PEC: Bulletin Boards for Physical Education

Title of Bulletin Board: Locomotor Movement Cues

Category: Skill Themes

Suggested Grade Level: K-2

Materials: Different colored paper, letter cut outs, lamination machine


This bulletin board was used during my elementary student teaching experience. I decided to create a wall display of the cues for each locomotor movement as a reminder for the students. I listed each movement and the teaching cues I had been using and displayed it on the gym wall. I noticed that if a student forget or was confused about how to correctly perform a movement he/she would go over the board and read the cues. It was very rewarding and was used as a teaching tool by the students!

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When showing the students the cues, I simply said if you come into class one day and cannot remember how to skip, all you have to do is come over to the wall and it tells you that a skip is a step and a hop. I incorporated the bulletin board in a positive manner and let the students know that it is there to help them. I would recommend displaying the cues on the first day of the unit! I have additional zoomed in pictures of each movement that I would be more than happy to share!

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Submitted by Jessica Szymanski who teaches at Jessica Szymanski in Timonium, MD. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 10/27/2008 3:46:22 PM. Viewed 12171 times since 10/26/2008.

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Addison Taylor

Jessica this bulletin board is a fantastic idea. I can't wait to use it in my teaching experience. How clever! The Gallop: Kiss toe to heel, is so cute. I am sure all the kids loved it! I bet you are an outstanding teacher.