Monday, January 3, 2011

WEEK #17

K5, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade this week participated in a station course. Here we combined physical fitness with physical skill practice. All the students were divided evenly into the 6 stations that were set up throughout the gym. Every 5 minutes, the students rotated to a different physical fitness or physical skill practice station. The kids loved participating!
4th and 5th grade began class with a cardiovascular endurance and throwing game called Chaos. We then finished class using the cage ball to play Battle Ball, an activity used to help develop the students' muscular strength and endurance.
7th/8th grade finished taking their fitness tests by doing their curl-up test (ME). We then finished class using the cage ball and playing Battle Ball.

WEEK #16

K4, K5, 1st, and 2nd grade started class with a cardiovascular game called Toilet Tag (we even used real toilet paper rolls). We then used miniature red balls and practiced the skills of bouncing and dribbling a ball. We ended class playing Mud Monsters!!
3rd grade started class learning about calories and then played a game called Energy In and Energy Out to experience it. We then played a muscular strength and endurance game called Battle Ball (Cage Ball).
4th and 5th grade this week started and finished taking two of their fitness tests. We finished the push-up and curl-up test for the Fitnessgram.
6th grade again started class using the resistance bands to improve their muscular strength and endurance. We then finished class playing Sideline Hockey with two goals each.

7th/8th started taking their fitness tests. This week we did the pacer test (CV), push-up test (MS), and curl-up test (ME).

WEEK #15

K4 and K5 this week started class with a warm-up song called The Jumping Jack Song. We then used plastic candy canes and practiced the skill of striking an object with an object. To finish class, we used our imagination and turned the candy canes into cars and delivered presents to each other.
1st grade this week warmed-up with a dice game called Knockout. We then used real hockey sticks and practiced dribbling, striking, and passing a deck ring to each other. To end class, we played Hockey Tag!!

2nd and 3rd grade started class with a game called Do What I Say, Not What I do! We then discussed and practiced the skill of throwing with two activities. We played Concentration Catch and Bench ball.
4th and 5th grade started class using the resistance bands (muscular strength & endurance). We discussed and practiced the skill of overhand throwing and finished class playing Hideout.

6th grade started class this week improving their muscular strength and endurance by using the resistance bands. We then finished class playing Hockey. Here we took all our skills that we learned and had a great cardiovascular workout!!
7th/8th grade also used the resistance bands to improve their muscular strength and endurance. We then finished class and our badminton unit by playing Three on Three Badminton. What a great activity to improve your hand-eye coordination!