Physical Education is in full swing and students in all grades have been spending time working on skill sets and their physical fitness. This past week, students in grade 4 were placed in small groups, charged with performing and completing a series of fitness tasks to complete as a unit. Several of the component of fitness (cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, and muscular endurance) were used. This allowed students to have a balanced routine that worked the large muscle groups.
Students were asked to stay together (three feet apart!) as a unit to foster good communication, while also achieving personal fitness challenges within the group. Each group had a task manager, chosen by me. This person had the responsibility of ensuring on-task behavior within the group, as well as being mindful of others' fitness level to show respect for the varying fitness and/or skill levels.
Students rose to the challenge! They demonstrated their commitment to being a respectful and responsible PE community member, while simultaneously moving through a series of physical activities as an individual.