Author:
Luke Garringer
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Elementary Education
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Level:
Upper Primary
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Assessment, Fitness Testing, NE PE, Remote Learning
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Education Standards (7)

Fitness Testing at Home

Overview

Lesson is utilized for “@ home” learning during the fitness testing portion of the school year. Students are provided with the variables/setup of each test to be performed at home during remote learning period. We do 7 different fitness tests ... PACER, SitnReach, Agility/Shuttle Run, Flexed Arm Hang, Standing Long Jump, 60 sec situp, and 60 sec pushup.

K-5 Remote Learning Physical Education

Lesson Topic: 4-5th grade FITNESS TESTING - @ HOME

Lesson Description: Lesson is utilized for “@ home” learning during the fitness testing portion of the school year. Students are provided with the variables/setup of each test to be performed at home during remote learning period. 

Learning Goals/Outcomes: Students will setup and create an opportunity to challenge themselves on several fitness based tests. They will record and document their performance for future reference. Students will also identify areas of strength and weakness and how to improve each area. 

Nebraska Standards: PE.2.3.2 Engages in physical activity. PE.2.3.2.a Engages in physical activity in physical education class in response to instruction and practice. (E) PE.2.3.3 Exhibits the knowledge to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness. PE.2.3.3.a Recognizes the use of own body weight as resistance (e.g., plank, animal walks) for developing strength. (E) PE.2.4.3 Exhibits responsible social behavior when working with others. PE.2.4.3.a Works with a partner with minimal teacher prompting. (E) PE.3.4.1 Exhibits personal responsibility in physical activity settings. PE.3.4.1.a Exhibits personal responsibility in teacher-directed activities. (M) PE.3.4.1.b Works independently for extended periods of time. (M) PE.3.4.3 Exhibits responsible social behavior when working with others. PE.3.4.3.a Works cooperatively with others. (M) PE.3.4.3.b Praises others for their success in movement performance. (M) PE.3.4.4 Follows rules and demonstrates proper etiquette. PE.3.4.4.a Practices adherence to rules and etiquette in physical activity with peers. (E) PE.3.4.5 Participates safely in physical activities. PE.3.4.5.a Works independently and safely in physical activity settings. (M) PE.4.2.1 Demonstrates knowledge of movement concepts in a variety of environments. PE.4.2.1.a Demonstrates the concept of open space with combination skills involving traveling within boundaries while changing speeds (e.g., dribbling and traveling). (M) PE.4.3.3 Exhibits the knowledge to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness. PE.4.3.3.a Identifies the components of health-related fitness. (E) PE.4.4.5 Participates safely in physical activities. PE.4.4.5.a Works safely with peers and equipment in physical activity settings. (M) PE.5.4.1 Exhibits personal responsibility in physical activity settings. PE.5.4.1.a Engages in physical activity with responsible inter-personal behavior (e.g., peer-topeer, student-to-teacher, student-to-referee). (M) PE.5.4.1.b Exhibits responsible behavior in a variety of physical activity contexts, environments, and facilities. (A) PE.5.5.3 Recognizes the benefits of physical activity for self-expression and enjoyment. PE.5.5.3.a Analyzes different physical activities for self-expression and enjoyment. (A)

Teacher Planning: Create a digital place students can log/record their activity. For example, Google Classroom is what I use. Teachers should read and respond to students reflective responses to provide feedback is essential.

Equipment/Materials Needed: None

Time Required for Lesson: None, but time needed to provide feedback

Diagram/Setup: None

Technology Use: Varying depending on teacher preference.

Instructional Plan:

Anticipatory Set/Pre-Activity: Encourage students to perform the daily “warm up” routine used during their regular physical education class prior to giving their best on the fitness tests.

Benefits/Explanation/Real-World Connection: Students need to be able to identify their personal level of fitness and be able to access information required and attempt to improve their current fitness. 

Activities (i.e. instructions, warm-up, lesson, cool-down):

Fitness Test Challenge: HOME

60 sec pushup test-
Body straight, lower chest down, elbows reach 90degree return up … Count total completed in 60 sec

60 sec situp test-
Back/Feet on floor, knees bent up, arms across chest. Sit up to your knees lower back to floor each rep.     Pushup and Situp Challenge … Count total completed in 60 sec

Standing Long Jump-
Use chalk or sidewalk section for starting line. (A sand box to land in would be handy!) Toes on line, bend your knees, swing your arms, JUMP as FAR as you can, land on feet! Measure where your heels touch down. 

Flexed Arm Hang-
Have an adult help you find a sturdy object to hang on, branch, playset bar, clothesline post.
Remember, palms of your hands towards your shoulders to grip the “bar”. Jump up and hold your chin above the “bar” for as long as you can. Use a stopwatch to time. Don't worry! … shaking is part of this challenge.

Agility Run (Shuttle)-
Use a starting line again. Place 2 small objects (balled up pair of socks) 30ft away from the start line. Use a stopwatch. Toes on the starting line with 1 foot forward, 1 foot back. READY...GO.
Run as fast as you can to pick up ONE object and bring it back to start and SET IT DOWN on the line. Run back as fast as you can to get the other object, bring it back. Run THROUGH the finish line w/ object in your hand. Time stops when your chest/torso crosses finish!

Sit and Reach Flexibility-
Sit on the floor w/ legs straight out in front of your body. Toes point up. Keep the back of your knees on the floor and slowly reach hands down front of your legs towards your feet … IF you can touch your toes that is a score of 9 inches on Fitnessgram OR 23 centimeters for Presidential Fitness Test.

Closure: Ask students to write or reflect in their “activity log” about which exercises they can do to help improve their performance on the desired test.

Assessment : Have students submit performance scores in a format of your choice. This can be used as an “activity log” during possible extended periods of remote learning. Students can perform these exercises/tests as often as teacher prescribed or student desired. 

Supplemental Information: none

Modifications: done by the students as needed, depending on the resources available 

Safety Precautions: listed above.

Comments (adaptations for various grades/ages, teaching styles, etc.)
Lower elementary grades can perform the tests as desired, depending on access and ability. During regular fitness testing in the gym, i have fitness zones set up along with each fitness test and K-1st practice the fitness exercises/stations as well as attempt the testing stations. During this unit, I teach the 2nd grade students how to perform fitness tests properly and develop a baseline performance score for each student. 

 

Fitness Test Challenge: HOME

Perform a "warmup" session similiar to what we use during our regular PE class in the gym.

60 sec pushup test-
Body straight, lower chest down, elbows reach 90degree return up … Count total completed in 60 sec

60 sec situp test-
Back/Feet on floor, knees bent up, arms across chest. Sit up to your knees lower back to floor each rep.     Pushup and Situp Challenge … Count total completed in 60 sec

Standing Long Jump-
Use chalk or sidewalk section for starting line. (A sand box to land in would be handy!) Toes on line, bend your knees, swing your arms, JUMP as FAR as you can, land on feet! Measure where your heels touch down. 

Flexed Arm Hang-
Have an adult help you find a sturdy object to hang on, branch, playset bar, clothesline post.
Remember, palms of your hands towards your shoulders to grip the “bar”. Jump up and hold your chin above the “bar” for as long as you can. Use a stopwatch to time. Don't worry! … shaking is part of this challenge.

Agility Run (Shuttle)-
use a starting line again. Place 2 small objects (balled up pair of socks) 30ft away from the start line. Use a stopwatch. Toes on the starting line with 1 foot forward, 1 foot back. READY...GO.
Run as fast as you can to pick up ONE object and bring it back to start and SET IT DOWN on the line. Run back as fast as you can to get the other object, bring it back. Run THROUGH the finish line w/ object in your hand. Time stops when your chest/torso crosses finish!

Sit and Reach Flexibility-
Sit on the floor w/ legs straight out in front of your body. Toes point up. Keep the back of your knees on the floor and slowly reach hands down front of your legs towards your feet … IF you can touch your toes … you are flexible.

 

Closure:  record your scores on each test you performed. write or reflect in your “activity log” about which exercises you can do to help improve your performance on the desired test.