Category Archives: Lesson Ideas

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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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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basketball skills game

We have started a basketball unit in 5th and 6th grades.  I wanted a fun way for them to work on the skills before we jumped into games.  I have my classes previously divided up into 4 groups (see this … Continue reading

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Team captains

I divide my 5th and 6th grade classes into 4 teams or squads (about 8 students per team).  I assign each team a captain.  I have found this to be helpful in so many ways.  I live in a very … Continue reading

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1st Day games

Today was the first day of school.  One of the things I like to work on with my students as we begin PE class is finding partners quickly.  I also like to mix movement in with learning the rules.  This … Continue reading

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Scoops and Balls

We have some fun new equipment at our school this year:  plastic scoops and wiffle balls.  I used the equipment in two separate lessons with my youngest classes. Lesson 1: Each person has a scoop and their own ball.  I … Continue reading

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beach-volley game

In 5th and 6th grade we have been working on the volleyball skills of bump and set.  At the end of each class period we played this game with a beach ball to practice the skills in a fun way. … Continue reading

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Beginning Toss and Catch Lesson

I taught some beginning tossing and catching skills to my kindergarten classes this week.  The sequence went smooth and the students had a great time.  I began by placing poly spots around the floor and had them all sit on … Continue reading

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Scarf Juggling

My first and second graders really loved playing with scarves this week.  They are a colorful and fun manipulative to try.  I first passed them out and we played “freeze dance” while holding the scarf.  They loved dancing around with … Continue reading

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