handout - Ever Active Schools
Assessment in P.E.
Intended Audience: Kindergarten – Grade 12 Teachers
Demonstrate an understanding of the Alberta K-12 Physical Education Program of Studies.
Discuss ways to create a comfortable learning environment, modify activities, vary instruction and include FUNdamental
Movement Skills (FMS).
Become familiar with planning and assessment in P.E.
Participate in activities supporting curricular outcomes in the A, B, C & D’s.
Become familiar with instructional strategies to maximize student participation in physical education.
Identify opportunities to access ongoing support and resources.
This workshop is supported by:
Supported with funding from three ministries: Health, Education and Tourism, Parks and Recreation, Ever
Active Schools (EAS) is a special project of the Health and Physical Education Council of the Alberta Teachers’
Association and assists schools in creating and sustaining active, healthy school communities.
Ever Active Schools provides knowledge exchange, communication and collaborative partnerships among the health,
active living and education sectors.
Ever Active Schools assists school communities to build capacity and sustainability in addressing wellness.
Ever Active Schools is a provincial leader in the provision of competency focused learning opportunities, resources, and
curricular expertise to support a comprehensive school health approach.
Ever Active Schools provides provincial leadership that promotes and supports healthy, active school communities.
To lead, support and connect work towards improved health and learning outcomes of children in Alberta.
EAS implements the following strategies to support comprehensive school health and advance the health and
learning outcomes of Alberta students:
Ever Active Schools Edmonton Office
2nd Floor Percy Page Centre
11759 Groat Road, Edmonton AB T5M 3K6
Main Email: [email protected]
Ever Active Schools Calgary Office
University of Calgary Faculty of Kinesiology
KNB 237 2500 University Dr. NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Phone: 403-210-6012 Fax: 403-289-9117
No collection of activities is complete without the sharing of ideas, tips and tricks from many professional peers. Thanks to those who were willing to
be creative and share in order to enhance all of our teaching!
Individual Activities Dimension
Download poster & activity descriptions @
Components of Fitness Exit Card
Cooperation Self-Evaluation & Cooperation
Skipping Stars & Jump Rope Skills
Skipping Star Sheet & Jump Rope Skills
Move & Shake Warm-Up
Ever Active Schools YouTube Channel,
Locomotor Skills Checklist, Space Self
Download Cards @
Wipe Out Dance
Dance PL3Y, www.pl3yinc.com/
Locomotor Dance Skills Checklist, Dance
Culminating Dance Activities
See Various Printed Assessments
Various Assessments (Our Juggling Scarves
Routine, Our Stomp Routine)
Catch the QR Code
Create a Game Activity Handout, Create a
Game Assessment Rubric
Circle Goal/Gorilla Soccer
RCLP 4-6 Games – Set 1
Create a Game Activity Handout, Create a
Game Assessment Rubric
Super Star Striking Stations
Super Stars Striking Stations
Types of Gymnastics Dimension
Shoot & Score
Move & Play Through Physical Literacy,
Rolling & Tumbling
Rolling & Tumbling Rating Scale
Partner Gymnast BINGO
Equipment: 1 ball for half of the students (preferably gator or rhino skin)
Organization: Half of the students have a ball, the rest find an open space to create a mini-golf hole. Ideas include: plank, downward
dog, jumping jack, one leg balance with other leg moving. Encourage students to be creative in their mini-golf hole balance. When the
mini-golf holes are ready, students with a ball try to roll their ball through as many obstacles as they can until they are told to switch
and become a mini-golf hole.
u Rolling and Tumbling
Equipment: Mats (1 per group of 2-3), bowling pins
Rolling Practice 1: Students use their mats in groups of 3-4 to practice two rolls; log roll and pencil roll (see pictures below). To
teach the pencil roll, use the following cues: lie flat on the mat and make your body as straight as a pencil. Lift arms over your head
and touch hands together to make the pencil looking top. (Note: arms should cover ears). Make an “eraser” with your feet by putting
them together. Roll straight down the mat just as a pencil would. Feel free to show the kids a pencil and demonstrate how a pencil
looks as it rolls down a mat. To teach the log roll, use the following cues: lie flat on the mat and make your body as straight as
possible. Cross your arms over your chest (give yourself a hug) or place your arms tightly at your sides. Keep your body straight as
you roll like a log down the mat. You can show the students a picture of a log as a visual.
Roll, Run, Jump: A video of this activity can be found @ http://carly3.blogspot.ca/2013/02/pe-tumbling-body-bowling-scootergame.html. Students work in groups of 3 or 4. Each group has a flat mat. Students do a log or pencil roll to the end of their mat.
While this person is rolling, the next person in line lays on the mat and gets ready for a log or pencil roll. When the first student is
done rolling, they stand up, run across the mat and jump over the next person. After being jumped over, then next students takes their
turn to “roll, run and jump” over the next player. Play for 3-5 minutes.
Rolling Practice 2: Students use their mats in groups of 3-4 to practice two more rolls; commando roll and forward roll (see pictures
below). To teach the commando roll, use the following cues: start on hands and knees, lean to one side and bend elbows slightly.
Roll onto side all the way around until you end up in the starting position back on hands and knees. To teach the forward roll it is
easier for children to first learn on a wedge mat, then progress to the flat mat. The cue words used to teach this skill are: “Frog, Tuck,
Roll”. See below for details of what each position looks like:
Frog = Squat down on the mat with feet shoulder width apart and hands on the mat on the outside of your feet.
Tuck = Tuck your chin to your chest. Encourage students to look between their legs. This ensures that their chin is tucked.
Roll = After chin is tucked and you are looking between your legs, use your hands to lift your body and you feet to help push as you
flip/roll your body over. After rolling, you should try to stand up straight with arms up (girls) or arms at your side (boys).
Body Bowling: In groups of 3-4, students need a flat mat and 3-5 plastic or foam bowling pins. Players set up the pins on their
mats. They take turns doing log rolls, pencil rolls, commando rolls or forward rolls and try to knock down the pins as they roll.
u Partner Gymnast BINGO
Equipment: Partner Gymnast BINGO cards (Download @ http://www.everactive.org/physical-education?id=1396, mats, music &
Organization: Set up the activities and mats around the perimeter of the area. Students receive a Partner Gymnast BINGO Card
and each need a pencil or pen. Clipboards are recommended. In the allotted time, students attempt to get a full card of signatures
by completing each partner balance activity with a different person. Once a balance is completed, he/she gets the partner they did
the activity with to sign their card in that square.
EVER ACTIVE SCHOOLS PLAYLIST 2015
Jumpstart – These Kids Wear Crowns
Pumpin Blood – NONONO
Shake it Off – Taylor Swift
We No Speak Americano – The Annual 2011
Happy – Pharrel Williams
More More – Usher
I Like to Move it – Reel 2 Real
Firework – Katy Perry
Cinema (Radio edit) – Benny Benassi
Dance with Me – The Sounds
Wake Me Up – Avicii
Canned Heat – Jamiroquai
Cups – Anna Kendrick
Good Feeling – Flo Rida
Who – Tujamo & Plastik Funk
Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) – Shakira
Ah Yeah – Will Sparks
Let’s Get Ridiculous – Redfoo
Wipe Out – The Surfaris
We Found Love - Rihanna
Beauty and a Beat – Justin Bieber
Jumpstart – These Kids Wear Crowns
** When choosing songs for your playlist, be sure to select the “clean” versions of all songs.
1. Active for Life, is a website for parents and others dedicated to help improve the health and success of children and
youth. Visit http://activeforlife.ca/
2. Be Fit For Life Network (BFFL), works in collaboration to provide services, education and resources to encourage
self-responsibility in Albertans to be physically active. The BFFL works with home, school and work communities to
develop a program or activity that fits the needs of the participant. For more information on the BFFL resources
including Yoga Techniques for the Classroom, Move & Play Through Physical Literacy Cards and more visit:
3. Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L), is a movement to improve the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada. CS4L
links sport, education, recreation and health and aligns community, provincial and national programming. For more
information visit: www.canadiansportforlife.ca
4. Edmonton Sport Council (ESC), is a non-profit, volunteer directed organization serving and representing the
Edmonton sport community. Visit www.edmontonsport.com for links to initiatives, resources and information for
parents, participants, coaches, administrators and board members.
5. Ever Active Schools is a free membership program available to all Alberta school communities. For resources such as
DPA Bins, workshop handouts, video clips, physical activity ideas, Recipe Card Lesson Plans and more visit:
www.everactive.org - search tab “Resources”
6. Health and Physical Education Council (HPEC), HPEC is a Specialist Council of the ATA, which provides support to
health and physical education teachers. HPEC Conference 2015, Banff AB, April 30th to May 2nd 2015,
7. Physical Health Education (PHE) Canada, Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE Canada), This website
provides definitions, support links, strategies, physical literacy checklist videos, Fundamental Movement Skills
resources and more, www.phecanada.ca/programs/physical-literacy/what-physical-literacy
8. PlaySport - Visit this site for great game ideas that utilize fundamental movement and sport skills in a Teaching
Games for Understanding (TGfU) framework, www.playsport.net
9. Mandigo, J., Francis, N., Lodewyk, K., Lopez, R. (2009). Position Paper: physical literacy for educators, Physical
Education and Health Education Canada.
10. Safety Guidelines for Physical Activity in Alberta Schools, Alberta Centre for Injury Control and Research
(ACICR) in conjunction with partnering organizations, revised 2013. Purchase online @ http://acicr.ca/acicr/acicrdocuments-cabinet/safety-guidelines-for-physical-activity-in-alberta-schools
11. Spark by Dr. John Ratey www.johnratey.com/
12. The Physical Educator Website, Online at www.thephysicaleducator.com