Hello and Happy New Year!
This is the time of year that most individuals look to makepositive changes in their lives. At abcteach, we are making a commitment to provide materials that assist you on your path to a healthier and happier school year.
My name is Candy, and I joined the abcteach team with 31 years experience in the field of Health, Physical Education (PE), Recreation, and Dance. I am also certified in Adapted Physical Education. Last summer, we added Action Word Walls to provide educators with a platform to “jump off of” so to speak. It’s much easier for learners to truly understand a concept when they can see it, hear it, and “experience it.” If the word is JUMP, take a good look at it, pronounce it correctly, spell it, use it in a sentence, and then experiment with it. JUMP! How high can you jump? How far can you jump? How many jumps can you do in 30 seconds, a minute, etc. JUMP will make more of an impact with your students when they can move and bring the action word to life.
My goal is to grow our PE section with materials that help you the most, so I’d greatly appreciate your feedback. What do you need as teachers of students who sit and learn all day? Do your children have PE class or are you providing their curriculum? My head and heart are full of fun ideas to make your students enjoy the gift of movement.
For the past 14 years, my focus was elementary children during the day, then to the university at night preparing teachers to work with Special Needs children in the gym. I look forward to hearing from you and to helping you get the New Year off on the right foot!
In Health and Happiness,
Candy McLeod, MA, CAPE
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PE Reading Comprehension