As mentioned in a previous blog, the grade 3 classes at Nanjing International School are currently doing a unit of inquiry on Body Systems. In PYP PE I have chosen to integrate with this unit of inquiry as it is a perfect fit with the unit that I am doing- Health Related Exercise. I will lending support to the classroom teachers by focusing on 3 body systems; the Circulatory, Muscular, and Respiratory systems. Upon collaborating with my colleagues that are teaching grade 3, I learned that they are currently studying place value in maths. As PE presents ample opportunities to integrate maths, I decided that I would create a worksheet that allowed them to record their resting heart rate, their heart rate during moderate intensity exercise, their heart rate at high intensity, and their cool down heart rate. Recording data is an important transdisciplinary skill in the PYP and PE really does allow for a lot of opportunity to record and collect data (they actually record the heart rates of three of their peers as well). The worksheet below shows how I bring place value into the mix. I had the grade 3 class today and it went very well. Try this out sometime!!
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