Field Day is a great way for the entire school to get together and get moving, and what better way to convey unity than to display a themed Field Day bulletin board in your classroom? Here are 10 ideas from PE teachers around the country to inspire you!
This week for the Featured PE Teacher section on the PE Central Facebook page, the spotlight is on Victoria Turner!
About Victoria Turner:
I am a Physical Education teacher at Oakridge Elementary School in Hollywood, FL. I teach 480 students in grades PreK-5th. I have been teaching for 4 years.
Current Lesson Plan/Unit:
My PreK students are part of the ASD program in Broward County, and we typically do a lot of dance. Right now we are working on the Chinese Ribbon Dance as part of the Spring Concert. K-2 is working on Kicking and Trapping. I am also incorporating one of Character Traits, which is Control. We talk about how in soccer you need to have control over the ball and we relate it back to how you need control in the classroom. Grades 3-5 are working on Frisbee. Also, since we are just finishing up math testing I incorporated math into their lesson plans. We worked with throwing at different angles, and playing Frisbee math golf where each “hole” was worth different points based on a bath equation that was provided at each “hole”.
Think back on your Field Day events from your school days. What do you remember? Many of you will remember how much fun you had, the games you played, and spending time with your classmates. Field Day is a great chance for students to let loose, get active, and have a good time. And at the end of the day, it is all about creating a memorable experience.
Now think about your planning process for Field Day. Do you ask other teachers for help? Can you have an outdoor event? Would you just throw some activities on a sheet of paper and draw a map with a schedule? Will you reach out to the community to ask for donations? Do you think about alerting parents that children will get wet if you have water activities so there are no surprises when they come home with dirty clothes? The level of planning you do and the amount of detail and communication you put into planning a Field Day have a direct correlation between the kind of memories a child will have decades from their elementary school years. Continue reading →
One of the goals that we have as teachers is to engage our students on many different levels. We not only want to deliver high quality instruction, we want to make our schools a fun place to be.
This year at my school my colleague, Stephanie (@stephy_morgs) and I decided we wanted to have some fun with our students and staff. We brainstormed and thought of the things that our students enjoyed most outside of the classroom work. Our school has different themed weeks throughout the year and the kids dress up on those days in different types of outfits and they love it!Continue reading →
This week for the Featured PE Teacher section on the PE Central Facebook page, the spotlight is on Nicki Case:
About Nicki Case:
I am a Physical Education teacher at Marion Elementary School in Marion, KS. I teach 223 students in grades K-5. This is my 5th year teaching PE. I taught 6th grade for 20 years before that. During the first 5 years of those 20 in the classroom, I also was their PE teacher.