Physical Education

Fulton County Schools South Learning Community

2015 - 2016 Issue 14

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

Seaborn Lee Elementary School

The week before winter break can be challenging in physical education. Coach Garreau used the week to have skill review stations for his students at Seaborn Lee Elementary School. This lesson had 82% Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity Time! Students enjoyed team building with hula hoops, basketball, scooter boards, jump ropes, juggling, hopscotch, and more! Differentiation was evident by allowing the students to choose what activities they wanted to do, and the skills that were performed at each. Additionally, the data door at Seaborn Lee included information about prior units and it is pictured below. Email Mr. Garreau for his ideas garreau@fultonschools.org

Cliftondale Elementary

Students have been improving their fitness skills this week through the use of scooter boards. Coach Luckett was a great storyteller and built interest and excitement and used music to enhance the lesson. The favorite activity was the Sammy the Shark scooter board game. At the end of class, the students had to communicate "why fitness was important" , and "how can you stay fit in the new year". The MVPA (moderate to vigorous physical activity time) was 60%. E-mail luckettd@fultonschools.org for ideas to use during your scooter board fitness unit.

Fitness Stations

Informational poster to use in class.
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Website To Try!

http://openphysed.org/ - This website has curriculum modules and lessons for physical education teachers. OPEN is a backward designed curriculum project that targets SHAPE America’s National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes.

App To Try!

iDance - An incredible app by the developers of the successful iMuscle, Essential Skeleton & iYoga Apps. One of the features that makes this app unique is the fact that the animations have been captured via motion tracking technology. What results is a seriously fluid animation that helps you clearly see the actions required. The app includes 225 individual dance animations w/detailed instructions on footwork, movement/direction, timing/rhythm, torso/hip action and arm movements.

Bulletin Board Idea

Courtesy Seaborn Lee Elementary

Assessment Ideas

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


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

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

Increasing Differentiation & Choice in Physical Education

taken from http://www.gophersport.com/blogentry/increasing-differentiation-choice-in-physical-education


Programming-based Choice Strategies:


1. Warm-ups: Providing instant activities with choice or a leveled progression helps students feel empowered and ‘hooks them’ for the rest of the lesson as they feel ownership of their learning. This also allows the teacher to work more one-on-one with specific students in need.


2. Sign-ups: After introducing several activities, provide choices within the same space (flag football, Ultimate Frisbee, disc golf, walking, or yard games), or have students choose an activity within the same learning category (ex: Ultimate or Flag Football for invasion games). My students are on a weekly rotation. At the end of a three-week cycle they sign up for their favorite choice allowing them to be able to work with students from other classes and specialize in a preferred choice from the recent learning cycle.


3. Level of Competition: When students choose their level of competition for game play they experience more success, which sustains their interest and enjoyment. A ‘Competition League’ is for those who prefer to keep score, play through brackets, and have a higher interest in the activity (notice how I did not say higher skill level). A ‘Recreation League’ runs through a round robin format and for those who do not wish to focus on a win/loss rather more skill development in a less-competitive yet still engaging atmosphere. Sportsmanship is a priority for each league. This is a nice strategy to incorporate especially in net games (Badminton, Pickleball, Tennis).


Product-based Choice Strategies (Differentiation):


1. Bingo or Tic-Tac-Toe: I modify game handouts so students can make self-directed fitness choices and learn content simultaneously. Offering two choices within a box (average and advanced) allows students to choose an activity that fits their ability level. Use the handout multiple times to eventually complete both levels and then have students compare and contrast their experiences.


2. Workout Logs and Fitness Plans: Once students learn fundamental fitness concepts and exercises they log their workouts on a choice-based log that offers a variety of exercises by each muscle group. Students also create personal workouts they can try in class or at home. Or I’ve designed a “Webquest” walking students through creating a fitness plan.


3. Station Choices: Stations and circuits become boring if not spiced up with variety and choice. Give two options or “challenges” when practicing skill work in stations. Incorporate technology and use QR code readers so students scan a choice to see their choice and then complete. Have students design station choices to empower them and take ownership of the learning process.

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