Monday, November 26, 2012

P.E. Games - Germ Tag, Guard the Cookie Jar, Relay Races, Catching Game

My students have been engaged in a variety of activities this month.  Below are some pictures of things we have done.  Kindergarten, TK, and ECSE students have been doing a variety of relay races as a fitness activity.  Zinser 2nd graders also did a "Thanksgiving Dinner Relay" last week.  They learned about protein (turkey), vegetables (corn, potatoes, yams, etc), carbohydrates (stuffing) and fruit (cranberry sauce).   We also played "Thanksgiving Tag" which gave everyone an opportunity to tell others what they are thankful for.  I personally was thankful for the little girl who said she was thankful for her P.E. teacher!!!!  Click here for directions for "ABC and Number Match Relay".  

Zinser 2nd graders also did a lesson on germs and the importance of hand washing.  Below you will see pictures of "Germ Tag".  Click on the link if you would like to know how to play "Germ Tag".  

Catching and throwing will be our focus for the next few weeks.   One great catching game that 2nd graders played last week is called "Catch Everything".   We talked about having "ready hands" to signal to people that you are ready to catch the ball.  Pics of this game are below. 

Guard the Cookie Jar (click here for video of this game)
2nd Graders playing GUARD THE COOKIE JAR.

TK students playing "NUMBER MATCH RELAY"

Students playing "ABC MATCH RELAY"


Playing GERM TAG (girls are pretending to wash their hands)

Our pretend restroom for GERM TAG (this is where students washed hands after being tagged by a germ).




Video of "Catch Everything".

Video of "Germ Tag"

Video of "Thanksgiving Dinner Relay"

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Trick or Treat Tag - PE Games for Halloween

Today my 2nd graders did a lesson on walking, animal walking, dinonastics, and then we ended class with Trick or Treat Tag.  Click HERE for a video and description of Trick or Treat Tag.  Click HERE for Hide and Seek Trick or Treat Tag.

Pictures of 2nd grade playing this game outside and also one pic inside:

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Stop - Go - Slow Warm-Up Game for PE

Here is a picture and directions for my "Stop-Go-Slow" warm up game.  May be played inside or outside!

Click here for document.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Elementary P.E. Trick or Treat Relay

Here is a link to the Trick or Treat Relay game I came up with for Halloween.  I played it today with my Preschool and Kindergarten physical education classes and they had tons of fun!   This game could be used for Preschool-6th grade.


Pictures of the houses and the candy (puff balls) inside of the houses.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Elementary P.E. Hula Hoop and Jump Rope Lesson Ideas

To my fellow P.E. teachers:  

Click here for a copy of some of my hula hoop lesson plan ideas.  Great for elementary students!  I taught many of the things listed here to Kindergarten, Preschool, and Special Education students last week and the kids had lots of fun!

Click Here for Jump Rope Lesson Ideas.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

P.E. Hula Hoop Activities and Relay Races

I had so much fun with the kids on Wednesday at the Early Childhood Center. After our warm up game "STOP, GO, SLOW", we did some Dinonastics, then Hula Hoop Activities, and learned about Relay Races. After the kids learned how to take turns (they were in groups of 2-3), we played the Number Match Relay. It is quite amazing how much we can accomplish in 30 minutes when everyone is listening and following directions!

The pics below show Kindergarten students sitting at the end of their relay.  We talked about who is FIRST, SECOND and THIRD in line.  The second picture shows a student matching the number to her game board for the "Number Match Relay".

Here are some pics from last week when we did centers.  I tested the students on balance beam and gave them a special certificate if they could make it across all beams perfectly at least two times.  We called the beams "bridges" and the poly spots were "lily pads".  Don't step in the water!
 Tunnel and Trampoline Center

Working on KICKING.  We said "Step - Kick!"

Dinonastics CD - Doing the Animal Walks (Duck and Penguin below)

Zinser - 2nd Grade Update:
Sorry no pictures!  I have been so busy with these classes that I didn't have time to take pictures.  We've been working on fitness testing and centers (balance beams, bean bag toss, balloons and paddles, jump ropes and jumping sticks, trampoline and catching cups.   Next week we will take a break from testing and play some fun Halloween Fitness Games!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Animal Walks and Bean Bag Activities

Check out what we've been doing in P.E. class....

ECSE and Kindergarten classes (at the Early Childhood Center):
Animals Walks (with music from the Dinonastics CD).  
Bean Bag Activities (Dinonastics CD)
Practicing Rolling a ball and knocking down bowling pins
Kicking (working on STEP, KICK)

Zinser Elementary - 2nd Graders
Last week we practiced rolling balls and played two team games called "Rollerball" and "Pinball".  This week  we went outside to do our half mile run/walk for the Presidential Fitness Test.  After the test we had some time to play "Stop and Go Tag" and "Domination".  It was a beautiful day!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

P.E. Activities for the First Week

Please read below for an overview of what the students did this week!

ECSE Students - Our routine will be warm-up exercises, running (they run the length of the gym as I hold up a stop and go sign), and centers.  Students completed four centers this week.  1)  Hitting balloons with Lollipop Paddles. 2)  Bean Bag Toss into hula hoops.  I have 4 different colored lines on the gym floor to mark a variety of distances for tossing.  3)  Balance Beams - they practiced on three different beams (all low); Wide, Narrow, and Curved beam.  4)  Kicking a ball.  We worked on STEP, KICK.  I have lines taped on the gym floor to show where their feet should go.  After the first class,  I added a small red line behind the ball to remind kids to start back and then take a step on the yellow line.  (See picture with ball on poly spot and yellow line on the side.  The blue spot was for their partner to stand to take a turn, but we ended up working individually).  Students kicked the ball to wall (we talked about how that RHYMES) then retrieved it and kicked it again, trying to get their ball to touch the wall.  The blue spots will be used as students advance and are ready to run up to the ball then step and kick it. 

TK and Kindergarten Students - This week the students learned about  my three rules (1. Listen, 2. Follow Directions, 3. Play Nicely).   They practiced following directions in the gym, stopping when I blow the whistle (freeze, hands on knees), warm-up exercises, a game called "Ponies In the Stable", bean bag activities with music (I like the Dinonastics CD), bean bag toss (underhand throw), and kicking (STEP, KICK).  I see the Kindergarten class twice each week, so we've had three classes together so far.  

2nd Graders - I see 2nd graders once per week for 55 minutes.  For their first class, students learned about my rules (1. Listen, 2. Follow Directions, 3. Play Nicely), practiced following directions and stopping on my signal (whistle means freeze hands on knees), learned a warm up activity called "move and stretch", did relay races such as the "puzzle relay", and one class even had time to play with the parachute!  The parachute games were a special surprise for the class if everyone was listening and following directions very well.  One group did not have time for parachute games this week because of poor listening....I expect they will be able to do parachute games with me next week!  ;-)  

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Back to School

Welcome back to school!  I am happy to be returning this year at Zinser Elementary and the Early Childhood Center.  I will be teaching 2nd grade at Zinser on Monday afternoons.  I will be teaching at the ECC on Monday mornings and all day Wednesdays for Kindergarten, TK and the ECSE program.

Parents - please send clean gym shoes with your child on their P.E. days!  If your child does not have gym shoes they may not be able to participate in all activities (especially those that require running).

I will be updating my blog as much as possible this year.  I will also be sending out an email to those of you who provide me with an email address.  This will keep you posted with what your child is doing in PE class.

I look forward to working with your children this year!

-Carly Glanzman
Physical Education Teacher

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Almost time to come back!

Hi Everyone!   I plan on returning to school on May 14th.  I am really looking forward to seeing everyone again!  Bo is 2 1/2 month old now and is doing great.  Below is an updated picture of Bo with his big sister, Raina and his Daddy.  Hope you are enjoying your time in PE with Mr. Metz!  Good luck on your fitness tests.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Bo James

Our baby boy arrived a week early, on Monday, February 13th!  
Bo James
7 pounds, 10 ounces and 20 1/2 inches long
We feel so blessed to have a happy, healthy baby boy!!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

P.E. Volleyball Serve, Jump Rope Partner Tricks and Tag Game

This week was very special because Mr. Metz, my long term substitute teacher, came to visit!  He will be filling in for me while I am on maternity leave this winter/spring.  Mr. Metz joined us as we participated in the following activities: (similar to last week's agenda)

5th Grade Agenda:
Warm-Up:  Fitness Centers
Skills Practice:  Jump Rope - single rope tricks and partner tricks, Volleyball Underhand Serve Drills
Game:  Freezer (Tag Game)

Kindergarten Agenda:
Warm-Up:  Yoga
Skills:  Jump Rope and Jumping Sticks
Game:  Freezer (Tag Game)

Picture of Mr. Metz demonstrating the underhand serve:

Pictures of Kindergarten Students using Jumping Sticks

5th Grade Jump Rope - Partner Tricks

5th Grade - Volleyball Underhand Serve

Friday, January 13, 2012

P.E. Volleyball, Jump Rope, and Freezer Tag Game

This was our first week back to school after Christmas break.  The 5th graders began their Volleyball and Jump Rope Units.  Below was our agenda for the day and a couple of video clips.

5th Grade Agenda
Warm-Up - Fitness Centers (30 second intervals of activities such as push-ups, leg lifts, jumping hurdles, agility ladder, planks, jumping jacks, etc.)
Skills - Jump Rope (Single Rope Tricks) and Volleyball Underhand Serve
Game - Freezer Tag Game - click this link for directions of how to play.

Kindergarten Agenda
Warm-Up - Yoga Exercises
Skills - Introduced Jump Ropes and Jumping Sticks
Game - Freezer

This video shows a 5th grade students doing the agility ladder during the Fitness Center Warm-Up

This is a video of 5th graders playing "FREEZER"