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October 23, 2015

When I began my journey  of turning my classroom  into an environment which  encouraged  movement, one of the first things I explored was exercise equipment.  I had spoken with other teachers who had encouraged me to  read the book  “Spark” by   John Ratey  and also  speak with a teacher by the name of Allison Cameron who at the time taught at City  Park Collegiate in Saskatoon. 

I read the book and was instantly...

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October 10, 2015

SPEA is a provincial non-profit incorporated organization that provides quality leadership, advocacy and resources for professionals in physical and health education to positively influence the lifestyles of Saskatchewan's children and youth. The mission is to promote and support active healthy lifestyles through the development of physical education, recreation and sport at all levels of the educational system.

SPEA is a great resource and support not only for teachers who are physical...

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October 7, 2015

More and more information is being made available to aid our efforts in supporting youth on their physical literacy journey.  In a previous post entitled Read to Move, we provided four infographics to help gain a greater understanding of what physical literacy is, why it is important, and what actions can be taken to help enhance physical literacy.  Recently, Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) has created a video series to help you create a quality physical literacy experience.  Active for Life...

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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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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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