Physical Education

Memory Lane Fitness

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With this Kindergarten through 5th grade activity, students get a brain and body workout! Students work in pairs as the teacher calls out physical tasks such as high fives and tunnel tens. As the teacher is calling out these partner exercises, students must listen carefully to not only complete them but complete them in sequential order. Every time a student forgets an exercise they must do 10 jumping jacks and start from the beginning. This is a great activity to focus on psychomotor, cognitive and affective skills.

Tic-Tac-Toe Hand Clap | Full-Time Kid

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Grab a friend and learn this fun Tic-tac-toe hand clap! Once you've mastered the beats, learn the song and sing along! How fast can you go?

Getting Fit at the Gym

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Learn about the kinds of exercises high school students do to get in shape, in this video adapted from the In the Mix. Students talk about the benefits of exercise, which include strengthening muscles for other activities, such as dance, boosting energy levels, losing fat, and reducing stress.

NOVA scienceNOW: How the Body Responds to Exercise

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This video segment adapted from NOVA describes the effect of exercise on the body and defines one measure used to gauge aerobic fitness. VO2 max (maximal volume of oxygen uptake) is a measurement of how well the body gets and consumes the oxygen that muscles need in order to sustain activity. Learn how the entire cardiovascular system benefits from exercise and how the body's response to the demands of physical activity is a survival mechanism.

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

Fireflies Musical Yoga for Kids

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Fireflies Musical Yoga for Kids is a 12-part series, consisting of three-minute instructional videos presented by Kira Willey, nationally acclaimed kindie artist and musical yogini. It provides educators with a wonderful tool to help children connect their bodies and minds to music and positivity.  Each segment is tied to positive character strengths to aid teachers in promoting positive behaviors. Kira encourages children with movement and music through her interactive yoga lessons. Her unique approach marries original music with yoga, fostering a deep connection and understanding of the importance of incorporating fitness and focus throughout the day. 

Marvin K. Mooney

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In this interactive Kindergarten through 5th grade activity, the world of fitness and literacy unite! As the teacher reads the book “Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now” by Dr. Seuss, studentslisten carefully and safely jump up out of their chairs with their hands over their heads every time they hear the word “go.” This is a great lesson combining psychomotor, cognitive and affective skills.

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions. 

Mini Golf Battleground | WordGirl

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Becky really wants to win the mini golf tournament, but is having trouble beating Eileen, the cheater.

Action Verbs

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In this 3rd through 5th grade video, students connect exercise and literacy. The teacher reads a sentence aloud and students must identify the action verb that was read and then act it out accordingly. This is a great lesson to combine focus on cognitive and psychomotor skills.

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

Career Connections | Speech Therapist

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A speech therapist from Sunshine, a community for people with developmental disabilities, explains how she helps clients develop their communication skills and shares the background, training, and education necessary for success in her field.

HealthBeat-Get Physical

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In this lesson students learn about the importance of physical exercise.

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