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8/25-8/29 WCMS PE/Health Overview

Two days per week are focused on Health concepts, two days are focused on PE concepts and Fridays are focused on vigorous physical activity and fun (yes, school CAN be fun).

6th Grade
Health: Physical Activity Guidelines
The main idea of today’s lesson is the guidelines for physical activity. A brief overview of the guidelines:

1. Get 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous aerobic activity everyday.
2. Get vigorous activity at least 3 times per week.
3. Focus on exercises that strengthen muscles at least 3 times per week.
4. Focus on exercises that strengthen bone at least 3 times per week.

Key vocabulary:

Aerobic: Exercises that get the heart and lungs working. Running, swimming, and cycling are all great aerobic activities.
Vigorous Activity: Physical activity that really pushes the heart and lungs to work hard. Think about sprints during a sports practice and you’re thinking of vigorous activity.

Health: Components of Fitness
The main idea of today’s lesson is the health and skill components of fitness. A brief overview of the components:

Health-Related Components of Fitness
1. Cardiovascular (Aerobic) Endurance
– Cardiovascular endurance (also known as aerobic endurance) is the ability of the heart, lungs and blood vessels to deliver oxygen-rich blood to working muscles during physical activity.
2. Muscular Strength – Muscular strength is the amount of force a muscle or muscle group can exert against a heavy resistance.
3. Muscular Endurance – Muscular endurance is the ability of a muscle or muscle group to repeat a movement many times or to hold a particular position for an extended period of time.
4. Flexibility – Flexibility is the ability of a joint to move through its full range of motion, from a flexed to an extended position.
5. Body Composition – Body composition is the amount of fat in the body compared to the amount of lean mass (muscle, bones etc.).

Skill-Related Components of Fitness
1. Agility:
The ability to rapidly and accurately change the direction of the whole body in space.
2. Balance: The ability to maintain equilibrium while stationary or moving.
3. Coordination: The ability to use the senses and body parts in order to perform motor tasks smoothly and accurately.
4. Power: The amount of force a muscle can exert.
5. Reaction Time: The ability to respond quickly.
6. Speed: The amount of time it takes the body to perform specific tasks.

PE Lesson: Fitness Testing: Flexibility- Sit and Reach, Trunk Lift
PE Lesson: Fitness Testing: Cardiovascular Endurance-Pacer Muscular Strength and Endurace- Push-ups, Curl-ups

Corte Fitness/Fun Friday: Named for the amazing Maria Corte (Mesa High School, Arizona), Corte Fitness/Fun Friday is a mixture of new activities and intense (vigorous) physical activity. Half the class time is spent doing a mass game or activity and the other half is spent completing an intense workout.

This week we will be playing “Ferg Ball”: Named for Dr. John Ferguson (EKU), this game is a fast moving mass game that uses 6, Omnikin balls. The object is to swat (underhand) the ball, hitting other players. If a player is hit they must leave the game and can return when the player that hit them is hit. A player that swats a colored ball, cannot swat that same color ball until after swatting a different color. All players can swat and all players can be hit (unless they are in posession of a ball).

Corte Fitness: This week will be X Factor Fitness: a unique way of rotating fitness stations that gets students to travel throughout the gym.

7th/8th Grade  

B Lesson 2 of Mental/Emotional Health Unit

The Main idea of today’s lesson was recognizing relationship traits in order develop healthy relationships. We discussed healthy relationship traits (kindness, respect, cooperation, generosity, empathy, etc.) and unhealthy relationship traits (lying, disrespect, jealousy, name calling, etc.). We looked at 3 different scenarios to determine the healthy and unhealthy relationship traits in each scenario.

Health: Because we will be completing fitness testing this week, we will spend a health lesson reviewing the health and skill related components of fitness (see 6th grade lesson above).

PE Lesson: Fitness Testing: (See 6th grade above)
PE Lesson: Fitness Testing: (See 6th grade above)
Corte Fitness/Fun Friday: (See 6th grade above)