Holly Robinson's Teaching Philosophy
My teaching philosophy is that every student achieves
a “goal” in
physical education. I want all students to work hard
and have fun while not realizing this is a lesson being taught
just like in their classroom. I believe that all
children are capable of achieving new things and I try
to reinforce that to see positive results.
I also believe motivation is a successful tool that is
more rewarding not only the students but to me as well. I
find great joy when a child has moved to the next level of
PFA. The confidence that a child is given by completing
a certain task makes me so proud of them.
to take care of their body and have an active lifestyle
starts at an early age. I want to give my students the best
education in taking care of themselves so they will take
care of their bodies forever!
Programming and Favorite Activities
Since my school became a PFA school, Physical Education classes
have become more challenging! The games and activities are
very detailed and follow Mississippi state framework requirements. I
have listed a couple of my favorite activities using PFA indoor
and outdoor curriculum.
$10.00 and a Spelling Word
This has been a great addition to my classes! This activity
helps each child by reviewing for their spelling test and getting
a great level of exercise too. I ask their teachers for upcoming
lists of spelling words and they use that to build a skeleton or
muscles of the body and so forth. I also incorporate math
and use for a map of the 50 states and their capitall cities. The
kids love the variation and their teachers do too!
Equipment: Pieces to build a skeleton, muscles, and map of the
50 states. The workout stations are to dribble a basketball,
jumping jacks, hubba hoops and jump rope. We start at 10
times each station then switch to 5 times toward the end of class.
This game is wonderful for those long, cold winter days when the
children can’t go outside! The classes love when
they come in to the gym and see the bowling pins and balls set
up to play Math Fitness Bowling. We break into teams and
each team is given a set of multiplication tables and we begin. As
you knock down the pins each team member receives those points
and then you go to the next set of multiplication tables. This
is another game the children really enjoy and helps them review
Math and get their hearts pumping without realizing it!
Equipment: Bowling pins, eight rubber bowling balls, eight
rubber poly spots and marker cones ---depending on number of students
in the class.
This game is everyone’s favorite!!!!! My reward
system is if you wear proper shoes and clothing three classes
in a row that the class votes on a game to play. This
is the game that ALWAYS is chosen. It is a very competitive
game but I have noticed that the children have great attitudes
and promote excellent teamwork during this game.
Equipment: Eight rubber poly spots, eight cones and
one kickball. The rubber spots create a half circle
with 4 cones behind them. Then four cones are used
as “gates” to begin and finish when running in
0=Rubber spots with a member of the team standing on it.
X=cones or otherwise known as the “gates”
Procedure: Team A kicks first, when the ball is caught then pass it to the
BB team member and he will pass it around the B team that are standing on the
the End of the B team catches it with no one dropping the ball then the A team
will have an out. Once there are three outs then B team will kick. Great
kickball game that has some baseball tendencies and by the end of class the
kids are wishing for more P.E. time!!!
Thank you Mississippi Blue Cross Blue Shield for supporting
our school! I have been able to share the progress
of the students and personally thank them for the money spent to
help our students be healthy. We appreciate your focus on
Influences of Project
Let me begin by saying that I am such a fan of Project Fit America. I
am truly amazed by the dedication of the idea to create such a
beneficial tool to help each student and their physical fitness. I
was introduced to Project Fit in 2006 at a school in Horn Lake,
Mississippi. In Desoto County which is the county I am employed,
we had six PFA outdoor testing areas placed. DeSoto County
was the first in Mississippi to receive the equipment and has started
such an excellent way to test students and their physical ability. I
transferred to Lewisburg Elementary the fall of 2007, which was
the first year of PFA at Lewisburg. I had the experience
of meeting two of the greatest, most informative PFA instructors
during that year. I gained such a tremendous amount of knowledge
and excitement for the program! I have used their information
to build a successful program.
I have taken to heart the “goal” that each student
wants to achieve. The children are at such an advantage by
participating in PFA because it is an individual tested achievement. Some
children are naturally more athletic than others. Each has
strengths and weaknesses but they all seem to have a positive outlook
on PFA. It is a confidence builder that is a huge asset for
their self esteem!
Another positive to PFA is the outdoor equipment. This is
a great tool not only for my curriculum but for the parents of
our students also. The parents are able to bring the child
after school or on the weekend to practice. This shows the
parents what we are doing in P.E. and helps them identify with
how to help their child practice to achieve their goals. That
is what I like to see as a P.E. teacher and am glad that I have
been able to see that in the five years that I have been teaching.
I love to see children determined enough to do their