PHE Manitoba is pleased to once again promote a resource developed by Thompson Educational Publishing – the new Functional Fitness Charts
Eight new Fitness Chart Kits, carefully crafted for grades K to 12, allow students to become physically fit and physically literate. By targeting the five fundamental movements (squatting, lunging, pushing, pulling, and carrying), students will develop the necessary functional strength to lead healthy lives, whether they choose to compete in sport or simply be active for life.
Each kit contains 40 heavy-duty, 5-mil laminated Fitness Charts, a spiral-bound Teacher’s Manual, and accompanying online support. It all comes neatly packaged in a re-useable portfolio that makes packing up and storing easy!
In partnership with leading physical education and health experts, Thompson Educational has created Canada’s clearest path to Physical Literacy.
Grades K-9 1. Yoga I: Begin to Explore 2. Active Start: Fundamental Movements 3. Perfect Practice: Learn to Play 4. Game On: Ready to Play
PHE Manitoba and Healthy Schools have partnered together to offer the Healthy Schools Geocaching Loaner Program. This program will allow in motion schools to geocache and provide students with an innovative experience while being physically active. The Healthy Schools Geocaching Loaner Program will provide teachers with a Geocaching Loaner Kit comprised of:
a Geocaching Loaner Program Guide that provides the basic knowledge of geocaching, suggestions for activities, curriculum links, etc. a class set of GPS units (20 units) additional geocaching resources
How do I sign my school up? Fill out the School Rental Agreement and send it to PHE Manitoba. Geocaching Loaner Kits are available for loan to in motion schools for a three week period. Please note that schools are responsible for providing batteries for the GPS units.
PHE Manitoba is pleased to promote a resource developed by Thompson Educational Publishing – Fitness Circuit Charts. There are 2 different series of fitness circuit charts: 1. Elementary Series (for early & middle years – English or French) 2. Secondary Series (for senior years – English or French) What you will receive: 40 charts – each chart is 13 x 19.25 inches (large tabloid size), in full-colour and each chart is laminated on card stock for durability
1. 2 bonus charts – the muscular system and the skeletal system 2. The User Manual contains: A checklist of supplementary cardio-respiratory and agility exercises Safety tips, guidelines and exercise techniques List of equipment needed and usage tips Circuit training design templates and sample circuits PHE Manitoba Member price: $195.00 CDN (plus shipping) – a saving of 9% or $30! (must be a full PHE Manitoba member). Teachers in a Senior Years school may receive a rebate of $50.
The Manitoba Movement Skills Committee is an ongoing effort supported by 10 Manitoba school divisions, the University of Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg, Manitoba Education and Training, and the Manitoba Physical Education Teachers Association. The purpose of the committee is to share research findings, develop programming solutions for practical application, to exchange research and practical experience related to observation, assessment, and programming strategies for children in performance of basic skills, and to locate and develop resource materials related to basic motor skill development at the K to 4 level. The committee has produced two curriculum support series documents for Manitoba Education and Training as well as organize workshops. The latest resource developed has been a Movement Skills Poster that promotes the importance of teaching the basic movement skills.