What’s up Phys Ed Family!
Over the last 10 years I’ve started to accumulate quite a few posters and graphics on the walls of my gym.
Today I wanted to give you a full tour of everything on my gym walls!
I hope you find it helpful and interesting, links to all posters in the video are also provided below.
To see the PE Poster Tour check out video below:
Below you’ll find links and a quick description of each poster in my gym – Enjoy!
The Good Sport Code (*updated since the video tour)
I like to use this at the beginning of the year before we start playing games. It helps to remind students about the importance of good sportsmanship and it is there if needed for reminders during a lesson.
If a class is struggling with sportsmanship during the activity, I stop the game bring the students over and we repeat the good sportsmanship code “pledge of allegiance” style.
For a video example of what this looks like in action and to download the poster you can GO HERE.
Rules and Consequences
I have two sizes of this poster. A larger size for everyone to see by the door as they walk in, and a smaller version posted in front of students at their home base spot.
I already had these rules established but I added to the categories (Respect Yourself, Respect Others, Respect This Place) after seeing Joey Feith explain how he splits up his class expectations into 3 similar categories. I really liked the idea and how my rules already fit into them nicely. Thanks Joey!
Bathroom and water fountain posters are above the water fountain and on the bathroom doors. These give students a reminder of when they can use the restroom and water.
My management strategy is normally to play music anytime I am not giving instructions, so that makes the rule really simple.
Basically, when the music is on and we are playing a game student’s can go to the bathroom any time they want without asking.
You can download my PE Rules and Bathroom Posters below:
Equipment Closet Posters
Classic posters from years gone by. No idea where they came from.
PE Values Poster
At the end of each school year, I give the 4th and 5th grade students an end of the year survey asking them for feedback and advice on what they’ve learned and how to improve the program.
This poster is a compilation of all their tips for future students about how to be successful in PE class and get the most out of the time they spend in the gym.
Fitness Hall of Fame
This poster is an accumulation of the fitness test records at my school from the past seven years. I have kept track of the highest scores from the Pacer, Curl up, Push up, Sit and Reach, Mile Run.
I’ve also been thinking about doing a yearly records poster because some of the records have become legendary, plus it will give current students a better chance to make the hall of fame for that year.
Teamwork Balances Poster
This is poster I created from the task cards in the Balance It E-book created by The PE Geek, Jarrod Robinson. You can either download the E-book or buy the App in the iTunes App Store. I use this poster during my Gymnastics Unit.
If you have the Balance It App, you can screenshot the balances and create a poster from there with the one’s you want to use.
In the past, I used to take the poster down each year and tape it back up for the gymnastics unit but the students in the after school program like to practice the balances so now I just leave it up year round.
This is one of my most popular free downloads. It’s a behavior management strategy that I use to help students learn to take responsibility for putting some effort into solving their own problems before asking for help.
It’s designed to eliminate tattle-telling from your class and teach important conflict resolution skills to students.
You can see how I explain it to students and download it HERE
National PE Standards (Kid Friendly)
This poster summarizes all of the national standards with simple kid friendly language that students can understand.
It helps to give them (and me) a visual of what we are trying to teach them and what the goal of our program is.
You can download my poster below and check out SHAPE America, Mike or Joey’s Resources as well.
On the Bench in PE Worksheet
This is my system for communicating with parents when students forget tennis shoes, get injured or go to time out.
You can get more details and download the form HERE
Cap’n Pete’s PE Posters
Pete Charrette has made more posters than I can count.
His TPT store is a valuable poster and infographic resources for PE teachers.
He has created a ton of material to help teachers and students visualize the key components of PE and illustrate different points.
The posters I have on my wall are:
- “Why Should I Exercise”
- “Components of Fitness”
- “Why Physical Education”
- “Physical Education Homework”
Nathan Horne’s 4 R’s Poster
This poster is a great teaching illustration to spark some discussion with your students when playing invasion games.
Read, Respond, React, Recover.
Four key components students need to be cycling through their brains while trying to be successful in invasion games.
You can download it on Nathan’s Site HERE
One Page Workout Posters
Kid friendly “crossfit” type workouts where students perform different exercise and see how many rounds they can get through in a specific time limit.
Just put on a timer, students can choose their workout and they can perform the exercises at their own pace.
Here’s a link to more info on my One Page Workout and 25 Exercise Poster Bundle or you can download it below
Mr. C’s Superhero Workouts
AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) style one page workouts with a superhero theme
Jump Rope Tricks Posters (From the AHA)
I use these during our Jump Rope Unit.
The posters give students a visual to help them learn different jump rope tricks.
Located near the tricks poster, I leave the posters up all year long so students in the after school program can practice jump rope tricks if they want.
You can get the American Heart Association Skill Posters Here
Self Assessment Posters
Every time students leave the gym they self assess their performance for that class.
I want students to take responsibility for their learning, how they performed in class and reflect on whether or not they met the class expectations.
This process also gives me a visual on how each student feels about their performance.
I would also like to add a rubric for each level so students have a clear and visual expectations for their self assessment.
You can get more info and download the Self Assessment HERE
25 Single Balances Poster
This is a visual I created to give students some simple single balances to try and perform during our gymnastics unit.
You can download it at the bottom of my gymnastics unit overview here
Rock Wall Challenges
Self challenge poster of different difficulty routes students can perform going across the rock wall.
Each level has a specific colored hold students can try to use.
This allows students to challenge themselves and makes the rock wall a good tool for any skill level.
Home Base Spots
This is my assigned seating strategy for PE class.
I have students go to their Home Base Spot when I need to take attendance, do stretches or make announcements.
You can get more details on this process and download the Home Base Spots here.
Posters listing the fundamental movement skills.
I want to redesign these, but haven’t had time – they are DIY originals that were here before I got here and I just left them up.
Critical Cues Poster Series
These posters remind students (and myself) of the critical cues and features that I want them to remember throughout different units of instruction.
Currently, the posters I’ve created include throwing and catching cues, basketball cues, soccer cues, frisbee cues and jump rope tricks.
I like how these posters give students main ideas that they need to understand throughout each unit.
Feel free to use my cues and create your own posters, or you can purchase them below if you like the posters I’ve created.
Writing this post actually motivated me to redesign all the cues posters to look way cooler and offer them for purchase.
You can purchase them below if you’d like (It’s also available inside the PE Specialist Membership Area for any members). Members can login here, more info on the membership HERE if you’re interested.
I also included all of my freebies mentioned on this page in the download below to make it convenient for you.
Included in the Poster Pack:
- Cues Posters
- Basketball Dribbling, Passing and Shooting
- Soccer Dribbling, Shooting and Passing
- Under and Overhand Throwing and Catching
- Frisbee Throwing and Catching
- Jump Rope Tricks Poster
- Good Sport Code Poster
- Conflict Corner
- Home Base Spots
- Cone number signs 1-25
- National PE Standards (Kid Friendly)
- On the Bench in PE Form
- PE Rules Signs
- Daily Self Assessment Signs
- 25 Single Balances Poster
Have Fun and Teach On!