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

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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Rugby

Strength and speed are critical elements in the sport of rugby.  It requires sudden bursts of power to move the ball up the field.  Way to go, middle school!

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Perfect Pass Relay

Students had an opportunity to practice throwing different types of equipment (a dodgeball, a squishy ball and a frisbee).  Each hula hoop had a specific amount of catches to make before they made it to the next hoop.  Once all their hoops were completed, they were able to move to the next level.

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Titanic

Students learned about the Titanic, its demise and the ship that rescued it, the Carpathia. Some were passengers of the Titanic while others were captains.  The captains had to steer the ship away from all the icebergs to bring them to safety.  Students were also passengers and captains of the Carpathia and were assigned to rescue those from the sunken Titanic.

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