Thursday, June 18, 2020
Friday, June 12, 2020
Thoughts about PE ideas for this week:
- You could continue to practice some of the DrEAM Day activities. We continue to try and master some of these challenges, it's been a lot of fun!
- Go back and check out some of the ideas previously posted, is there anything that you missed and would like to try?
- For DrEAM Day we selected 12 game ideas. I've always liked the number 13, could you create your own game and record directions? If so, I'd love to see it! email@example.com
If you create a game and record a video, I will post them to the blog!
Friday, June 5, 2020
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Friday, May 22, 2020
A few times during the school year, we will do a "Follow the Leader" warm-up.
1) Create Your Own Obstacle Course
Friday, May 15, 2020
In the meantime, here are some things we can have students try out this week:
This is a cute warm-up geared towards our younger friends. It has students use one of
1) P.E. With Joe - TheBodyCoachTV
Joe has been putting out a new workout for kids every day. They are really well done, and are all around 30 minutes. He mixes things up with a variety of movements, and is really motivating. Here is a link to one of his workouts that we liked, but you can't go wrong with any of them! Feel free to check out his page for different ideas.
Friday, May 8, 2020
Here are some things that we enjoyed, and are options to work on this week:
Here is a great seven minute warm-up posted by a PE teacher that I have borrowed ideas
from in the past. Great length for a warm-up and a nice variety of movements.
1) Shape America Fitness Chart
Shape America has put together a nice chart of exercise suggestions. There are some on here that I haven't tried with students in class before. It could be nice to introduce some new options. Hopefully everyone in the family could join in in trying these!
2) Creating Activity Game Boards
My kids came up with an activity idea based on a traditional board game. I really like this idea because it allows students to be super creative and pick things that they really like to do. Check out the link for details!
3) At Home Family Fun - Mrs. Fraser
Mrs. Fraser put together a fun list of creative play ideas. These ideas work really well because they can be played anywhere!
4) Darebee - Mayhem Workout
Our weekly suggestion from the Darebee site, this one is great for the younger students. Many students will want to make this more challenging for themselves. This has a 20-count for the plank, many will want to create a higher goal.
They also have a section on their site where students cant print out their own fitness dice. Students could use this, or get even more creative and create their own custom dice.
Friday, May 1, 2020
My kids have been using their backpacks to store all of their academic work at home.
They are still using their classroom folders, I think that it helps them stay connected with
school. This video is a workout using school backpacks, I am going to introduce it to my
kids this week!
This one is a little bit longer, and it's animated. It has a nice mix of exercises that
1) YMCA - Rope Drills
This focuses on footwork and is a nice cardio workout. There are two levels, students can start with beginner and some will want to move on to advanced:
Beginner - https://ymca360.org/on-demand/category/17/videos/47
Advanced - https://ymca360.org/on-demand/category/17/videos/48
2) Homemade Scoops
At Loker and Happy Hollow, we are very fortunate to have a lot of equipment to use in our activities. When I first started teaching, I was at a lot of schools that had no equipment. I got creative in making things for students to play with. If you're looking for some extra equipment, here is a post I created about making your own scoops!
3) Darebee - Plank Workout
We plank a lot in PE! If students are missing me asking them to plank, here is a good alternative from Darbee.
4) Rock Paper Scissors Workout
Students have had a lot of RPS practice this year in PE class! I consider myself a pretty good referee, but with 20+ students, I can't catch everything. When there is a close call, we encourage students to talk things out, and avoid any arguing. Usually, they don't want to waste time, and want to get back into the action. A simple rock-paper-scissors best of one helps solve things. This workout has students using their RPS skills.
Monday, April 27, 2020
Here are some things that we can have students work on this week:
A PE teacher created a really cool video game themed workout for kids. At five minutes
This is one that students may have seen on GoNoodle. Another one that is quick and good to start off with.
1) YMCA - Yoga With Corri
A lot of the resources that I have been posting along with most of what I have seen is high energy workout related. I am going to start posting some alternatives, starting with this great YOGA resource produced by the YMCA:
2) Team Building Challenge - Cross the Ocean Challenge
This is an activity that we run with the students at both Loker and Happy Hollow. We change the rules based on the grade level, but modifications could be made to fit any age level! We ran this with our kids at home, all we needed was paper plates. At school, we use this to work on our teamwork and communication. This tends to be very popular, and I had planned to do it again before the end of the school year. I wrote out the directions on my wife's blog:
3) Darebee - Hermit Workout
I absolutely love the variety of workouts this site produces!
4) Super Deck Fitness Game
Shape America released an idea for students to create their own deck of cards. After directions on creating their own deck, it lists a variety of games that can be played with them. This way, students can pick and choose the games that they like. I think it's a great resource:
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