What's happening in MYP 1 and 2 PE?

May 8, 2014

Unit 7: Drugs and Alochol (Year 1 of 2)

MYP Unit Question:
-What are the different ways that drugs and alochol can have an effect on the human body?

Area of Interaction Focus:
-Health and Social Education

Sigificant Concept:
-That there are many ways that drugs and alochol can have an effect on the human body.

MYP Objectives:

*MYP 1:
-Demonstrate some knowledge of physical education terminology in context

-Express themselves effectively, including basic verbal and nonverbal forms of communication

*MYP 2
-Demonstrate knowledge of physical education terminology in context demonstrate knowledge of physical education terminology in context

-Express themselves effectively, including verbal and nonverbal forms of communication

MYP Criteria Assessed:
-Criterion A Use of knowledge

This will be assessed through a group project (ex. commercial) in which students need to demonstrate their knowledge of the effects drugs and alcohol can have on the body.

-Criterion D Social skills and personal engament

This will be assessed through a self-reflection each student will fill out at the end of the unit as well as through teacher observation of how student interact and respect each other during the lessons and how engaged they are in the lessons.




April 28, 2014

Below you can view videos of the MYP 1-2 students participating in modified handball matches.














April 7, 2014


Unit 6: Handball

MYP Unit Question:

-What are the rules for European Handball? (MYP 1)

-Where did European Handball come from? (MYP 2)

Area of Interaction Focus:

-Approaches to Learning

Significant Concept:

-Each sport has different rules that make it unique to other sports (MYP 1)

-Each sport was created somewhere and has a history (MYP 2)

MYP Objectives:

-Demonstrates some knowledge of physical education terminology in context (MYP 1)

-Demonstrate the basic skills and techniques necessary for active participation in modified performance situations in a variety of physical activities (MYP 1)

-Demonstrates knowledge of physical education terminology in context (MYP 2)

-Demonstrates the skills and techniques necessary for active participation in modified performance situations in a variety of physical activities (MYP 2)


MYP Criteria Assessed:

-Criterion A Use of knowledge

This will be assessed through a written test at the end of the unit.

-Criterion C Performance

Students will be assessed on their skills during modified handball matches.




March 28, 2014

Below you can view the videos of the dances the students created in groups of 3:















Unit 5: Rhythms and Dance

MYP Unit Question:
-What are the different ways you can move your body?

Area of Interaction Focus:
-Human Ingenuity

Sigificant Concept:
-Dance is a platform to allow for creativity

MYP Objectives:
-links movements to compose simple aesthetic sequences, taking into account the concepts of space and flow, with some guidance from the teacher

-compose basic aesthetic movements

MYP Criteria Assessed:
-Criterion B Movement Composition

This will be assessed through a creative group dance performance

-Criterion D Social Skills

Students will be assessed on how they cooperate and work together within their group when creating their dance.



February 20, 2014


Below you can view a few videos of the students participating in bounce volleyball matches. They were assessed in Criterion C (Performance) during these kinds of matches.














February 4, 2014

Below students can view their notes and Criterion C (Performance) rubrics for the volleyball unit:









January 14, 2014

Unit 4: Volleyball

MYP Unit Question:
-Why is communication in sport important? (MYP 1)

-Why is it important to take care of the sport equipment you use? (MYP 2)

Area of Interaction Focus:
-Approaches to learning

Significant Concept:
-Communication plays a vital role in any activity that requires teamwork. (MYP 1)

-People should respect and take care of the equipment that they use. (MYP 2)

MYP Objectives:
-demonstrates some knowledge of physical education terminology in context (MYP 1)

-demonstrates knowledge of physical education terminology in context (MYP 2)

-demonstrates the basic skills and techniques necessary for active participation in modified performance situations in a variety of physical activities (MYP 1)

-demonstrates the skills and techniques necessary for active participation in modified performance situations in a variety of physical activities (MYP 2)

MYP Criteria Assessed:
-Criterion A Use of knowledge

This will be assessed through a written test given at the end of the unit.

-Criterion C Performance

Students forearm passing (bumping), setting and underhand serving skills will be assessed through modified match play.



December 12, 2013

Below you can view some videos of the MYP 1 and 2 students participating in a modified basketball match. They were assessed in Crtierion C (Performance) through their participation in such matches.

















December 4, 2013

Below MYP 1 and 2 students can find a copy of their basketball unit notes and skill cues below:









November 19, 2013

Unit 3: Basketball

MYP Unit Question:
-How important is teamwork? (MYP 1)

-Why do people need to work together? (MYP 2)

Area of Interaction Focus:
-Approaches to learning

Sigificant Concept:
-That there is no "I" in team and that the whole is the sum of its' parts. (MYP 1)

-That you can't do everything alone and need to cooperate with others in group/team situations. (MYP 2)

MYP Objectives:

*MYP 1:
-Demonstrate some knowledge of physical education terminology in context

-Demonstrate the basic skills and techniques necessary for active participation in modified performance situations in a variety of physical activities

-Express themselves effectively, including basic verbal and nonverbal forms of communication

*MYP 2
-Demonstrate knowledge of physical education terminology in context demonstrate knowledge of physical education terminology in context

-Demonstrate the skills and techniques necessary for active participating in modified performance situations in a variety of physical activities

-Express themselves effectively, including verbal and nonverbal forms of communication

MYP Criteria Assessed:
-Criterion A Use of knowledge

This will be assessed through a written test given at the end of the unit.

-Criterion C Performance

Students dribbling, passing and shootings skills will be assessed through modifed match play.

-Criterion D Social Skills and Personal Engagement


This will be assessed through teacher observations as well as a self-evaluation at the end of the unit on how students felt they cooperated with classmates and how engaged they were throughout the unit.



November 7, 2013


Below you can view videos of the MYP 1 and 2 students participating in modified soccer matches, in which they were assessed on Criterion C (Performance):













October 22, 2013

Below MYP 1 and 2 students can find a copy of their unit notes and skill cues below:









October 8, 2013

Unit 2: Soccer

MYP Unit Question:
-Why do sports have rules? (MYP 1)

-When should rules be changed in sport? (MYP 2)

Area of Interaction Focus:
-Approaches to learning

Sigificant Concept:
-Each sport has different rules to be followed. (MYP 1)

-Rules can affect how a sport is played. (MYP 2)

MYP Objectives:
-Demonstrates some knowledge of physical education terminology in context (MYP 1)
-Demonstrates knowledge of physical education terminology in context (MYP 2)
-Demonstrates the basic skills and techniques necessary for activie participation in modified performance situations in a variety of physical activities (MYP 1)
-Demonstrates the skills and techniques necessary for active participation in modified performance situations in a variety of physical activities (MYP 2)


MYP Criteria Assessed:
-Criterion A Use of knowledge

This will be assessed through a written test given at the end of the unit.

-Criterion C Performance

Students dribbling, passing, trapping and shooting skills will be assessed through modified match play.



September 24, 2013

Below you can view some videos from the Project Adventure unit.

Videos 1 and 2: Bird's Nest--> In this activity 1 student is blind-folded and they need to recover an object in the gym with the help of 1 speaker (who can talk but cannot see the blindfolded student) and 2 or 3 communicators (who can see the blindfolded student and object but cannot talk, only gesture to the speaker with body language)







Videos 3 and 4--> Sherpa Walk

In this activity students were presented with the scenario that they are all expert Nabu-Nabu tribe anthropologists that had just crashed on an island and even though everyone survived they were all blinded upon seeing the plane explode. Three students, who are part of the Nabu-Nabu tribe, come to their rescue when they see the plane crash. Their job is to lead all of the now blinded anthropologists to the mission hospital so that they can receive the proper medical care. The only problem is that the Nabu-Nabe tribe does not speak any known language. Instead they use a series of finger snaps, claps and foot stomps to communicate.








Video 5: 3-2-1 ups --> Students throw a few beanbags in the air and they all need to be caught by another group member who didn't throw each specific beanbag







September 16, 2013

Below you can view 2 videos from the Project Adventure unit activity called "Blind Number Line-up." Each student was given a blindfold and number. Then without talking or using their mouth in anyway the students had to find each other and line-up in order from 1-10.








September 10, 2013

Unit 1: Project Adventure

MYP Unit Question:
-Why is safety important? (MYP 1)

-What does safety look like? (MYP 2)

Area of Interaction Focus:
-Health and Social Education

Sigificant Concept:
-That thinking safe and being safe will keep others from being harmed (MYP 1).

-The aspect of safety and potential dangers needs to be considered when performing activities (MYP 2).

MYP Objectives:
-Reflects upon their own achievement in terms of strengths and weaknesses (MYP 1)

-Reflects critically upon their own achievement in terms of strengths and weaknesses (MYP 2)

-Demonstrates a positive attitude by supporting and encouraging others (MYP 1)

-Demonstrates a positive attitude that supports and encourages others (MYP 2)

MYP Criteria Assessed:
-Criterion D Social Skills

This will be assessed through teacher observation of how well the students cooperate throughout the unit as well as through the end of the unit reflection that each student is required to write



September 6, 2013

You should email me (cooper@fem.org.pl) your unit question, which you can find below:


Unit: Project Adventure


-Why is safety important? (MYP 1)


-What does safety look like? (MYP 2)



September 4, 2013

*Students will spend the first couple of lessons participating in some integration activities that will allow the group to get to know each other.





*BELOW IS INFORMATION FROM THE 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR


April 5, 2013

Unit 6: Handball

MYP Unit Question:
-What are the rules for European Handball? (MYP 1)

-Where did European Handball come from? (MYP 2)

Area of Interaction Focus:
-Approaches to Learning

Significant Concept:
-Each sport has different rules that make it unique to other sports (MYP 1)

-Each sport was created somewhere and has a history (MYP 2)

MYP Objectives:
-Demonstrates some knowledge of physical education terminology in context (MYP 1)

-Demonstrate the basic skills and techniques necessary for active participation in modified performance situations in a variety of physical activities (MYP 1)

-Demonstrates knowledge of physical education terminology in context (MYP 2)

-Demonstrates the skills and techniques necessary for active participation in modified performance situations in a variety of physical activities (MYP 2)

MYP Criteria Assessed:
-Criterion A Use of knowledge

This will be assessed through a written test at the end of the unit.

-Criterion C Performance

Students will be assessed on their skills during modified handball matches.



March 28, 2013


Below you can view one of the MYP 2 group's creative dance routine. They worked in groups of 3 to create their own dance and also chose the music.





March 27, 2013

Below you can view some videos of the MYP 1 students performing their final assessment task. They had to create a gymnastics routine that included 8 different skills.









March 23, 2013

Below you can view a video of students performing the Cha-Cha, a social dance:





February 26, 2013

Unit 5: Gymnastics (MYP 1) and Rhythms and Dance (MYP 2)

MYP Unit Question:
-What does a gymnastics routine look like? (MYP 1)

-What are the different ways you can move your body? (MYP 2)

Area of Interaction Focus:
-Human Ingenuity

Sigificant Concept:
-The human body is capable of performing and shaping itself in different ways (MYP 1)

-Dance is a platform to allow for creativity (MYP 2)

MYP Objectives:
-links movements to compose simple aesthetic sequences, taking into account the concepts of space and flow, with guidance from the teacher (MYP 1)

-links movements to compose simple aesthetic sequences, taking into account the concepts of space and flow, with some guidance from the teacher (MYP 2)

-compose basic aesthetic movements (MYP 1 and 2)

MYP Criteria Assessed:
-Criterion B Movement Composition (MYP 1 and 2)

This will be assessed through a gymnastics routine performance (MYP 1) or a creative group dance performance (MYP 2)

-Criterion D Social Skills (MYP 2 only)

Students will be assessed on how they cooperate and work together within their group when creating their dance.



February 1, 2013


Below you can view a video of students participating in an activity called 'Keep it Up.' In this activity students in teams use their forearm passing and setting skills to keep the volleyball in the air as long as possible.






January 29, 2013

Below students can view their notes and Criterion C (Performance) rubrics for the volleyball unit:









January 14, 2013

Unit 4: Volleyball

MYP Unit Question:
-Why is communication in sport important? (MYP 1)

-Why is it important to take care of the sport equipment you use? (MYP 2)

Area of Interaction Focus:
-Approaches to learning

Significant Concept:
-Communication plays a vital role in any activity that requires teamwork. (MYP 1)

-People should respect and take care of the equipment that they use. (MYP 2)

MYP Objectives:
-demonstrates some knowledge of physical education terminology in context (MYP 1)

-demonstrates knowledge of physical education terminology in context (MYP 2)

-demonstrates the basic skills and techniques necessary for active participation in modified performance situations in a variety of physical activities (MYP 1)

-demonstrates the skills and techniques necessary for active participation in modified performance situations in a variety of physical activities (MYP 2)

MYP Criteria Assessed:
-Criterion A Use of knowledge

This will be assessed through a written test given at the end of the unit.

-Criterion C Performance

Students forearm passing (bumping), setting and underhand serving skills will be assessed through modified match play.



December 13, 2012

Below you can view a video of the MYP 1 and 2 student participating in a modified match. Matches like this were used to assess the students on their performance (Criterion C).




December 3, 2012

Below you can see the Basketball Partner Shooting sheet that was a formative assessment task for students to work on and get feedback on their shooting technique.





November 13, 2012

Unit 3: Basketball

MYP Unit Question:
-How important is teamwork? (MYP 1)

-Why do people need to work together? (MYP 2)

Area of Interaction Focus:
-Approaches to learning

Sigificant Concept:
-That their is no "I" in team and that the whole is the sum of its' parts. (MYP 1)

-That you can't do everything alone and need to cooperate with others in group/team situations. (MYP 2)

MYP Objectives:
-Demonstrates the basic skills and techniques necessary for active participation in modified performance situations in a variety of physical activities (MYP 1)

-Demonstrates the skills and techniques necessary for active participating in modified performance situations in a variety of physical activities (MYP 2)

-Expresses themselves effectiely, including basic verbal and nonverbal forms of communication (MYP 1)

-Expresses themselves effectively, including verbal and nonverbal forms of communication (MYP 2)

MYP Criteria Assessed:
-Criterion A Knowledge and Undersanding

This will be assessed through a written test given at the end of the unit.

-Criterion C Performance/Application

Students dribbling, passing and shootings skills will be assessed through modifed match play.

-Criterion D Social Skills

This will be assesd through a self-evaluation at the end of the unit on how students felt they cooperated and interacted with their classmates throughout the unit as well as teacher observations during the unit.



November 12, 2012

Below you can view a video from the MYP 1 and 2 final skills assessment. Each student had the opporunity to participate in the this comprehensive skills course several times to demonstrate their dribbling, passing, trapping and shooting skills.






October 22, 2012

Below are documents used by the students for the Soccer unit (skill cues and notes):









October 8, 2012

Unit 2: Soccer

MYP Unit Question:
-Why do sports have rules? (MYP 1)

-When should rules be changed in sport? (MYP 2)

Area of Interaction Focus:
-Approaches to learning

Sigificant Concept:
-Each sport has different rules to be followed. (MYP 1)

-Rules can affect how a sport is played. (MYP 2)

MYP Objectives:
-Demonstrates some knowledge of physical education terminology in context (MYP 1)
-Demonstrates knowledge of physical education terminology in context (MYP 2)
-Demonstrates an understanding of basic concepts, strategies, techniques and rules related to a variety of physical activities, and applies them in simplified contexts (MYP 1)
-Demonstrates an understanding of basic concepts, strategies, techniques and rules related to a variety of physical activities, and apply them in more contexts (MYP 2)

MYP Criteria Assessed:
-Criterion A Knowledge and Undersanding

This will be assessed through a written test given at the end of the unit.

-Criterion C Performance/Application

Students dribbling, passing, trapping and shooting skills will be assessed through various simple tasks and exercises.



October 1, 2012

Below are pictures from the MYP 1 and 2 field trip to the Ropes Course on Opatowicka Island in Wroclaw that took place last Friday September 28:


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Students listen carefully as the instructor takes them through the safety course


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Dhaya and Ho Jung go through the safety course


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Chiharu zipping through the air!


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Dhaya is just hanging around!


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Hyoung Jun walking on a wire!


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Andrea caught in the spider web!


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Seung Myeon walking through a net!


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Kristian climbing through the tunnel!

September 28, 2012

Below MYP 1 and 2 students can find their Project Adventure unit reflections. Please make sure to download your correct reflection, save it on your USB or computer and send your completed reflection to Mr. Cooper at cooper@fem.org.pl by Tuesday October 2.







September 24, 2012

Below you can view 3 videos from the MYP 1 and 2 activity entitled "Bird's Nest." In this activity students were put into 2 teams of 5. On each team 1 student was blindfolded, 1 student was the speaker and the other 3 students were the signal makers. The task required each group to work together to help the blindfolded person retrieve an object in the gym that they obviously could not see. The 3 signal makers could see the blindfolded students and the object but could not talk. They could only signal with gestures to the speaker and the speaker (who was not allowed to see the blindfolded person or the object) would interpret the signals and give verbal directions to the student who was blindfolded.












September 20, 2012

Below you can view 2 videos from of "Blind Rectangle," an activity from a recent MYP 1 and 2 Project Adventure lesson. In this activity students (in 2 groups) are each given a piece of rope, blindfolded and scattered on one-half of the gym. The task was for each group to communicate and work together to make one large rectangle with all of the pieces of rope.









September 19, 2012

Below are the Ropes Course Field Trip letter and parent form, which will take place on Friday September 28:










September 18, 2012

Below you can view 3 videos from the Project Adventure unit. The first one is of the students participating in the activity called, "The Zax". This comes from Dr Suess' "The Sneetches and Other Stories", a collection of 4 stories. Basically in the story there is 1 north-going Zax and 1 south-going Zax who refuse to go east or west. When they come across each other face-to-face both of them refuse to move out of the way to let th other one pass. We took this story and made it into and activity n PE where students use the game of rock, paper, scissors as a sort of conflict resolution. The last 2 videos are of the students participating in "Crossing the Great Divide." In this activity groups of 5 students must cross the entire length of the gym, keeping their feet touching at all times. If any 2 feet come unnattached they must start over.













September 9, 2012
Unit 1: Project Adventure

MYP Unit Question:
-Why is safety important? (MYP 1)
-What does safety look like? (MYP 2)

Area of Interaction Focus:
-Health and Social Education

Sigificant Concept:
-That thinking safe and being safe will keep others from being harmed (MYP 1).
-The aspect of safety and potential dangers needs to be considered when performing activities (MYP 2).

MYP Objectives:
-Reflects upon their own achievement in terms of strengths and (MYP 1)
-Reflects critically upon their own achievement in terms of strengths and weaknesses (MYP 2)
-Demonstrates a positive attitude by supporting and encouraging others (MYP 1)
-Demonstrates a positive attitude that supports and ecnourages others (MYP 2)

MYP Criteria Assessed:
-Criterion D Social Skills

This will be assessed through teacher observation of how well the students cooperate throughout the unit as well as through the end of the unit reflection that each student is required to write


September 10, 2012

*Students are now performing the Fitnessgram, which is a health-related fitness and activity assessment. Each student will be tested on the different areas of fitness (Aerobic Capacity, Abdominal Muscle Strength & Endurance, Upper Body Strength, Back Strength & Flexibility and Flexibility). After each test they will be able to see if they are located in the "healthy zone" for their age and gender, which will tell them if they need to improve in any area. The test is conducted again at the end of the year so that the students can see their improvement. Each student receives his/her own Personal Fitness Record sheet, which will alow them to keep their results on an individual basis.



September 4, 2012

*Students will spend the first couple of lessons participating in some integration activities that will allow the group to get to know each other.



*BELOW IS INFORMATION FROM THE 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR

May 14

Unit 7: Drugs and Alochol (Part 1 of 2)

MYP Unit Question:
-What are the different ways that drugs and alochol can have an effect on the human body?

Area of Interaction Focus:
-Health and Social Education

Sigificant Concept:
-That there are many ways that drugs and alochol can have an effect on the human body.

MYP Objectives:
-Show respect and sensitiviy to their own and different cultures (MYP 1 and 2)
-Show enthusiasm and commitment when taking part in the activiyt (MYP 1)
-Show enthusiasm and commitment by taking an active role when taking part in the activity (MYP 2)

MYP Criteria Assessed:
-Criterion D Social Skills

This will be assessed through a self-reflection each student will fill out at the end of the unit as well as through teacher observation of how student interact and respect each other during the lessons



April 11

Unit 6: Handball

MYP Unit Question:
-Where did European Handball come from? (MYP 1)

-How has sport evolved? (MYP 2)

Area of Interaction Focus:
-Approaches to Learning

Sigificant Concept:
-Each sport was created somewhere and has a history (MYP 1)

-It is important to understand the history of a sport and where it came from (MYP 2)

MYP Objectives:
-Demonstrates some knowledge of physical education terminology in context (MYP 1)

-Demonstrates knowledge of physical education terminology in context (MYP 2)

-Demonstrates an understanding of basic concepts, strategies, techniques and rules related to a variety of physical activities, and apply them in more contexts

MYP Criteria Assessed:
-Criterion A Use of knowledge

This will be assessed through a written test at the end of the unit.

-Criterion C Performance

Students will be assessed on their skills during modified handball matches.



April 3

Below you can view 3 videos. The first 2 videos are of the MYP 2 rhythms and dance summative assessment task where students were put into groups of 4 and had to create and perform their own dance. The last video is an example from the MYP 1 gymnastics summative assessment task where each student had to create and perform his or her own individual gymnastics routine.












March 14

Below you can view a video of the MYP 1 and 2 students performing a Folk Dance called, "Virginia Reel":





March 5

Unit 5: Gymnastics (MYP 1) and Rhythms and Dance (MYP 2)

MYP Unit Question:
-What does a gymnastics routine look like? (MYP 1)

-What are the different ways you can move your body? (MYP 2)

Area of Interaction Focus:
-Human Ingenuity

Sigificant Concept:
-The human body is capable of performing and shaping itself in different ways (MYP 1)

-Dance is a platform to allow for creativity (MYP 2)

MYP Objectives:
-links movements to compose simple aesthetic sequences, taking into account the concepts of space and flow, with guidance from the teacher (MYP 1)

-links movements to compose simple aesthetic sequences, taking into account the concepts of space and flow, with some guidance from the teacher (MYP 2)

-compose basic aesthetic movements (MYP 1 and 2)

MYP Criteria Assessed:
-Criterion B Movement Composition (MYP 1 and 2)

This will be assessed through a gymnastics routine performance (MYP 1) or a creative group dance performance (MYP 2)

-Criterion D Social Skills (MYP 2 only)

Students will be assessed on how they cooperate and work together within their group when creating their dance.



February 17

Below you can view a few videos of the students participating in a bounce volleyball match, a modified match that was used to assess their volleyball skills (Criterion C: Performance). Bounce volleyball is played like normal volleyball but with a few modified rules, the main one being that the ball is allowed to bounce one time each time it goes over the net. This allows the students more time to get to the ball and think about the proper skill to use.




















January 15

Below students can find their Volleyball Unit notes, which will help them to prepare for their written test at the end of the unit as well as the skill cues for forearm passing, setting and underhand serving.. Students can also see the rubric for Criterion C Performance/Application, which they will be assessed on towards the end of the unit:











January 12

Unit 4: Volleyball

MYP Unit Question:

-Why is communication in sport important? (MYP 1)

-Why is it important to take care of the sport equipment you use? (MYP 2)

Area of Interaction Focus:

-Approaches to learning

Sigificant Concept:

-Communication plays a vital role in any activity that requires teamwork. (MYP 1)

-People should respect and take care of the equipment that they use (MYP 2)

MYP Objectives:

-demonstrates some knowledge of physical education terminology in context. (MYP 1)

-demonstrate knowledge of physical education terminology in context (MYP 2)

-demonstrate the basic skills and techniques necessary for active participation in modified performance situations in a variety of physical activities. (MYP 1)

-demonstrate the skills and techniques necessary for active participation in modified performance situations in a variety of physical activities. (MYP 2)

MYP Criteria Assessed:

-Criterion A Use of knowledge

This will be assessed through a written test given at the end of the unit.

-Criterion C Performance

Students forearm passing (bumping), setting and underhand serving skills will be assessed through various simple tasks and exercises.



November 29

Below students can find their Basketball Unit notes, which will help them to prepare for their written test at the end of the unit as well as the skill cues for dribbling, passing and shooting. Students can also see the rubric for Criterion C Performance/Application, which they will be assessed on towards the end of the unit:











November 23

Unit 3: Basketball

MYP Unit Question:

-How important is teamwork? (MYP 1)

-Why do people need to work together? (MYP 2)

Area of Interaction Focus:

-Approaches to learning

Sigificant Concept:

-Each sport has different rules to be followed. (MYP 1)

-Rules can affect how a sport is played. (MYP 2)

MYP Objectives:

-Demonstrates the basic skills and techniques for active participation in modified performance situations in a variety of physical activities

MYP Criteria Assessed:

-Criterion A Knowledge and Undersanding

This will be assessed through a written test given at the end of the unit.

-Criterion C Performance/Application

Students dribbling, passing and shootings skills will be assessed through various simple tasks and exercises.

-Criterion D Social Skills

This will be assesd through a self-evaluation at the end of the unit on how students felt they cooperated and interacted with their classmates throughout the unit.



October 18

Below students can find their Soccer Unit notes, which will help them to prepare for their written test at the end of the unit as well as the skill cues for dribbling, passing, trapping and shooting. Students can also see the rubric for Criterion C Performance/Application, which they will be assessed on towards the end of the unit:











October 14

Unit 2: Soccer

MYP Unit Question:

-Why do sports have rules? (MYP 1)

-When should rules be changed in sport? (MYP 2)

Area of Interaction Focus:

-Approaches to learning

Sigificant Concept:

-Each sport has different rules to be followed. (MYP 1)

-Rules can affect how a sport is played. (MYP 2)

MYP Objectives:

-Demonstrates some knowledge of physical education terminnology in context.

-Demonstrates aan understanding of basic concepts, strategies, techniques and rules related to a variety of physical activities, and applies them in simiplified contexts.

MYP Criteria Assessed:

-Criterion A Knowledge and Undersanding

This will be assessed through a written test given at the end of the unit.

-Criterion C Performance/Application

Students dribbling, passing, trapping and shooting skills will be assessed through various simple tasks and exercises.



October 7

Below you can watch some videos from the students' field trip to the Opatowicka Ropes Course in Wroclaw that took place last Friday. Enjoy!!













September 30

Below students can find their reflections for the Project Adventure Unit. Please make sure you open the correct one, type your answers into it, save as and send it to me at cooper@fem.org.pl by TUESDAY OCTOBER 4.

MYP 1:


MYP 2:




September 23

Students participated in the "Sherpa Walk" this week as part of the Project Adventure unit. In this activity students were presented with the scenario that they are all expert Nabu-Nabu tribe anthropologists that had just crashed on an island and even though everyone survived they were all blinded upon seeing the plane explode. Three students, who are part of the Nabu-Nabu tribe, come to their rescue when they see the plane crash. Their job is to lead all of the now blinded anthropologists to the mission hospital so that they can receive the proper medical care. The only problem is that the Nabu-Nabe tribe does not speak any known language. Instead they use a series of finger snaps, claps and foot stomps to communicate. Below you can view 3 short videos of the Nabu-Nabu tribe leading the anthropologists around the island to safety:








September 20

Below you can dowload and print the Ropes Course Field Trip Letter and Parent Field Trip Form:




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September 12

MYP 1 and 2 students can download and print their Criterion D Social Skills Rubric for the Project Adventure Unit below:




September 9

Unit 1: Project Adventure

MYP Unit Question:
-Why is safety important? (MYP 1)
-What does safety look like? (MYP 2)

Area of Interaction Focus:
-Health and Social Education

Sigificant Concept:
-That thinking safe and being safe will keep others from being harmed (MYP 1).
The aspect of safety and potential dangers needs to be considered when performing
activities (MYP 2).

MYP Objectives:
-Reflects upon their own achievement in terms of strengths and weaknesses
-Demonstrates a positive attitude by supporting and encouraging others

MYP Criteria Assessed:
-Criterion D Social Skills

This will be assessed through teacher observation of how well the students cooperate throughout the unit as well as through the end of the unit reflection that each student is required to write.


September 6

*Students are now performing the Fitnessgram, which is a health-related fitness and activity assessment. Each student will be tested on the different areas of fitness (Aerobic Capacity, Abdominal Muscle Strength & Endurance, Upper Body Strength, Back Strength & Flexibility and Flexibility). After each test they will be able to see if they are located in the "healthy zone" for their age and gender, which will tell them if they need to improve in any area. The test is conducted again at the end of the year so that the students can see their improvement. Each student receives his/her own Personal Fitness Record sheet, which will alow them to keep their results on an individual basis.


August 29

*Students will spend the first couple of lessons participating in some integration activities that will allow the group to get to know each other