PEC: Bulletin Boards for Physical Education

Title of Bulletin Board: Presidential Turkey Trainers

Category: Fitness Assessments

Suggested Grade Level: 3-5

Materials: Brown, Red, Orange, White Construction Paper, background paper, Border


I wanted to focus on Presidential Physical Fitness Testing and it was around Thanksgiving time. I took a turkey picture and copied him on an overhead. Then I traced him on construction paper and manipulated him into different positions that matched each of the fitness tests. Curl-ups, Shuttle Run, V-sit reach, Push-ups, and the one mile run. I put a label near each turkey so the students know what they are doing. I encorporated it in class by the students earning "Turkey Points" when they worked on each test. The kids loved to earn turkey points in class.

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Presidential Turkey Trainers Image

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Submitted by Laura Newman who teaches at Nicholson Elementary School in Crawfordsville, IN. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 2/25/2009 11:14:11 AM. Viewed 8696 times since 2/24/2009.

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