• Physical Education K-2 and 3-6 Remote Learning

    Students and parents,  I thank you for your willingness to visit my page for ideas while we are out of school.  I wish we could all be together playing our games and exercising in PE class or having fun together in our after school jog squads as usual.  I miss the fun as much as all of you.

    Students - I would like for you to go and search your house, garage, closet for anything that you can use for a game to play or for an exercise to participate in.  Examples: a jump rope, a basketball, a racket or a paddle and a small ball, a beachball, a frisbee disc, maybe some cones to set up a boundary for a game of tag. 

    Parents - I would like you to help your child find a safe spot to have some fun.  Let your child explore and create a new game or help them play a game that we have played before or an idea that I will be listing below in the coming days.

    I will be updating this page weekly with something we have already covered in PE class in the hopes that your child can remember how that activity was performed and the rules.  In the coming weeks, new content that I had planned for the last weeks of school for students to learn will be incorporated.  


    Monday April 6th, 2020 - Week 2

    K-2 PE Obstacle Course Achievement - Create your own obstacle course!  Using pathways (straight, curvy, zig zag), speeds (fast run, medium jog, slow walk) and levels (high, medium, low)  create an obstacle course like the one that we exercised in during PE class using items found around your house or yard.  Here are some suggestions on creating your own obstacle course:  Instead of the tunnel, find an old box to crawl through.   Instead of the hoops that we used for our curvy hoops maze, use the hose in your yard to create a curvy maze, similar to a capital letter S.  Instead of the cones that we used for our zig zag cone maze, use some empty two liter bottles or empty cans and place about 6 feet apart and zig and zag like a capital letter Z.  For the hurdles to run and jump over, run and jump across the sidewalk or place two objects on the ground about 3 feet apart to run and jump across.  For balance, draw a balance beam on the sidewalk with chalk or find a sidewalk crack to walk across with your arms out.  Set up the course yourself and complete about 20 minutes of exercise or count your laps. Have fun!

    3-6 PE Warm-up routine with YOU being the leader!  Perform the warm-up routine with or without music!  Can't remember it?  Here it is!   32 Side steps, 32 jumping jacks, 16 forward arm circles and 16 backward arm circles, stretch down to the ground (no knee bend) for 10 seconds and then stretch all the way up for 10 seconds, 32 scissor splits, and 32 half-twist turn and jumps to finish.  

    3-6 PE Health Components of Fitness Log Sheet for Fitness Test Conditioning- Create a Monday-Friday log sheet to stay on track with our conditioning we were practicing in PE class.  By the way, we were at 20 curl-ups, 20 push-ups (10 and 10), 16 pacer laps (8 second interval), sit and reach, and trunk lift as needed.  

    3-6 PE Basketball Graduation - If you are lucky enough to have a basketball hoop and a basketball, play basketball graduation.  Use chalk, pencil, or use anything to make a mark on the ground to create the numbers starting at 1 and ending at 12.  Draw a star on the ground for the 3-point shot to be a superstar.  Once finished, count how many shots it takes from start to finish and then try to beat your personal best record in the next game.  

    3-6 PE Recreational Games of Sport and Leisure - Search those closets and garages for a sport or a game of leisure to occupy yourself.  Games include, cornhole (a beanbag toss game to a target), horseshoes, badminton, bocce ball, or frisbee.  These games only take two people and are a great way to pass the time and still get outside and have some skillfull fun.  Don't remember what bocce ball was from PE class? Google the rules. Don't have a bocce ball set?  Use tennis balls or even marbles and play, its just that simple.  

     See you next week with some more ideas, meanwhile have fun!


     Monday March 30th - Week 1

    K-2 PE Turtle Tag - You will need at least 2 people to play this very fun and easy tag game that has elements of chasing, fleeing, dodging, running, jogging, tagging, and a little bit of strategy. One person is the tagger and the rest of the players are the turtles.  Taggers try to tag the turtles. If a turtle is tagged, the turtle lies upside down for 5 seconds before getting back up or can be helped up by another turtle who is still in the game.  If a turtle is about to get tagged, the turtle can hide in its own shell by getting on hands and knees for no more than 3 seconds.  Change taggers and turtles as needed.  All students in grades K-2 have played this game this year and it was FUN!  Be safe during this game by finding a safe space to play.

     K-2 PE Toss, Bounce, Catch - Don't have a partner or partners to play turtle tag?  You can play this game by yourself with any type of ball.  This activity involves hand-eye coordination, which was the exact concept we were working on in T-Ball before our vacation.  In an underhand motion, toss the ball above your head, the higher the better, let the ball bounce on the ground one time, and then try to catch with either one hand or two!  Count how many times you are successful.  My record is 18 times in a row.  Who can beat me?  I may need proof...email me a picture of yourself performing the task to my school email address or email me the total number of completed catches written on a piece of paper along with the ball you used.  I may even post it to the school Facebook page.


    3-6 PE Student Choice Work with the Components of Fitness  -  Now that everyone is familiar with Health and Skill Components of Fitness, HEALTH (flexibility, cardio-fitness, muscular strength, muscular endurance) and SKILL (agility, balance, coordination, power, reaction time, speed) you will be choosing one component from each category and practicing that for the week. Example: I am choosing flexibility and coordination.  For flexibility I will be performing sit and reach and trunk lift practice 10 times each every day (fitness testing) and for coordination I will be using my racket with a ball and bouncing the ball on the racket in the driveway for 30 minutes.  

    Other examples: practice cardio-fitness by running back and forth like the pacer test, practice balance by performing deep knee bends with a wide stance, practice reaction time by dribbling a soccer ball by yourself or passing a soccer ball with a partner.  Be creative in your quest for getting some much needed exercise in and if you like, take a picture of yourself in action and email it to my school email address and I may even post it on the West Melbourne Facebook page!