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Writing: Show, Don't Tell: Pushing Up the Sky

For Students 8th - 9th
In this writing skills worksheet, students read the story Pushing Up the Sky and use the graphic organizer to convert the telling statement into a descriptive showing statement. Students list examples of the details from the story....
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Push Up Routine

For Teachers 5th - 11th
Students improve upper body strength by doing push-ups. They practice synchronized movements they can do with a partner while in the push-up position.
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Fitness Speedway

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students participate in push-ups, crunches, jumping jacks, curls with dynabands, and different inverted balances.
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Macarena Push Ups

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students increase muscular strength and endurance by learning the dance steps and movements that correspond to the song "Macarena" and practice until they are able to do the dance correctly, thus improving their workout progress.
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Lucky Rock and Roll Fitness

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students, while listening to upbeat music playing in the background, are introduced to six different exercises: push ups, curl ups, jumping jacks, squat thrusts, windmills, and leg lifts. They participate in a game called Fitness Gamble.
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The Number Game

For Students K - 6th
With the entire class spread around the playing area, set a timer and have kids run, skip, hop, or jump around the area. When the timer stops, yell out a number. The students must form a group of that number, and whomever doesn't have a...
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Five Ways to Exercise

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Push-ups, crunches, sit-ups, jumping jacks, and planks are five easy ways to exercise without having to leave the room. These are great exercises to get your students moving on a rainy day inside.
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This Isn't Right: A History of Women in Industry

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Women were in the workplace long before Rosie the Riveter pushed up her sleeve. Learn about the working options available to women during the Industrial Revolution, the Progressive Era, and the Great Depression with a lesson that prompts...
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Push Up Routine

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students improve upper body strength (push-ups). This can be used as part of a strength warm-up or as a fitness station.
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Deal or No Deal

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students play a game based on the popular TV Show "Deal or no Deal." They have several envelopes labeled by their type of exercise such as "push-ups", "jumping jacks", "sit-ups, "mountain climbers", "jogging", etc. Students listen as...
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Scooter Tag

For Students K - 8th
Have the class spread out around the gym while seated on their scooters. Have a few individuals be the taggers signified by a different color scooter or wearing a penny. If classmates get tagged by a tagger, then they must spin around...
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Do You Exercise?

For Students 1st - 3rd
This worksheet provides a space to draw pictures of the exercises one does, and then asks about the importance of physical activity. Lastly, class members record how far then can jump and run; and how many sit-ups and push-ups they can do.
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It's Not Always What It Seems to Be!

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students write metaphors. In this literary devices activity, students discuss metaphors and how they are used in literature. Students read the poem "Song of a Dandelion Pushing up Through an Urban Sidewalk Crack" and determine any...
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Up Up Up

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners demonstrate locomotor skills by practicing a proper throwing technique. In this throwing skills lesson plan, students perform dribbling skills and throwing skills using a basketball. The purpose of this lesson plan is to address...
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That Mu You Do

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are told that the weight of a car is equal to its mass multiplied by the acceleration due to gravity. When a car is at react on a horizontal road, there must be a normal force with which the road pushes up on the car to keep it...
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Personal Best Day

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Personal best days are a fantastic way to get young learners excited and motivated to improve their fitness levels. This template will allow your class members to track curl-ups, push-ups, and a 9-minute lap run for five separate testing...
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Number Push-ups

For Teachers 1st
First graders integrate math with an upper body movement exercise. Students practice the proper push-up position. The teacher spreads paper numbers in front of the students. (Begin with the numbers 1-9.) Students must "walk" in a push-up...
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Number Push-ups

For Teachers 1st
First graders integrate math with an upper body movement exercise.
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Wellness and the Benefits of Exercise

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders discuss benefits of keeping physically fit, predict effects of exercise on their bodies, perform various exercises correctly, including push-up, curl-up, and jumping jack, discuss and follow safety practices while...
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Get Active!

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Getting young learners to do calisthenic-type exercises is not so fun, but connect it to a favorite card game and somehow the fun factor increases. Here, the calisthenic activities are connected to the game of UNO. Each color or type of...
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Classy Moves

For Students 2nd - 8th
Choose a leader to stand in the middle of a circle of students. The leader does any sort of move for 20 seconds, including tuck jumps, jumping jacks, silly dance moves, push-ups, burpees, etc. The rest of the class must mimic the leader...
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Physical Education Lesson Plan - Medicine Ball

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Use the medicine ball to help young learners develop strength in the core muscle groups. The Russian twists develop oblique strength, push-ups develop triceps strength, sit-ups work on abdominal strength, and squats develop quadriceps...
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Appalachia: Presidential Physical Fitness Test

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers participate in the Presidential Physical Fitness Test. In this personal fitness lesson, students warm up and complete the required push-ups, sit-ups, running, and stretching exercises.
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Six Corners

For Teachers K - 5th
Students travel to six stations in the room. They move to the center and do push-ups when the number of their location is rolled by the teacher.

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