Currently we are working on manipulative activities (balls, beanbags,hula hoops etc.)and locomotor activities (skipping, galloping,leaping etc.).We have also learned fun games like Turtle Tag.
SPARK and OPEN Curriculums
Spark Curriculum We will be using activities from the SPARK Physical Education program and OPEN Online PE Curriculum. SPARK (Sports, Play, and Active Recreation for Kids) is an “Exemplary Program” of the U.S. Dept. of Education. SPARK PE is a unique program designed to help teachers like myself lead activities that are inclusive, highly active, integrate academic and wellness concepts, and are fun for all students. Additionally, instructional units are designed to develop students’ motor, cognitive, and social skills. OPEN (Online Physical Education Network) is a program that is being added to everyday. It is written by physical educators and is highly acclaimed by thousands of teachers. I have had the pleasure of being trained in the curriculum and am very impressed by the activities.
This is the “new PE” you may have read about. Students won’t waste time waiting in lines for a turn, be a target in a dodgeball game, or be chosen last for a team. All students will have many opportunities to practice and participate in high levels of moderate to vigorous physical activity. Everyone will have the opportunity to find success and feel good about themselves in SPARK PE.
1. I Will Listen and Follow Directions
2. I Will Try My Hardest
3.. I Will Respect Myself and Others
4. I Will Always Think Safety 5. I Will Respect the Equipment.
"Don't Worry about being the best! Worry about doing your best!"
This is one of my favorite quotes and one I hope you can live by. I do not know the name of the author but I will say that they were/are very wise. Mr "B"