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Students play a game with scarves to practice throwing and catching. They each have a scarf, sit in a circle, and sing a ghost-related song, playing various scarf tricks at the same time.
Students use different pieces of equipment to practice throwing and catching. They use the cardinal directions of North, South, East and West in making a compass rose with the equipment. They must use higher order and decision making skills.
Students develop their physical fitness while learning about some of the Winter Olympic Games.
Students review and/or learn basic Red Cross swimming skills. On the first day, the class is divided into Tribes based on the hit T.V. show Survivor. Each team has a task sheet that must be completed.
Students defend a receiver and catch a football while being defended.
Students practice throwing skills by rolling a ball at a target, and practice the location of the seven continents, the equator, and the northern and southern hemispheres.
Students use the skills of fleeing and dodging in order to avoid being tagged. They begin standing on the ships (mats). One student, the shark, wears a pinney. At the signal from the teacher of "Sailors swim", the sailors scatter to a new sh
Young scholars improve their ability to underhand or overhand throw using cues appropriate for each of the skills.
Students practice safety rules and knowledge of the road by going through a driving course using scooters/bicycles/tricycles, etc.
Learners are given the opportunity to pracitce math while participating in a tag game. They get to (i.e. identify greater and lesser numbers) and solve small problems concerning mathematical comparisons .
High schoolers review Red Cross swimming skills and practice safe use of a spinal board for a potential spinal injury in the water; students use head-chin support and head-splint techniques for in-line stabilization with a partner.
Students learn various fitness concepts along with various basketball skills. Ten stations incorporate nutrition and basketball skills while
Students practice throwing overhand, underhand, and backhand at several stations with Halloween themes.
Students demonstrate proper overhand throwing techniques. They throw balls decorated like ghosts over a volleyball net, with each team trying to throw overhand as many ghosts into the other team's haunted house.
Students pretend to be ice skating on a frozen lake. The teacher is able to demonstrate proper skating technique using paper plates, bean bags and ice skating music. The students "ice skate" while the music plays, however, when the music stops, students must freeze trying to keep the bean bags on their heads.
Students run clockwise around a track in the gym, pretending they are the blood that carries oxygen through the body. They go to the "mouth" station where they take three breaths and pick up an object that represents oxygen. Students then run to the "heart" station and contract their whole body, pretending to be a heart. They then run to the "muscle" station where they put their beanbag into a bucket and perform a designated exercise.
Students work on dribbling with either hand. They follow directions and the rhythm of the music. Students dance to the Cha-Cha slide according to its directions and they add the dribble of the bbasketball with the number of "stomps."
Students participate in a P.E. game based on television show "Deal Or No Deal." Students are offered deals by the teacher to do a set amount of sit-ups, push-ups, jogging laps, or jumping jacks, and they either select the offer or the envelope with alternative amounts of exercise repetitions.
Learners play a variation of Freeze Tag. Two students are selected to be noodle stoppers. Other learners receive a soccer ball and place it along the goal line. They dribble their balls to the opposite goal and attempt to score. Noodle stoppers attempt to tag dribblers with their noodles. If tagged, dribblers must freeze in place.
Young scholars identify verbs in complete sentences. In this grammar and locomotor skill instructional activity, students rotate between ten stations, each with a designated sentence to be read. Young scholars identify the action verb in the sentence and perform or "act out" the action described in each sentence.