What's happening in Pre-K PE?

September 10, 2014

*Unit 1: Following Rules and Directions

PYP Strand:
-Health-related activities

Learning outcomes:
-take turns

Central Idea:
-In order to participate safely in physical activities students need to learn how to follow rules and directions.

Description:
-Students will learn the rules and be given directions for various games during this unit. By the end of the unit they will need to be able to demonstrate that they can follow the rules and directions properly in familiar activities.

Assessment (students will be assessed on the following areas):
1. Safety (demonstration by students that they are able to participate safely and correctly in familiar activities and games)

2. Social Responsibility (demonstration by students that they are able to interact with their classmates in an appropriate manner)

Stand alone unit:
-This is a stand alone unit and does not fit in with the unit of inquiry that the students are working on in the classroom




*BELOW IS INFORMATION FROM THE 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR



*Unit 5: Rhythms

PYP Strand:
-Movement to music

Learning outcomes:
-explore creative movements in response to different stimuli

Description:
-Students will participate in various activities will help to develop their rythmic skills. This will include clapping rhythms, songs and exploring creative movements to music.

Assessment (students will be assessed on the following area):
1. Movement Skills (through various activities which allows students to practice and improve their rhythm.

Stand alone unit:
-This is a stand alone unit and does not fit in with the unit of inquiry that the students are working on in the classroom.



April 11, 2014

Below you can view 3 videos from the Pre-K activity called 'Shapes Scavenger Hunt'. Each group of 3-4 students were given a color (red, blue, green) and had to work together to find their group's colored shapes (square, rectangle, triangle, oval, star, diamond and circle) that were hidden outside around the school. Every group was also given a jump rope and all members had to hold on to the rope with one hand at all times. This activity was done in cooperation with the ESL teacher. In the class Miss Iwona discussed shapes and the students also created various shapes using blocks.









April 9, 2014

Below you can view a few videos form the Pre-K activity called 'Clue Hunt'. Students were given a clue by the teacher and had to figure out where they had to go next to find the next clue. There were about 15 clues in all that the students had to solve together to win the game. This activlity made them think and helped to develop their cognitive awareness as well as speaking skills since they had to communicate to different people by saying, "Excuse me, do you have a clue for us."

















March 27, 2014

Below you can view several videos from the Pre-Kindergarten field trip to Loopy's World. At this massive indoor playground students had the chance to explore many activities and help to further develop their cognitive awareness and gross motor skills.




























March 10, 2014

*Unit 4: Cognitive Awareness

PYP Strand:
-Health-related activities

Learning outcome:
-reach out for help when it is needed for themselves and others

Description:
-Students will participate in various activities will help to develop their cognitive awareness. They will develop this through activities that make them think and have to solve problems. They also need to work with their classmates when performing tasks.

Assessment (students will be assessed on the following area):

1. Social Responsibility (demonstration by students that they are able to interact with their classmates in an appropriate manner, especially during partner/group activities)

Stand alone unit:
-This is a stand alone unit and does not fit in with the unit of inquiry that the students are working on in the classroom. However, the culminating activity will be done together, in cooperation with the ESL teacher.


February 20, 2014

Below you can view a video of some of the Pre-K students participating in an obstacle course. They had to go under, over and through obstacles as well as balance on a balance beam.





February 11, 2014

Below you can view a video of some of the Pre-K students participating in the game 'Simon Says'. This game is helping them to develop their body awareness.





January 14, 2014

*Unit 3: Perceptual Awareness & Motor Development

PYP Strand:
-Body control and spatial awareness

Learning outcomes:
-identify when their actions have impacted others

Description:
-Students will participate in various activities will help to develop their perceptual awareness and motor development. They will develop their spatial awareness, body awareness, directional awareness and balance throughout this unit.

Assessment (students will be assessed on the following area):
1. Movement Skills (through various movement and balance activities)

2. Safety (demonstration by students that they are able to participate safely during the unit, demonstrating that they are aware of their actions and the impact these actions have on their classmates)

3. Social Responsibility (demonstration by students that they are able to interact with their classmates in an appropriate manner, especially during partner/group activities)

Stand alone unit:
-This is a stand alone unit and does not fit in with the unit of inquiry that the students are working on in the classroom.



Below you can view 2 videos from the activity called, "Snowball Throw". Students first colored a picture of Santa Claus with Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer, then cut it out and pasted it on a piece of cardboard. Each piece of cardboard was then hung in the gym. Every student received a beanbag (snowball) and practiced their overhand throwing technique by throwing their 'snowball' at their snowman. The correct technique is to step forward with your opposite foot and release the beanbag above and in front of your head. This activity was also part of their final task to assess their throwing technique.









November 27, 2013

Below you can view videos from the students participating in stations focused on throwing. There were 5 stations and each student rotated around the stations every 3-4 minutes. Four of the stations focused on throwing and one station allowed them to explore what they could do with a hula hoop.









November 7, 2013

Below you can view 2 videos of students practicing their throwing technique. If you listen carefully you can hear some of them saying "Ready, Step, Throw" or "1-2-3" to help them remember the proper technique.









October 16, 2013

*Unit 2: Gross Motor Skills

PYP Strand:
-Athletic Activities

Learning outcomes:
-develop a range of gross motor skills

Description:
-Students will participate in various activities which will help them with their gross motor skill development (focus on throwing).

Assessment (students will be assessed on the following area):
1. Movement Skills (through various activities which allows students to practice and improve their gross motor skills)

Stand alone unit:
-This is a stand alone unit and does not fit in with the unit of inquiry that the students are working on in the classroom.



September 30, 2013

Below you can view 2 videos of students participating in an activity during their Rules and Directions unit called, "Cooperation Hoops". In this activity students move around the gym when the music is playing. When the music stops they need to find a hula hoop and put one foot inside. During the activity some hula hoops are taken away and students need to share their hula hoops with each other. The first video is of when there are many hula hoops and the second is of when some of the hula hoops have been take away.










September 16, 2013

Students participated in "Explore Day" last Friday. This day will take place on many Fridays during the school year in which students will be given different equipment and be able to explore to music individually, in partners or small groups.
Below are 2 videos from this lesson.








September 10, 2013

*Unit 1: Following Rules and Directions

PYP Strand:
-Health-related activities

Learning outcomes:
-take turns

Central Idea:
-In order to participate safely in physical activities students need to learn how to follow rules and directions.

Description:
-Students will learn the rules and be given directions for various games during this unit. By the end of the unit they will need to be able to demonstrate that they can follow the rules and directions properly in familiar activities.

Assessment (students will be assessed on the following areas):
1. Safety (demonstration by students that they are able to participate safely and correctly in familiar activities and games)

2. Social Responsibility (demonstration by students that they are able to interact with their classmates in an appropriate manner)

Stand alone unit:
-This is a stand alone unit and does not fit in with the unit of inquiry that the students are working on in the classroom



September 4, 2013:

*Students will be spending the first week or two to get use to the different rules and routines for PE lessons

*Parents please note that just like last year Pre-Kindergarten students will only be changing their shoes and shirt, not shorts or pants. This will allow each PE lesson to be maximized to the fullest. Please do not dress girls in a skirt or dress on days in which they have PE. Thank you for your cooperation.






*BELOW IS INFORMATION FROM THE 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR



April 15, 2013

Recently the Pre-K students finished their Cognitive Awareness unit. Below you can see pictures from their final assessment task, 'Memory Exercise'. This game is played just like the normal memory game where students try to find matching pairs. The only twist is that when one student finds a pair he/she decides an exercise that his/her group must perform together before continuing the game. Through teacher observations students were assessed on Social Responsibility and how they cooperated and interacted with their classmates while participating in Memory Exercise.

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March 23, 2013

Below you can view 2 videos of the students participating in a small obstacle course. The environment was set up for them and each student had to decide for him or herself when to go over and when to go under the different obstacles:







February 26, 2013

*Unit 4: Cognitive Awareness

PYP Strand:
-Health-related activities

Learning outcome:
-reach out for help when it is needed for themselves and others

Description:
-Students will participate in various activities will help to develop their cognitive awareness. They will develop this through activities that make them think and have to solve problems. They also need to work with their classmates when performing tasks.

Assessment (students will be assessed on the following area):

1. Social Responsibility (demonstration by students that they are able to interact with their classmates in an appropriate manner, especially during partner/group activities)

Stand alone unit:
-This is a stand alone unit and does not fit in with the unit of inquiry that the students are working on in the classroom. However, the culminating activity will be done together, in cooperation with the ESL teacher.



February 13, 2013

Below you can view some videos of students on balance beams in ther Perceptual Awareness and Motor Development unit. One of the focuses was on pathways and as part of the summative assessment students needed to demonstrate their movement skills on balance beams by walking in 3 different pathways (straight, curved and zig-zag).

Videos 1 and 2: Straight Line Balance Beam






Videos 3 and 4: Curved Line Balance Beam






Videos 5 and 6: Zig-Zag Balance Beam







January 10, 2013

*Unit 3: Perceptual Awareness & Motor Development

PYP Strand:
-Body control and spatial awareness

Learning outcomes:
-identify when their actions have impacted others

Description:
-Students will participate in various activities will help to develop their perceptual awareness and motor development. They will develop their spatial awareness, body awareness, directional awareness and balance throughout this unit.

Assessment (students will be assessed on the following area):
1. Movement Skills (through various movement and balance activities)

2. Safety (demonstration by students that they are able to participate safely during the unit, demonstrating that they are aware of their actions and the impact these actions have on their classmates)

3. Social Responsibility (demonstration by students that they are able to interact with their classmates in an appropriate manner, especially during partner/group activities)

Stand alone unit:
-This is a stand alone unit and does not fit in with the unit of inquiry that the students are working on in the classroom.



December 13, 2012 (Overhand Throwing Demonstration)

Below you can view a video of one of the Pre-K students helping to demonstrate the proper way to perform an overhand throw, which was the focus of the Gross Motor Skills unit.




November 27, 2012

Below you can view 2 videos from the activity called, "Snowball Throw". Students first colored a picture of a snowman, then cut it out and pasted it on a piece of cardboard. Each piece of cardboard was then hung in the gym. Every student received a beanbag (snowball) and practiced their overhand throwing technique by throwing their 'snowball' at their snowman. The correct technique is to step forward with your opposite foot and release the beanbag above and in front of your head.








October 17, 2012

*Unit 2: Gross Motor Skills

PYP Strand:
-Athletic Activities

Learning outcomes:
-develop a range of gross motor skills

Description:
-Students will participate in various activities which will help them with their gross motor skill development (focus on throwing).

Assessment (students will be assessed on the following area):
1. Movement Skills (through various activities which allows students to practice and improve their gross motor skills)

Stand alone unit:
-This is a stand alone unit and does not fit in with the unit of inquiry that the students are working on in the classroom.



September 27, 2012

Below you can view 2 videos from the activity called, "Musical Hoops", which is part of the Pre-K Rules and Directions unit. In this activity students move around the gym when the music is playing. When the music stops they must find a free hula hoop and stand with one foot inside and one foot outside the hula hoop. The game continues like this and they will be assessed on if they are able to follow the directions for the game and participate safely without bumping into classmates.








September 18, 2012

Students participated in "Explore Day" last Friday. This day will take place on many Fridays during the school year in which students will be given different equipment and be able to explore to music individually, in partners or small groups. Below are 3 videos from Friday's lesson:










September 11, 2012

*Unit 1: Following Rules and Directions

PYP Strand:
-Health-related activities

Learning outcomes:
-take turns

Central Idea:
-In order to participate safely in physical activities students need to learn how to follow rules and directions.

Description:
-Students will learn the rules and be given directions for various games during this unit. By the end of the unit they will need to be able to demonstrate that they can follow the rules and directions properly in familiar activities.

Assessment (students will be assessed on the following areas):
1. Safety (demonstration by students that they are able to participate safely and correctly in familiar activities and games)

2. Social Responsibility (demonstration by students that they are able to interact with their classmates in an appropriate manner)

Stand alone unit:
-This is a stand alone unit and does not fit in with the unit of inquiry that the students are working on in the classroom




September 3, 2012:

*Students will be spending the first week or two to get use to the different rules and routines for PE lessons

*Parents please note that just like last year Pre-Kindergarten students will only be changing their shoes and shirt, not shorts or pants. This will allow each PE lesson to be maximized to the fullest. Please do not dress girls in a skirt or dress on days in which they have PE. Thank you for your cooperation.





*BELOW IS INFORMATION FROM THE 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR

April 16

*Unit 5: Rhythms

PYP Strand:
-Movement to music

Learning outcomes:
-explore creative movements in response to different stimuli

Description:
-Students will participate in various activities will help to develop their rythmic skills. This will include clapping rhythms, songs and exploring creative movements to music.

Assessment (students will be assessed on the following area):
1. Movement Skills (through various activities which allows students to practice and improve their rhythm.

Stand alone unit:
-This is a stand alone unit and does not fit in with the unit of inquiry that the students are working on in the classroom.



April 5

Below you can see a few videos of the Pre-K students participating in their 'Shapes Scavenger Hunt', as part of their Cognitive Awareness unit. This activity was part of an intergrated lesson in collaboration with the ESL teacher. In this activity students were split into groups of 4 and given a jump rope and different color (green, red, blue and yellow). They then had to find 7 different shapes for their group's color that were hidden outside on the school grounds. Each group was given a jump rope that each member needed to hold with one hand at all times and this allowed students to focus on cooperation and communication, which is the year long theme in the Pre-K class.


















March 22

Below you can see a few videos of the Pre-K students participating in an activity called 'Memory Exercise', as part of their Cognitive Awareness unit. In this activity students played a memory game and tried to find, remember and match numbered cards. They worked in groups taking turn and each time that someone would match a pair, every student in the group had to stand up and perform and exercise together to celebrate their success.














February 29

*Unit 4: Cognitive Awareness

PYP Strand:
-Health-related activities

Learning outcomes:
-reach out for help when it is needed for themselves and others

Description:
-Students will participate in various activities will help to develop their cognitive awareness. They will develop this through activities that make them think and have to solve problems. They also need to work with their classmates when performing tasks.

Assessment (students will be assessed on the following area):
1. Social Responsibility (demonstration by students that they are able to interact with their classmates in an appropriate manner, especially during partner/group activities)

Stand alone unit:
-This is a stand alone unit and does not fit in with the unit of inquiry that the students are working on in the classroom. However, the culminating activity will be done together, in cooperation with the ESL teacher.



January 25

Students recently learned about straight, zig-zag and curved lines. In the beginning they were shown different patters of the three different lines and had to move along various pathways that were created by lamanated feet. They then had to demonstrate that they knew each of the pathways by taking the lamanated feet and creating their own straight, zig-zag and curved lines. Here are some pictures of their creations:

Straight Lines:
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Zig-Zag Lines:
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Curved Lines:
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January 12

*Unit 3: Perceptual Awareness & Motor Development

PYP Strand:
-Body control and spatial awareness

Learning outcomes:
-identify when their actions have impacted others

Description:
-Students will participate in various activities will help to develop their perceptual awareness and motor development. They will develop their spatial awareness, body awareness, directional awareness and balance throughout this unit.

Assessment (students will be assessed on the following area):
1. Movement Skills (through various movement and balance activities)
2. Safety (demonstration by students that they are able to participate safely during the unit, demonstrating that they are aware of their actions and the impact these actions have on their classmates)
3. Social Responsibility (demonstration by students that they are able to interact with their classmates in an appropriate manner, especially during partner/group activities)

Stand alone unit:
-This is a stand alone unit and does not fit in with the unit of inquiry that the students are working on in the classroom.



December 15

Below you can view some pictures from the final assessment of the Gross Motor Skills Unit. The focus was on throwing and students needed to demonstrate that they had learned to throw properly. The proper throw is opposite foot forward, overhand throw and releasing the beanbag in front and above their head.

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October 24

*Unit 2: Gross Motor Skills

PYP Strand:
-Athletic Activities

Learning outcomes:
-develop a range of gross motor skills

Description:
-Students will participate in various activities which will help them with their gross motor skill development (focus on throwing).

Assessment (students will be assessed on the following area):
1. Movement Skills (through various activities which allows students to practice and improve their gross motor skills)

Stand alone unit:
-This is a stand alone unit and does not fit in with the unit of inquiry that the students are working on in the classroom.



September 28

Below you can view a video from the Pre-Kindergarten 3 Hula Hoop Explore Day that took place last Friday. They were given a hul hoop, music was put on and they explored different creative things to do with the hula hoop:




September 14

*Unit 1: Following Rules and Directions

PYP Strand:

-Health-related activities

Learning outcomes:

-take turns

Central Idea:

-In order to participate safely in physical activities students need to learn how to follow rules and directions.

Description:

-Students will learn the rules and be given directions for various games during this unit. By the end of the unit they will need to be able to demonstrate that they can follow the rules and directions properly in familiar activities.

Assessment (students will be assessed on the following areas):

1. Safety (demonstration by students that they are able to participate safely and correctly in familiar activities and games)
2. Social Responsibility (demonstration by students that they are able to interact with their classmates in an appropriate manner)

Stand alone unit:

-This is a stand alone unit and does not fit in with the unit of inquiry that the students are working on in the classroom


September 9:

*Students participated in their first "Explore Friday" time today. Each Friday every student will get a piece or pieces of equipment and spend the period exploring with the equipment. Music will also be played during this time, something that all of the students seemed to enjoy as they explored with hula-hoops. The idea behind "Explore Friday" is to let the students be creative and see what ideas they can come up with.


August 31:

*Students will be spending the first couple of weeks to get use to the different rules and routines for PE lessons

*Parents please note that this year students in Pre-Kindergarten will only be changing their shoes and shirt, not shorts or pants. This will allow each PE lesson to be maximized to the fullest. Please do not dress girls in a skirt or dress on days in which they have PE. Thank you for your cooperation.