Friday March 23rd, destination: Elementary School 11:00am. In this reflection, I will be concentrating on the Curriculum and NYS Standards observed in this lesson. As for the K-5 curriculum at the school im observing, the students are experiencing a developmentally designed program of fitness and skill develop ment. I have seen educational games, and also a wide variety of motor skills and fitness concepts being taught! The more the students are exposed to at a young age, the more mentally and physical prepared they will be for higher physical education.
NYS Physical Education Learning Standards
Standard 1 - Personal Health and Fitness
Students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to establish and maintain physical fitness, participate in physical activity, and maintain personal health.
- In the lesson that I observed, the class did gain knowledge and skills to maintain physical fitness, participate in physical activity and maintain personal health. The students gained knowledge on various tumbling techniques in gymnastics. These concepts from gymnastics can be applied to everyday living. Gymnastics mainly focuses on becoming more flexible, and being more flexible in life makes many everyday activities easier for you to accomplish. Also, being flexible reduces the chance of injury.
Standard 2 - A Safe and Healthy Environment
Students will acquire the knowledge and ability necessary to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment.
- Throughout the lesson, students were able to respect fellow classmates personal space. When the task was at hand to work together to complete the 6 person human pyramid, each student worked together by respecting each others personal space and not complaining that they had to interact with other students.
Standard 3 - Resource Management
Students will understand and be able to manage their personal and community resources.
- In the lesson, I did not mention any ideas on where you can sign-up/partake in gymnastic activities around in their community. So unfortunately the students lacked this information according to the NYS standards.