Physical Education

Photo of Jim, the gym teacherMy name is Jim Huemmer and I have been teaching Physical Education since 1994. It is my pleasure to give your child the experience of learning through movement. I use a scope and sequence of activities that meet Wisconsin DPI state standards. I look forward to sharing my love for fitness and movement with your child. Below are some helpful resources for family health and fitness. Games, ideas, and information "Child Development" and "Food & Fitness" Articles, videos, tips, and more


Our 3rd through 5th grade students worked on their core muscle group prior to Thanksgiving. The students performed three exercises; scissor kicks, clean the floor, and planks. At the beginning of each gym class to help increase their core strength. They did this for three weeks prior to Thanksgiving break. The last class before Thanksgiving break the students had a plank holding contest. The students were able to see their efforts of the three exercises pay off by being able to hold the plank longer than they thought.

student doing the plank exercise

Pickle Ball

The students participated in a pickle ball unit. This is a combination of ping pong and tennis. They really enjoyed this learning experience.

students playing pickle ball


The students love our hockey unit. They are very active burning energy, and participating in a sport that is perfect for Wisconsin winters.

students playing hockey in the gym

February Heart Health Month- Heart Obstacle Course

Students did a heart obstacle course in February to learn the anotomy of the heart. The technical terms were diffictult, but the flow of blood and purpose were understood.

the obstacle course in the gym

Red Out

The students of Deerfield are showing their commitment to exercise and a healthy diet by wearing red.

student wearing a red shirt


students standing near gym equipment

Students playing with some of the equipment that our PTO had purchased for our PBIS program.

Fitness Apps

Mr. Huemmer has put together a list of fun fitness apps to explore with your children. Click HERE to view the list of apps.

Try the UNO Workout!

With the weather getting colder, here is a nice indoor game you can play as a family. Try the UNO Workout! All you need is a deck of UNO cards & know how to do a squat, jumping jack, push up and plank. Click HERE for the directions and Have Fun!!