The fitnessgram is Northside's fitness component. I like the fitnessgram because it is scientifically based.(Plus it is my district's fitness component)
Height / Weight
The only test I administer on the stage is the height and weight test.No one can see their weight or height except for me. I do this because many students get sensitive about their weight and sometimes even their height. I use a digital scale for their weight and a yardstick taped to the wall beginning at a three foot level. Prior to weighing my students we discuss why we take our weight, and why people are different heights and weights.
Shown above is a picture of the correct way to measure the trunk raise. This picture is used by my third through fifth grade students to help them learn the correct form in assessing the trunk raise.
Here are two fourth grade students practicing the trunk raise.
Here are two cards my students use to help them learn how to properly assess the push-up.
Here are two of my students actually assessing their partners push-ups.
Here is one of the cards my students use to help them learn how to assess sit-ups.
Above is one of my students practicing assessing their partner in the sit-up test. Are her feet on the floor? Knees bent? These are all things the assesor needs to determine to make sure they are helping their partner be successful.