Following the Standards – Easy!

Even though the wording of our National Physical Education Standards has changed the importance of teaching activities that are aligned to the standards and assessing students remains a vital part of all physical education programs!  

In the list of National Physical Education goals, it states “To pursue a lifetime of healthful physical activity, a physically literate individual is physically fit and values physical activity and its contributions to a healthful lifestyle.”  National Physical Education Standard 3 reads “The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.”

The Skillastics Fitness and Fitness Extreme Kits are great tools to help students improve their fitness levels, and to teach and assess their knowledge of the fitness components.  Here are a few ideas to consider:

·         Teach the activities that relate to a specific fitness component during one lesson.  That reinforces ideas for what students can do to improve in that area of fitness.

·         After playing the game, ask students in their groups to identify activities that relate to a specific fitness component. 

·         Give students a 3 x 5 card and ask them to write down three Skillastics® activities and the fitness component they think it relates to the most.

·         Ask students to create a fitness calendar using the Skillastics® activities that they can use at home.

·         If students are creating an individual fitness plan based on the results of fitness testing, have them use some of the Skillastics® activities in their fitness plan. 

·     Remember to make fitness fun yet an important part of your curriculum!


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