ELEMENTARY PE GAMEPLAN

Below you will find a FULL WEEK of the 2Words Character Development Curriculum and samples of lessons from Season 1.

 

Corresponds to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) competencies related to each lesson for 3rd-5th Grade PE.

 

Your campus will have online access to all 18 lessons (18 videos and 18 workbooks), and is licensed to download and save for future reference, or use in the classroom.

EVERY WEEK INCLUDES

A 6-8 Minute Video Lesson

A Corresponding Workbook

TAKE A LOOK AT A FEW LESSONS FROM THE REST OF THE SEMESTER

INTEGRITY: GOLF

Golf is a sport of integrity because players keep their own score. No referee or umpire is walking around watching their every move. No other players are around to keep them honest. It is the player’s own integrity that holds them to write down the correct number of shots.

 

We may not be able to play a full round of golf with them to drive the point home, but the principle of integrity in golf can help our students capture this concept and bring it to life outside of the classroom.

SELF-CONTROL: BASEBALL


Little is more foreign to children than containing their anger. Even when they grow out of giving regular tantrums, feelings like anger and frustration can make them lose their cool, complete with tears and flailing and stomping. Our students don’t have to be captives of their emotions like this. For the good of society and the benefit of their future success, we want to teach them techniques to handle their stress or negative emotions.

Self-control can be taught, just like any skill. While we’re teaching them how to throw and run, we are also teaching them how to manage their thoughts and emotions.

PRIDE: RUGBY

Pride isn’t all good or all bad. It’s mostly a matter of degree. Pride in the right amount will push students to try harder and learn more. Pride that has slipped its bounds will push them to dig in their heels and assume they already know best.

 

We want our students to be proud of themselves and to have school pride, but this requires balance because we don’t want them to be arrogant or self-centered. Good pride is being full of love for what you do, as well as for your teammates.

ENCOURAGEMENT: VOLLEYBALL

Everyone needs encouragement sometimes. This is separate from praise, which we receive for doing something good. Encouragement doesn’t mean we’ve already succeeded. Instead, it’s a sign that the person giving the encouragement believes that we can succeed.

We have all faced moments where we were trying to do something new or difficult and we just weren’t sure that we could do it. At that moment, having a friend, a teammate, to encourage us can make all the difference in the world. Where self-doubt leads us to failure, encouragement boosts us to success.

COACHABILITY: FOOTBALL

Coachability is the ability to be coached. Or, as our students learned in this lesson, coachability is being excited to learn something new. It’s natural to be frustrated or discouraged when they get something wrong or struggle to master a new skill. But we want our students to see that instead of being frustrated, which can lead them to quit, they can instead get excited about what they learned from getting it wrong.

 

Excitement to learn something new can overcome frustration or discouragement at not getting something right the first time. We’ve just got to learn (and teach our students) how to make that switch.

RESPONSIBILITY: BASKETBALL


Our students are old enough to do chores, follow rules, and understand why they need to do those first two things. The reason is responsibility, or as they learned this week, doing what you are trusted to do. There are three key parts to this definition:

 


-Responsibility involves others
-Responsibility takes trust
-Responsibility requires action

CONFIDENCE: HIP BALL

Confidence comes from believing in ourselves. If we believe we can do something, we’ll find all the reasons we can do it, and that will help us to succeed. The opposite is also true, if we believe we can’t do something, we’ll find reasons we can’t, and that will become our reality.

 

Of course, belief is only the first part of confidence. The second part comes from bringing our best to the situation. We can believe all day that we can fly, but unless we work to figure out how to build something to make that possible, it’s not going to happen. So really confidence requires belief and work.

POSITIVITY: TENNIS


When we see the world through a positive perspective, we can achieve much more than we can if we see the world through a negative perspective. That’s because where we focus, we finish. If we focus on what we can do, we’ll finish where we want to be, but if we focus on what we can’t do, we’ll finish where we expect to be.

 

 

In short, positivity is focusing on what we can do, not what we can’t do. The common metaphor is the glass that is either half full or half empty. Neither viewpoint is more “correct” than the other, but they do have different outcomes.

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