Large Class Games

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  1. Bria

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    I am heading into my sixth year of teaching elementary PE and our county has decided to change our encore schedule this year. I have now been tasked to teach a 20 minute recess block to an entire grade level at a time. Looking for games and activities to do with 60+ kids in a gym with grades K-2. I do have some ideas for grades 3-5. Outdoor space is very limited as well. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
     
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    That seems unreasonable. I don't think class size regulations would even allow for that many students with only one adult here. Do you have an aide or someone else with you at least? I don't have suggestions for activities, as PE is not my area of expertise. I'm just shocked that any district would think it appropriate to leave one adult with 60+ primary grade students.
     
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    60 kids is a lot! I am sorry! A long time ago, we'd have 44 kids in PE at the same time. That is not AS bad. The PE teachers had the kids do a lot of running around a track, stretching, jumping jacks, push ups, and different exercises. I do not remember them playing games.
    They focused more on keeping it safe and under control. In place of games, they'd let the kids have free play on the playground on Fridays. ( if they had behaved that week)

    If I had 60 kids for PE, I think I'd play Hide and Seek. I'd tell them to hide and maybe wait 25 minutes to seek.
     
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    Our Phys Ed teacher has our youngest students play a variety of tag games; he seems to have a tag game for every occasion! Here's a link to a few to get started. He also works on simple throw, catch and bounce skills with different sizes of balls, and a variety of movements--jump, hop, skip. He always has music playing which the kids love! There are almost always anywhere between 40 and 60 kids in our gym (2 classes), although there are two teachers. Hopefully you won't be alone; there needs to be someone else with you in case of accidents.
     
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    I will have 2-3 of there classroom teachers with me as well. This will at least help with supervision. Thank you for the responses so far!
     
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    If you have other adults as well, you could have them rotate through centers in the corners of the gym: balls in one, skipping ropes in another, hoops in a third, and beanbags in the fourth. Set a goal or task for each piece of equipment and rotate every 4 minutes or so.
     

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