PEC: Bulletin Boards for Physical Education

Title of Bulletin Board: Skeletal Sytem

Category: Skeletal/Bones

Suggested Grade Level: 3-5

Materials: plastic skeleton, black and orange paper, skeleton picture with labels


After a lesson about the skeletal system, and distribution of a human skeleton sheet given to students, this bulletin board was created. It's meant to challenge students to learn the names of the human body and familiarize them with human anatomy vocabulary. Titled "We dare you to learn the names of your bones" with a "scary" font was intended to "hook" students. The skeleton was labeled with 10 bones to be learn. When a student feels like he/she has learned the 10 names, they can approach one of the coaches and point to their 10 bones and say their names. If student is not successful he/she is still encouraged to review them and come back to be tested. If successful, the student is given a sticker that says "I know my bones" and given a reward such a pencil or eraser. In addition, the board includes the 3 main functions of the body.

Additional Information:

I know the picture might not be readable therefore here it is written out:

Learn the 10 names of the bones shown in the skeleton. Then, when you know them, tell and show one of the coaches and you will get a reward.

"What are bones for?"
1) They help you move.
2) They protect your organs like the heart and lungs.
3) They make blood cells.

Skeletal Sytem Image

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Submitted by Yvonne Carrillo who teaches at Canutillo Elementary in Canutillo, TX. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 10/31/2014 8:55:17 AM. Viewed 3285 times since 10/16/2014.

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