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Mrs. Williams - PE Teacher
Integrating other subjects

Cross Curricular Integration Examples
To reinforce math, students might be asked to count by 2s, 3s, 4s. . .while stretching. High 5 and Kindergarten students maneuver their way through an obstacle course using the concepts of; over, under, up, down, across, through and on. Primary age students participate in an "aerobic enhancing" relay in which they take turns writing a word for every letter of the alphabet on a large sheet of paper or list words in a "word family" such as "AKE" (take, cake, rake, snake. . .) Fourth grade students might be asked to participate in a fitness relay in which they collect bone replicas of the body and put them together to make a complete skeleton or collect the individual states to construct a complete map of the United States. Fourth and Fifth grade students might collect "scrabble" letters when bowling a strike or spare. As a culminating activity, they may be asked to use the letters to make as many words as possible. Below are a few examples of how Movement Activities In Physical Education Support the MN Mathematics Standards for Primary age students. A. Math: Patterns and Functions K Standard: The student will sort objects in a set by
one attribute such as size, shape, color or thickness. K Standard: The student will identify an object that does not belong in a set. 1st Gr. Standard: The student will sort, classify and compare objects in a set in more than one way. Kindergarten and first grade students play a game called "Pick 'em Up Quick," in which many objects are thrown about the gym floor. On a signal, students quickly try to pick them up and sort them in their correct containers. They are then asked to re-sort them by color. A. Math: Spatial Sense K Standard: The student will locate and describe placement of objects with terms such as on, inside, outside, above, below, over, under, beside, between, in front of, behind, next to, top, bottom. Students in Physical Education move around various pieces of equipment. For example, hoops may be used as a vehicle to learn inside, outside, in front of, behind, to the side of, under and over by moving various ways around them. Kindergarten students also move through an obstacle course that reflects the concepts of "Up, Down, Across, Through, Over and Under."