Invasion Games unit.

MS PE has begun our Invasion Games unit. Invasion games are those sports or

recreational activities, which specify team territories into which the offense must

penetrate for the purpose of scoring. Defenses are trying to stop this from

happening. Examples would be Futbol, Football, Hockey, Rugby, Ultimate

Frisbee, Basketball, Team Handball, etc.

In this unit students will be applying physical skill sets emphasized and practiced

in previous units (catching, throwing, striking). The thematic focus is on

developing and improving understanding and using concepts of defensive and

offensive Strategy and Tactics in team games. We will be using simplified

invasion games to promote strategic planning and tactical execution.

In addition to our daily standards, this unit specifically addresses the following


2.3- Use and understand offensive and defensive strategies in a game

1.2- Combine skills competently in team and individual sports

As always the formula F+PT=IP applies:

Fitness + Proper Technique = Improved Performance








American football lead up games

Pig ball

TOUCHDOWN is a fun football activity, where a player tries to score a touchdown against two defenders.


Posted in Categorized | Leave a comment

Fitness Horizontal Assessment.

Currently PE does a fitness assessment 3 times a year for 2 upper body and 2 core strength performances (push-ups, bench dips, sit-ups, leg lifts) as well as a cardio-resp. and flexibility assessment (10-min. run, stretch box).  This assessment battery is conducted at the beginning of the year (baseline) and end of each semester.  Results of these assessments are sent to the assessment office for statistical analysis.  

We also collect data for a mile run and max count (using the same 4 exercise as the fitness assessment) twice a year and do statistical analysis internally.  These are horizontal assessments.

This year we have also added two vertical assessments common to all 3 divisions.  We use a likkert scale survey to assess student attitudes towards PE and the PACER test to measure cardio-resp fitness.

The final week after the spring break we will be completing our second round of fitness testing.These test are not assessed against any standard. The students are encouraged to work towards personal improvement in each of the tests.If you have any questions about your child’s fitness test results they record the results in google spread sheet,which is saved in the PE Semester 1 folder. Screen Shot 2015-02-16 at 7.40.01 PM

Hapara- Teacher Dashboard

Hapara- Teacher Dashboard

Teacher Dashboard supports teachers in managing, organizing, and working with shared folders between teachers and students.


Posted in Categorized | Leave a comment

Reflection on track and field

Self reflection:

Screen Shot 2015-01-30 at 1.44.34 PM

Screen Shot 2015-01-30 at 1.40.06 PM

Posted in Categorized | Leave a comment

Awesome apps for PE

Phoster app: Poster making for all after school activities and class notice

photo (2)

e book for PE:  Book creator

photo (3)

Google forms

Screen Shot 2014-09-16 at 11.43.16 PM

Posted in Categorized | Leave a comment

Fitness Testing Important Part of MS PE Curriculum.

photo (2)

At AES Physical fitness:

It’s the experience,not the score

It’s the process,not the product

Fitness activities and skills are experienced

It’s a part of every lesson

Kids learn how to evaluate their fitness.

Every year,earlier in the year we do our fitness testing baseline data collection.The students were taught the different components of fitness: flexibility, cardiorespiratory endurance,muscular strength.Once they had mastered those concepts,students go through a series of fitness tests to give them an idea of their current level of fitness.

The fitness test was a lot of fun and the students enjoyed participating in it.

Here is the template that was shared with all middle school kids through google drive.All the kids have this template in their iPad.Once the students complete their test,they add their scores on to their template.




They come and give their results to me and I entered them into spreadsheet.Here’s what the sheet looks like.Screen Shot 2014-10-03 at 10.05.46 AM

This is a good time for me to go over their results  with each class.I talk to them about their results and how they feel about their fitness.

The test the students performed:image10Min Run

Sit and Reach:Flexibility

Sit ups (1 Min): Muscular strength

Push ups(1 Min ):

Leg lifts(1Min):


Last 10 min of class time was spent on focus on the student’s goal.They had to analyze their videos and identify areas of improvement.


Posted in Categorized | Leave a comment


The difference between winning and succeeding.(John Wooden Ted Talk)

Posted in Categorized | Leave a comment

Swimming Assesment

swim lesson plan 14-15

Our swimming unit guides students to refine their four basic swim strokes.

Freestyle, backstroke, butterfly and breaststroke. Assessment is part of everyday teaching and learning.

Screen Shot 2014-08-29 at 3.38.19 PM


Posted in Categorized | Leave a comment

Invasion Games

Invasion involve controlling an object and keeping away from an opponent and moving into open space to score.

Posted in Categorized | Leave a comment

Team building activities

Hula Hoop HutHula team building activityHula Hoop Castle

We started the climbing wall unit with some team building activities. The goal of the activity was build a free standing hula-hoop castle and then one team member must crawl inside the hut. The Castle is built by laying the first hoop on the ground,then 2 hoops on a 45 degree angle touching at the top. The other one hoops are placed at 45 degree with a support of 90 degree hoop. Final hoop is placed at the top to finish the Castle.

Hula Hoop Castle ball

Set up : Split the class into two teams each occuping one side of the gym.On each side behind the end line place three “castles”.

Equipment Needed: Hula Hoops and dodge balls.

Object: The object of the game is to try and throw a dodge ball to knock over the other team’s castles.The both teams are trying to defend their castles from being knocked over.When one team loses all three castles the game is over.


Teams are not allowed to reset their castles if they are partially knowed over.




Two different colored hula-hoops are needed for each circle.Student form a circle, facing inwards.Every one joins hands around the circle.Two people in the circle hold the two hoops between them,(so that the hoops are now resting on the top of their  joined hands.) The challenge is to pass the two hoops in opposite directions around the circle with out ever unclasping hands. On color hoop goes in one direction, and the other color hoop in the direction.The hoops cross in the middle and keep going so that each color hoop ends up where the other hoop began.The faster circle to do this wins.

Any base Baseball

Equipment :Rubber ball  and bases.

Divide the group into two teams . The game is played on a regular softball field. Home plate is a regular base.  The other base are 1st,2nd and 3rd base and on the pitcher’s mound.There are no outs. Everyone on the batting team will have one turn at bat before the team rotate.The batter goes up to bat at home plate.The pitcher roll the ball to batter and batter tries to kick the ball anyplace within the boundaries.The batter then tries to run as many bases as possible and get safe before the fielding team gets the ball to the pitcher.The batter is safe when he/she is standing on the base and to score runs, the runner must run all the way from 3rd base to first base to be safe  and score one run.Base runners continue to advance and score runs until they become out or their inning at bat is completed.

Important points-

More than one runner can stand on any base.

Runs are scored when the base runners touch home plate and run to first base before being tag with the ball.Because home plate is not a safe for runners.

A fly ball does not automatically get the batter out.

The play is stopped when someone from the fielding team catches the ball.

If the base runner is not on the platehe/she can be tag with the ball.



Posted in Categorized | Leave a comment


photo (6)

Posted in Categorized | Leave a comment