Angry Birds

Students threw their frisbees (birds) in an attempt to knock down the pins (pigs). They were able to choose which pigs to knock down and the distance they wanted to throw.  The further back they threw their frisbee, the more points they were able to make for their team.  Teamwork, persistence and accuracy were essential to knocking the pigs down.

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When Critters Fly

Students had an opportunity to practice their throwing and aiming skills.  Differential instruction was utilized ensuring those whom had difficulty hitting a target and those whom had exceptional aim both had a chance to be successful.  Students were able to choose and hit targets at different lengths of range to earn points for their team while utilizing their math skills.

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Presidential Youth Fitness Program

Please remember to bring sneakers next week.  3rd-8th grade are participating in the PYFP.  Good luck!

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Castle Pool

Castle Pool is a throwing, catching and blocking game that incorporates strategy and communication skills.  Students need to knock down all seven bowling pins before they take down the castle (dome).  They can’t take the castle until last or the other team will win.

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Preamble Scramble

Elementary students were learning about the Preamble in their classrooms.  This was a good opportunity for PE to assist by making it into a game.  Students ran to the other side of the gym to retrieve words.  They then ran back to their hula hoop and attempted to find the correct spot in the Preamble.  Once all the words were correctly placed, the game ended.

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Boundball is a great game for both beginner and advanced students to understand the basics of net/wall games.  It helps develop volleying skills, encourages movement and enhances court awareness.

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Game Design

4th and 5th grade students were actively engaged in designing their own PE game.  They explored essential components of game play while thinking critically about their own experiences.  Students also solved problems cooperatively in small groups.

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Team Handball

Team Handball is an invasion game that utilizes skills such as hand dribbling, the chest and overhead pass, catching, and shooting in dynamic settings.

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Musical Hula Hoops

Musical Hula Hoops is similar to Musical Chairs but with an exercise element added in.  If a student wasn’t able to make it into a hula hoop, they went to the muscle group in the center.  The muscle group performed jumping jacks until the music stopped.  The students then attempted to get into a hula hoop.

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Tu B’Shevat

Tu B’Shevat is tomorrow!  Students played Water, Fire, Trees as a way to celebrate the occasion.  The class was divided into the three groups and discussed how each group effects the other two groups in nature.  They put it into action by playing the tag game.  Water chases fire, fire chases trees and trees chase water.

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