To start off the school year I asked students two essential questions,
“What is P.E.?” and “Why is P.E. Important?”
I asked each class to share the first thing that came to their mind and to think about why do we need PE, how does it make you feel, what skills do you need to be successful, etc... In Grades K-3 we did this as a whole group project where students I posed the question and then wrote down the student responses as we discussed their answers. Their responses are on display by class in the gym. In grades 4 and 5, each student was given a dry erase pocket with one question on each side. They each reflected and wrote down their own responses. I then took pictures of each student displaying their answers. All of the pictures were then used to create a slideshow presentation that was on display in the gym during Back to School night.
Check out these amazing insights from our students! These are their EXACT words! Pretty amazing to see some common themes throughout the grade levels as well as some unique things that demonstrate a deeper level of understanding developing as students get older.