WHPE November Update

Save the date: 2014 WHPE Convention

Wednesday, Oct. 29th, 5:30pm to Friday, Oct. 31st, 3pm

Kalahari Dr

Baraboo, WI

Mark your calendars now - the 2014 WHPE convention is back in the Wisconsin Dells at the Kalahari Waterpark and Resort.

Convention registration prices will remain the same as this year and the WHPE convention is a great way to meet all of your professional development (and educator effectiveness) needs in one go. So get planning, save the date, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Free iPad course - beginner or advanced

Got an iPad? Not sure exactly what you can do with it? Jarrod Robinson from http://thepegeek.com/ has set up an online iPad course - you can choose your level and work your way through the material, delivered daily via email, at your own pace. If you are a beginner you can work through the beginner level first and then move onto the advanced level. This is a great way to get some free, in-home professional development. You can check it out and sign up for these courses here.

Monthly Challenge: Build your own Bingo

Your fitness and health are personal to YOU - we all have different things we would like to work on and so this month's challenge allows you to do just that! With Build your own Bingo, you simply identify what you would like to work on, complete the bingo board, and work your way through each square.

This is perfect for any grade level or any unit you may be teaching. Check out this Badminton Bingo challenge for an example of a unit themed bingo card. I have added some ideas to help if you/ your students are stuck for ideas. Post it where someone can see it and have them keep you accountable for November. I would love to hear what ideas you come up with! For this challenge and more visit: http://fitnesschallenges.wikispaces.com/.

You are what you eat

The infographic above explains how food cravings are actually often linked to the body's need for certain minerals. Perfect information for health/ PE students - students could log their cravings over a period of a week, use this chart to try alternative food options and see if they help satisfy their cravings or not.

Low Tech vs High Tech

Here are two great warm up or random activity generators for you - one using basic paper/ dice and another in the form of an app.

1. Mix-up warm up

This activity involves foam dice and 4 different categories of exercises: cardio, dynamic flexibility, lower body muscular strength/ endurance, upper body muscular strength/ endurance. Students roll two die and total them up. They then choose an activity from one of the categories and complete the number of reps = die total. I normally have my students complete at least on activity from each sheet. You can access the activity sheets here.

2. Spin It

This app ($1.99) allows you to create your own lists of activities/ reps and on the press of the spin button it randomly chooses an activity and how many reps you are going to do. It comes with one list already pre-loaded and it is simple to create your own. Great for circuits, stations, warm ups or anything! Check out the video below to learn more.

Spin It! - Upcoming App Demo


At the convention I showcased some of the amazing things that you all do each and every day in your classrooms. If you missed it, need ideas or if you are looking for a bit of inspiration, please check it out: http://youtu.be/HoMScw8r8Tk

Get Moving Today Activity Calendars

If you didn't check out the Head Body Head Start monthly physical activity calendars last month here they are again. Perfect for using at elementary level and beyond. Our very own Kristi Mally from UWLAX created these - Thank you Kristi!