Saturday, September 13, 2014

P.E. Lesson Plan Template

I just created this very basic lesson plan template and decided to share it for other P.E. teachers who might want to use it.  Each page is set up for one month of lessons.  There are 8 boxes because I see my classes twice per week.  There are 4 sections for each lesson - Warm-Up, Fitness, Skills/Lesson Focus, and Game....and I would simply write the name of each item next to the appropriate category.

For example, my K-2nd grade lesson from last week was:

Warm-Up - Move and Stretch
Fitness - Practice Freeze/hands on knees and do basic exercises
Skills/Lesson Focus - Spacial Awareness - Personal and General Space
Game - Soap Bubbles, Stop and Go Tag, Bridge Tag

Click here if you would like a printable document for my Scope and Sequence Charts (K-5th grade Activities/Units organized by month). 

I organize my lessons in a 3 ring binder with tabs dividing grade levels.

Friday, September 12, 2014

P.E. Lesson Ideas for Students with Special Needs / Adaptive PE

I typed up a quick list of activities that I teach my students with special needs.  I decided to share this document for other P.E. teachers who are looking for ideas for these students.  Please click HERE for a printable document.  The document also has links to former blog entries with pictures or videos of some of these activities. Enjoy!
T-ball batting cages

Sunday, September 7, 2014

P.E. Scope and Sequence Charts PreK-5th grade

Below are links to my Scope and Sequence charts for Elementary Physical Education.   It is organized by month and gives a general overview of when I teach each topic.  I have received many emails recently from fellow P.E. teachers asking for this information so I thought I'd post it!  Parents of my students, this information is included in the P.E. Curriculum brochure that will be sent home this month.  Here's to a great school year!

Scope and Sequence Chart PreK-2nd grade
Scope and Sequence Chart 3rd - 5th grades

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Welcome Back to School

Welcome to all of my new students and families this year!  I am so anxious to get to know you all and have a great time in P.E. class!  I will be teaching on Wednesdays and Fridays and Mr. Pahl will be teaching Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.  I will see many students on the first day of school, so please come prepared with gym shoes! 

Parents - A Physical Education curriculum brochure will be coming home soon, along with information for our Get Sweaty program.  

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Batting Practice / T-ball and Parachute games for Elementary P.E.

Today I will be playing some PARACHUTE games with my PE classes.  I had to chuckle when one of my 1st grade students entered the gym yesterday and asked me if we were going to play with the "hot air balloon"!  So cute!  Kids always love to play parachute games, and you can click here for my blog posts with details for parachute lessons and teaching tips.

Next week my PE classes will be practicing batting.  Each student will have their own "batting cage" to use.  Please click here for a link to my blog post from last year to view pics and videos of this lesson idea!   Below are some pics of my set -up. 

This is how I arrange my "batting cages" for elementary P.E. Class.  If you do not have t-ball tees, then use the tall cones.  I use foam balls and wiffle ball bats.   Students work in groups of THREE - Catcher, Batter and Outfielder.  Students stay in their position for about 3-5 minutes, then I have them rotate.  My rule is for the catchers to have their backs to the side wall when the batter is up (behind the batters), and the outfielders have their backs on the opposite side wall.  Before batting practice, we talk about good batting form.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Snow Day Tag - Fun Winter Tag Game for Elementary Physical Education

This year my school has had SEVEN snow days!  I came up with the idea for SNOW DAY TAG on my way to school a couple of weeks ago.  The kids had a lot of fun with it.

Please click "SNOW DAY TAG" for a printable link to this game.  Enjoy! 

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Pinball - A Fun PE Game

I taught my 1st graders Pinball last week and it went great!  It's one of my "oldies but goodies".  Kids always love this game and leave the gym with sweaty, red faces!

For printable directions click on "Pinball".

For a video of this game click here!