P.E. at UMS

Students are very active in Physical Education. There is much to learn about how we move, by ourselves and with others. Students learn about self space ( the space around each of us ) and then general space ( the space we share ). Students study directions, levels, and pathways that they can move in, then do activities and games which practice these concepts.

Activities in PE at UMS are designed to reinforce classroom content concepts. The kinesthetic learning approach is used to explore and tap into multiple intelligence strengths When we consciously integrate kinesthetic learning with classroom curriculum the benefits of each are magnified and remarkably wide ranging. Interpreting a concept through physical means helps children to grasp, internalize, and maintain abstract information .

Besides learning specific curricular content from these activities, children are becoming more aware of their own natural resources. They are expanding their concepts of creativity and how they can use their own bodies. They are learning through their own creations. The combination of discipline and imagination is an invaluable foundation for creative thinking

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Elvis Lives in UMS PE!

Movement activity where partners pretend they have different body parts glued together then move to Elvis Presley's "Stuck on You"  cooperatively around around the Gym. They usually end up dancing together naturally and don't even realize that they are.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Toss and Throwing Stations

End of Throwing Unit Activity to practice throwing skills in a fun but challenging way.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Raw Hide Theme Warm Up

2nd Graders learn about the many kinds of horses and how they are used. We focus in on Western Horses and how they are used with cattle. We explored what cattle are, and why they were important. We first practice moving like a horse using three speeds moving to 8 counts. Then we bring it all together by using Raw Hide Theme by The Blues Brothers to move together around Gym. Great Fun they love it!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Scooter Fun

Students work on developing balance, muscle strength and cooperation skills by using the scooters.