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September 24, 2015

If you are like most teachers out there you dread when the announcements come on and it’s going to be an inside recess.  This happens more often in the winter time when the temperature is just too cold to be outside or when it’s raining.  Why do we all despise indoor recess so much?  When asking teachers, their answers included “the students just have too much energy all day” and “I feel like I am doing so much disciplining during recess time because students are doing things they’re not...

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September 11, 2015

Welcome Back!

As you look at getting started or adding onto what you already do in your classroom here are some tips for success.

1.  Be Proactive and Plan! As teachers we know if we do not plan for a subject it usually does not get done or it does not get done very well.  Write what you plan to do for movement right into your day plan.  I have attached a copy of a sample day plan which shows when I do minutes of movement.  Even if it’s something as simple as following along to a dance...

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August 27, 2015

Welcome to Jolly Thoughts!  My name is Samantha Jolly and I am a grade 5 Teacher at Pre Cam Community School in La Ronge, Saskatchewan.  I received my Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Family Studies and minor in English from the University of Western Ontario. I then obtained my Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Windsor.  I have been an elementary school teacher for the past 6 years.

Why?  By definition “generalist” means a person who is knowledgeable in many fields...

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August 18, 2015

As teachers prepare to begin the upcoming school year, we want to share some resources that will certainly assist with planning and assessment in physical education.  These highlighted resources are just a few of the growing number of supports for physical educators.  Follow us on Twitter and Like Us on Facebook to receive instant notification of new resources added to the Growing Young Movers website.

Assessment Holistic Rubrics: Grade 1-5   Grade 6-8   Grade 9 Movement Skills Teacher...

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April 1, 2015

"Our kids are ready to move....and YOU can help them take the first step:

- to discover the joy of moving and playing - to be inspired to try new activities - to be a successful participant in sport - to become a lifelong mover

The Partners for Physical Literacy have developed a series of infographics for use by Families, Educators, Coaches and Community members. These infographics provide great information on:

What is Physical Literacy? Why is it important? What actions can I...

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March 30, 2015

The above video is an overview of the Movement Skills resource developed to assist those working with youth in a movement setting.  All movement skills connect to Saskatchewan's physical education curriculum grades one to five.  This is a valuable tool in helping youth develop movement vocabulary, leading to a greater level of skill in each movement.  Download the PDF to view one of the over thirty skills within the resource.  Order your customized copy today!

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March 10, 2015

Children learn through play, and they do best when learning is active.

Hop is designed for early learning practitioners, caregivers and families as they interact with children who are three to five years old. Part of the LEAP BC™ family of resources, The Hop™ Family Resource includes 50 fun-filled activities and ideas for play that integrate physical movement, oral language, early literacy and healthy eating.

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December 1, 2014

On November 14th and 15th, over 100 participants gathered in Regina for the Mini Summit for Developing Physical Literacy, presented by the Partners for Physical Literacy.  The participants represented a wide variety of sectors including education, sport, recreation, community and health.  Dr. Dean Kriellaars, from the University of Manitoba, facilitated an energetic and information rich two days on the area of Physical Literacy.  Participants left with a better understanding of what Physical...

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November 11, 2014

The Elements of Dance website was shared recently on twitter by Dr. Lee Schaefer (@Schaef9).  As stated within the website, the elements of dance are the foundational concepts and vocabulary that help students develop movement skills and understand dance as an artistic practice.  Each of the five elements, Body, Action, Space, Time, and Energy are described and key vocabulary are included for teachers and students.  Be sure to download the graphic organizer.  A great resource to help expand...

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September 17, 2014

Thanks to Jennifer Buettner (@antoshiwj) for sharing the ABC's of our PE Class.  Jennifer teaches primary physical education at Dr. John G Egnatoff school in Saskatoon. This two-pager is a terrific visual for students and a great conversation starter for parents/caregivers.  Download now and customize for your physical education program.

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