Archive for month: December, 2023

Looking to infuse your school day with energy and fun while promoting fundamental movement skills? We’ve got some exciting news for you! Introducing our brand-new poster series illustrating fundamental movement skills. These are perfectly sized for printing and posting around your school, inspiring continuous skill development in your students. We have even included a fillable space under each word to add a second language!

There are lots of places around your school where you can post these resources to keep your classes moving! Here are some ideas:

    1. PE Extravaganza: Ignite the spirit of movement and fun by displaying these cards in your gymnasium! Set up an exhilarating circuit where students can hop like kangaroos, balance like tightrope walkers, and dance like disco stars.
    2. Hallway Adventures: Who says hallways have to be dull? Sprinkle movement into your school corridors! Encourage students to be hallway heroes by imitating the poses they see on the posters while walking between classes.
    3. Recess Rockstars: Transform your playground into an energetic hub of excitement and imagination! Post the cards near your playground, inspiring kids to invent games based on the skills they see. Watch as your playground turns into a realm of active play!
    4. Active Assemblies: Elevate your school assemblies! Transform gatherings into adventure-filled experiences with interactive movement challenges. Spotlight the cards and invite students to showcase their skills on the big stage, boosting confidence and creating a supportive atmosphere.
    5. Parent-Teacher Playoffs: Extend the movement fun to parents during parent-teacher meetings! Organize friendly competitions with movement challenges based on the posters. Parents and teachers can join in, showcasing their skills and motivating their children to stay active at home.
    6. Classroom Challenges: Add a second language to the posters for some active learning in the classroom! Use these posters to have creative movement breaks or active stations in the classroom to incorporate some cross-curricular learning. 

With these vibrant Fundamental Movement Skill posters, the thrill of movement comes alive, creating an active learning atmosphere across your school. Whether in PE classes, hallways, recess areas, or classrooms, these posters become the superheroes of your school campus, visually inspiring students to move and grow. 

Learn how developing physical literacy in the early stages of education lays the foundation for later success with these resources:

As teachers, we play a crucial role in shaping our students’ physical literacy, giving them the skills they need for a lifetime of staying active. However, teaming up with parents is key for several reasons:

  • Consistency and Learning Reinforcement: Working together ensures a consistent approach to physical literacy at home and school. This consistency reinforces what kids learn, making their education more solid.
  • Collaboration for Community Building: A strong parent-teacher partnership builds a supportive school community. When parents get involved, it creates a positive environment for everyone.
  • Role Modeling for Healthy Choices: Parents are powerful role models. When they prioritize a healthy lifestyle, kids are more likely to do the same.
  • Individualized Support: Parents can offer personalized support based on their understanding of their child’s needs.This tailored approach enhances the child’s physical literacy journey.

The Parent-Teacher Physical Literacy Partnership

  • Communication Is Key: Open communication is crucial. Regular updates through newsletters, emails, or conferences keep parents in the loop. Parents need to understand why physical literacy matters for their child’s well-being!
  • Educate and Involve: Share resources with parents about the importance of physical literacy.Get parents actively involved in supporting their child’s physical education!
  • At-Home Activities: Provide parents with practical, age-appropriate activities to do at home. Simple exercises, games, and outdoor activities help kids practice what they learn in school.

Looking for resources to share with your class’ parents? Check out the new handout available on our website! This two-page document simply defines physical literacy, explains the fundamental movement skills, and even provides a handful of great at-home activities for parents to try to support their children’s continued development of physical literacy.