Think back about …

PE Pleasures and Perils

Love it or hate it, we had to take physical education. Whether it was being beaned in dodge ball or picked first or last for a team, what was memorable for you? Has PE changed for your kids? Think back … tell us about your best (or worst) teachers and times in the gym. Share your story of PE pleasures and perils forward.

Stories on This Week's Writing Prompt

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PE and other Sorrows
Before I can start talking about PE, I need to explain a couple of things. When I was in elementary school (fifth grade, I [...]

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You Don’t Mess Around With Gym*
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Physical Education, or Gym as we called it, was by far my least favorite class in high school. First of all, we had to wear [...]
No more gym
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If you are someone who disliked gym, join me on a little fantasy trip. You arrive at high school for the first day of your [...]
PE ABCs: Agony from Bombardment to C Stunts
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The bottom of the gym suit consisted of … bloomers. Yes, ballooning from the waist and ending in tight elastic at the widest [...]
Not-So-Fast Times at West Junior High
Pause and conjure up the image of what we looked like. Clearly charter members of the Dork Platoon.
PE for Girls Over Three Generations
I wish my PE perils had been more pleasurable and that I had learned activities I could have done all of my life.
Ultimate PE
We quickly realized ,,, that the rules of touch football could easily be adapted to Frisbee, so off we went to our high [...]
More Dance, Less Volley Ball
Let me be clear. I am not an athlete and never enjoyed any sort of organized team sport. Just built that way. So PE was [...]

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Think back about …

PE Pleasures and Perils

Love it or hate it, we had to take physical education. Whether it was being beaned in dodge ball or picked first or last for a team, what was memorable for you? Has PE changed for your kids? Think back … tell us about your best (or worst) teachers and times in the gym. Share your story of PE pleasures and perils forward.

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