Each of the following assignments will make-up for one missed day (10 points). A missed day includes any time you miss a whole class (absent from school or class trip). You have as many days as you were absent to make up the assignment (for example, if you were absent one day you will have one day to complete the assignment). You must complete one assignment for each day you were absent (for example, if you were absent for 2 days you are responsible for 2 make-up assignments). You start with #1 the first time you are absent and follow in order for each additional day you are absent. 1.
Discuss the pros and cons of the mandatory rule requiring last names to be written on the back your PE shirt. If you choose this assignment, you must include both pros and cons, not just the cons! Conclude with your opinion on the matter. 2. Create a fitness or sports-related poem. It must be at least ten lines. 3. Create a new indoor game that could be utilized during PE class. Keep in mind our equipment limitations and class size. 4. Design a bumper sticker that makes a statement about the importance of being physically active. 5. Pretend you are a sports broadcaster. Write a sports article for your newspaper.
6. Write a memo, cover letter, or resume for a fitness or sports-related career application. 7. Write a fitness diary in ten-year increments, starting with your age in the year 2000. Make at least eight entries describing your fitness routine, and what you do to stay in shape. Eight entries should get you into your nineties. 8. Write a letter to a make believe person. In the letter, describe yourself, your likes and dislikes, your interests, hobbies, fitness goals, educational goals, career goals, lifetime goals, and the kind of person you currently are, or hope to become.
9. Evaluate your life. What is the most important thing you’ve learned so far? Analyze its affect on your life (how you learned it and how it has changed you). 10. Write several paragraphs regarding the most influential person in your life. You do not need to state his/her name. Please describe how your life has been changed. 11. Think of an idea to make the world a better place. Describe in detail your idea and how you would put it to work. 12. Write a letter to the Surgeon General to convince readers to support your position on fitness in America. 13.
Write a persuasive letter to a friend telling him/her about the dangers of a drug (you choose the drug). Explain the importance of making a healthy decision. 14. Create a trifold fitness pamphlet where each “panel” of the pamphlet must include the following: 1) unique title with a hand drawn color illustration, your name, and your teacher’s name; 2) a persuasive paragraph encouraging exercise, fitness, or an active lifestyle; 3) a definition for health-related physical fitness and the five fitness components; 4) the benefits of exercise; 5) FITT principle; and 6) prescription for aerobic and muscular endurance using the FITT principle.
15. A Message From the Child You Once Were: Write a letter to yourself. The letter should include a heading, salutation, body, closing, and your signature. You may choose to include a postscript (P. S. ) as well. I will hold on to the letter and mail it to you in approximately five years. If you move a lot between now and then you may not receive it. If the mailman catches up with you, it will be fun to read about the child you once were! 16. Keep a nutrition and exercise log of the foods you eat and the activities you participate in while absent from school; remember to make healthy choices!
17. Search online or in a magazine for healthy dinner recipes. Choose a recipe to fix for your family. Write a critique of the food you fixed. Did your family like it? What was good or bad about it? How many calories or fat grams per serving did it have? What were the main nutritional components of the recipe (protein, vitamins, calcium, iron, etc. )? 18. Find a recipe that you would like to fix. Modify it to make it healthier. Write a brief summary of what the original recipe was and your modifications to it. Was it good? Did you and your family like it? Why or why not?