G.A.M.E.S. Gazette, Volume 1 : COVID-Friendly Ideas for Teaching Elementary PE

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Welcome! First of all, many thanks for purchasing the Fall 2020 issue of the G.A.M.E.S. Gazette! This is a new product for Elementary Physical Education Teachers!!

  • "Bought my copy! Thanks for putting together such a terrific resource." @JennyTeachesPE
  • "Many thanks for getting this out there for us!" @B_BallCoach
  • "Make sure to get this amazing resource." @tall_kelly
  • "Just purchased! Great material. Thanks!" @DaveOkPhysEd
  • "We are face-to-face and I can use some equipment. I have found many activities I will be using in the coming weeks. Thank you for this great resource." Belinda S.

Published 4 Times a Year! This new elementary physical education resource is guaranteed to increase your PE Teacher's “Bag of Tricks.” Created for the busy PE teacher, this is published 4 times during the 2020-2021 school year:

  • Volume 1 (Fall Issue): September-October-November
  • Volume 2 (Winter Issue): With SPECIAL Bitmoji Features! December-January-February
  • Volume 3 (Spring Issue): March-April-May
  • Volume 4 (Summer Issue): June-July-August

Created Just For You! There are three reasons why we feel this new digital resource will fit your needs:

  • #1 - Be A Part of Coolest World-Wide PE Department! As most elementary physical education teachers work alone, we are hopeful that this new publication will provide you with on-going opportunities for new and creative ideas for your students.
  • #2 - Expert Advice: Each issue contains valuable WOW Advice (Words of Wisdom) from physical education leaders and experts from across the United States and around the world!
  • #3 - PE Teacher Tested As you read the teacher-tested games and activities, we hope you feel re-charged and renewed.
  • For Networking & Connecting: We have also created a Facebook Group called the “G.A.M.E.S. Gazette” to join as well.

Many Thanks! We would like to thank each of the contributors who have been cited in this issue for their activities and insight. Please feel free to join this group of dedicated educators too.

Want To Contribute? We are always looking for new and exciting games. Please feel free to e-mail your ideas to Artie@greatactivities.net as time permits. Thanks!


Editor’s Welcome

“Keeping Children First”

Our Stories – Three #PhysEd Perspectives

• Daniel Hill, Kentucky

• Ami Gibson, North Carolina

• Kelly Zerby, Illinois

Fun Getting-To-Know You Games

• What’s Your PE IQ?

• Don’t Laugh

• I Like People Who

• How Do You Do?

Victor Spadaro’s “Dance Connections” (For Virtual, Classroom & In-Person)

• “Rise” By Glee

• “I Believe We Will Win” By Pitbull

• “Magic” By B.O.B. (Grades K-2)

• “Magic” By B.O.B. (Grades 3-5)

Cool Classroom Games (For Virtual, Classroom & In-Person)

• Follow the Previous Command

• I See

• Sitting Square Dance

• Mailbox Mix-Up

• The Duke of York

• My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean

• My Body Lies on the Sofa

Andy Hair’s “Motor Skills Connections” (For Virtual, Classroom & In-Person)

• “Mind Your Step”

• “I Like To Move It”

• “Control It Like This, Control It Like That”

Mike Bohannon’s “Rock-Paper-Scissors Games”

• “R-P-S Dribble Soccer”

• “R-P-S Dribble Basketball”

• “R-P-S Locomotor Skills”

Kevin Tiller’s “Hula Hoop School” - 13 Hula Hoop Challenges (For In-Person)

Don Forster’s “Technology Connections”

• “Marathon Kids”

• “IHT Spirit System”

• “Padlet”

Fun Individual & Group Challenges (For In-Person)

• Zachary House’s “The Floor Is Lava”

• Drew Burris’ “Dot-To-Dot”

• “1, 2, Buckle My Shoe”

• Circle Up

Megan Rasche’s “Health Connections

• “How Marbles Can Change Your Life”

• “Kids Health”

• Mark & Becky Foellmer’s “Chromebooks”

Hal Cramer’s “Watch the Teacher” (For In-Person)

Hal Cramer’s “Red, White and Blue” (For In-Person)

Kelly Zerby’s “Exercise Scavenger Hunt” (For In-Person)

Lyn Porter’s “Social-Emotional Learning Connections

• TED Talk Speaker Olympia Della Flora

• “Sanford Harmony”

• “Sally Sore Loser”

Alternative Outdoor Games (For In-Person)

• “Locomotor Leader”

• “9-Hole Disc Golf ”

• “Soccer Score Ball

James Hambel’s “Physical Activity Connections

• “Introduction to Physical & Health Literacy”

• “Tabata”

The G.A.M.E.S Gazette Facebook Group

Appendix A: PE Central’s Professional Development Series

Appendix B: Spotlight #1: Pete Charette’s Resources

Appendix C: Spotlight #2: Ben Lander’s Resources

Appendix D: Spotlight #3: Kevin Tiller’s Resources

Appendix E: Mitch Weller’s Glide App

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