Transdisciplinary skills play a very important role in the PYP (check out pages 21-23 in 'Making the PYP Happen" handbook). Although it may seem that these skills are mostly taught and learned in the classroom, PE presents wonderful opportunities to address these skills as well. In the past I have used many different forms of tag games as a warm up which is always fun. However, I am working on compiling a list of warm up games that I have used that is more challenging to the students. Games that require students to:
A) Be super active
B) Work on teams (or on their own) solving simple to complex problems related to maths and language
C)Communicate their thoughts and ideas to their peers
If I can achieve all of the above in quick warm up games, I am very pleased as it makes me feel as though the activities I use are more challenging and stimulating to the students. I will be sharing some of these games soon. If you are reading this blog and have unique ideas and warm up games that you use in class, please let me know and I will add them. If you don't mind, I would like to use your name and your school as well. Let me know!!