Game Show Physical Education

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Dressed as game show hosts, physical education teachers Mallory Cogen and John Wolkiewicz led Winthrop Avenue students in physical and mental challenges during a Match Game exercise.
Divided into teams, the students engaged in a memory activity, instructing them to match pieces of physical education equipment hidden under cones placed on the gym floor. The exercise was not only a mental challenge in memorizing the position of hidden equipment, but one that fostered teamwork.
During Match Game, Cogen and Wolkiewicz presented the students with physical challenges for bonus points and other mental challenges, connecting social studies, mathematics and English language arts. Mental challenges included tests such as naming three states that begin with the letter “n.” The district’s technology initiatives were also employed as the students kept score in real time on the gymnasium’s new 78-inch television screen.