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Learners improve upper body strength by doing push-ups. They practice synchronized movements they can do with a partner while in the push-up position.
Young scholars improve upper body strength (push-ups). This can be used as part of a strength warm-up or as a fitness station.
Students, while listening to upbeat music playing in the background, are introduced to six different exercises: push ups, curl ups, jumping jacks, squat thrusts, windmills, and leg lifts. They participate in a game called Fitness Gamble.
Learners play a game based on the popular TV Show "Deal or no Deal." They have several envelopes labeled by their type of exercise such as "push-ups", "jumping jacks", "sit-ups, "mountain climbers", "jogging", etc. Students listen as the teacher plays the roll of the banker and offers a "deal" to a push-ups, deal or no deal?"
Young scholars participate in push-ups, crunches, jumping jacks, curls with dynabands, and different inverted balances.
Students move in general space using your chosen locomotor movement (i.e. walking, skipping, galloping, etc.) If tagged, students must place themselves in push up position, either on two hands and two feet with flat back and bottom on the floor.
First graders integrate math with an upper body movement exercise.
In this writing skills activity, students read the story Pushing Up the Sky and use the graphic organizer to convert the telling statement into a descriptive showing statement. Kids list examples of the details from the story. Students then think of an event from a myth they have written and listing descriptive details that help show the readers the event. Students use their web to write a descriptive paragraph about the event.
First graders integrate math with an upper body movement exercise. Students practice the proper push-up position. The teacher spreads paper numbers in front of the students. (Begin with the numbers 1-9.) Students must "walk" in a push-up position to all of the numbers and re-arrange them in numerical order.
“Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.”—Sam Ewing. Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts lesson one of 20 begins with a warm-up activity using a medicine ball to pass around as kids get to know each other’s names. This also gives the instructor time to go over rules and etiquette for the class. The main part of the lesson covers balance and the introduction of the crane stance, the cat stance, and the snap kick. It’s worth taking a look at this entire unit.
If your PE class is faced with bad weather and must stay indoors, try one of these activities to keep them engaged and moving! Activities involve working in teams, identifying sports or parts of the body, coordination practice, and/or creative thinking. You and your learners will be so excited for wet weather!
Getting young learners to do calisthenic-type exercises is not so fun, but connect it to a favorite card game and somehow the fun factor increases. Here, the calisthenic activities are connected to the game of UNO. Each color or type of card has the players doing a different type of calisthenic, such as: red card = push-ups, skip card = skip one lap around the gym. If you hand out a card to each participant, I would suggest having one person at a time show his card and having the whole class do that exercise all at the same time. Get out that pack of UNO cards and get those youngster exercising!
Personal best days are a fantastic way to get young learners excited and motivated to improve their fitness levels. This template will allow your class members to track curl-ups, push-ups, and a 9-minute lap run for five separate testing days, as well as to elaborate on what they would specifically like to improve. Tip: Administer this document for learners to fill in appropriate fields on the first testing day, and have them work in partners (one person works out while the other one keeps track, and then switch) to complete the activity.
In this chemistry video, Sal teaches why work from expansion in an energy transfer takes up the space underneath the curved line of a PV Diagram. Pressure is on the left axis, and volume goes under the horizontal axis of the diagram. Sal draws the diagram, and simulates an energy transfer to prove the point.
There are eight separate dances to learn in this dance unit. Here are a few that are on the list: the Macarena, the twist, the Electric Slide, and the Chicken Dance. The class is taught a variety of line dances in this unit, and then they select which dance they would like to perform as their unit test dance. Each day's lesson has a warm-up activity and a closing activity. The steps are all written out for each dance that will be taught. This is a well written unit on dance. Check it out!
Second graders discuss benefits of keeping physically fit, predict effects of exercise on their bodies, perform various exercises correctly, including push-up, curl-up, and jumping jack, discuss and follow safety practices while exercising, and describe how participation in physical activity makes them feel.
“A good exercise for the heart is to bend down and help another up.” Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts lesson three of 20 focuses on cardiovascular exercise and activities that get that heart pumping. There are quite a few activities to do in relay fashion. Then the class reviews and practices the thrust kick, the snap kick, and use of the kicking shield.
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts instructional activity five of 20 has a great team building activity in which a small group is given some supplies to build a tower, the tallest free-standing tower they can build. After this activity, there is more review of the skills learned thus far: mini-salute, crane stance, cat stance, snap kick, thrust kick, and proper use of the kicking shield.
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”—Leo Tolstoy. Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts lesson six of 20 includes an activity that introduces the class to thinking about self-discipline. Not an easy task at any age! The martial arts part of the lesson introduces the upward block.
"Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There's plenty of movement, but you never know if it's going to be forward, backwards, or sideways."—H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts lesson seven of 20 continues on with teaching the ingredients of self-discipline: self-control, motivation, persistence, and goals. Then the class learns how to do round-house kicks. They spend time practicing their kicks before practicing kicking a target.

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