2020 Fall Welcome Back! 
I am so excited to be back at St. Catherine and to see everyone! Let's get ready to get our bodies moving!

*The gym floor, and all equipment will be disinfected between each class cohort.**

September - Drop Everything And Move Calendar!
October - Drop Everything and Move Calendar!

Back to School Video! - click here :)

Fall 2020E-Learning 3rd-8th Grade- in the event we go back to E-Learning I will be posting activities/games on Google Classroom. Please log in to GOOGLE Classroom for assignments/activities! Click the link below ANNOUNCEMENTS for class codes. 

Spring 2020 Remote Learning Activities/Links!
Water Bottle Flip Challenge
Emoji - This or That!
Ring Toss! 

April 20th - April 24th Activity
Phone Number Fitness
Franks HAPPY dance!
K-4 Franks Dance Party Warm Up
March 23rd-March 27th Activity

Try this plank challenge with me! It's only 1 minute :)


Need more ideas to GET MOVING?! 
I have posted some YouTube videos that you can follow along with at home. Parents included! There are SO MANY workout videos on YouTube. Lets make sure we get our exercise in EVERYDAY! 
20 Minute Kids Workout

25 Minute Kids Workout

30 Minute No Equipment Workout

30-Minute No-Equipment Cardio Kickboxing Workout

Family Fun Cardio Workout

PK-3rd Grade (Yoga Videos)

Yoga for Kids

Trolls - Yoga Adventure

Frozen - Yoga Adventure

Moana - Cosmic Yoga Adventure

Check out the KHC link for Daily Challenges, Recipes and Activities from the American Heart Association. I will update the challenge each day! Email me a picture or video of you doing ANY of the activities! I'd love to see what you are doing to stay active at home. 
Stay active and healthy SCA :)

American Heart Association Games


Heart Healthy Bingo

Fruit & Vegetable Game

Circuit Workout - do each exercise as many times as you can for 30 seconds. Take 30 seconds to rest in between each exercise. Repeat circuit 3 times. 
Jumping Jacks
High Knees
Lunge Jumps
Mountain Climbers
Push Ups
Sit Ups
Skiers (line jumps/side to side jumps)

Thank you SCA for a great Kids Heart Challenge! We will complete our ending activities when we get back to school 
Thank you!!! 
Our school raised $6,906.00 for the American Heart Association in the 2020 Kids Heart Challenge!

Are you ready to meet one of our new HEART HEROES for 2020? Click the link below to learn more about Heart Hero Knox, Perrie, Crush, and Sunny and their heart healthy message!

Meet Heart Hero KNOX!

Meet Heart Hero PERRIE

Meet Heart Hero CRUSH

Meet Heart Hero SUNNY

Meet Heart Hero SOFIE


My name is Laura Franks and I am very excited to be back as the Physical Education Teacher at St. Catherine of Alexandria for the 2020-2021 school year!

In the Alsip community I have been a gymnastics instructor for 15 years at the Alsip Park District. In addition to coaching gymnasticsI am also the Head Pool Manager and Swim Lesson Coordinator at the Alsip Sprayfari Aquatic Park during the summer.  After graduating from Illinois State University I was the Physical Education teacher at Rosa Parks Middle School for 5 years. At Rosa Parks Middle School I taught swimming and physical education to grades 6-8 and was also a Botvin LifeSkills Instructor. During the 2016-2017 school year I taught physical education, fitness and health at Queen of Peace High School. In my spare time I enjoy working out, playing sports, walking my dog, and spending time with family and friends. I am looking forward to seeing each student achieve success through movement this year!