Friday, April 28, 2017

Container Ball and Ships are Sinking

3-6th Grade
This week we will be playing one of the student's favorite games, Container Ball. This game is a action packed game that uses previously learned skills. The students will be broken up into two large teams. The object of the game is to get as many dodge balls as they can into the container on the opposite side of the gymnasium. The way they can get the balls into the container is either by throwing from their side or running onto the opposing teams side to toss it in. If they cross onto the opposing team's side they can be tagged with a dodge ball causing them to go into "jail". If they are in jail they can have a teammate throw them a ball, which they then have to catch it, in order to be freed. Once they are free they can either run back to their side or try to make a shot into the container. We will play timed rounds and then count the dodge balls in the containers.

K-2nd Grade
The students will use previously learned skills such as dodging, fleeing, skipping, running, and  gallopping in this action packed game. This game is called "Ships are Sinking". There will be a couple taggers to start out, who we call the sharks. I will call out "ships are sinking" and students will use different locomotor movements to get from one mat to another without being tagged by the sharks. If they are tagged then they become a shark. We will play different timed rounds for this game.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Week 29

  This week the students will be tested on their cardiovascular endurance through the PACER test with the exception of 6th grade who will participate in the mile run to train them for high school.  The PACER test is a multi aerobic capacity test.  The students will have to run 20 meters at a time to a timed cadence that gets faster as the test goes on.  The students will go until they miss 2 consecutive laps or until they feel to tired to continue.  

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Base Games

This Week will be starting our base games unit.

3rd to 6th Grade
We will be starting with Kickball this week. The students will be using previously learned skills such as catching, rolling, throwing and kicking during the game of Kickball. They will also use defensive and offensive strategies to make plays and score during the game. Everyone gets a turn to kick and play in the field.

K-2nd Grade
This week we are starting one base kickball. It is a modified kickball game to introduce the students to the game of Kickball. The students will use throwing, rolling, catching and kicking skills in this game as well. They will learn directional skills and defensive and offensive skills to make plays and score during the game. Each student will get a turn to kick and play in the field.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Backyard Games/ Shuttle Run Test

This week we are teaching different backyard games to our students. Some of the games include Corn Hole, Ladder Golf, Potato Sack Races, Horseshoes, and Washers. We also incorporated mini golf as well. Since the weather is going to start getting warmer we want to give our students some different activities that they can play outside.

We are also administering a fitness test this week. The fitness test is the Shuttle Run. The Shuttle Run assesses the students' agility or how fast they can change direction. Agility is a skill that almost every sport uses. This is one of the many skills that we assess.

Next week grades 3-6 will be working on volleyball skills. The younger grades will be working on lower level volleyball skills with the use of a beach ball.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Throwing and Catching Games

This week all the students will be playing sink the ship (grades K-6).  Sink the ship is a cooperative throwing and catching game which involves team work, offensive, and defensive strategy.  The students will be split into 8 different teams in which they have to knock the opposing teams pins down to "sink their ship". 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Week 23

3-6 Grade

This week, students in third through sixth grade will be using the skills from the previous week in game play. They will be broken up into small teams to play in small sided games of hockey. The games will last about 3-5 minutes each.

K-2nd Grade

The students in kindergarten through second grade will be starting the class off with a game of Pac Man tag. This tag game will be used to warm up the students' muscles. Then they will be working on advancing their hockey skills. The students will work on dribbling in free space, goalie challenges and passing to a partner.

This week will conclude our hockey unit. Next week we will be moving onto throwing and catching skills.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Week 22

Grades K-6 will all be learning floor hockey skills such as dribbling the puck, shooting, and passing.  Along with floor hockey skills the students will be demonstrating their flexibility for a fitness test grade conducted through the sit and reach test.  The class will be set up in a stations style approach consisting of 1. the sit and reach test, 2. partner pass, 3. goalie challenge, 4. target wall shoot, 5. Relay race dribbling, and finally 6. Dribble zig zag race.