Friday, September 30, 2011

Indoor P.E. Activities - Dancing and Quiet Ball

This week the gym was being used for an assembly, and it was raining we had to have P.E. in the classrooms.  When situations like this occur, I like to do DANCES and "Quiet Ball" (aka. "Mum Ball").  Below are a few videos of my 5th graders doing the LIMBO!    I like to use Christy Lane's Party Dance Music CD for indoor dances.  She has a great variety of dances to teach elementary students. 

LIMBO - 1 = Pretty Easy Start....

LIMBO -2 = Getting harder!

LIMBO - 3 = How low can you go!??

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

P.E. Warm-Up, Flag Tag and Dead Ants Tag

Here was our agenda for last week:

1)  New Warm-Up Activity = Fitness Logs

Videos:  Fitness Logs - In order to track progress and prepare for our fitness testing, my 5th graders are keeping a "Fitness Log" with a partner.  Each student is doing a series of ONE MINUTE tests in running, jumping rope, sit-ups and push-ups.  They record partners scores on their "fitness log" and will take these home when completed.

Flag Tag - Players had two flags (tube socks) hanging from their sides. The goal of the game is to keep your flags while others try to pull them off.

Dead Ants Tag - The tagger is called the RAID CAN and tries to run around and tag players (with the small noodle). If a player is tagged, they become a dead ant and must lay on their back with leg and arms extended. To become alive again, 4 alive ants must carry them to an ant hole.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Welcome Back to School! Icebreaker Games for P.E.

Welcome back to school everyone!  I am very happy to be teaching 5th grade and Kindergarten-A at Zinser this year!   This is my 7th year with the district.  This year I will be at Zinser on Mondays and ECC on Wednesdays.

Our first day of P.E. was great!  I already know most of the students because I taught their P.E. class when they were in 1st and 2nd grade.  It was awesome to discover they have continued to grow into wonderful, caring, and happy children.  This will be a great year for us in P.E.!

I hope you enjoy my P.E. blog.  I usually update it weekly so parents can view VIDEOS of what we are doing in class.  This blog is also for other P.E. teachers who are looking for lesson plan ideas.

This was our "Agenda" for today:
Discuss Expectations and Rewards
Choose squads and partners
Games:  "Grab It" and "Guard the Cookie Jar"

Videos of Grab It:  This is a game they played with their new partner.  The goal is to be the first person to grab the bean bag when I say the words "Grab It".  A point is earned for grabbing it first.  As you will see in the video, I sometimes trick them and say something other than Grab It.  If they touch the beanbag when I say a different word, a point is deducted.  This game got us all laughing!

Video of "Guard the Cookie Jar" - Similar to "Grab It", but with more movement! If a player is able to steal the cookie (the beanbag), then they become the new guard. The guards try to tag players before they steal their cookie.