Lord of the Rings




Lord of the Rings

State Standard: 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5

Equipment: Several Deck Rings Pins, Noodles (tagging), 5 cones, & 6 Mats

Grade: K-5

Purpose of Event: Cardiovascular, Running, Movement in General Space.

Time: 15-20 minutes


Put 5 folded mats side-by-side on one side of the gym. Next, spread out several deck rings on the mats. Put 5 Cones on the other side of the gym in a relay style formation. Lastly, put one mat in the middle of the gym.


This is a timed game; I usually go about 2-3 minutes. Students (Hobbits) will line up behind the 5 cones in a relay style formation. I usually put only 5 students in each line. The rest of the students are the are the taggers (orcs) their job is to prevent the students (Hobbits) in the line from stealing the deck rings (lord of the rings) from the mats. If student (s) gets tagged by an “Orc” they must sit on the mat in the middle of the gym because they have been captured by the “Orcs.”


Students (Orcs) are not allowed to stand on the mats where the rings are => No puppy guarding. Once a student a “runner” has been tagged by the “orc” the next person in their line is able to attempt and steal a ring.

Concerns: Move safely in general space. Making sure students are tagged in a nice manner w/ the noodles.

This idea is from: Mitch Begeman, PE Teacher, Horace Mann Elementary, Sioux Falls, SD.

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Blog Post #8 – Pirating

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Digital Citizenship: Henry from Mr. Kirsch on Vimeo.

Part #1 – Case Study ==> Read the scenario below: 

“Paul spends a lot of time online illegally downloading (pirating) music, movies, and games. He then uploads the files and shares them with friends and even on peer-to-peer sharing websites. “I’m spreading the wealth,” he says. One day his older sister finds out what he is doing and tells him, “It’s illegal, it’s stealing!” Paul says, “I don’t care. Why should I have to pay for something when I can get it for free? Besides, these artists and the record companies make tons of money.” His sister then asks, “If you made a song or a movie, would you want people to just get it for free, and without giving you credit?”

Part #2 – Apply New Knowledge (Answer these questions on your blog).

1. Why should Paul care about his behavior?

2. How does pirating affect creators?

3. What are honest ways Paul could obtain music and movies he wants?

4. How would this affect you if this was you?

Part #3 – Complete this post by Friday, March 20, 2015 @5pm. 

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