Participate in the Introductory Activity, Pacman, demonstrating cooperation while following the instructions established by the instructor.
Participate in the Squad Leader Exercises to improve overall body strength, aerobic endurance, and flexibility during the Fitness portion of class.
Demonstrate the proper basic mechanics of bunting a softball.
Play the game of In-a-Pickle demonstrating ball control and cooperative skills.
NATIONAL STANDARDS: 1-5
Introductory Activity (2-3 Minutes)
Use lines on the gym floor
Change locomotor movements for each game played
About 5 students are given the Pacman designation. Pacman’s are the taggers.
Fitness Development (8-12 Minutes)
Squad Leader Exercises
Suggested exercises to be placed on task cards: Sitting Stretch Push-Up challenges Body Circles Jumping Jack variations Crab Kick combinations Abdominal challenges Treadmills Toe Touchers Leg Extensions
If there is a delay in starting an exercise, the squad should walk or jog. This keeps students active while the leader is thinking of an exercise.
Divide the class into groups of four to five students. Each group is given a task card that lists eight to ten exercises. One of the group members begins as the leader and leads the group through an exercise. Each time an exercise is completed, the card is passed to a new leader.
Use alternating intervals of music to signal exercising (30 seconds) with silence (5-8 seconds) to indicate passing the card.
Encourage self-responsibility and the importance of being a leader.
Lesson Focus (15-20 Minutes)
Toes and chest point to the pitcher
Bat is about eye level over the plate
Bat should be in front of home plate
Grip: fingers hide behind bat. One hand on knob of the bat, other hand below barrel of the bat
Using Incredi-balls and gloves, a student tries to avoid a tag from the other students playing the bases. Stay between two bases. Example: between second and third base.
Set out two markers to indicate two bases per group.
Use Whistle Mixer to create groups of 3.
Identify a runner and two fielders.
The runner tries to get to the next base without being tagged by the fielder. Rotate positions.
Evaluation/Review and Cheer
Of the stations used in Fitness today, which one worked on aerobic endurance? Describe bunting. What are two keys points to being a successful bunter? Are knees bent or straight? Cheer: Super bunters!!