TAS Elementary Physical Education

"Physical Fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity".

Components of Body Movement Unit: Locomotor & Non-Locomotor, Space Awareness and Movement Patterns


Week 1 – 2 : Grade 1 to Grade 5 students started their Physical Education Class with the Components of Body Movement Unit. It is believed that learning the basic fundamental movement like walking, running, skipping, galloping, hopping, leaping, sliding and jumping are building blocks, necessary for more complex physical activities. Playing sports, exercising and dancing all require a command of simple fundamental body movement. Treasure Hunting, DVD Game, Locomotor and Non-locomotor combination are activities for this unit.

Week 3 – 4: Spatial Awareness and Vocabulary Cues. Spatial awareness is the ability of a child to understand where they are in relation to objects or where objects or structures are in relation to each other. It also refers to understanding how an object changes in relation to them when they move. As a result, a child will increase a sense of balance, flexibility and whole body strength.


































































































Grade 3 students are working on Skill-Related Components of Physical Fitness this past few weeks. The components are; Agility, Balance, Coordination, Speed, Power, and Reaction Time. In this unit, students are able to practice and perform different activities like Hula Hoop Drill, Weave the Cones, Wall Ball, Soccer Tap, Sprints, Shuttle Run, Skip with Knee Lifts, Jump Up, Drop and Catch and Grab the Bean Bag.


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ESLR Theme: Cooperation and Courage


Week 21 – 24: Skill-Related Components of Physical Fitness Unit. We integrated the ESLR theme in the PE activities for this month. We had Across the Pond game and Carry the World as a cooperative activity for Grade 3 students. It will not only develop their teamwork and cooperation as a group, but also enhances their balance and speed to improve their skill-related components of physical fitness.

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Over, Under, Around and Through Game


Over, Under, Around and Through Game objective is to develop the students’ agility and speed through following the game pattern and to explore a variety of traveling skills while helping children to understand the concepts of moving over, under, around, and through objects.


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Throwing and Catching Activity


The Grade 3 students are working on Throwing and Catching skills this week. This lesson focus on manipulative skills of the students and hand and eye coordination skills. They will demonstrate underhand throwing and overhand throw. Activities are Throwing Overload, Rug Rats, Throw, Catch and Step back, and Throw and Catch Tag.

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Grade 3 Lesson Overview


To improve students’ confidence in the class, each period before the beginning of the lesson, I assign a warm-up leader of the day. Each student will be able to take a chance to become the leader of the warm-up time and he/she will demonstrate limbering and floor exercises.


warm-up leader of the day


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Week 2 – 3 – Spatial Awareness (Personal and General Space) Lesson: Students will able to know the classroom protocols, and will utilize them in physical activity and will demonstrate appropriate social behavior while participating in various activities like Freeze Dance, DVD Game, I See, Meatballs and Spaghetti.



Meatballs and Spaghetti Activity


Meatballs and Spaghetti Activity




Freeze Dance (Spatial Awareness)


I see Activity

















Week 4 – 6 – Physical Fitness Test : Physical Fitness Test/Fitnessgram will able to measure students’ ability to perform certain physical activity, strengths and weaknesses. These tests will determine the strength, power, endurance, agility, coordination, flexibility and balance of every student. The tests are the following; sit-ups/curl-up, push-up, sit and reach, quadrant jump, shuttle run, static balance, standing long jump and one-mile run. And also, before the tests conducted, we identify the Body Mass Index (BMI) of every child to determine their health weight. 

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Grade 3: 3rd Quarter Lesson Overview


The Grade 3’s are practicing to develop their balance this quarter. This lesson aims to develop agility, coordination and demonstrates body management skills specific to balance with or without the use of apparatus. After the Balance activities, they will be learning to strike with implements using short and long handed paddle. The California State PE Standards that we will cover include: 1.2 Transfer weight from feet to hands and back to feet, landing with control, 1.3 Demonstrate balance on the ground and an objects, using bases of support other than two feet, 1.6 Balance while traveling and manipulating an object on a ground-level balance beam.



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