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Students identify physical education by participating in a sports activity. For this dribbling lesson, students discuss how basketball players move the ball without holding it and define the action as dribbling. Students participate in a dribbling exercise on the playground and practice moving the ball without holding it.
Students explore physical education by reading a sports book. In this surfing lesson, students read the book The Surf Carnival and discuss the characters in the study and identify keys to being a good surfer. Students define vocabulary from the story and answer study questions,.
After responding to statements about the effects of exercise, pupils review scientific vocabulary and read a news article. According to the article, exercise can improve academic performance. Included in this resource are questions to assess comprehension, discussion ideas, and follow-up activities. Excellent!
Kindergarten through second graders explore the long i sound. In this phonics lesson, they read The Mother's Day Mice, sing "Farmer in the Dell," and play I Spy with long i in order to explore the target sound. Additionally, there is a well-constructed PowerPoint that introduces the long a, e, and i sounds.
Students write an e-mail message about what they have been doing in their physical education class. They break in to groups of 3 or 4 students and use the teacher's e-mail account to send an e-mail to their Pen Pal. They then read posted e-mail replies from around the country.
Young scholars select a 'Sweat Head" at the end of the physical education class to represent the effort they believe they gave during class. The "Sweat Heads" are pictures of faces with either 100, 80, 50, or 30 written on them. Each "Head" contains different amounts of "Sweat" on it.
Students practice important skills by riding scooters. In this racing inspired lesson, students learn how to use a stopwatch, practice gross motor skills by using a scooter, practice listening skills by recalling information read to them, and use creativity to design their own T-shirt.