PEC: Bulletin Boards for Physical Education

Title of Bulletin Board: Growing Up Fit

Category: Fitness

Suggested Grade Level: All

Materials: die-cut letters for the title


Whenever our daily newspaper (“The Daily Republic”) prints a picture of one of our students, past or present (or even parents) engaging in a sport or any physical activity, I cut it out and put it on the bulletin board to promote physical activity. I highlight the student’s name, but don’t necessarily put up the headlines. I want the focus to be on participation rather than final results of a sport or game. I have done this board for years and it never wears out because someone new is always up there. The bulletin board “grows” with the season as new pictures are added.

Additional Information:

I do three of these per year: fall (& summer), winter, and spring. I’ve been told that previous students (high school age) have said “I just want to make Mrs. McNeil’s bulletin board”. The board is located in the gym and all students go by it when they go to lunch and they love to see an older brother or sister’s picture….or their own! It is a popular board as everyone is looking for someone they know.

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Submitted by Betty McNeil who teaches at John Paull II Elementary in Mitchell, SD. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 10/31/2014 8:38:38 AM. Viewed 3881 times since 10/17/2014.

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Richard Sullivan

This is a great idea. I love that it is a living project and continuously evolves with seasonal sports. Additionaly, having the focus on participation rather than winning or losing is a novel idea.