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.

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