What's happening in MYP 3, 4 and 5 PE?

May 8, 2014

Unit 7: Sex Education (Year 2 of 3)

MYP Question
-What are the potential risks teens face when becoming sexually active?

Area of Interaction Focus:
-Health and Social Education

Sigificant Concept:
-There are many risks a person faces when deciding to become sexually active.

MYP Objectives:
-Uses their knowledge to identify and analyse factors that influence situations, and solve problems in familiar and simple unfamiliar situations (MYP 3)

-Uses their knowledge to analyze simple situations and solve problems (MYP 4)

-Uses their knowledge to analyze situations and solve problems (MYP 5)

-show respect and sensitivity to their own and different cultures (MYP 3-5)

-communicate effectively, including basic verbal and noverbal forms of coummication (MYP 3)

-communicate effectively, including more complex verbal and nonverbal forms of communication (MYP 4)

-communicate efectively, including verbal and non-verbal forms of communication (MYP 5)

MYP Criteria Assessed:
-Criterion A: Use of knowledge

Students will be assessed on a group project in which they need to create a commerical or video to inform fellow teenagers about pregnancy and/or sexually transmitted diseases.

-Criterion D: Social skills and personal engagement

Students will be assessed through teacher observations of how each student interacted with his/her classmates and how engaged the student was during the lessons.




April 28, 2014


Below you can view a video of the MYP 3-4 dance performance that depicts their interpretation of the Rumble scene from the book, 'The Outsiders'. They MYP 3 students read this book in Language A so this unit was done in callaboration with the Language A teacher.





Unit 6: Rhythms and Dance

MYP Question
-How do you speak to an audience without talking? (MYP 3)

-How do you communicate meaning through movement? (MYP 4)

-How do you interpret a serious issue through dance? (MYP 5)

Area of Interaction Focus:
-Human Ingenuity

Sigificant Concepts:
-That body movement, language and gestures can concey a message to others. (MYP 3)

-That there are different ways in which a person can communicate and express themselves. (MYP 4)

-That dance is an art form that is open to interpretation. (MYP 5)

MYP Objectives:
-links movements in order compose aesthetic sequences, taking into account the concepts of space time, level and flow, with limited guidance from the teacher (MYP 3)

-links movements in order compose aesthetic sequences, taking into account the concepts of space time, level and flow, with very little guidance from the teacher (MYP 4)

-links movements in order compose aesthetic sequences, taking into account the concepts of space time, level, force and flow, with no guidance from the teacher (MYP 5)

-composes aesthetic movements (MYP 3-5)

MYP Criteria Assessed:
-Criterion B: Movement Compostition (MYP 3-5)

The MYP 3 and 4 students will be assessed through a dance they will create that will depict the Rumble scene from the book, 'The Outsiders' that they read in their Language A class. MYP 5 students will be assessed on a dance that they create that tells a message about a word issue that is important to them

-Criterion D: Social Skills (MYP 3 and 4 only)

Student will be assessed on how well they cooperate and work together when creating their dance.


March 26, 2014


Below students can download there Badminton Unit reflection. A reminder that these are due to Mr. Cooper (cooper@fem.org.pl) by Monday March 31.







Unit 5: Badminton


MYP Question:

-What are different strategies you can use in Badminton? (MYP 3)

-When do you need to change your strategy against an opponent? (MYP 4)


-How important is strategy in sport? (MYP 5)


Area of Interaction Focus:

-Approaches to Learning


Significant Concept:

-You need to know different strategies when playing a sport to help you be successful. (MYP 3)

-You need to know when to use different strategies at the right time. (MYP 4)

-Execution of a strategy plays a role of success in a sport. (MYP 5)


MYP Objectives:

-applies tactics, strategies and rules in some more complex performance environments in both individual and group situations (MYP 3)

-applies tactics, strategies and rules in complex performance environments in both individual and group situations (MYP 4)

-applies tactics, strategies and rules in both individual and groups situations (MYP 5)


MYP Criteria Assessed:

-Criterion C: Performance


Students will be assessed in on their performance and execution of strategies in a doubles badminton tournament.



February 20, 2014

Below you can view several videos from the Students vs. Teachers Volleyball Match:

































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 Question:
-What does it mean to be a good teammate? (MYP 3)

-How do you make adjustments to another team? (MYP 4)

-What role do referees play in sport? (MYP 5)

Area of Interaction Focus:
-Approaches to Learning

Significant Concept:
-Everyone needs to be on the same page for teamwork to be effective. (MYP 3)

- Another teams' tactics play a part in how you will play a sport. (MYP 4)

-Referees play an integral part in sports. (MYP 5)

MYP Objectives:

-demonstrate an understanding of basic concepts, strategies, techniques and rules related to a variety of physical activities, and apply them in context (MYP 3)

-demonstrate an understanding of basic concepts, strategies, techniques and rules related to a variety of physical activities, and apply them in some context(MYP 4)

-demonstrate an understanding of concepts, strategies, techniques and rules related to a variety of physical activities, and apply them in various context (MYP 5)

-demonstrate the skills and techniques necessary for active participation in some more complex performance situations in a variety of physical activities (MYP 3)

-demonstrate the skills and techniques necessary for active participation in some complex performance situations in a variety of physical activities (MYP 4)

-demonstrate the skills and techniques necessary for active participation in a variety of physical activities
(MYP 5)

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

This will be assessed through authentic volleyball matches in which students will need to demonstrate their volleyball skills.





Below you can view some videos of students participating in authentic basketball matches. They were assessed in Criterion C (Performance) during these matches.






















December 4, 2013

Below students in MYP 3, 4 and 5 can download a copy of their Basketball unit noteand MYP 5 students can download a copy of the referee signals:












November 19, 2013

Unit 3: Basketball

MYP Unit Question:
-Why do others need help? (MYP 3)

-Can one person make a difference? (MYP 4)

-What can you do to positively impact others? (MYP 5)

Area of Interaction Focus:
-Approaches to Learning

Sigificant Concepts:
-The understanding that there are people in the world who need help (MYP 3).

-The understanding that one person can make a difference and impact the lives others in a positive way
(MYP 4).

-The understanding that you can help others (MYP 5).

Stephon Marbury, a former NBA player who signed a jersey for WIS, sold a basketball shoe for $11.99 so that all kids would be able to afford a quality basketball shoe. This has provided a great model for our students to learn from.

MYP Objectives:
*MYP 3
-Use some physical education terminology in context

-Demonstrate the skills and techniques necessary for active participation in some more complex performance situations in a variety of physical activities

-Make an informed reflection upon their own achievements

*MYP 4
- Use their knowledge to analyze simple situations and solve problems

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

- Reflect upon their own achievements

*MYP 5
-Use their knowledge to analyze situations and solve problems

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

- Reflect critically upon their own achievements

MYP Criteria Assessed:
-Criterion A: Use of knowledge

This will be assessed through a written test at the end of the unit (MYP 3, 4 and 5).

This will be assessed through a research paper. Students will choose any athlete that has used their fame to have a positive impact on others, research that person and finally write a paper (MYP 4 only).

-Criterion C: Performance

This will be assessed through authentic basketball matches in which students will need to demonstrate their dribbling, passing and shooting skills.

-Criterion D: Social Skills and Personal Engagement

This will be assessed through a self-assessment at the end of the unit on how students felt they cooperated with their classmates and how engaged they were in the activities.



November 7, 2013

Below you can view videos of the MYP 3-5 students participating in authentic floor hockey matches, in which they were assessed in Criterion C (Performance):



















October 22, 2013

Below students in MYP 3, 4 and 5 can download a copy of their unit notes and MYP 5 students can download a copy of the referee signals:














October 8, 2013

Unit 2: Hockey

MYP Unit Questions:
-Why should people always be aware of their surroundings? (MYP 3)

-How do you use hockey equipment safely? (MYP 4)

-What can be done to make an activity safe for others? (MYP 5)

Area of Interaction Focus:
-Environment

Sigificant Concepts:
-You need to always be aware of your surroundings and conduct yourself in a safe manner (MYP 3)

-How a person handles equipment impacts the safety of herself/herself and those around her/him (MYP 4)

-How a person handles equipment impacts the safety of herself/himself and those around her/him and the equipment you use can have an impact on safety (MYP 5)

MYP Objectives:
-Uses their knowledge to identify and analyse factors that influence situations, and solve problems in familiar and simple unfamiliar situations (MYP 3)

-Uses their knowledge to analyze simple situations and solve problems (MYP 4)

-Uses their knowledge to analyze situations and solve problems (MYP 5)

-Demonstrates the skills and techniques necessary for active participation in some more complex performance situations in a variety of physical activities (MYP 3)

-Demonstrates the skills and techniques necessary for active participation in some complex performance situations in a variety of physical activities (MYP 4)

-Demonstrates the skills and techniques necessary for active participation in a variety of physical activities (MYP 5)

Key Concept(s):
-Systems

Related Concept(s):
-Environment, Energy

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

This will be assessed through authentic floor hockey matches in which students will need to demonstrate their stick-handling, passing and shooting skills as well as tactical strategy.



September 26, 2013

Below you can view some videos of the MYP 3-5 field trip to Toya Golf Course and Academy. This trip allowed the MYP 5 students to further investigate their unit question, 'What recreational activities are for me?'

Videos 1, 2 and 3: Students practicing their driving skills after getting instruction.








Video 4: Students get a putting lesson from a professional golf instructor.




Video 5: Students practice their putting technique.




Videos 6, 7, 8 and 9: Students playing on the 9-hole short course.












September 16, 2013

Below you can view a few short videos of the students participating in Frisbee golf. This activity is similar to regular golf except that you throw frisbee to hit a target (pole or tree).


















September 4, 2013

Unit 1: Frisbee

MYP Unit Question:
-Why is it important to learn proper techniques in sport activities? (MYP 3)
-How do you communicate when there is a language barrier? (MYP 4)
-What recreational activities are for me? (MYP 5)

Area of Interaction Focus:
-Approaches to Learning (MYP 3 and 4)
-Health and Social Education (MYP 5)

Sigificant Concept:
-That you need to know proper techniques if you would like to participate in an outdoor sport (MYP 3)
-There are different ways to get around language barriers in order to communicate effectively (MYP 4)
-That there are many recreational activities in which you can stay active throughout your lifetime (MYP 5)

MYP Objectives:
-Demonstrate the skills and techniques necessary for active participation in some more complex performance situations in a variety of physical activities (MYP 3)
-Apply tactics, strategies and rules in complex performance environments in both individual and group
situations (MYP 4)
-Apply tactics, strategies and rules in both individual and group situations (MYP 5)
-Use their knowledge to analyze situations and solve problems (MYP 5)
-Communicate effectively, including basic verbal and nonverbal forms of communication (MYP 3)
-Communicate effectively, including more complex verbal and nonverbal forms of communication (MYP 4)
-Communicate effectively, including verbal and non-verbal forms of communication (MYP 5)

Key Concept(s):
-Communication

Related Concept(s):
-Systems

MYP Criteria Assessed:

-Criterion A: Knowledge and Understanding (MYP 5 only)

This will be assessed through a project in which each students will research a recreational/sport activity that they are unfamiliar with. They will then give a 10-15 minute presentation about this activity.

-Criterion C: Performance/Application (MYP 3 and 5)

This will be assessed through authentic experiences (disc golf and ultimate frisbee matches) in which the students need to demonstrate their level of their throwing technique (MYP 3) and tactics/performance of frisbee skills.

-Criterion D Social Skills (MYP 3 and 5)

This will assessed through teacher observations of how well the students cooperate and interact during the unit.





*BELOW IS INFORMATION FROM THE 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR



April 26, 2013


Below students can find their Badminton Unit reflection. This needs to be TYPED and sent to Mr. Cooper by email (cooper@fem.org.pl) by Wednesday May 8.





April 5, 2013

Unit 6: Badminton

MYP Question:
-What are different strategies you can use in Badminton? (MYP 3)

-How important is strategy in sport? (MYP 5)

Area of Interaction Focus:
-Approaches to Learning

Significant Concept:
-You need to know different strategies when playing a sport to help you be successful. (MYP 3)

-Execution of a strategy plays a role of success in a sport. (MYP 5)

MYP Objectives:
-applies tactics, strategies and rules in some more complex performance environments in both individual and group situations (MYP 3)

-applies tactics, strategies and rules in both individual and groups situations (MYP 5)

MYP Criteria Assessed:
-Criterion C: Performance

Students will be assessed in on their performance and execution of strategies in both singles and doubles badminton.



April 3, 2013


Below you can view 2 videos from the MYP 5 duet dances. In pairs students had to choose a serious world issue that is important to them and create a dance that is their interpretation of that issue.








February 26, 2013

Unit 5: Rhythms and Dance

MYP Question
-How do you speak to an audience without talking? (MYP 3)

-How do you interpret a serious issue through dance? (MYP 5)

Area of Interaction Focus:
-Human Ingenuity

Sigificant Concept:
-That body movement, language and gestures can convey a message to others. (MYP 3)

-That dance is an art form that is open to interpretation. (MYP 5)

MYP Objectives:
-links movements in order compose aesthetic sequences, taking into account the concepts of space time, level and flow, with limited guidance from the teacher (MYP 3)

-links movements in order compose aesthetic sequences, taking into account the concepts of space time, level, force and flow, with no guidance from the teacher (MYP 5)

-composes aesthetic movements (MYP 3 and 5)

MYP Criteria Assessed:
-Criterion B: Movement Compostition (MYP 3 and 5)

The MYP 3 students will be assessed through a 'Sword Fight' dance they will create that will be part of the MYP 2's Romeo and Juliet performance in their Language A class. MYP 5 students will be assessed on a dance that they create that tells a message about a word issue that is important to them (dance may be solo or duet)

-Criterion D: Social Skills (MYP 3 only)

Student will be assessed on how well they cooperate and work together when creating their dance.



February 14, 2013

Below you can view several videos from the Student-Teacher Volleyball match that took place on February 13. For the 1st time ever the students won 3 sets-2 sets!



























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 Question:
-What does it mean to be a good teammate? (MYP 3)

-What role do referees play in sport? (MYP 5)

Area of Interaction Focus:
-Approaches to Learning

Significant Concept:
-Everyone needs to be on the same page for teamwork to be effective. (MYP 3)

-Referees play an integral part in sports. (MYP 5)

MYP Objectives:

-demonstrate an understanding of basic concepts, strategies, techniques and rules related to a variety of physical activities, and apply them in context (MYP 3)

-demonstrate an understanding of concepts, strategies, techniques and rules related to a variety of physical activities, and apply them in various context (MYP 5)

-demonstrate the skills and techniques necessary for active participation in some more complex performance situations in a variety of physical activities (MYP 3)

-demonstrate the skills and techniques necessary for active participation in a variety of physical activities (MYP 5)

MYP Criteria Assessed:

-Criterion A: Use of knowldge

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

-Criterion C: Performance

This will be assessed through authentic volleyball matches in which students will need to demonstrate their volleyball skills.



December 13, 2012

Below you can view several videos from the MYP 3 and 5 Black vs. White basketball game. This authentic experience was the summative assessment task for Criterion C (Performance). Students in the class were split into 2 teams, with one team wearing black t-shirts and one team wearing white t-shirts.
























November 14, 2012

Unit 3: Basketball

MYP Unit Question:
-Why do others need help? (MYP 3)

-What can you do to positively impact others? (MYP 5)

Area of Interaction Focus:
-Approaches to Learning

Sigificant Concepts:
-The understanding that there are people in the world who need help (MYP 3).

-The understanding that you can help others (MYP 5).

Stephon Marbury, a former NBA player who signed a jersey for WIS, sold a basketball shoe for $11.99 so that all kids would be able to afford a quality basketball shoe. This has provided a great model for our students to learn from.

MYP Objective:
-Demonstrates the skills and techniques necessary for active participation in some more complex performance situations in a variety of physical activities (MYP 3)

-Demonstrates the skills and techniques necessary for active participation in a variety of physical activities (MYP 5)

-Make an informed reflection upon their own achievements (MYP 3)

-Reflect critically upon their own achievements (MYP 5)

MYP Criteria Assessed:
-Criterion A: Knowledge and Understanding

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

-Criterion C: Performance/Application

This will be assessed through authentic basketball matches in which students will need to demonstrate their dribbling, passing and shooting skills.

-Criterion D: Social Skills

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



October 26, 2012

Below are 3 videos of the students participating in an authentic floor hockey match. Matches like this will be used to assess the students in Criterion C (Peformance).











October 22, 2012

Below are copies of the documents used by the students for the Hockey unit (notes and referee signals):









October 3, 2012

Unit 2: Hockey

MYP Unit Questions:
-Why should people always be aware of their surroundings? (MYP 3)

-What can be done to make an activity safe for others? (MYP 5)

Area of Interaction Focus:
-Environment

Sigificant Concepts:
-You need to always be aware of your surroundings and conduct yourself in a safe manner (MYP 3)

-How a person handles equipment impacts the safety of herself/himself and those around her/him and the equipment you use can have an impact on safety (MYP 5)

MYP Objectives:
-Uses their knowledge to identify and analyse factors that influence situations, and solve problems in familiar and simple unfamiliar situations (MYP 3)

-Uses their knowledge to analyze situations and solve problems (MYP 5)

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

This will be assessed through authentic floor hockey matches in which students will need to demonstrate their stick-handling, passing and shooting skills as well as tactical strategy.



October 1, 2012

Below is one student's reflection of her experience on the Orienteering Field trip that took place this past Friday as well as a picture of the winning orienteering competition team. The students went through the 2-hour orienteering lesson with two intstructors who are orienteering World Champions.

Student Reflection

On Friday, the MYP 3 and 5's went to an orienteering class. We met one of our teachers, and while we walked to the starting point, he taught us the basics of reading a map. He was pretty cool in his teaching skills because he didn't just throw all the information to us at one time but walked, taught, walked, and taught. Like this, we didn't feel burdened with all the new information, and we had time to process the information. Not only that, but in the maps there were different colors/patterns for each terrain, and the teacher pointed them out so we got a better idea. The next thing we did was break up into teams and go look for flags. It turned out that this was a practice round, but nevertheless, all of us worked hard. I thought orienteering would be really hard, but it turned out to be ok. We walked a lot though. Anyways, it was a lot easier working in a team because we could make decisions together, and my teammates were there when I got confused. After the practice, we did the real thing. We got a new map and looked for six flags. Finding them wasn't hard, but the flags were placed quite far from each other, so again, there was a lot of walking. I thought orienteering would be difficult, and it was a lot different to what I thought it would be. I thought we'd be roaming around a huge dense forest looking for stamps or something, but it turned out that that we'd be orienteering in several different terrain. The routes drawn on the map were really easy to follow, and the different symbols for each landscape made it a lot easier. I had no idea that there was a line that showed the way north on a map (the blue lines). I think the reason why I thought orienteering would be so hard is because the only maps that I've seen were the highway maps which are a lot more confusing than the ones we had. After this activity, I gained a lot more confidence in looking at maps, and I don't think I'm as clueless in orienteering than I thought I'd be. I'm glad we did orienteering because it's not the same old ropes course that we do, and it's a good skill that'll come useful in the future.

-reflection by Minhae, MYP 5 student


Orienteering Competition 2012-2013.JPG
Oliver and Seung Hwan with the Orienteering Instructor after winning the class Orienteering competition with a time of 13 minutes 18 seconds


Orienteering Map 2012-2013.jpg
Map of Orienteering Competition




September 19, 2012

Below are the Orienteering Field Trip letter and parent form, which will take place on Friday September 28, as well as the MYP 5 Recreational Research Project Assignment and Criterion A rubric:












September 13, 2012
Below you can view a few short videos of the students participating in Frisbee golf. This activity is similar to regular golf except that you throw frisbee to hit a target (pole or tree).


























September 5, 2012

Unit 1: Frisbee

MYP Unit Question:
-How do you throw a Frisbee? (MYP 3)
-What recreational activities are for me? (MYP 5)

Area of Interaction Focus:
-Approaches to Learning (MYP 3)
-Health and Social Education (MYP 5)

Sigificant Concept:
-That there are many activites that you can participate in outdoors (MYP 3)
-That there are many recreational activities in which you can stay active throughout your lifetime (MYP 5)

MYP Objectives:
-Demonstrates the skills and techniques necessary for active participation in some more complex performance situations in a variety of physical activities (MYP 3)
-Apply tactics, strategies and rules in both individual and group situations (MYP 5)

MYP Criteria Assessed:

-Criterion A: Knowledge and Understanding (MYP 5 only)

This will be assessed through a project in which each students will research a recreational/sport activity that they are unfamiliar with. They will then give a 10-15 minute presentation about this activity.

-Criterion C: Performance/Application (MYP 3 and 5)

This will be assessed through authentic experiences (disc golf and ultimate frisbee matches) in which the students need to demonstrate their level of their throwing technique (MYP 3) and tactics/performance of frisbee skills.

-Criterion D Social Skills (MYP 3 and 5)

This will assessed through teacher observations of how well the students cooperate and interact during the unit.




*BELOW IS INFORMATION FROM THE 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR

May 14

Unit 7: Sex Education (Part 3 of 3)

MYP Question
-What pressures are out there that influences teens to have sex?

Area of Interaction Focus:
-Health and Social Education

Sigificant Concepts:
-External pressure and opportunities that present themselves may influence a person to become sexually active.

MYP Objectives:
-show respect and sensitivity to their own and different cultures (MYP 3-5)
-communicate effectively, including basic verbal and noverbal forms of coummication (MYP 3)
-communicate effectively, including more complex verbal and nonverbal forms of communication (MYP 4)
-communicate efectively, including verbal and non-verbal forms of communication (MYP 5)

MYP Criteria Assessed:
-Criterion A: Use of knowledge

Students will be assessed on a group research presentation about one of the external influences that may cause a person to become sexually active.

-Criterion D: Social Skills

At the end of the unit students will fill out a self-assessment about how they cooperated with their group members. Teacher observations will also be used to assess this area.



April 26


Below students can download an electronic version of the Badminton Unit reflection:




April 11

Unit 6: Badminton

MYP Question

-What are different strategies you can use in Badminton? (MYP 3)
-When do you change your strategy against and opponent? (MYP 4)
-How important is strategy in sport? (MYP 5)

Area of Interaction Focus:

-Approaches to Learning

Sigificant Concepts:

-You need to know different strategies when playing a sport to help you be successful. (MYP 3)

-You need to know when to use different strategies at the right time. (ANYP 4)

-Execution of a strategy plays a role of success in a sport. (MYP 5)

MYP Objectives:

-applies tactics, strategies and rules in some more complex performance environments in both individual and group situations
(MYP 3)

-applies tactics, strategies and rules in complex performance environments in both individual and gorup situations (MYP 4)

-applies tactics, strategies and rules in both individual and groups situations (MYP 5)

MYP Criteria Assessed:

-Criterion C: Performance

Students will be assessed in on their performance and execution of strategies in both singles and doubles badminton.



April 3

Below you can watch 2 videos from the MYP 5's Rhythms and Dance unit. The task for this summative assessment was for each student to choose a world issue (problem) and create a solo dance that is their interpretation of the issue.

Dance #1- Jiwon
Issue: Street Fighting




Dance #2- Aga
Issue: Homelessness





March 5

Unit 5: Rhythms and Dance

MYP Question
-How do you speak to an audience without talking? (MYP 3)

-How do you communicate meaning through movement? (MYP 4)

-How do you interpret a serious issue through dance? (MYP 5)

Area of Interaction Focus:
-Human Ingenuity

Sigificant Concepts:
-That body movement, language and gestures can concey a message to others. (MYP 3)

-That there are different ways in which a person can communicate and express themselves. (MYP 4)

-That dance is an art form that is open to interpretation. (MYP 5)

MYP Objectives:
-links movements in order compose aesthetic sequences, taking into account the concepts of space time, level and flow, with limited guidance from the teacher (MYP 3)

-links movements in order compose aesthetic sequences, taking into account the concepts of space time, level and flow, with very little guidance from the teacher (MYP 4)

-links movements in order compose aesthetic sequences, taking into account the concepts of space time, level, force and flow, with no guidance from the teacher (MYP 5)
-composes aesthetic movements (MYP 3-5)

MYP Criteria Assessed:
-Criterion B: Movement Compostition (MYP 3-5)

The MYP 3 and 4 students will be assessed through a 'Sword Fight' dance they will create that will be part of the MYP 2's Romeo and Juliet performance in their Language A class. MYP 5 students will be assessed on a dance that they create that tells a message about a word issue that is important to them

-Criterion D: Social Skills (MYP 3 and 4 only)

Student will be assessed on how well they cooperate and work together when creating their dance.



February 27

Below you can watch a few short videos of the Student-Teacher volleyball match that recently took place:


























February 17

Below you can watch a couple videos of the students participating in an exercise called 'Keep it Up' where they are in a circle and use their volleyball skills and communication to keep the ball in the air as long as possible:








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 Question
-What does it mean to be a good teammate? (MYP 3)
-How do you make adjustments to another team? (MYP 4)
-What role do referees play in sport? (MYP 5)

Area of Interaction Focus:
-Approaches to Learning

Sigificant Concepts:
-Everyone needs to be on the same page for teamwork to be effective. (MYP 3)
-Another teams' tactics play a part in how you will play a sport. (MYP 4)
-Referees play an integral part in sports. (MYP 5)

MYP Objectives:
-demonstrate an understanding of basic concepts, strategies, techniques and rules related to a variety of physical activities, and apply them in context (MYP 3)
-demonstrate an understanding of basic concepts, strategies, techniques and rules related to a variety of physical activities, and apply them in some context (MYP 4) -demonstrate an understanding of concepts, strategies, techniques and rules related to a variety ofphysical activities, and apply them in various context (MYP 5)

MYP Criteria Assessed:
-Criterion A: Use of knowldge

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

-Criterion C: Performance

This will be assessed through authentic volleyball matches in which students will need to demonstrate their volleyball skills.



November 29

Below students can find their Basketball unit notes, which will help them prepare for their written test at the end unit and MYP 5 students can see the basketball referee signals, which they will be responsible for demonstrating. Students can also open the rubric for Criterion C Performance/Application, which they will be assessed on towards the end of the unit throught authentic game play:













November 23

Unit 3: Basketball

MYP Unit Question:

-Why do others need help? (MYP 3)
-Can one person make a difference? (MYP 4)
-What can you do to positively impact others? (MYP 5)

Area of Interaction Focus:

-Approaches to Learning

Sigificant Concepts:

-The understanding that there are people in the world who need help (MYP 3).
-The understanding that one person can make a difference and impact th elives others in a positive way (MYP 4).
-The understanding that you can help others (MYP 5).

Stephon Marbury, a former NBA player who signed a jersey for WIS, sold a basketball shoe for $11.99 so that all kids would be able to afford a quality basketball shoe. This has provided a great model for our students to learn from.

MYP Objective:

-Demonstrates the skills and techniques necessary for active participation in some more complex performance situations in a variety of physical activities.

MYP Criteria Assessed:

-Criterion A: Knowledge and Understanding

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

-Criterion C: Performance/Application

This will be assessed through authentic basketball matches in which students will need to demonstrate their dribbling, passing and shooting skills.

-Criterion D: Social Skills

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



October 27

Below students can find their Hockey unit notes, which will help them prepare for their written test at the end unit and MYP 5 students can see the hockey referee signals, which they will be responsible for demonstrating. Students can also open the rubric for Criterion C Performance/Application, which they will be assessed on towards the end of the unit:













October 14

Unit 2: Hockey

MYP Unit Question:
-Why should people always be aware of their surroundings? (MYP 3 and 4)
-What can be done to make an activity safe for others? (MYP 5)

Area of Interaction Focus:
-Environment

Sigificant Concepts:
-You need to always be aware of your surroundings and conduct yourself in a safe manner (MYP 3 and 4)
-How a person handles equipment impacts the safety of herself/himself and those around her/him and the equipment you use can have an impact on safety.

MYP Objective:
-Uses his/her knowledge to identify and analyse factors that influence situations, and solves problems in familiar and simple unfamiliar situations.

MYP Criteria Assessed:

-Criterion A: Knowledge and Understanding

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

-Criterion C: Performance/Application

This will be assessed through authentic floor hockey matches in which students will need to demonstrate their stick-handling, passing and shooting skills as well as tactical strategy.



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!!











October 4

Below students can download their recreational sport activities assignment as well as the rubric which will be used to assess their Knowledge and Understanding through their 10-15 minute presentations:







September 20

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







September 12

MYP 3, 4 and 5 students can download and print their Criteriona C Performance/Application and Criterion D Social Skills rubrics for the Frisbee Unit below:









September 9

Unit 1: Frisbee

MYP Unit Question:
-How do you throw a Frisbee? (MYP 3)
-How do you communicate when there is a language barrier? (MYP 4)
-What recreational activities are for me? (MYP 5)

Area of Interaction Focus:
-Approaches to Learning (MYP 3 and 4)
-Health and Social Education (MYP 5)

Sigificant Concept:
-That there are many activites that you can participate in outdoors (MYP 3)
-That there are different ways to get around language barriers in order to communicate effectively (MYP 4)
-That there are many recreational activities in which you can stay active throughout your lifetime (MYP 5)

MYP Objectives:
-Demonstrates the skills and techniques necessary for active participation in some more complex performance situations in a variety of physical activities (MYP 3 and 4)
-Apply tactics, strategies and rules in both individual and group situations (MYP 5)

MYP Criteria Assessed:

-Criterion A: Knowledge and Understanding (MYP 5 only)

This will be assessed through a project in which each students will research a recreational sport activity that they are unfamiliar with. They will then give a 10-15 minute presentation about this activity.

-Criterion C: Performance/Application (MYP 3-5)

This will be assessed through authentic experiences (disc golf and ultimate frisbee matches) in which the students need to demonstrate their level of technique and performance of frisbee skills.

-Criterion D Social Skills (MYP 3-5)

This will assessed through teacher observations of how well the students cooperate and interact during the unit.



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.
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