Authentic Integration can be as simple as adding a Physical Education Word Wall! Easy to create, simple to use! First of all you will need super fat markers, a list of physical education terms and a ladder. I took my list of terms from Children Moving: A Reflective Approach to Teaching Physical Education by Graham, Parker and Holt/Hale.
Now you can start printing! In addition to physical education terms I also have the world record long jump measured and marked, the world record high jump measured and marked, above the drinking fountain is H2O and finally I have each wall marked directionally North, South, East, or West. I am thinking about adding clockwise and counterclockwise with arrows.
How do we use the word wall? As a target, movement ideas and games, location markers. For example..”start with your partner between Jump and Leap”. S Students can choose words to act out ie…” Choose three words and show your partner all the ways you can perform your words. How might your movement change when you change the order of the words.”