Category Archives: 5th-6th Grade

Using stations/centers/rotations in PE class

A popular day in my PE class is when we do “PE centers” (or rotation stations).  As many classroom teachers use centers as a way to teach small groups, the students are familiar with rotating through different stations and like … Continue reading

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Dodge ball alternative

I never play dodgeball in my PE classes.  I see no point in it as it doesn’t teach any skill or get all the kids moving.  It is also dangerous and can promote bullying behaviors.  However, my students still ask … Continue reading

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Heart rate lesson plan

My main goal in PE class is to keep the kids moving while they are with me.  In addition, I am trying to fit in some mini lessons this year that help my students gain an understanding of fitness and … Continue reading

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Warm-up circuits

I have been doing more circuit work this year and the kids really like it.  Warm-up circuits are great because they give my students some autonomy (they choose where to start), are fast paced, and get everyone moving.  When my … Continue reading

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Muscle mini lesson

This year in PE we are focusing on a different muscle every month.  Since I don’t want to spend any movement time having my students sit and listen, I talk about our muscle as we do our stretches.  Here is an … Continue reading

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Visual aids for PE

I am working this year to add some science into my PE classes so I decided to focus on learning the names of major muscle groups.  I made this fun bulletin board to add interest and add a fun visual … Continue reading

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How was your summer?

School is back in session and at my school PE specialty starts the very first day.  I like to get the kids moving in between some talking about rules and expectations.  This is a game I played on the first … Continue reading

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organizing teams

I teach over 800 students every week, 30 minute classes, about 30 students per class.  I need efficient ways to divide my students into different size groups for different activities.  Sometimes I want like abilities together  and sometimes I like … Continue reading

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Pass the Pig

I like games that disguise that we are working on fitness.  In other words, I like to get them moving in a fun way so that they don’t realize they are working out.  This is a fun and easy game … Continue reading

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9 Square — with a twist!

This is a fun indoor game idea that my students absolutely loved!  It is a take-off from traditional 4 square and made use of the large stability exercise ball that I bought last year.  You need stability balls for each … Continue reading

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