Driving question to start the new school year for my grade 1 students
I do not teach kindergarten PE, so all of the students I have in grade 1 this school year are new to me. As an initial starting point, I wanted to tap into their prior knowledge about what PE is, so created a visual with this driving question, "What is PE?". Short and sweet in nature.
At the start of the class, we had a bit of a run around, then I threw the question out to them. I asked them to do a 'walk & talk' to discuss their answers to the question. With some lively music playing in the background they set off walking and talking (most of them!!) and after three minutes, I had them gather back in front of the visual to share their answers.
The little ones never cease to amaze me with their insight. My plan is to use their answers to this driving question to help in creating essential agreements in PE. By getting the students to understand what PE is, we can then narrow the focus to what expectations are in PE. My next step will be to use the visual to have a discussion about important rules and expectations for the year, our class essential agreements.