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Name: Nancy Hennefer
I have initiated the design and use of an assessment "workbook" used by primary grades. These consumable workbooks include motor, cognitive and affective assessments which can be completed by both the student and peers. Basic lifeskills, rules and protocols are also included in their learning packet.
I have also designed and coordinated "CampNight", an annual event held at a local park. Various physical activity stations are offered after a family BBQ dinner. The evening concludes at the outdoor amphitheater with storytelling and camp songs!
The focus of my teaching is to help students become exceptional human beings with both the physical and social skills to help create a better life for themselves and a better world for all in which to live.
To use one of my favorite quotes, "We don't stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing." Physical education sets the foundation for play, for moving, for having a zest for life to be enjoyed regardless of age, ability or gender.
I am proud to have spent my entire 33 year career as a Physical Educator, 32 at the elementary level. I am looking forward to continued learning, sharing and playing with those that I have already met and those I will meet in the future.
I volunteer to present at various conferences and workshops. I have mentored both new and experienced colleagues and continue to try to be a guiding force for others.
I always love when a 1st grader says…Mrs.H, you're the BEST PE teacher I have EVER had!
"Duck, duck goose is duck, duck dead": This session (designed more for classroom teachers) takes "traditional" games that they still use with their students and adapts the activity to be developmentally appropriate and inclusive of standards base instruction.
"Enhancing grade level hot spots through Physical Education"; Teachers are introduced to physical activities that focus on priority content standards in such subjects as math, language arts, science and history. Activities include such games as "Food Chain Tag" , "State Capital Frisbee Golf", and "Shooting Stars".