Sunday, October 05, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
A & B...Students will review the basketball shot with partners and be assessed on their improvement. Around the World will be discussed, explained, and demonstrated. Students will be responsible for organizing their group, setting up the activity area, and monitoring the progress of the game. Their will be six groups at six baskets and students will play continuously. There will be continued emphasis on correct shooting form.
K - 1st grades
A...relay to shoot
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Thursday, April 03, 2008
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Very few classes will be coming to physical education class during the two weeks of FCAT testing. Most of the classes will actually be in the afternoon, which are K-1-2 classes. We will be doing "chasing, fleeing, and dodging" games with students. Students will play "Flag Tag", "Open Flag Tag", "Collection Flag Tag", "Hill Dill", and "Cross the Ocean". We will emphasize safety and fun. Students will learn more about their spatial awareness and body awareness.
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
A... Students will find a box of tennis balls in groups of 2 to 4. Groups will begin by rolling the balls to hoops about 10 to 15 feet away from the group. Students are encouraged to feel the force used to roll so softly. We will add a hockey stick to each line and review striking with a hocket stick. These cues include a hand placement similar to a golf putt except the strong hand will slide down the stick and bent knees. The strike will be more of a flick, pushing with the strong hand and then adding a pull on the left for power "flicks". Students will be instructed not to strike the ball like a golf shot to avoid unnecessary safety hazzards and to better control the ball. Students will take turns in their groups striking the ball to a near hoop, a medium distant hoop, and also a long shot. 4th and 5th grades will talk about force in relation to the shot.
Students will then pass the ball with hockey sticks in groups of two and then play keep away. We will end class with a large game including two groups striking or "flicking" the ball to score goals through the other team.
B... Students again will get into 12 groups of 3 to 4 behind a box of tennis balls. They will work today on controlling a ball with a hockey stick by sliding the stick behind it to move like a soccer dribble or basketball dribble. Students will control the ball and advance it toward around a distant cone and then back. The skills will change to passing, and groups will send a member to a hoop to receive and collect passed balls. Students can steal stray passes from groups nearby. Offensive and defensive strategies will be practiced next. Half the class will spread out all around the court inside hula hoops and act as the defense. The other half of the class will attempt to "dribble" the ball with the hockey stick through the defense, around a distant cone, and then back. The defense cannot leave their hoop but can reach out and attack! If time permits, we will again end with a large hockey game, again with many tennis balls. Careful attention will be given to stick low and flicking shots.
K - 1st grades
A... Students will be working on rolling skills. They will be 12 groups of 2 to 3 and lined up behind a box of tennis balls. Students will learn the cues for rolling...lead foot forward, bend knees, roll and follow through. They will learn to roll with a soft touch to get balls to stop in a close hula hoop. Different dimensions will include a hoop farther away for 5 points and then a long roll for 10 points, all informally scored. Comparisons will be made to a toss and how they are similar and different. The game will be continuous and student will fill up their box of balls when they run out on the outside of the game to avoid interference.
B... Students will again group like before. This time groups will put a member inside the hoop, which is now much farther away, about 5 yards. Rolling will be reviewed and students will roll to their partner in the hoop, who will place balls in the hoop that they stop. Cues include once again stepping forward, bending at the knees, and following through. Rolling will be done both by taking turns so students can be assessed and then continuous rolling. The roll catcher will be traded periodically. Catching a rolled ball will be introduced. Students should stand, bend the knees, and hold fingers down to catch the rolled ball, like using a baseball glove.
3rd - 5th grades
A... Students will participate in two stations. Every person will play "Home Run Derby" for half the class and "Hockey" for the other half. At the batting game, students will be introduced to batting, reviewing stance and hand placement. In groups of two will each have a batting area where a batter can hit 5 balls from a tee or self-toss to the field. Points will be kept by each group depending on where each ball lands in relation to markers in the field (single is 1 point...home run is 4 points). The fielder will retrieve balls and once 5 balls have been found, he/she moves to the tee area after the batter places the bat on the ground. Hockey will involve groups being introduced to the hockey strike and how to avoid potential safety concerns with high sticking. Students will advance balls to score continuous goals with soccer balls for easy movement.
K - 2nd grades
A... Some classes will not get to use the hockey sticks. Most classes in these grades will only be batting. Student will strike in groups of 2 to 3 much like the 3rd through 5th grades. Emphasis will be placed on stance and foot position combined with hand placement on the bat. Striking in these grades will be done off the tee.
A...Students will continue practice towards their routine finale at the end of this week. Further examples of how routines are scored will be given. Routines will be assessed individually and advice on how to improve scores will be given.
B...Students will receive about 15 minutes to warm up for thier routines and then they will present them to the class. They will get music and a timed 90 second period to be judged on technical (a point for every trick and less one for every stop) and creative (based on 1 to 10 for creativity and originality).
K - 2nd grades
A... A "Short Interval" course will be set up around the basketball course which will include stations: a) balls, b) helicopter rope, c) short jump ropes, d) hula hoops, e) flag belts, f) discs, g) rackets, and h) long jump ropes. Students will work in small groups of about 3 to 5 and get about 5 to 10 minutes at each interval. At the end of each interval, groups will be challenged to clean up their area before the other groups!
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
2nd - 5th grades
A...The first day of PE this week will see the introduction to rackets. We will have our first "tennis pre-test" as students take the test in their line groups. Questions will lead students to become more familiar with a few common racket/paddle sport rules and learning about tennis major tournaments (in the midst of the Australian Open). Student will start with their own racket, as we received a large grant this year and bought 50 new tennis rackets. Students will go through similar skills as the paddles, becoming familiar with striking a ball farther away from the hand. Our oringinal plan was to use the soccer field and play "Soccer Tennis", hitting balls across the field and into the goal, but the field is under water...RAIN!! We modified the game to use the court and hit a LOT of tennis balls back and forth across the court to partners and just across the court in general.
B...The second day of tennis we jumped right into tennis rackets, warming up with individual skills. We stressed importance of keeping the head of the racket square to strike the ball and follow through straight ahead, rather than baseball swing style. We partnered up and hit tennis balls across the court to our partners, attempting to set our partners up with good shots they could hit back. Boxes of balls were spread along the edge of the court so students would not have to chase balls to the sides and chance getting hit! Next we remained in the same location and took away the partner aspect and just hit any ball that came into your area.
K - 1st grades
A...The younger students will get to experience the use of paddles and rackets for this one week! We will begin by talking about paddles and rackets then everybody will get a paddle and whiffle ball. Individual skills will include: balancing the ball on the paddle, hitting the ball straight into the air, hitting the ball up letting bounce then hitting up again. This last skill will see students otivated to hit the ball high and straight. Students will then work with a partner to hit and bounce back and forth! Not easy! Students will get 5 minutes free racket time.
B...Students will warm up with the paddles then get a racket. Racket safety will be discussed and we will do the same skills as with the paddles last time. Emphasis and style will be directed at keeping the head parallel to the ground to hit straight up. We will hit up very high with the rackets, both under the covered court (slamming it into the roof) and in the grass (up high into the sky).
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
A...For the second week, students will work on volleyball skills. This week students will be taught bumping skills. Emphasis will be to keep arms straight, hands locked and down, and a slight bumping motion with the arms. Students will practice serving a little and then bumping. We will continue volleyball play but again modify the rules. This time we are getting closer to volleyball. Rules include everything the same as volleyball except unlimited strikes by students before the ball goes over and one bounce on the ground between strikes.
B...Students will work in groups of three, bumping over the net from inside a hulahoop. Students will toss balls over the net to their partners, taking turns at the sound of the whistle. We will stop periodically for skill comments. They same modified volleyball from earlier in the week will continue this week.
A...Students will use the parachute today working on many different games including "Carousel", "Waves", "Igloo", "Golf", and "Popcorn". Students will pause to play "Musical Hoops" with locomotor movements to music then in a hoop at the music pause. Parachute games will end class with "Magic Carpet", and "The Dance".
B...Students will get in teams of three, each team with a box of about 100 tennis balls. They will attempt to throw the tennis ball over the net one at a time but very quickly. Next students will be continue throwing but this time each team will set up their own array of 9 bowling pins and attempt to knock them down. They will be placed about 50 feet away making it quite a task.
Friday, November 30, 2007
A...The first day of this week our students will continue to practice their serving. Students will serve over the net with a partner and do an informal skills test with ten serves. Students will again play "Serve Ball" with the back out line closer in to encourage more controlled serves. Students will end class with "Serve Newcombe Volleyball".
B...Today students will get to learn more about the game of volleyball by managing their own games. Four courts will be set up with a scoreboard and directions at each court. Students will divide into teams and begin play. Teachers will monitor games for sportsmanship and teamwork and studnets will be responsible for managing all other aspects of the game.
A...Students will do the same thing as 3rd through 5th grades except all of the serves will be throws.
B...Again students will work on throwing and catching with a partner over the net. We will talk about baseball throw, toss, basketball shot, and soccer-style throw. Students will play "Serve Ball" then play "Throw Newcombe Volleyball".
K - 1st grades
A...Students will each have a soccer ball or volleyball and practice throwing in different ways by themselves. Students will toss up, throw up, basketball shot up, all the time making catches. Students will next attempt to throw over the net and then with a partner over the net. Finally, students will play "Throw Ball" over the net with few rules, just over the net, stay on your own side, and use any ball.
B...At the end of the week, students will pratice more throwing and catching over the net with a partner. Then students will again play "Throw Ball" over the net, this time encouraging catching balls to save "points". Class will end with about 15 minutes of "5 Corners".
Monday, November 19, 2007
3rd - 5th grades
A & B...Our advanced PE classes will continue soccer this week. We will again use 5 soccer balls, work on defensive strategies, positions, and teamwork/sportsmanship skills. We will create different scoring opportunities with smaller goals inside larger goals.
A...Our 2nd grades classes will continue working on their kicking skills. We will work with a partner, trying to dribbling and control the ball, similar to a one on one game. We will line up on opposite sides of the field, facing partners, to create two equal teams. Teams will play "Kick Sty" to constantly kick balls to the other teams side. Our last activity will group students into groups of two or three behind a cone. Students will dribble zig-zag then pass to the next person in line continuously.
B...Students will dribble inside a large circle, continue playing keep away, then kick the balls of other students out of the circle while controlling their own. Students will then play "Steal the Bacon" with 5 to 8 groups around the field with their own hula hoop. Students will try to steal the ball from others hoops and dribble or run the ball back to their own hoop. We will end class with a goal shooting contest. About 15 teams of 2 will face the goal, kick the ball into the goal, and run the ball back to their partner. We will dribble the ball into the goal first then take a big shot at it!
K - 1st grades
A...Students will all have a ball and then kick and stop on the whistle, though almost continuously. Students will then kick with a partner, followed again by all students kicking their own ball from one end of the field to the other trying to score a goal
B...Students will line up around the perimeter of a large circle divided by a middle line. Students will attempt to kick balls out of the other side of the circle. Students can retrieve the ball and kick it back across the opposing side. We will end class with a goal shooting contest. About 15 teams of 2 will face the goal, kick the ball into the goal, and run the ball back to their partner. We will dribble the ball into the goal first then take a big shot at it!
Monday, November 12, 2007
A & B...Students will stretch and talk about teamwork and sportsmanship in sports. No run test will occur this week. Students will be quickly divided into teams and a meeting before the game will discuss rules, strategies and soccer positions. "5 Ball Soccer" will begin, one coach on each side of the field to keep goals and fouls. Scoring should be high and students should learn the basic concepts of soccer.
A & B...Students will stretch and run before advancing to the field. A review of punting skills will follow with an emphasis on "drop and kick". Students will be encouraged to drop the ball to punt, not throw up and wait for the drop to kick. Students will practice in groups of two, be challenged to catch their partners ball in the air or on one bounce, and then keep their own score. Students will advance to the soccer goal and then try to punt over the goal to their partner, counting catches their as well. We will discuss game rules for "Punt Ball" and students will then try to punt any ball over the soccer goal for points.
K - 1st grades
A...After a warmup and a "Freeze Game" to encourage locomotor skills and some exercise, students will learn about flag belts. We will spend time practicing putting flags on. Students will partner up and play "One on One" flag tag on the court. We will then advance to the field to learn some lead up games for "Hill Dill". Students will run across the field and not touch others flags, they will run across and be aware of out of bounds on the sides, they will stop on the end lines, they will leanr about the terminology of "out". We will put a student in the middle and run a few times across the field with the middle "monster" trying to pull their flags before they make it safely to the other side.
B...Students will warm up and do a quick jog. We will again review the flag belts and go straight to the field. We will do a few lead up runs to remember the "Hill Dill" rules and then play "Hill Dill". If time permits, we will do some other flag games like "Flag Tag".
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
A...Students will do a 5 minute stick run and discuss the 2nd nine weeks final exam in December. We will meet in the field in groups of two. Class will review the "Power Kick", encouraging students to strick the ball long and high on a stationary ball on the ground. Students will be instructed to step beside the ball with the non-kicking foot and strike under the ball with a bent foot for lift. Students will be encouraged to try and catch their partners kicked ball on no bounces or one bounce and keep totals. Next students will use a hoop and play "One on One Soccer" using dribbling skills to try and get the ball to touch the inside of the hula hoop. Next students will get on opposite sides of the center field line and play "Wild Kick" trying to drive the ball as far as possible over the other teams heads. Students with the least balls on their side wins the game.
B...Students will do a 2:30 No Walk test. Journals will follow and students will be given fitness test scores from the entire class and have to put them into a graph or chart. We will return to the field in groups of 2 to continue practice the Power Kick. Students will then play "Goal" where groups of three will try to score as many goals as possible. At about 20 yards away, one student will kick, one student will retrieve, and one student will be on deck for the next kick. Play must be fasst paced and balls going through the goal count one point and over the goal for three.
K - 1st grades
A...Students will do a 4 minutes walk/run. Flag belts will be reviewed and tested. Next students will get in groups of two and play "One on One Flag Tag". Students will be encouraged to spread feet apart and move feet quickly. Students will learn to put their flags back on quickly. We will advance to the field for "No Elimination Flag Tag" inside a pre-set circle. Students will pull other students flags. Out until they get their flags back on then back in!
B...After a long run around a spot inthe field, students will again work on putting flags on. Partner groups will play "One on One Flag Tag" again. Students will advance to the field for an introduction to "Hill Dill". We will work on the end lines, the side lines, crossing the field, the safe line, and how the middle person pulls flags. This is in preparation for the real game, which may be played by 1st grade.
A & B...This week saw the fifth grade leave school for Camp Crystal. While I was gone, Coach Conn ran PE classes. The older grades finished football skills with more chasing/fleeing/dodging games and ended the short week with a footbal game. The younger students advanced from last weeks work with the underhand throw to the overhand throw. Students were taught to throw with the correct hand and practiced throwing hard and low. They used targets and threw lots of balls. Throwing will be revisited many times throughout the year for the K - 1st grades!
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
K - 1st grades
A...Students will do a short run and all get a tennis ball. "Tossing" will be reviewed and compared to the throw. Students will practice tossing the ball low and catching, high a catching, high twist and catch, high clap and catch, high and hit a roof cross bar, high and bang the roof, and into the basketball goal. Students will partner up and practice tossing with a partner close range. Emphasis on control, easy throw that can be caught. Partners then use two balls and try to toss at the same time and catch. Challenge to see how many in a row can be caught.
B...Students will get into 112 groups of 3 or 4. They will do relay style tossing into a basket. Comparisons between the throw and the toss. Students will then have a free toss while we get the balls lieing on the court and into the open baskets. Students will line up again and have a challenge to see whose team can toss the most balls in the basket.
Monday, October 15, 2007
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
A & B...Both days this week will involve pre-fitness testing. Our school tests in four areas: (1) mile run for cardio-respiratory endurance, (2) sit and reach for flexibility, (3) pull ups for muscular strength, and (4) sit ups for muscular endurance. The mile run test will begin the week and we will continue with sit and reach and sit ups. The rain may interfere so we will adapt if necessary. K and 1st grades will only do the half mile run test instead of the entire mile. Top scores and those passing all four fitness tests will be posted on this website and at school.
Monday, September 24, 2007
A...This week will be a transition from Throwing to Pre-Fitness Testing. Scooters will be used after a 4 minute run, working on teamwork, coordination, and building our leg muscles: hamstrings, quads, and calves! We will start with partner scooter pushing. Students will explore their own needs, both with speed, balance, and safety. Ropes will be given out and students will explore speed, balance, and safety with pulling their partners. We will do some "Scooter Races" for speed and then have a three person game to promote more balance. 2nd grade will do an obsticle course with partners during the last game.
K - 1st grades
A...Students will stretch and then practice their "Lap". Students will take turns practicing moving around the court on scooters. Students will see the difference between forward scooting and backward scooting. We will do 2 person relay races and then have a partner push free time. All this to MUSIC!!!
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
A...Students will stretch and then come up with one muscle that is used in the throw. The Run for the Stars will be a long run and depend on place of finish. Students return and divide into four teams, playing "Tattoo" where students throw tennis balls and try to smash their target, the basketball backboard. After cleaning up the tennis ball. Students will be placed in four groups around an 18 foot-side rope perimeter square. The game "Cleaning House" will involve throwing medium sized balls at the targets in the middle and try to keep them clear of their side. At the end of each game, the team that has blasted the targets farthest away from their own side is the cleaning champion.
B...Today will be a similar day as earlier in the week but we will make the games more competitive. "Tatoo" will have two teams on each side of the court, divided by an extended tug-o-war rope. Students will try to hit their target, the basketball goal on the opposite side as many times as possible. Score will be kept. "Cleaning House" will be improved with a larger square to give students more room to throw. Nerf balls will be removed and more volleyballs will be added. Less targets will be in the center.
K - 1st grade
A...Students will stretch and practice once again on running "Around" and completing a "Lap". We will pull out the Parachute and have a little fun this week. We will do (1) waves, (2) the Tent, (3) Magic Carpet, (4) Turtles, (5) Igloo, (6) Merry-go-round, (7) Popcorn, and other parachute games. Class will end with some advanced "5 Corners" and start to understand the concept of winning and losing.
B...We will start the day with more emphasis on going "Around" cones and completing a "Lap". We will move nto some "Self-Exploration" where students will use equipment that has been placed on the court. Kindergarten classes will use any equipment and 1st grade will be put into centers or stations and moved from center to center, like an circuit course.
Friday, September 14, 2007
Williams would like to welcome Coach August to our school! She has come from the University of Florida and is a true GATOR fan. Coach August will graduate with her degree in Physical Education in December and is really excited about teaching PE. She says she loves our students and will be sad to leave at the end of October when she heads to Sidney Lanier to continue teaching PE. Thanks Coach August for all you do for Williams PE!!!
A...Students will stretch and star run with a "long run of 2:20". Upon return, students will make seven groups and do the "Muscle PreTest". Next, Students in 3rd - 5th that received an A last week on their throw will play "Battleball", a wild target throwing game with two teams on different sides of the court and lots and lots of tragets to throw at on the opposing side. Work with the non-A students will result in inclusion in the game with a little extra practice. Students in 2nd grade will practice throwing in lines designed by skill level and help will be given to students that did not get an A on the throw.
B...Stretching will be followed by a "no walk/stop long run". Students will return to their lines and work together to think of the 12 muscles we study and report to the teacher for a line point. 4th and 5th grades will begin Battleball and 2nd and 3rd grades will partner throw before starting Battleball.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
A...Students stretch and warmup, with emphasis on deltoids, including a 2 minute pacer run, called a "no pass." Students are introduced to the throw in 4 cues: (1) stand to the side, (2) ball behind head, (3) slide step, and (4) twist and throw. Students model the throw while they are observed and corrected. Students then throw for power and distance, as compared to a baseball pitcher. Small team of 2 or 3 are formed and students are challenged to throw at targets, like bowling pins and stacked crates to knock them down with force.
B...Students will again stretch and warmup, again emphasis on the deltoids. The run today... a 2 minute no walk or stop! Students will play catch with a partner and be graded based upon following the four cues and without regard for accuracy. Students will then get into groups of 2 to 3 and play more target games, like "knock it back" where stacked crates are moved back every time they are knocked down.
K - 1st grades
A...Student names will be reviewed...AGAIN!!! The "Freeze Game" will be played for spatial wareness, locomotor movements and moving to music. Polyspots will be spread out on the court to encourage "own space" and we will move around spots to music and even play "Moving Spots" once again. We finished the day with some "Body Part Identification" and played "5 Corners" to complete PE time.
B...Students will stretch and again encourage spatial awareness through the "Freeze Game". Polyspots will be put in a large circle formation and we will play "Magic Color Call" encouraging students to move quickly, pay attention, and learn colors. We will add beanbags to the middle of the circle and play "Magic Beanbags" as students have to hear their color and quickly run to get a beanbag or sometimes more from the middle...carefully! We will finish with "Ship to Shore" working in partner groups. Different motions are called and partner groups will perform the motion when called. If SHIP is called students must find a different partner quickly!
A...Students will once again reveiw spots, stretch and warmup, then do a "Run 4 the Star". Students will find the same groups they had last week during the "Group Challenges" and then be sent to the next challenge. Today, students will participate in 2 more challenges. Music will accompany the work.
B...Today will be the final day of "Group Challenges". Students will participate in 2 or 3 challenges. 5th grade students will end 5 minutes early to be shown the techniques to use to succeed in each challenge for future use. Music will accompnay the work.
K - 1st grades
A...Students will review lining up on red spots, review student names, and do stretches. We will play the freeze game to get students moving in different types of locomotor movements and to identify that the whistle means stop. Music will accompany. Students will play small and large group games. Class will end with a "Snow Ball War".
B...After warmups, students will revisit the "Freeze Game" and then do some new parachute games involving colors and "under the parachute" action! We will use polyspots to introduce "spreading out" to studnets and practice with and without spots. We will move in different locomotor movements around the spots to music and then play "Musical Spots" and those not finding spots will have to go to exercise corner for some intense workout before returning to the game! Class will end with an elimination "5 Corners" game!
A...Students will become familiar with the red spot formation, learn the 2 class behavior rules, and then go immediately into parachute activities. We will add a parachute and do (1) waves, (2) tent, (3) igloo, and (4) magic carpet. Next, we will stop parachuting and learn our assigned spots for the rest of the year. Our coomunication/cooperation game will follow. Student must group themselves by the answer to several questions. All students must cooperate with each other to succeed in finding everyone with the same answer. This game will be followed by a few more parachute games: (1) merry go round, (2) blast off, (3) over under, and (4) popcorn. Within theses parachute games, the 3 grading rules of PE will be introduced.
B...Students will review their spots when classes begins. We will introduce warmups and stretch, emphasis on "Hamstrings". The class will do a few parachute games that did not get finished last class or have student choice. Students will begin their unit on "Group Challenges". Students will get into groups of 6 - 8 students and be placed in a station, or challenge: (1) Acid River, (2) Time Machine, (3) Frogs on the Pond, (4) Three Story Building, (5) Group Juggling, (6) Hot Lava, (7) The Switch. Students will see two challenges today.
K - 1st grade
A...These grades will learn about red spots for lining up when coming to PE. Parachute games will follow with similar games as 2nd - 5th grades. The PE behavior rules will be introduced. We will review spots once again then go over the concept of running "Around" something! We will do a few practice runs, a few more parachute games, then play "5 Corners". Students must moves to one of five designated areas on the court in ten seconds without touching other students.
B...The second class of the week will again review spots then learn about stretches and warmups. Students will play parachute games once again and revisit games from earlier in the week. Students will do a "Grouping Game" where a number will be called out and students will have to get themselves into groups of that size as quickly as possible. We will end class with active games of "Squirrels in the Trees" and "Dog Tails". These games are designed to get students to start thinking about spatial awareness and locomotor movements.