As we work our way through this unit, I am continuing to try and meet 2 main student learning outcomes that are found within our school’s PSPE scope and sequence; to recognize the importance of regular exercise and other elements in the development of a healthy lifestyle for current and future well-being, and to reflect on the interaction of the body systems during exercise.
- All students were timed in both the 50-meter sprint and one lap of the track (400meters). Their results were written down and recorded on a whiteboard once back in the gym.
- The students recorded their time on their record sheets for both the 50-meter sprint and the 400 meters.
- The kids took part in a general class discussion afterward about how their body systems felt. Key questions asked were; How did your body systems feel when running the 50-meter sprint and the 400-meter lap?, What form of exercise do you like better, running for distance or running for speed?
- The record sheets were given back to the classroom teacher, Amy Thames, to use in maths class.
- A few days later, Amy brought the students out to the track and had them once again run the 50-meter sprint and a 400-meter lap. Their results were written down and then recorded on a whiteboard back in class.
- The students recorded their times once again on their record sheets in the Day 2 box.
- Amy used this data and had the students create graphs in maths class based on the results for day 1 and day 2 in both the 50-meter sprint and the 400-meter lap . They had to answer the following reflective questions; Which day did you get a better time on the 400 meters?, Which day did you get a better time on the 50 meters?, Did you like running for distance or for speed?
- The graphs and record sheets were returned to me in PE once completed to be used for stimulating further discussion.
The Final Class Discussion
I had prepared for today’s class by creating the graphic organizer that you see below.