Physical Education

Fulton County Schools South Learning Community

2015 - 2016 Issue 21

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

S.L. Lewis Elementary

Students are enjoying learning about weight transfer through a variety of station activities; such as; hurdles, balance beam, gymnastic incline mats, tumbling mats, and more. The most popular station was the incline mats in which the students practiced transferring their weight evenly between their hands and their feet. Ms. Thigpen does a wonderful job with her depth of knowledge questioning to ensure the students understand the key concepts of the lesson. The MVPA for this lesson was 52%! Awesome!

Oakley Elementary School

Physical Education class at Love Nolan begins with group exercises. On this day, Coach Hinchen introduced a new game called Powerball. In this game, the students are spread out around a square area and have a ball to throw at a larger ball that is placed in the center of the square. The object of the game is to move the large ball across another team's endline by making it move when you hit the large ball with the smaller balls. This game also gave the students a chance to practice for their SLO test.

Website To Try!

https://greatactivitiesonline.com/ - This website has a free section in which activities are shared for teachers to use in class.

The Great Activities Publishing Company was founded in 1982 by Artie Kamiya. The company’s first product was the Great Activities Newspaper, a small 8-page publication developed so more Physical Education teachers could share their “great activities” with others.

App To Try!

Basketball PE includes games and activities designed to keep students of all ages captivated and on the move! Cost .99

Basketball PE provides an environment that is conducive to the way children learn the principles of this popular sport. The application includes tools that are valuable for physical and health education teachers, coaches, animators, activity specialists, camp counselors, and day-camp employees basically, any individual or group dedicated to keeping children active and having fun through the game of basketball.

Bulletin Board Idea

Courtesy S.L. Lewis Elementary

Assessment Ideas

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


Hockey Partner Passing Assessment - http://tinyurl.com/zz6ha6a


Basketball Group Assessment - http://tinyurl.com/zgvgaz8


Create a tumbling routine - http://tinyurl.com/jef2gpq


Striking with a Paddle 5th grade from NASPE - http://tinyurl.com/zmaxyu4


Striking Rubric - http://tinyurl.com/gqw6th7


Basketball Self Assessment from OpenPhysed - https://goo.gl/gYlhLZ


Dance Routine Rubric - http://tinyurl.com/gtrawjx

Juggling - http://tinyurl.com/gwaqlxs & http://tinyurl.com/jb2nmuq

Cup Stacking -

http://tinyurl.com/je7k49s & http://tinyurl.com/jraw8fm


P.E. Activity Stations Rubric - http://tinyurl.com/puu6545


K - 2 Throwing (Paper Test) New from PECentral - http://tinyurl.com/pwdlcoa


Football/ Throwing & Catching - http://tinyurl.com/nlf9zns


Fitnessgram Goal Setting Sheet - https://goo.gl/EaXxO9


Third Grade Fitness Knowledge - https://docs.google.com/document/d/13oh9Av8aDJvwQS3Jafq7Szmz61mNP1k1QXZqbI_OJ40/edit?usp=sharing


Striking Written Test for Upper Grades - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OOXMIkxSdfuBsYPGHQX-61iCE8S4jCRQbNyJgD4pKD0/edit?usp=sharing


Locomotor Rubric - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1319zxYCbAiFTlHXWzlj7YotgpAQJgAtoWUP5V21fp6k/edit?usp=sharing


Throwing & Catching Rubric - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oKv2Q5zZ71vlfX65NPjeCjE-eEUNxxA8fUlNXjRDbUo/edit?usp=sharing


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

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DFNfpwTteolyggSSyesaX6Cwv3bvoqg_z2IPGavkkmA/edit?usp=sharing

Depth of Knowledge Questions for Physical Education

taken from http://blog.usgames.com/featured/depth-knowledge-question-stems-physical-education


DOK 1 – Recall & Reproduction

  • Question Stem: Can you remember the cues for (skill / task)?
  • Debrief Question: Can you remember the cues for basketball dribbling?
  • The answer is straight forward – “Waist high, finger pads, eyes up.”

DOK 2 – Skills & Concepts

  • Question Stem: How did (concept) affect (performance)?
  • Debrief Question: How did the force you used in your kick affect your accuracy?
  • The answer requires reflection and a more in-depth answer – “The more force that I used, the harder it was to control my kick. It decreased accuracy.”

DOK 3 – Strategic Thinking / Reasoning

  • Question Stem: How is (concept) related to (performance / skill)?
  • Debrief Question: How is aerobic capacity related to your score on the Pacer test? What is your interpretation of your score?
  • In this example I’m using two question stems for a more in-depth and thoughtful answer – “The greater a person’s aerobic capacity the better that person will score on the Pacer test. I scored below the Healthy Fitness Zone for the Pacer test; therefore I need to improve my aerobic capacity.”

DOK 4 – Extended Thinking

  • Question Stem: Develop a comprehensive (performance) plan.
  • Assessment Question: Develop a comprehensive physical activity and wellness plan.
  • You’ll notice that this example is not a question, but more of an assessment directive. However, to maintain consistency Webb and Collins keep the Question Stem vernacular. At DOK level 4 students will demonstrate extended thinking that incorporates the content previously learned and applies it to a relevant topic or task. In this case students are asked to develop a comprehensive plan based on their skills, abilities, preferences and needs. Many might argue that this could be a summative exit assessment for our high school physical education students.

SkateTime School Program

Have you thought about adding roller skating to your program to enhance cardiovascular endurance? I've done this for 2 years, and the students really enjoy it! They provide an instructor for the first day, and give you the curriculum to teach. I kept the skates for 5 class periods (2 1/2 weeks). Please email Cole Grantham if you want more information.

colegrantham@skatetime.com


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 www.heart.org/jump or www.heart.org/hoops

or email our representative - Kelsey Schival - Kelsey.schival@heart.org

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.

Important Sites To Know

Georgia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance - http://www.gahperd.org/


SHAPE America (our National Standards) - http://www.shapeamerica.org/standards/pe/


Fulton County Schools P.E. Website (you need your login credentials)https://employees.fultonschools.org/academics/landt/HealthPE/Pages/Physical-Education.aspx


Georgia Performance Standards for P.E. https://www.georgiastandards.org/Standards/Pages/BrowseStandards/PhysEdK-5.aspx


Georgia Fitnessgram http://fg9.dc.gov/FITNESSGRAM9District/Login.aspx

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