Demonstrate cooperation and running during the Running High Fives
Participate in Fitness Challenges during the fitness section of class to improve agility, flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and aerobic endurance.
Participate in the Round-Robin Volleyball Tournament following the instructions given by the instructor.
NATIONAL STANDARDS: 1 – 5
Introductory Activity (2-3 Minutes)
Running High Fives
Students use a locomotor movement (run, skip, slide, gallop) to move around. When whistle is blown, students run to a partner and jump in air and give each other a “high five” and then continue moving until whistle is blown again.
Scattered formation in area marked off by cones.
Alternate locomotor movements.
Fitness Development (8-12 Minutes)
Alternate locomotor movements with strength challenges. Repeat the challenges as necessary. Challenge movement suggestions follow:
Flexibility and Trunk Development Challenges
Bend in different directions; 2. Stretch down slowly and back up; 3. Combine bending and stretching movements; 4. Sway back and forth; 5. Twist one body part; add body parts; 6. Make your body move in a large circle; 7. In a sitting position, wave your legs at a friend; 8. Make circles with your legs.
Shoulder Girdle Challenges
In a push-up position, do the following challenges:
Lift one foot; the other foot; 2. Wave at a friend; wave with the other arm; 3. Scratch your back with one hand; reverse; 4. Walk your feet to your hands; 5. Turn over; shake a leg; crab walk.
From a supine position:
Lift your head and look at your toes; 2. Lift your knees to your chest; 3. Wave your legs at a friend.
From a sitting position: 1. Slowly lay down with hands on tummy; 2. Lift legs and touch toes.
Use 30 seconds of music to signal locomotor movements. Follow with 30 seconds of silence so signal flexibility, shoulder girdle and abdominal movements.
Individual mats can be used as a “home” to keep students spaced properly.
Repeat the various trunk challenges as necessary.
Use different qualities of movement such as giant skips, tiny and quick gallops, or slow giant steps during locomotor activities to motivate students.
As students become more fit, repeat the entire sequence.
Lesson Focus and Closing Activity (20 Minutes)
Round-Robin Volleyball Tournament
In a round-robin tournament, every team plays every other team once. Final standings are based on win-loss percentages. To determine the amount of time the tournament will take, the following formula can be used:
TI(TI – 1)/2
Where TI = number of teams
For example, if there are five teams in the volleyball unit, 5(5-1)/2 = 10. 10 games must be scheduled.
Explain Round-Robin Chart.
Limit the length of games to 5-7 minutes so that there is a chance to complete the tournament in 2 class periods.
For more information on organizing a round-robin tournament, search the web for “creating a round-robin tournament.”