First Day of PE Lesson Plan

Get your class off to a running start with an introductory PE lesson. After first establishing a set of clear routines and procedures, children participate in a shared reading of the book The PE Teacher from the Black Lagoon before stretching and practicing their basic locomotor skills.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Be sure to explain the purpose behind each of the rules, helping students to see the importance in following them
  • Create signs for each of the basic locomotor skills to serve as visual instructions during fitness activities
Classroom Considerations

  • While this lesson is most appropriate for primary grade students, it can be adapted for use across all elementary age levels
  • This lesson assumes that your school's PE is taught in a gymnasium, but it can be taught in any school environment
  • A copy of the book The PE Teacher from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler is required for this lesson, and may be found in your school or local public library
Pros

  • Resource explains the rationale behind key components of the lesson
  • Provides a list of suggested PE rules
Cons

  • None