. You will complete the notes on this paper as you watch the video                                                                                                                           First Aid Immune System & AIDS


6th Grade Health –  FRIDAYS    6A   7:50-8:30          6B   8:30-9:10


5th  Grade Health -Thursday   5B  9:20-10:00           Friday   5A   1:05-1:45

Review Lesson – Lesson #6   

New Lesson for October 30th  for 5A – GRADE 5 Health Lesson 7

New Lesson for October 29th for 5B –  GRADE 5 Health Lesson 8



3rd Grade Health –  THURSDAYS   3B  10:00 – 10:30       3A  10:30 – 11:00

Watch these Slim Goodbody videos: 

        1. Inside Story: Heart and Circulation
        2. Inside Story: Lungs and Respiration – The Breath of Life
        3. Inside Story: The Brain and Nervous System – The Smart Parts

1st  Grade Health   FRIDAYS   1B  12:00 – 12:30       1A  12:35 – 1:05

                          New Lesson –  for October 9th  WHEN TO SAY “NO”

VIDEO: Decisions Can Be Hard! Fuzzaboom

NEW LESSON – The Five Senses

Homework due for October 30th – Parade of Senses  ALSO  Senses Keep You Safe

Homework due for October 23rd for Mrs. Mitchelltree’s class – When to say “NO”  Color the NO answers



Health is still a Minor Subject even though it is now listed as a Sub Code under Physical Education. Grading for Health has now changed to a + (PLUS) Exceeds Expections (A numerical Grade of 90 or above or a letter Grade of Very Good or Outstanding). / (CHECK) Meets Expectations (A numerical Grade of 75 to 89 or a letter Grade of Satisfactory or Good). – (MINUS) Does Not Meet Expectations (A numerical Grade of 74 or lower or a letter Grade of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory).

A minimun Health Grade of a / CHECK is required in order to receive Honor Status.

HOW DO I FIND OUT WHAT MY CHILD’S GRADE IS IN HEALTH CLASS??? In order to find out your child’s Health Grade you must go to Physical Education on Power School and touch the numerical Grade in the Trimester column. This will open up so you may see your child’s Health test scores, homework assignments, etc. However, it will not give you their average for the trimester. In order to find out their trimester average you must compute their average by going back to the old formula of adding their grades and dividing by the number of items for that trimester.

(A check mark under a homework assignment has no numerical or letter grade value it means that the assignment has been completed. A zero (0) under a homework assignment means that the assignment was not completed and the zero will be averaged into their grade until the assignment IS COMPLETED.)

Health for Grades 6, 7 and 8 – If you wish to know the procedure for health class rules, homework, and tests ask your son/daughter to show you “The Pledge” which should be their very first page of their health notebook. The main factors for determining the students health grade are: Test scores, Homework assignments, Projects, Participation in class.

Health for Grades 3 through 5 – The main factors for determining the students health grade are: Knowledge of the material, Participation in class, and completed homework assignments.

*More parent information can be found online at www.stjaneschool.com/parents/


How to make a Smoothie Videos:

Strawberry-Banana by Mr. McGarvey

Peach-Mango by Lina Burgess, 6B

Healthy Banana Split by Mr. McGarvey





HEALTH FUN FACT CHALLENGE:  Put in order from FASTEST  to  SLOWEST  number of heartbeats per minute.

                    • Whale
                    • Mouse
                    • Human
                    • Hummingbird
                    • Hibernating Groundhog
                    • Elephant     

Write your answers down so you do not change your mind.  The answer is at the bottom of the webpage.


NUTRITION FUN FACT CHALLENGE:  Put in order the top five most POPULAR fruits in the United States. 

                        • Bananas
                        • Oranges
                        • Apples
                        • Strawberries
                        • Grapes  

Write them down on paper so you do not change your mind.  The answer is at the bottom of the webpage.




CEREAL FUN FACT CHALLENGE:  Put in order the top 6 most SOLD cereals in the United States.

                • Honey Bunches of Oats
                • Frosted Flakes
                • Cheerios
                • Frosted Mini-Wheats
                • Honey Nut Cheerios
                • Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Write your answers down on paper so you do not change your mind.  The answer is at the bottom of the webpage.




NOT NUTRITIONAL FUN FACT CHALLENGE: Put in order by mean$ of DOLLAR$ the most $old candy in a year.

                  • Hershey Bar
                  • M & M
                  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
                  • Kit Kat
                  • Snickers

Write your answer down on paper so you don’t change your mind.  The answers are at the bottom of the webpage.  


HEALTH & PHYS ED CROSSWORD PUZZLES: Download these worksheets and have fun!  Email me the MYSTERY MESSAGE from the FRUIT and Berries crossword. Who will be the FIRST STUDENT to send it in.  I will then post your name.










Welcome to Mr. McGarvey’s Virtual FIELD DAY!

Field Day Introduction by Mr. McGarvey

Event #1 – Egg & Spoon Race

Event #2 – Sock Ball Cornhole

Event #3 – Sponge Bob Water Relay

Event #4 – Tossing-Cup Knock Down

Event #5 – Garbage Bag-Potato Sack Race

Event #6 – Burpee T-Shirt Race

Event #7 – Beach Towel Flip

Event #8 – Penguin Race

Event #9 – Bottle Flip

Event #10A – Backyard Obstacle Course Part 1

Event #10A – Backyard Obstacle Course Part 2

Event #10B – Driveway Chalk Obstacle Course




Name the tag game or catch game you played in gym class.  Maybe you can do some form of the game with your family in your backyard or safe space.

1) dre  voerr     2) laoffbu  lilb     3) wrosc  nad  narcse     4) iuqrslrse  dan  eerts      5) ingtmdih      6) hwo  etl  het gdso  to     7)  ipp  auqeks  adn  uiwrbl   


Name the Gymnastics or Tumbling term we did in gym class.

K-2:      1) oesutsmal    2) ogl lolr  3) aeml god lakw  4) barc akla   5) aels rwcal   6) rroweelbawh  7) geg olrl  8) pttoao acks ecar

GRADES 3 and UP:   1) oesutsmal    2)tuvla   3) crwelathe    4)lanpk   5) aacblne  emab   6) cbka edrgib   7) lllaapre srab   8) onofrudf     9)ddlestra    10) hasadedtn   11) adtnhnsad   


Name the Body Systems.

GRADES 2 and UP:   1) icltrcruaoy   2) yrotaripser  3) nrvseou  4) dgsieietv  5)ralucsum  6) skltleea  7) knsi  


Name the sport we did in gym classes

GRADES 3 and UP:   1) adepdl    gnop    2) ccoser   3) forol  ockhye  4) bseblaktal  5) llllbaeyvo  6) ikalkcbl  7) wbiaflflle 

  Answers at bottom of the webpage*


PBS Fitness Quiz

Eating & Exercise Trivia Quiz





Let’s Go Bowling by Mr. McGarvey

Hula Hoop Skills by Mr. McGarvey

Agility Ladder Drill – Part 1 by Mr. McGarvey

Agility Ladder Drill – Part 2 by Mr. McGarvey

Daily Workout by Alec Falcone, 4A




Backyard Obstacle Course – part 1: Setting up the Course by Mr. McGarvey

Backyard Obstacle Course – part 2: Running the Course by Mr. McGarvey

Backyard Obstacle Course by Candace Boyd, 2A

Backyard Obstacle Course by Jacob Minniti, 2B

Backyard Obstacle Course by Lucas Yingling, 1A



Jump Roping – Beginners (PK, K, 1, & 2) by Mr. McGarvey

Jump Roping – Advanced – Part 1 for grades 2-8 by Mr. McGarvey

Jump Roping – Advanced – Part 2 for grades 2-8 by Mr. McGarvey


Tony Chestnut – (PreK, K, 1) by Mr. McGarvey

Tony Chestnut – Sing-a-Long Lyrics







Jumping Jax Gym

Moe Jones Kids Workout #1 – Beginners  (8 levels) 

Camp Katina


Mr. McGarvey’s Morning Challenges

Morning Challenge #1 – Plank Jacks by Mr. McGarvey

Morning Challenge #2 – Sofa Squats by Mr. McGarvey

Morning Challenge #3 – Mountain Climbers by Mr. McGarvey

Morning Challenge #4 – Plank Stacking by Mr. McGarvey

Morning Challenge #5 – 5 Arm Exercises with Weights by Mr. McGarvey

Morning Challenge #6 – 3 Point Plank by Mr. McGarvey

Morning Challenge #7 – Spatula Challenge by Mr. McGarvey

Morning Challenge #8 – The Sidewalk Chalk Challenge by Mr. McGarvey

Morning Challenge #9 – Crisscross Juggling by Mr. McGarvey

Morning Challenge #10 – 4 Kinds of Jumping Jacks by Mr. McGarvey

Morning Challenge #11 – Unlock Your iPhone by Mr. McGarvey

Morning Challenge #12 – The 40 Card Plank Challenge by Mr. McGarvey

Morning Challenge #13 – 3-Minute Relaxation Challenge by Mr. McGarvey

Morning Challenge #14 – Tower Juggling by Mr. McGarvey

Morning Challenge #15 – Brain Teaser Challenge by Mr. McGarvey

Morning Challenge #16 – The Hula Hoop Challenge by Mr. McGarvey

Morning Challenge #17 – Trash Ball by Mr. McGarvey

Morning Challenge #18 – Soccer Challenge by Mr. McGarvey

Morning Challenge #19 – Tic-Tac-Toe by Mr. McGarvey


*IMPORTANT INFORMATION IF YOUR CHILDREN WERE REGISTERED FOR THE CUP STACKING TOURNAMENT* As stated on the registration information form the registration fee is nonrefundable.  However, any student that was registered for the March 21, 2020 Eastern Pennsylvania Sport Stacking Tournament and wishes to attend the March 2021 Tournament (4/20 or 4/21) their registration fee will be waived.  I also sent all cup club members a link for 27 cup stacking videos to practice along with. Hopefully, you were able to open the link.  I would like to hear back from a few if they were able to open the videos.

CUP STACKERS:  Every Monday starting April 6th Speed Stacks is releasing new cup stacking videos.  Check them out!  Speed Stacks Videos


Physical Education Grades – At the beginning of each marking period all students receive a satisfactory (passing) grade in Effort and Conduct. Lack of effort or poor behavior in class will show on Power School that the student is deficient in those areas.

The student’s final trimester grade in PE is based on individual skills, game skills, knowledge of rules, team play, sportsmanship, effort, and conduct.

Students in Grades 1 and 2 are graded on basic Physical Education Skills, Effort, and Conduct. They will receive a skills evaluation sheet to let you know how they are performing in certain areas. For example, locomotor skills, ball skills, jump rope skills, tumbling skills, rhythmic activities, game skills, etc. On their report card they will receive a “PLUS MARK +” (Very Good), a “SLASH MARK / ” (Satisfactory) or a “MINUS – ” (Needs Improvement).

Students in Grades 3 and 4 will also receive a skills evaluation sheet along with their regular trimester grade.

Conduct in Physical Education class – All students should demonstrate the 6 traits of Good Character (A Life Skill) during PE Class. Those traits are: Trustworthy, Responsibility, Respect, Fairness, Caring, and Good Citizenship. If a student fails to do so he or she will be removed from the activity. In addition, Grades 6, 7, and 8 will also follow the policy for self -discipline.

Students are also expected to do “NED”. This stands for: Never give up, Encourage others, Do your best.


Word Scramble #1 – Tag Games   

  1. Red Rover
  2. Buffalo Bill
  3. Crows and Cranes   
  4. Squirrels and Trees   
  5. Midnight   
  6. Who Let the Dogs Out   
  7. Pip, Squeak and Wilbur  

Word Scramble #2 – Gymnastics

Grades K to 2:

  1. Somersault
  2. Log Roll
  3. Lame Dog Walk 
  4. Crab Walk 
  5. Seal Crawl 
  6. Wheelbarrow
  7. Egg Roll
  8. Potato Sack Race

Grades 3 and Up:

  1. Somersault 
  2. Vault 
  3. Cartwheel 
  4. Plank
  5. Balance Beam 
  6. Back Bridge   
  7. Parallel Bars   
  8. Roundoff 
  9. Straddle   
  10. Headstand 
  11. Handstand

Word Scramble #3 – Body Systems

  1. Circulatory 
  2. Respiratory  
  3. Nervous 
  4. Digestive 
  5. Muscular 
  6. Skeletal 
  7. Skin

Word Scramble #4 – Sports

  1. Paddle Pong
  2. Soccer
  3. Floor Hockey
  4. Basketball
  5. Volleyball
  6. Kickball
  7. Wiffle Ball

Nutrition Fun Facts:

  1. Bananas
  2. Apples
  3. Grapes
  4. Strawberries
  5. Oranges

Cereal Fun Facts:

  1. Honey Nut Cheerios
  2. Frosted Flakes
  3. Honey Bunches of Oats
  4. Cinnamon Toast Crunch
  5. Cheerios
  6. Frosted Mini-Wheats

Not Nutritional Fun Facts:

  1. M & M ($406 Million)
  2. Reese’s ($398 Million)
  3. Snickers ($386 Million)
  4. Hershey Bar ($249 Million)
  5. Kit Kat ($201 Million)  

That’s a lot of $$$$$$$$ spent on just those five candy bars in one year – $1,640,000,000  Can you read that number? WOW!  

Health Fun Facts – Heart Beats:

  1. Hummingbird  1,260 Beats Per Minute   
  2. Mouse  500 BPM
  3. Human 70 BPM
  4. Elephant  25 BPM
  5. Whale  9 BPM
  6. Hibernating Groundhog  5 BPM