Read Across America Day has been a day created by the National Education Association (NEA) to celebrate reading since 1998. The NEA chose the beloved Dr. Seuss’s birthday to get children excited about literacy and reading, much like a pep rally for football. So, we want to help cheer children on as they develop a love for reading and provide you with some easy, hands-on and fun actvities. We’ve gathered together our favorite crafts and ideas to engage your students and bring their reading to life on Read Across America Day. Continue reading →
This week for the Featured PE Teacher section on the PE Central Facebook page, the spotlight is on Christopher Jordan!
I am a Physical Edication at Newbury Elementary School in Newbury, MA. I teach Kindergarten through 6th Grade, and a total of 405 students. I have been at Newbury Elementary School since I graduated college in January of 2016. I am currently working on a gymnastics unit with grades 2nd-6th.
PE Focus for 2018:
This year my school has introduced a new program called Life Skills for grades 4th-6th. It is essentially a class that promotes health in the area of personal development. Continue reading →
Feather crafts are trending! We’ve shared 5 of our favorite craft activities: quill feathers, dreamcatchers, watercolor, ornaments, plus DIY designs for your journal or canvas.
White Quill Feathers
We have these white feathers in two sizes, small duck quill feathers and the longer quill feathers. We colored them with Crayola markers, then brushed them with water to blend the color onto the feathers. Let it dry, then you can add some details with fine point markers. You can also add sticky gems. You can also make gold dipped feathers and use them to create a DIY dream catcher mobile like the one above from Honest to Nod. Continue reading →
I am the head of Physical Education at Fulbridge Academy in Peterborough, England. We teach from reception (3 year olds) to year 6 (11 year olds). We currently have 864 children within our school and we teach all of these children twice a week. We teach 60 children at a time, in two classes. We have 6 members of Specialist PE staff that cover all PE across the school, as well as two fulltime dance teachers that teach the children dance throughout there school year. I have been teaching now for 10 years at Fulbridge.
Physical Education Program:
We deliver different units to different age groups each term. This is how we structure our set up for PE. We are also incredibly lucky to have had a lot of funding from our school to develop our facilities to enhance out PE curriculum. We have a soft play room, caving system, 3G astro pitch as well as a wide range of equipment and resources. As we teach from reception to year 6, we split our year groups into phases and each phase has a different approach to PE. Continue reading →