Saturday, May 21, 2011

P.E. Jail Ball (Throwing/Catching Game), Pull-Ups, Flex Arm Hang, and Hula Hoop Competition

This week we did a variety of activities!  My Thursday classes had to stay inside because of the rainy weather.  They played "Jewel Thieves" and "Jail Ball", and also had the opportunity to do the pull-up test for the Presidential Fitness testJewel Thieves is a tag game from pecentral.comJail ball is a throwing/catching game I got from a friend.  For directions to Jail ball click here.

Last week some of my classes did a "hula hoop competition".  I gave special Hula Hoop King and Queen certificates to the boys and girls who were able to hula hoop the longest period of time!  For teachers who would like to purchase my printable certificates, click here.

Here is a picture of our 5th grade Hula Hoop King and Queen!  Our Queen was able to hula hoop for more than 13 minutes!  She only stopped because our class period was over.  Wow!

My Friday classes went outside to play Jail Ball, Tag, and attempted pull-ups and the flexed arm hang on the monkey bars.  Videos are below!


Flexed Arm Hang

Pictures of my awesome 5th graders doing the flexed arm hang.

 We called this one the "relaxed hang" and hung with arms straight and chin under the bar.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

P.E. Mile Run Certificates / Hula Hoop Certificates

This week  my students completed the 1/2 mile run and 1 mile run for our Presidential Fitness Tests.  This year I designed some certificates to send home with students for their accomplishment.  They have a space to write their name and their time.   I also have used certificates this year for our "Minute Running Clubs".  The certificates really motivated students to do their best and meet our goals for running!

Some of my classes also had the opportunity to do a "Hula Hoop Competition"  in P.E. this week.  I made special "King" and "Queen" certificates for the boys and girls who were able to hula hoop the longest period of time.   I was amazed to watch two of my 5th grade girls hula hoop for over 11 minutes!   The top "queen" kept going until we ran out of time (more than 15 minutes).  They had so much fun!  They were asking me if they could borrow my stopwatch and hula hoops for recess! 

If you would like to view samples of my certificates, and/or purchase them, please click on the links below.  Each certificate comes with an explanation of how I use them in my classes.  Note:  The certificates look really cool printed on colored paper.

Mile Running Club Certificates - ($2 for 3 documents)
Minute Running Club Certificates ($3 for 4 documents)
Hula Hoop King and Queen Certificate ($2 for 4 documents)