Friday, February 27, 2009

WEEK #24

K4 & K5 this week practiced and learned how to catch with a glove. However, we didn't use a glove like a baseball player would use. We recycled milk jugs!!! I cut the bottoms off milk jugs so that every child could have their own. We tried many different ways of trying to catch yarn balls. What a great way to develop hand-eye coordination!!!
1st & 2nd grade this week practiced and learned how to throw side arm!!! We were able to do this with some new foam Frisbees that I received. We started class playing some warm-up activities called Not Me and Toss & Catch Tag!! We finished class playing a Frisbee activity called Flyer Bowl with bowling pins!!!

3rd thru 5th grade continued to practice the skills of shooting a basketball, as well as, the skill of passing. We reviewed the critical elements of shooting and practiced the upper body part of shooting and the lower body part of shooting!! We also learned the bounce pass and the chest pass. We started class with an activity called You Pick where the students had to come up the warm-up exercises. The twist was they had to have all five levels of fitness in the activity. We finished class playing some passing and shooting activities called Zig Zag & Go!!!

6th grade this week started their bowling unit. We started class using the resistance bands where we performed some basic muscular endurance exercises. We then practiced the grip and pendulum swing in bowling and played the game High Pin to finish class.

7th & 8th grade is starting to wind down their volleyball unit. We reviewed the skills of bumping, setting, and serving. For our warm-ups, we used resistance bands and the game You Pick for our five levels of fitness!!! This week we focused on playing the regular game of volleyball.


mark and alec said...

That is very cool we get to do volleyball in 6th grade.

Emily said...

thanks 4 teachin volleyball Mr. B i loved it!!!!! Volleyball ROX!!!
Emily : )