Flag Football Flag Pulling!

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Last spring, I entered a contest with Fuel Up to Play 60 to receive a free Flag Football Essentials Kit for my Physical Education classes.  At the beginning of this school year, I received an email that I was selected!  The kit includes flag football belts, junior size footballs and lesson plan ideas that I can teach my students!  This video has students participating in an activity that gets them familiar with wearing the flag football belts, has them running with  a football and playing a game that lets them try to pull the flags off of flag football belts!  This video includes students from Miss Flynn’s 2nd grade class, Mrs. Kazis’ Kindergarten class, Mrs. Laskey’s 4th grade class, Mrs. Mueller’s 1st grade class, Mrs. Notaro’s 5th grade class, Mr. Petrelis’ 5th grade class, Mrs. Ellis’ 4th grade class, Mrs. Bello’s 1st grade class, and Miss Murano’s 1st grade class!

One Minute Body Weight Challenge

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I like to teach my students that they don’t need fancy equipment to get a good workout…you actually don’t NEED any equipment at all!  There are plenty of exercises that can be done using just your body!  During this activity, students were given one minute to perform as many repetitions of an exercise that they could.  They had a partner counting their repetitions for them so they could focus on just doing the exercises.  This activity helps my students actually see how hard their body is working while they are exercising by using an exercise log.  In this video, you will see students from Miss Baker’s 3rd grade class, Mrs. Ellis’ 4th grade class, Miss Franzese’s 4th grade class, Mrs. Griffin’s 3rd grade class, Miss Pyrcz’s 3rd grade class, and Miss Coughlin’s 5th grade class!

Minion Memory Workout

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At this point, most of you know that I love minions and the Despicable Me movies…so clearly I had to buy the Despicable Me Minion Memory game and make it into a workout activity for my Phys. Ed classes.  Memory is a fun matching game that is typically played around a table while players are sitting down.  During this activity, students stood in a circle around the playing cards and were taking turns while trying to make matches.  To make it a workout, students had to do a penalty exercise if they didn’t make a match!  In this video, you will see students from Mrs. Bello’s 1st grade class, Miss Cormio’s Kindergarten class, Miss Cullen’s 1st grade class, Mrs. Ellis’ 2nd grade class, Mrs. Ewing’s 2nd grade class, Mrs. Kazis’ Kindergarten class, Miss McGlynn’s 2nd grade class, Miss Murano’s 1st grade class, and Miss O’Brien’s Kindergarten class!

 

Fitness Bootcamp

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Fitness is a huge passion of mine and I LOVE how enthusiastic and excited my students get when they find out that we are doing a fitness bootcamp as an activity in my Physical Education class! Aside from teaching my students about fitness and different exercises/muscle groups, I love this activity because my students learn that exercising can be fun!  They learn about working out in a circuit and changing stations after a short amount of time, as opposed to doing the same activity for a long period of time.  It was really great to see my students working together in small groups during this activity and learning about fitness!  In this video you will be able to see students from Mrs. Ellis’ 2nd grade class, Miss Baker’s 3rd grade class, Mrs. Bello’s 1st grade class, Miss Cullen’s 1st grade class, Mrs. D’Anna’s 4th grade class, Mrs. Ellis’ 4th grade class, Mrs. Ewing’s 2nd grade class, Miss McGlynn’s 2nd grade class, Mrs. Mueller’s 1st grade class, Miss Murano’s 1st grade class, Mrs.  Notaro’s 5th grade class, Miss O’Brien’s Kindergarten class, Mr. Petrelis’ 5th grade class and Miss Pyrcz’s 3rd grade class!

 

Guards of the Castle!

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This was my first time trying this activity with my students as a fun locomotor/tag activity…and they LOVED it.  It kept them moving AND using strategies the entire time!  In this video, you will see students from Mrs. Ellis’ 4th grade class, Mrs. Ellis’ 2nd grade class, Mrs. Ewing’s 2nd grade class, Miss Flynn’s 2nd grade class, Mrs. Laskey’s 4th grade class, Miss McGlynn’s 2nd grade class, Mrs. Notaro’s 5th grade class and Mr. Petrelis’ 5th grade class!

Fitness Relays

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Exercising can be fun!  This activity is a great way to get your body moving and work out different muscles!  In this video of Fitness Relays, you will see students from Miss Burke’s 3rd grade class, Mrs. Ewing’s 2nd grade class, Miss Flynn’s 2nd grade class, and Mrs. Notaro’s 5th grade class!

 

Full House!

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To practice locomotor skills, students participated in a fun game called “Full House!” where they had to find cards underneath cones in the middle of the gym to match their teams suit from a deck of cards!  In this video, you will see students from Miss Baker’s 3rd grade class, Mrs. D’Anna’s 4th grade class, Mrs. Ellis’ 4th grade class, and Mrs. Notaro’s 5th grade class!

Would you rather…?

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  • For the beginning of the school year, as a “get to know you” ice breaker activity
  • Students will be split into four or five groups. Each group will have a clipboard, a pen and a “Would you rather…?” worksheet
  • There will be 10 scenarios taped to the walls around the gymnasium with “Would you rather…?” questions for students to discuss and decide which scenario they would rather. Each person decides for themselves, and they write their names under their choice on their group’s worksheet.
  • When all teams have completed the stations/worksheet, we will gather together as a class to see which “Would you rather…?” scenario students would prefer!

Students are allowed to walk or jog/run when they change stations

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