Health and P.E. Curriculum, Articles, Surveys, Tips & More...



Always be a first-rate version of yourself, 
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. 

-Judy Garland

 
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Welcome to my Health & P.E. 
Lesson Plans Webpage!


https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Mrs-Ss-Health-And-Pe-Resources

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Mrs-Ss-Health-And-Pe-Resources

Thanks for stopping by.  I'm Mrs. S. and I love creating Health and P.E. curriculum - I just really have a knack of knowing and being able to create activities kids will love!  It's a gift I feel very blessed to share.

I have teaching certificates in P.E., Health, and Language Arts, a Master's of Education Degree, my National Board Certification in Health, and over 20 years of experience in the classroom and gym!

I started this website several years ago as a way to impart teaching tips, articles, videos, surveys, strategies, organization, and motivation to other Health and P.E. teachers.  It's turned into a treasure trove of information that I hope will help you impact the children and teens you work with. 


Sample Some of My Lessons:

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FREE RECIPE:

                                     Grandma Jo's Rolls        

https://sites.google.com/site/thebesthealthlessons/Grandma%20Jo’s%20Rolls.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1

Grandma Jo's Rolls

Makes 2 round cake pans with 8 rolls each-16 total rolls 

Put in Mixing Bowl:

 ¼ cup Crisco

¼ cup sugar

½ tsp. salt

 

Scald 1 cup milk and add to bowl and mix.

 

Add 1 package of yeast to 1/4 cup hot water,

stir and then add to bowl.

 

Beat 1 egg and add to bowl.

 

Slowly add 3½ cups flour and beat until dough is

Mixed-it’s supposed to be soft and sticky! (Don't over mix!)  Cover and set in warm place to rise until doubled in size. 

 

Roll out on floured surface ½ inch thick and cut with round cookie cutter.  Brush with melted butter and use a knife to help you fold in half.  Cover and let rise again until puffy.  Bake at 400 for 8-10 minutes.

 

For Cinnamon Rolls:

 

1) Make above dough and let rise until double in size.

 

2) Use half of dough to roll out on floured cloth to a 1-foot oblong circle ½ inch thick.

 

3) Brush with melted butter.

 

4) Mix about 1/2 to 3/4 cup brown sugar, 2 Tbls. white sugar, just a hint of nutmeg, and 1 T. cinnamon and spread over dough.

 

5) Roll it up and cut it into number of rolls you want to put in pan.  (If you use a round cake pan, 8 is good in each of your 2 round cake pans)

 

6) Put cake pan on stove top very low heat and add 2 Tbls. Butter, 2 Tbls. Karo syrup, and about 1 cup brown sugar. If too thick, add more butter and syrup.

 

7) Place cut rolls in pan, cover and let rise until doubled in size. 

 

8)  Repeat the process for your second round cake pan of cinnamon rolls!

 

9) Bake at 375 for about 15-20 min.

 

(In my photo on IG, I used a cast iron biscuit pan that held only 7 bigger rolls. I made the cake pan of sticky sauce on the stove top, then just used a spoon to put some in each of the cast iron biscuit holes. Then I put one cut roll in each hole, let it rise, and baked it! )


Click here for downloadable recipe! 

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FREE RECIPE:

I decided "gluten-free" shouldn't have to taste bad, so I put together a bunch of different ingredients from recipes I like and came up with these AMAZING 
"Gluten-Free / Almost Sugar Free" Breakfast Cookies!!!

https://sites.google.com/site/thebesthealthlessons/Gluten%20Free%20Breakfast%20Cookie.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1


All the flour in these cookies is gluten-free and if you buy gluten-free oatmeal 
(like Bob's Red Mill Gluten-free Oatmeal) 
these could be completely gluten-free*)


https://sites.google.com/site/thebesthealthlessons/Gluten%20Free%20Breakfast%20Cookie.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1

I used 0 calorie Stevia instead of sugar, but I did add coconut, so if you skip the coconut these are sugar-free as well!

THEY TASTE GOOD!!  
EVEN MY HUSBAND LIKE THEM!

*Disclaimer:  My trial recipe was made with Quaker Oatmeal (which doesn't claim they are gluten-free because it could have small traces of wheat...I haven't tried Bob's Oatmeal yet, but he makes a gluten-free Oatmeal, so I'm going to for 100% pure gluten-free next time!)

Depending on if you add optional ingredients
cookies are 300 - 400 calories each.

The recipe lists calories for each item.



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FREE IDEA:

The Power Of Positive Self-Talk FREE!:

Start the year of on a POSITIVE NOTE!!

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16-Slide PowerPoint 
and 14 pages of teacher directions 
make this no-prep, 
ready-to-teach lesson easy!


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I have a great way to deal with cell phones if you see them...This new idea has worked great for me in my 9th grade high school class this first 
month of school.

First, I bought a fun lunch box from Rite Aid...
Click photo or link below to read more...!

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Get your students more engaged!

Perfect for any 6th-12th grade teacher 
of ANY subject

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This FREE resource gives low-cost ideas 
on how to create an inviting, comfortable, homey atmosphere in your classroom!!  

I literally put up contact paper that looked like wood and everyone walking in the door asked how I wood-panelled my room!!  

Here are some tips…and It all starts with the physical features of your room.



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When was the last time you 
ate dry brownie mix out of the box???! 



Check out this food label deception:  
They list 2.5 grams of fat, but if you make the brownies it's 15 grams per serving x 16 servings in a whole pan = 240 grams of fat!! 

Also, is a 2-inch piece realistic for you?!!  Get more healthy tips at my website link below.

For my FREE "Food Label Reading Lesson" go to:


(THIS IS MY #1 MOST-DOWNLOADED FREEBIE!)


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FREE IDEA:

How to Enrich Your Teaching with 
PowerPoints





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FREE IDEA:

How to Get Amazing Student Artwork FREE!



This idea really works!  Students LOVE to see their projects displayed, and I couldn’t believe how much the effort on art projects improved after I started using the competitions and the ”Art Rubric.” (included!)


 This motivating FREE idea is to MAKE YOUR ART PROJECTS COMPETITIONS, use an art rubric for grading, and post winners on a bulletin board in a prominent place in your school!

 

Full teacher directions, art rubric, and real photo examples included! 

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FREE IDEA:


Do you have a noisy class?  Is side-talk driving you crazy?

  The inspiration for this idea came out of desperation when I had 28 boys and 2 girls in my 6th period class! 

Nothing I tried worked 
(and I have 20+ years of teaching experience!!)  

BUT THIS SYSTEM WORKED LIKE A CHARM!!  

It works by giving students bookwork after several warnings if they can’t stop side-talking. 

They get warnings before they have “bookwork” 
so you never lose your cool-No more nagging, 
and students will self-manage!



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FREE IDEA:

Organization Idea FREE!: "Why Didn't I Think of This Years Ago?" Board Notes

This is one of the tricks 
that I just couldn't live without!!

You’d think since I taught a lesson five times the previous day I’d remember it when an absent student asks me what we did, but I always seem to forget to give them something!!!




Now, I just look on my board and go through 
the days with them. Post homework, assignments that are turned in, etc.

Click here for full directions:


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FREE IDEA:

THIS ORGANIZATION TIP HELPS SO MUCH!!

-Students create file folders (one for each student)
-Keep their classwork in them
-No more hearing, "I forgot my backpack"!
-Keep them in crates (one crate for each class)
-Dump on a front desk and students grab as they enter
-They always have their work, and they have it out!!
-Perfect for taking roll too.






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Link Above Includes These Posted Items:

-Stick Horse
-Yoga in P.E.
-"Heart Rate Lesson"
"Is This Product Healthy Game"
-"Food Label Reading"Lesson



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Check out my other Health lessons:.. 

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Full-Semester and Full Year Programs for 6th – 12th Graders:

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2-Week Alcohol Unit

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1-Week Tobacco Unit

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3-Week Sex Ed. Unit (Makes this topic easy to teach!)


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2.5-Week Stress Unit

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1-Week Body Systems Unit

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1-Week Self-Esteem Unit

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1-Week Dangerous Decisions Unit

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1-Week Conflict Resolution Unit

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1-Week Best Beginning of a School Year Ever Unit 

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1-Week Ending a School Year Unit

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3 to 4-Week Basketball Unit


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3 to 4-Week Flag Football Unit

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3 to 4-Week Volleyball Unit

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Cardio Workouts and Weight Room Unit

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50 Low Organized Games Inside the Gym Unit

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Independent Study Sex Ed. Unit

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Independent Study Nutrition Unit

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3-Week Sex Ed. Unit for Special Needs Students

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 Motivating Articles Sub Plans (This is my #1 Selling Sub Plan!)

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Energy Drinks Sub Plans


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Being Above Peer Pressures Sub Plans

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Communication Skills Sub Plans

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Self-Esteem Screensaver Sub Plans

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Set of 6 Sub Plans-BEST VALUE!!

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5th Grade Full-Year Health Curriculum


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4th Grade Full-Year Health Curriculum

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3rd Grade Full-Year Health Curriculum

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How to Improve Self-Esteem and Stop Bullying: 10 Lessons Grades 4-8

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4 Super Fun P.E. Games

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There is an athlete in us all - A MUST READ ARTICLE!!

If you're a P.E. teacher, you will want to read this letter.  Be sure to read the responses to it after the article too...

http://www.runtheedge.com/2013/01/there-is-an-athlete-in-each-of-us/

This former P.E. student  includes a list of 7 things she wished her P.E. teachers would have told her.

 

It's great advice and motivating!


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This amazing article is on Grant Wiggin’s website, I had nothing to do with writing it and I absolutely give his website credit for this amazing experiment and article…

 Check out the website and all the follow up responses to this impacting article. 


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Tip of the Month Collection:

https://sites.google.com/site/thebesthealthlessons/home/free-tips-of-the-month

Tip of the Month: 

October 2015        
 

Love this short video!  
Not only does it promote reading, but you can use it in your Health class when talking about self-esteem and positive/negative thinking.  The #1 way to improve self-esteem is to think positive thoughts.

Our sub-conscious mind can’t tell the difference between what is real 
and what is imagined!  

It takes any thoughts that you send to it as reality.  Once you direct an image or visualization to your sub-conscious brain, it will work 24 hours a day to make that image a reality, coming up with a plan to make those thoughts true for your life.  

So, choose your self-talk very carefully, because  your sub-conscious brain takes whatever you send it as real.
You cannot just say 
"Don't listen when I say, "I'm fat" 
just the same way you can't tell your brain, "Don't read this!"


Get this 
"The Power Of Positive Self-Talk" Lesson 
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September 2015

"Spice up your Teaching"

Hilarious Article 
(and good teacher ideas too!)

http://www.loveteachblog.com/2014/02/five-ways-to-spice-up-your-teaching.html?m=1

Go to:



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Tip of the Month:         
 August 2015

Tips for being a teacher and still having a life!

Great article! - 
Start the year off with a healthy balance of 
work and outside of work life!!


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     Tip of the Month:         
 June 2015

Check out this must-see video:

This sweet lady changes all the make-up and sexy clothes from Bratz dolls and transforms them into dolls just like real little girls!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG-7e1vaB18

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG-7e1vaB18


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Click here to 
see all 50 of my other
FREE Tips of the Month
(I have them all the way back to Jan. 2011!)         
 

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Survey of the Month Collection:  

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Click here to 
see all 32 of my other
FREE Surveys
(I have them all the way back to Jan. 2011!) 


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Article of the Month Collection:  


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Sept. 2015

"Junk Food at Checkout Aisles Promotes Overeating" CSPI Report

Duh - Right? But, try using this idea to have your students debate:      Should supermarkets, big box stores, convenience

 stores, and other food retailers adopt nutrition

 standards for foods and beverages

placed at checkout?

http://cspinet.org/new/201508031.html



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see all 42 of my other
FREE Articles of the Month
(I have them all the way back to Jan. 2011!)

 

  
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Have some fun with my 2 collaborative cookbooks!
        
1. Christmas Recipes

46 holiday favorite recipes!

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