Title of Bulletin Board: Muscle of the Month with "mr. Muscle"
Category: About the Body
Suggested Grade Level: 3-5
Materials: construction paper, velcro strips
I wanted to teach the 4th and 5th graders the muscles of the body that we use to move our bodies as we play various games throughout the school year. "Mr. Muscle" has Velcro strips placed over his body where the muscle of the month can be attached (see colored muscles attached in the picture). Each month I highlight a different muscle. We discuss where the attachments are to the bone, the action of the muscle (how does it make us move), activities, games or sports specifically that the muscle is involved in. We say the muscle out loud as a class each gym period and I have different students spell it and tell me the movement each gym period as well. At the end of the month I test them on all the muscle information we discussed each gym period.
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Submitted by Steven Zinselmeier who teaches at Mayflower Mill Elementary School in Lafayette, IN. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 3/7/2010 8:02:39 PM. Viewed 38448 times since 2/25/2010.