Saturday, October 25, 2014

P.E. Warm-Up Activity, Real Food Day Game, Trick or Treat Tag Game

This week I taught all of my students a new Warm-Up Activity called "Warm-Up Variety".  I used to call this "Four Corners", but changed the name since I decided to use 5 cones/signs instead of 4 (for 3rd-5th grade).  Below are 3 videos of this warm-up.  Students practiced running, the crab walk, and the bear walk.  They were huffing and puffing after 3-4 minutes of this activity!  I took a close up picture of the signs I used on the cones (see below).
These sign covers were a great purchase.  I use them all the time!

Today was "Real Food Day", so my 3-5th graders learned about real foods verses processed foods.  We played a game called "Fruit and Veggie Tag" to celebrate real foods.  Players who were tagged had to sit down and wait for the helper to bring them a fruit or vegetable.  Then they ran over and classified their item as a fruit or veggie by placing it in the labeled box.  Between each 2-3 minute round of the game, I called on 3 students to give examples of real or processed foods.  See video below of this game!

The K-2nd grade students learned a variety of new exercises and practiced them during the "Trick or Treat Tag" game.  Tagged players had to go "trick or treating" - which meant they rolled the dice and did that many exercises.  They also practiced MATH by rolling 2 or 3 dice and adding them together to do more exercises.  Between each 2-3 minute round of the game we stopped and I called on 3 students to give an example of how to be SAFE if they go trick or treating.  They had a lot of fun!  See video below.

Pic of 5th graders doing the crab walk during the warm-up.

Crab Walk

Trick or Treat Tag - students going to the "Push-Up House".

Saturday, October 18, 2014

P.E. Centers for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades

Yesterday my 3rd-5th graders completed some of the fitnessgram fitness tests and had choice time.  My K-2nd grade student participated in center activities.  I assessed leaping, galloping and skipping at one center while they rotated through the other centers of soccer, balloons/paddles, bean bag toss and hula hoops.  Here are a couple of videos!

Next week we will take a break from assessments and have some fun playing some fun, fitness HALLOWEEN GAMES!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

PE in October - Soccer, Centers, Fitness Testing, Warm-Ups

Hi Everyone - This month the students have been finishing up our soccer unit, participating in the fall Fitnessgram fitness testing (3rd-5th), and learning how to do center activities.  I've posted many pictures and VIDEOS below.  I finally got some videos of our Kindergarten and 1st graders.  They are doing a great job listening, following directions/procedures, and playing nicely with each other.

PE Teachers - There is one printable game in this blog post for PINBALL.  I played Pin Kickball which is the same except kicking the balls to knock down pins instead of rolling them.  See diagram below and printable google doc for directions.
Friday 10-10-14


Agenda from 10-15-14

1st graders showing me how to sit nicely at the circle.  The circle is our listening spot and the procedure is to sit with hands in laps behind the circle line.  Nice job 1st graders!

1st graders using hula hoops
Kindergartener practicing STEP-KICK to knock down his bowling pin.


Monday, October 6, 2014

October Games for P.E. - Halloween Tag/ Pumpkin Tag

This post is for my fellow P.E. teachers out there who are looking for fun tag games to play in October.  I like to save the last 5-7 minutes of class for games such as these.  Below are some links to previous blog posts with videos and instructions for these games.  There are also some links to google documents which are easy to print.  Enjoy!

Printable - CANDY CORN and PUMPKIN Tag
Printable - Trick or Treat Tag
Blog Post - Haunted House or Corn Maze Tag
Blog Post - Hide and Seek Trick or Treat Tag
Blog Post - Thanksgiving Tag
Blog Post - Christmas Games

Monday, September 29, 2014

P.E. Lesson - Soccer Skills K-5th Grade

Here are some pictures and videos from last week. Enjoy!  

Agenda for K-2nd grade students.  We learned a stretching song this week (Dinonastics), animal walks and spacial awareness.

3rd-5th grade agenda - Practicing Soccer Skills in September - see video below for our soccer drills and soccer tag.
This is our Locomotor I CAN bulletin board.  This week we talked about leaping and practiced leaping over hurdles during the warm-up activity.

Sample bulletin boards.

Mr. Pahl made this awesome bulletin board for posting our standards so the students know what we are working on.

Close up of Mr. Pahl's bulletin board.

Our Code of Conduct in P.E.  Classes can earn 2 stars each time they come to PE.  One star for everyone wearing their gym shoes, and the other star for if everyone follows the code of conduct.
This is a 4th grade helper standing by the hurdle encouraging younger students as they practice leaping.

Video of Soccer Drills - This is my explanation of today's soccer drill - combining these skills:  passing with a partner, trapping, shooting, goal keeping, throw-ins and dribbling.
Below is a video of Soccer Tag - Players who are tagged move out of bounds and dribble a soccer ball down and back.

This video shows lower elementary students practicing dribbling and trapping.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

September P.E. Lesson - Soccer, Bean Bag Activities, and Animal Walks

This Friday my 3rd-5th grade students demonstrated their soccer skills by participating in these SOCCER COURSES.  5th graders also practiced throw-ins, passing, and trapping with a partner.  This was my first time seeing most of the students play soccer, and the courses were an easy way to keep them all active while I observed what level they are at.   I'm hoping to teach them some soccer lead-up games next week.

My K-2nd grade classes did their MOVE and STRETCH warm-up, learned a stretching song called "TUCK, PIKE STRADDLE", and did some BEAN BAG activities.  I love to use this "Dinonastics" CD for K-2nd grade.  One of my classes even had time to play BEAN BAG TAG.  2nd graders learned about ANIMAL WALKS and played ANIMAL WALK TAG.  This was a new game I came up with yesterday and worked out well! 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Soccer Obstacle Course / Constituation Day P.E. Soccer Game

Today was the first day of my Soccer Unit. The students worked on dribbling, trapping and passing.  Please see the video below for details of how I set up the soccer obstacle courses.  It was a great way for me to be able to observe the students' skills on the first day of our unit.  I also used these courses as a fitness activity at the end of class.  We put the soccer balls away and I had students run through the courses.  They got a great workout!  Today was also Constitution Day so you will see in the picture and video below how I integrated that into the lesson.                                    

Here is a picture of a few of the Constitution Day Fun Facts posters I made to incorporate into the lesson today.  This was a quick and easy way to get more information to the students.   As shown in the video, after completing a course, the student would read ONE poster before running back to start another obstacle.  So by the end of class they had read all 6 posters, some more than once.