PEC: Bulletin Boards for Physical Education

Title of Bulletin Board: Phys Ed -- Today's News and Word Wall

Category: Integration

Suggested Grade Level: 3-5

Materials: Newspaper, white paper, construction paper, lamination machine, magnets


I made this bulletin board for a few purposes. The first is so that my students can read the newspaper every time they come into PE class. They can check up on what happened the previous day and see how their favorite teams are doing. Since students only have PE once or twice a week, I leave every Sports page from the week on the board throughout the week.

The second purpose is to list 10 words that are part of the unit we are working on. In this bulletin board, I've listed words that are used in my soccer unit. When I am discussing the activity, I'm able to have students go to the board, pull a word off the wall, and read the definition to the class. Now instead of just teaching physical education, I am integrating reading and vocabulary into the lessons. The students are able to read to their peers, and students are learning new words they may not have known.

On the far right side of my board, I have my class behavior listings (our school uses a Green, Yellow, and Red system), so I've made it like a soccer game. "Go for the Goal" in Green, "Warning" is a Yellow card, and a "Time Out" is a Red card, just as in soccer.

Also on the right side is my grading system, which is seen immediately when the students walk into the gym.

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Submitted by Steve Lightman who teaches at Carole Highlands Elementary School in Takoma Park, MD. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 10/24/2011 12:47:10 AM. Viewed 7131 times since 10/23/2011.

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