Physical Education

Fulton County Schools South Learning Community

2015 - 2016 Issue 11

Spotlighting the best and the brightest physical educators from the South Learning Community in Fulton County.

Liberty Point Elementary

Liberty Point is now working on their dance & rhythms unit in physical education. Today students were using the Just Dance Games to learn new ways to move to the music. Did you know that if you don't have a Wii or Xbox, you can still do this with your class by using YouTube? Most of the dances have been uploaded there! This is a great idea to keep students highly engaged and constantly moving. Mr. Thomas did a great job motivating the students by actively dancing along with them - providing encouragement and feedback along the way! Email Kaonis Thomas -

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Campbell Elementary School

In physical education, Campbell Elementary students are playing Team Touchdown with the new equipment that they received from Fuel Up to Play 60 and the National Dairy Council. Students were split into teams and the object of the game was to grab a football and place it in the other teams' endzone (hula hoop) without having a flag pulled from their belt. When students were waiting on the sidelines, they had to perform exercises to stay active and ready for the game. Email Darren Thomas for more ideas -
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Bulletin Board Idea

Fulton County Physical Education: Definitions of Instructional Technology, Rigor and MVPA in Physical Education

Instructional Technology - The strategic use of a variety of tools to promote active, engaged, and meaningful learning experiences. The use of technology in physical education should be instructionally aligned, standards-based, and designed to enhance student learning.

Rigor - The teacher creates a student-centered, challenging environment where individual student and class performance is continually assessed to guide instruction through extending, refining, and applying tasks or activities. The content is linked for transfer of learning within physical education and among other content areas.

Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity (MVPA) - MVPA is the time spent on moderate to vigorous physical activity during the lesson. The intensity of the activity depends on the individual’s previous experience in their level of fitness. It is the expectation that students are engaged in MVPA for a minimum of 50% of class time.

Website To Try! I found this one through twitter! This link takes you to the dances, but there other videos and lesson ideas as well.

App To Try!

Sworkit Kids - This app will give you a 5 minute workout that your students can do as a warm up or station activity! Sworkit Kids features fun exercise videos demonstrated by kids for kids. Their customizable workouts focus on movements that promote strength, agility, and flexibility and can be performed in segments of 5 minutes or more

Assessment Ideas

Looking for another idea that isn't listed here? Let me know.

P.E. Activity Stations Rubric -

K - 2 Throwing (Paper Test) New from PECentral -

Football/ Throwing & Catching -

Fitnessgram Goal Setting Sheet -

Third Grade Fitness Knowledge -

Striking Written Test for Upper Grades -

Locomotor Rubric -

Throwing & Catching Rubric -

First Weeks of School/ spatial awareness/ rules & procedures/ interest survey -

Important Sites To Know

Georgia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance -

SHAPE America (our National Standards) -

Fulton County Schools P.E. Website (you need your login credentials)

Georgia Performance Standards for P.E.

Georgia Fitnessgram

Jump Rope For Heart

Does your school participate in Jump Rope for Heart? This is a great project based learning unit for physical education! I had our community representative speak with the students, and we made post cards for the children at the local hospital. This is in addition to the great things that JRFH does to enhance our program. You can also do the Hoops for Heart in the Elementary School! Please check out or

or email our representative - Kelsey Schival -

Characteristics of Inappropriate Activities in P.E.

The Physical Education Hall of Shame. Williams, N. (1992). Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

1. Does not address the proposed student learning objectives
2. Barely promotes any of the standards
3. Lack of emphasis on teaching motor skills and lifetime physical activity skills
4. Overemphasis on and concern for fun
5. Extremely low participation time for any of the students
6. Limited physical activity (duration and intensity)
7. Focuses on eliminating students from participation
8. Has the potential to embarrass a student in front of the class
9. High risk for danger, injury, and harm
10. Requires little training or pedagogical skill to teach

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