Author Archives: EJenkins

Scooter Cage Ball

Equipment: 1 large ball such as a cage ball, omnikin ball, yoga ball pinnies to separate teams 6-8 scooters Divide class into 2 equal teams.  Assign each team member a number, stressing that it is important for them to remember … Continue reading

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Exercise is fun! Lesson idea

A goal I have for my PE students is that they develop a positive attitude towards exercise.  I ask my students at the beginning of the year how exercise makes them feel.  I repeat that question several times a year … Continue reading

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Halloween scooter game

Halloween is just around the corner and we like to celebrate a bit in PE.  My younger classes absolutely love this scooter game we call “ghosts in the graveyard”.  They are already asking if we will be playing it for … Continue reading

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Motivate families to move with a FUN RUN!

A fun run is a great way to motivate your students to move and to get their families involved.  If planning a fun run seems intimidating, here are some steps to break it down for you: * Remember that it … Continue reading

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Hopscotch and Making Recess Better!

One of my goals this year is to improve recess time at my school.  The students are all expected to be outside during recess, but otherwise, they can do whatever they want.  Unfortunately, some do not choose to be active … Continue reading

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UNO movement

My youngest classes love dancing and moving to music.  I use music on a daily basis to add energy and enthusiasm.  Here is a fun and easy game that is great for a quick warm-up, time filler, or even a … Continue reading

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Independent warm-up and assessment

I usually lead my 1st – 4th grades in a warm-up routine.  This week I wanted to see what my 3rd and 4th graders had learned; so I gave them more independence allowing me to observe and assess. Before starting … Continue reading

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Rotating fitness challenge

I have some fitness testing coming up for my 5th and 6th grade classes.  I wanted to do something today to give them a good workout and help them prepare.  This lesson turned out great! I have my classes divided … Continue reading

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Aerobic Challenge

I try to plan all my PE lessons so that my students are moving a lot and getting aerobic exercise while having fun.  Every once in a while, especially as they get older, I like to teach more pointedly about … Continue reading

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Mixing math and movement

Math and movement are easily combined to make cross-curricular games that reinforce principles learned and give skill practice in a fun way.  A math movement game works best when a math concept has been taught, is mainly understood, and just … Continue reading

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