The Body Systems integration continues at NIS. There are three Grade 3 classes at our school and each has had the opportunity to get loads of practice finding their pulse and calculating their heart rate per minute based at different intensities of exercise. They now know, for certain, that the greater the intensity of exercise, the higher the heart rate per minute. Added to this we have had in-depth discussions regarding maximum ranges of heart rate for kids their age (resting rate vs maximum rate).
Documenting what we do in PE and communicating this to the classroom teachers is essential during any integration, so I strive to create PDF posters on A4 or A3 sized paper with the work we do in PE along with pictures to pass along to them. This helps to share where we are in the unit and provides opportunities for the classroom teachers to follow up if and when necessary ensuring to consolidate the students' learning in this unit.
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