Author:
Luke Garringer
Subject:
Elementary Education
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Level:
Upper Primary
Tags:
  • 4-5th Grade
  • Activity Log
  • Fitness Components
  • NE PE
  • Remote Learning
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    English
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    Education Standards

    BALANCE YOUR HEALTH/FITNESS

    Overview

    Lesson is utilized for “@ home” learning prior to the fitness testing portion of the school year. Students are provided with a "log" to be completed at home during remote learning period. The behaviors are intended to improve students self awareness as well as the different fitness components required to build a healthy body and brain.

    K-5 Remote Learning Physical Education

    Lesson Topic: Remote Learning - Healthy BALANCE Log

    Lesson Description: Lesson is utilized for “@ home” learning prior to the fitness testing portion of the school year. Students are provided with a variety of exercises to be performed at home during remote learning period. The exercises are intended to improve the students fitness as well as performance on upcoming fitness assessments.

    Learning Goals/Outcomes: Students will challenge themselves to perform the various components of fitness. They will record and document their performance. Students will self reflect on the amount of work they are capable of handling and set goals to improve their performance.

    Nebraska Standards: PE.4.3.1 Demonstrates the knowledge to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity. PE.4.3.1.a Analyzes opportunities for participating in physical activity outside physical education class. (M) PE.4.3.2 Engages in physical activity. PE.4.3.2.a Engages in physical activity in physical education class without teacher prompting. (M) PE.4.3.3 Exhibits the knowledge to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness. PE.4.3.3.a Identifies the components of health-related fitness. (E) PE.4.3.3.b Demonstrates warm-up and cool-down for cardio-respiratory fitness self-evaluation. (M) PE.4.3.4 Communicates the importance of health-related fitness components and nutrition for physical activity. PE.4.3.4.a Completes health-related fitness assessment (e.g., pre and post). (M) PE.4.3.4.b Utilizes assessment results with teacher assistance to identify components needing maintenance and/or remediation. (E) PE.4.3.4. c Identifies strategies for progress in remediation areas with teacher assistance. (M) PE.4.3.4.d Discusses the importance of hydration and hydration choices for physical activities. (E) PE.4.4.1.b Reflects on personal and social behavior in physical activity settings. (M)

    PE.5.3.1 Demonstrates the knowledge to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity. PE.5.3.1.a Charts and analyzes physical activity outside physical education class for fitness benefits of activities. (A) PE.5.3.2 Engages in physical activity. PE.5.3.2.a Engages in both teacher-directed and independent physical education class activities. (A) PE.5.3.3 Exhibits the knowledge to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness. PE.5.3.3.a Differentiates between skill-related and health-related fitness. (M) PE.5.3.3.b Identifies and applies the need for warm-up and cool-down for various physical activities. (A) PE.5.3.4.c Analyzes the impact of food choices for physical activity, youth sports, and personal health. (M) PE.5.5.3.a Analyzes different physical activities for self-expression and enjoyment. (A)

     

    Teacher Planning: Create a digital place students can log/record their activity. For example, Google Classroom is what I use. Teachers should read and respond to students reflective responses to provide feedback is essential.

    Equipment/Materials Needed: None

    Time Required for Lesson: 10min to explain “log” upon providing access for the students. Whatever time needed for the teacher to provide feedback.

    Diagram/Setup: None

    Technology Use: Varying depending on teacher preference.

    Instructional Plan:

    Anticipatory Set/Pre-Activity: Encourage students to perform the daily “warm up” routine used during their regular physical education class prior to performing the workout given, and allow time following their completion for a “cool down”

    Benefits/Explanation/Real-World Connection: Students need to be able to identify their personal level of fitness (self awareness) and be able to access information in an attempt to improve their current fitness. Students should also be willing to do more than they currently think is possible... push their body and brain to discover their limitations! Building healthy daily habits starts with small changes that will eventually make a BIG difference.

    Activities (i.e. instructions, warm-up, lesson, cool-down):

    In order to build a healthy body and healthy mind, you must find a balance of each of the following fitness areas (component): Aerobic Capacity, Muscle Strength, Muscle Endurance, Flexibility, Body Composition, and Mindfulness. The chart below provides 2 weeks of focus on each area with the exception of Mindfulness. A useful principle of developing fitness, FREQUENCY, INTENSITY, TIME, TYPE. An increase in any of these will produce an improvement in your fitness, but be careful, too much or big of an increase will cause failure, or worse ... injury. 

    Frequency = How often you perform a behavior (as often as current fitness allows)

    Intensity = How hard you work (again, current fitness with goal to slowly increase)

    Time = How much you can work (again, goal is to increase appropriately)

    Type = What activity you do (variety of work is best)

    For 2 weeks, write down/log all the activities you do, and how many minutes you did them for. Try your best to perform something each day for each area/component! Challenge yourself to get as much variety of work as possible and see if you can increase your total minutes the following week. This will mostly likely be a challenge, but defeating the challenge is what creates the reward! 

    WEEK 1

    Day 1

    Day 2

    Day 3

    Day 4

    Day 5

    Day 6

    Day 7

    TOTAL

    Aerobic Capacity

            

    Strength & Endurance

            

    Flexibility

            

    Body Composition

            

    Daily Minutes

            

    WEEK 2

           

    TOTAL

    Aerobic Capacity

            

    Strength & Endurance

            

    Flexibility 

            

    Body Composition

            

    Daily Minutes

            

     

    Some activity ideas for each "component" or area to get you started ... reaching your goal starts with 1 step. THIS IS IT!

    Aerobic Capacity

    Strength & Endurance

    Flexibility

    Body Composition

    Walking

    Biking

    Jogging

    Running

    Swimming

    Dancing

    Playing Soccer

    Playing Basketball

    Playing Baseball

    Chores(last longer than 15min)

    Lunges

    Wall Sits

    Push-ups

    Sit-ups

    Plank position hold

    Crab Dips

    Crab Kicks

    Hop on 1 foot

    Handstand

    Calf Stretch

    Shin Stretch

    Hamstring Stretch

    Quadriceps Stretch

    Hip-Flexor Stretch

    Chest Stretch

    Upper Back Stretch

    Toe Touch Stretch

    Side Stretch

    No Soda today

    Drink 8 glasses of water

    Try a new fruit or veggie

    Look at "serving size"

    No junk food today

    Eat a healthy snack

    5 servings of fruit & veggies

    Choose whole grain

    Drink low fat or skim milk

    Eat lean or low fat Protein


     

     

    Closure: Ask students to write or reflect in their “activity log” daily about which exercises they can perform and how many total minutes they can perform. Students should set a goal for the next day and eventually the next week. Encourage them to be honest with their logs, bc their success depends on their actions … not on filling in the chart. 

    Assessment : Have students submit performance in a format of your choice. This can be used as an “activity log” during possible extended periods of remote learning. Students can perform these “logs” as often as the teacher prescribed or as the student desires. 

    (Formative/Summative)

    Supplemental Information:

    Modifications: done by the students as needed, depending on the resources available or the current level of ability

    Safety Precautions: encourage students to start easy and increase their workload in small increments/amounts.

    Comments (adaptations for various grades/ages, teaching styles, etc.)
    Lower elementary grades can perform the log with guardian supervision as desired, depending on access and ability. 

    In order to build a healthy body and healthy mind, you must find a balance of each of the following fitness areas (component): Aerobic Capacity, Muscle Strength, Muscle Endurance, Flexibility, Body Composition, and Mindfulness. The chart below provides 2 weeks of focus on each area with the exception of Mindfulness. A useful principle of developing fitness, FREQUENCY, INTENSITY, TIME, TYPE. An increase in any of these will produce an improvement in your fitness, but be careful, too much or big of an increase will cause failure, or worse ... injury. 

    Frequency = How often you perform a behavior (as often as current fitness allows)

    Intensity = How hard you work (again, current fitness with goal to slowly increase)

    Time = How much you can work (again, goal is to increase appropriately)

    Type = What activity you do (variety of work is best)

    For 2 weeks, write down/log all the activities you do, and how many minutes you did them for. Try your best to perform something each day for each area/component! Challenge yourself to get as much variety of work as possible and see if you can increase your total minutes the following week. This will mostly likely be a challenge, but defeating the challenge is what creates the reward! 

    WEEK 1Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7TOTAL
    Aerobic Capacity        
    Strength & Endurance        
    Flexibility        
    Body Composition        
    Daily Minutes        
    WEEK 2       TOTAL
    Aerobic Capacity        
    Strength & Endurance        
    Flexibility         
    Body Composition        
    Daily Minutes        

     

    Some activity ideas for each "component" or area to get you started ... reaching your goal starts with 1 step. THIS IS IT!

    Aerobic CapacityStrength & EnduranceFlexibilityBody Composition

    Walking
    Biking
    Jogging
    Running
    Swimming
    Dancing
    Playing Soccer
    Playing Basketball
    Playing Baseball
    Chores(last longer than 15min)

    Lunges
    Wall Sits
    Push-ups
    Sit-ups
    Plank position hold
    Crab Dips
    Crab Kicks
    Hop on 1 foot
    Handstand
     

    Calf Stretch
    Shin Stretch
    Hamstring Stretch
    Quadriceps Stretch
    Hip-Flexor Stretch
    Chest Stretch
    Upper Back Stretch
    Toe Touch Stretch
    Side Stretch
     
    No Soda today
    Drink 8 glasses of water
    Try a new fruit or veggie
    Look at "serving size"
    No junk food today
    Eat a healthy snack
    5 servings of fruit & veggies
    Choose whole grain
    Drink low fat or skim milk
    Eat lean or low fat Protein