Physical Education Lesson Plans for Classroom Teachers, Kindergarten-3rd grade

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9780971449343: Physical Education Lesson Plans for Classroom Teachers, Kindergarten-3rd grade
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This is a curriculum guide that helps the classsroom teacher provide a quality physical education program for Kindergarten-3rd grade students. It is sequential through the school year, and standards based. Standards are listed by description, so they can be easily applied to any state or national standard. The overview of the program for the school year allows the teacher to plan ahead and sequence activities. Grade level is indicated for each activity. This is not just a collection of activities or games. Each lesson is in sequence and activities are described clearly, yet simply. Each lesson includes fitness activities, skills development, and concepts. The teacher can folllow the program exactly and reduce planning time dramatically. The program is adaptable to local situations and available equipment. The teacher can include other activities as desired, while maintaining the sequence and effectiveness of the program. The User's guide gives directions for how to use the book, organizational tips, class management techniques, motivational strategies for children, and ways to reduce the competition, and promote cooperation and respect for differences. There is no other book like this book, because it is the whole program, as taught by a specialist, with all the years of experience and tried and true activities that are fun for children, yet simple and easy for the classroom teacher to effectively organize and teach. The expert is in the book, and provides many details for effectively planning and managing physical education. Children need fitness and movement activities to learn better and stay healthy. This is a concrete way for the classroom teacher to provide a quality program, without specialized training. The planning has been done already. All you need is the book.

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Carol Jahan, M.S., is a physical education specialist and has taught elementary level physical education, grades K-6, her whole career. She developed programs in Santa Ana and Newport Mesa Unified School Districts. She provides inservice training to classrooom teachers who are using this book. She also instructs student teachers in the skills of teaching physical education at California State University, Fullerton. Ms. Jahan was one of four original physical education specialists to be hired to develop physical education programs for elementary level students in the Santa Ana Unified School District in California. From this beginning, her program has developed over the years. The program meets the requirements of a comprehensive program which includes fitness, skills and concepts. It also addresses the whole child, teaching cognitive, motor, and social skills which are included throughout the program and within each lesson. As the program developed, it also met all of the Standards as required by the State of California, which can also be adapted to any state or national standard. Ms. Jahan has been recognized by staff and parents as providing an outstanding program that helps students tremendously. Ms Jahan is an ambassador for elementary level physical education because she knows how important it is for children to stay fit, acquire skills that will keep them active, and to understand what their bodies need to stay healthy throughout life. She knows how important movement activities are for young children to enhance learning abilities in the classroom. She understands the time constraints of the classroom teacher to plan the components of a good program, so she wrote this book for classroom teachers so they can provide a quality physical education program efficiently. Ms. Jahan is committed to ongoing inservices and to help wherever needed, to carry out her mission of advocating for physical education as a necessary component of the elementary school program. She continues to expand her influence through the sales of the book throughout the country, and locally by lecturing or traveling to schools to give inservices. Ms. Jahan provides support as needed via E-mail throughout the country.

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;After a school year of using this book, I have to say I highly revere this book. At this time of year, when I haven't time to breathe, or to think of P.E. ideas, I have your book to help me. My kids love your stuff. P.E. is never boring. You really allowed me to to give my students a complete well-rounded year program. --Sharon Castro, First Grade

This is truly a user-friendly, comprehensive physical education program! From behavior management to endless lesson ideas driven by the physical education standards, this book is sure to promote lifelong fitness in kindergarten-third grade students. --Elizabeth McCullough, Elementary Teacher

This book is a wonderful teaching tool. It's concise but complete, with its varied skills and activities. As a classroom teacher, I'm usually on overload, but this book gives me just enough expert instruction to maintain a well-balanced P.E. program. I highly recommend it for any elementary teacher. --Barbara Speicher, 3rd Grade --Barbara Speicher, 3rd Grade Teacher

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