"The more I practice, the luckier I get" - Arnold Palmer

"Curricular choices recognize the complexities of PE as a subject area and go far beyond movement skills and playing games to creating physically educated independent learners"

- NBPTS Entry 2, page 143

Unit Themes & Assessment

7 Unit Themes

Unit themes consist of 7 to 8 days of skill development activities designed to develop the essential skill themes used in physical activity per

Health and Fitness Essential Learning 1:

ACTIVE LIFESTYLE - The student acquires the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain an active life: movement, physical fitness, and nutrition.

Additionally, each unit will host a pre and post-test for health related fitness, and health related concepts such as muscle and bone identification and exercise, nutrition, and activity pyramid. Additionally, both 4th and 5th grade students will be given Fitfolio work for in class and out of class work to reinforce concepts related to the components of health related fitness, and for preparation of the Classroom Based Assessment in Health and Fitness given in May.

As of 2008 I am on a 3-year Instructional Cycle.

The 2009-10 Curriculum:

Tennis

-1/2 mile-Jog Pre-test using the 4th / 5th Grade Fitfolios(TM)

-Gluteus Maximus Muscle Group

- Pelvis Bone

 Football

-1/2-mile Run Post Test, & Shuttle Run Pre-test using the 4th / 5th Grade Fitfolios(TM)

-Pectoralis Muscle Group

- Rib Cage

Rock Wall Climbing

-Curl-ups Pre-test using the 4th / 5th Grade Fitfolios(TM)

-Ab Muscle group

using "MyPyramid"

- Spinal Column / core

Cupstacking,
Juggling, &

Jumproping

-Curl-ups Post-test, and the V-Sit Pre-test

Badminton

V-Sit Post-test using the 4th / 5th Grade Fitfolios(TM)

Nutrition Unit

-Hamstring Muscle Group

- Femur Bone

Dance

Womba-ball

Push-up Pre-test and Post-test using the 4th / 5th Grade Fitfolios(TM)

-Tricep Muscle Group

Classroom Based Assessment's for 5th Graders:

Concepts of Health and Fitness

&

Get Fit Summer
 

The 2008/09 Curriculum:

Tennis

-Shuttle-Run Assessment

Rock Wall Climbing

-Curl-ups Pre-test using the 4th / 5th Grade Fitfolios(TM)

-Ab Muscle group

using "MyPyramid"

- Spinal Column / core

Cupstacking,
Juggling, &

Jumproping

-Curl-ups Post-test, and the V-Sit Pre-test

Volleyball

V-Sit Post-test using the 4th / 5th Grade Fitfolios(TM)

Nutrition Unit

-Hamstring Muscle Group

- Femur Bone

Womba-ball

1/2-mile Run Pre-test and Post-test using the 4th / 5th Grade Fitfolios(TM)

-Tricep Muscle Group

Classroom Based Assessment's for 5th Graders:

Concepts of Health and Fitness

&

Get Fit Summer
 

The 2007/2008 Curriculum:

 Soccer

-1/2 mile-Jog Pre-test using the 4th / 5th Grade Fitfolios(TM)

-Quadricep Muscle Group

 Basketball

-1/2-mile Run Post Test, & Shuttle Run Pre-test using the 4th / 5th Grade Fitfolios(TM)

-Gastroc Muscle Group

Rock Wall Climbing

-Curl-ups Pre-test using the 4th / 5th Grade Fitfolios(TM)

-Ab Muscle group

Nutrition Unit using "MyPyramid"

Tumbling

-Curl-ups Post-test, and the V-Sit Pre-test using the 4th / 5th Grade Fitfolios(TM)

-Hamstring Muscle Group

Volleyball

V-Sit Post-test using the 4th / 5th Grade Fitfolios(TM)

-Pectoralis Major Muscle Group

Dance

Cricket

Push-up Pre-test and Post-test using the 4th / 5th Grade Fitfolios(TM)

-Tricep Muscle Group

Classroom Based Assessment's for 5th Graders:

Concepts of Health and Fitness

&

Get Fit Summer
 

The 2009/2010 Curriculum:

 Track and Field

-1/2 mile-Jog Pre-test using the 4th / 5th Grade Fitfolios(TM)

-Quadricep Muscle Group

 Lacrosse

-1/2-mile Run Post Test, & Shuttle Run Pre-test using the 4th / 5th Grade Fitfolios(TM)

-Gastroc Muscle Group

Rock Wall Climbing

-Curl-ups Pre-test using the 4th / 5th Grade Fitfolios(TM)

-Ab Muscle group

Nutrition Unit using "MyPyramid"

Tumbling

-Curl-ups Post-test, and the V-Sit Pre-test using the 4th / 5th Grade Fitfolios(TM)

-Hamstring Muscle Group

Frisbee

V-Sit Post-test using the 4th / 5th Grade Fitfolios(TM)

-Pectoralis Major Muscle Group

Dance

Golf

Push-up Pre-test and Post-test using the 4th / 5th Grade Fitfolios(TM)

-Tricep Muscle Group

Classroom Based Assessment's for 5th Graders:

Concepts of Health and Fitness

&

Get Fit Summer
 

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Lesson plans are used to communicate the purpose of the days lesson. I have a prepared lesson for each of the 54 days in a school year students come to physical education class to guide them through their 40 minutes.

The fundamental objective of the BES PE program is to provide opportunities for the development of motor skills and physical fitness (and having fun) while developing the knowledge necessary to enable students to become physically active over their lifetime.

Skill themes and Fitness concepts

Students in grades 3-5 will experience a developmentally designed program of skill and fitness development, including educational recreation and sport activities, dance, and gymnastics.

Alternative Assessments for PE

To assess the various skill themes I use formative assessment(s) in the form of individual challenge tasks, pre- and post-test write-ups, and peer/self assessments during the 7-8 days of each of the 7 units through instructional tasks that I refer to as skill drill activities; and then a summative assessment measuring skill proficiency as per unit theme outcomes based on Washington State's Health and Fitness Grade Level Expecations.

I also use authentic (real-life situations) assessment for each of the 5 Fitfolio(TM) homework assignments designed specifically to help students develop goal setting skills to improve on individual fitness scores.

And I use summative assessment for each of the 5 fitness assessments grading students on individual improvement of their own fitness score.

The following Washington State 4-point rubric system has been established for Blaine Elementary (and for the BES PE Report Card):

4 = Exceeding Standard

3 = Meeting Standard

2 = Below Standard - Occasionally

1 = Below Standard

Z = No Work Completed

The 5 Characteristics separating alternative assessment from traditional assessment as described by

Graham, Holt/Hale, & Parker*

1. Assessment and instruction are linked

2. The student is the primary client of assessment, not the teacher

3. Assessment is an ongoing part of teaching, not an end or an afterthought

4. Assessment comprises meaningful tasks performed in context

5. The criteria for evaluation are distributed to the students ahead of time

*Children Moving: A Reflective Approach to Teaching Physical Education (6th Edition, 2004)

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