Week #1: Rhythmic Gymnastics Lesson Plan 5 - Friday
Music for Fitness and Game
1 jump rope per student
1 hoop per student
Circuit Training cones and signs
The student will:
Participate in the New Leader activity demonstrating creativity, changes in direction, rhythmic awareness, and cooperative skills.
Participate in Circuit Training Fitness to improve strength, endurance, coordination, and aerobic capacities.
Demonstrate hoop swinging, spinning, circling, skills using form demonstrated by the instructor.
Participate in Musical Hoops demonstrating rhythm, agility, cooperative skills and following the rules established by the instructor.
NATIONAL STANDARDS: 1-5
Introductory Activity (2-3 Minutes)
New Leader Warm-Up
Divide class into small groups and appoint one member in each group to lead. Groups move around the area following any movement the leader does. On signal, another person in the group becomes the leader. The leader can use various types of locomotor movements and/or exercises.
Assign each group a specific area if desired. Each area could include a piece of equipment to aid in the activity (beanbag, fleece ball, etc.).
Fitness Development (8-12 Minutes)
Students do the best they can at each station within the time limit. This implies that not all youngsters are required to do the same workload. Students differ and their ability to perform fitness workloads varies. Make fitness a personal challenge.
Rope Jumping Push-Ups Agility Run Lower Leg Stretch Juggling Scarves Curl-Ups with Twist Alternate Leg Extension Tortoise and Hare Bear Hug
Conclude circuit training with 2-4 minutes of walking, jogging, rope jumping or other self-paced aerobic activity
Tape alternating segments of silence and music to signal duration of exercise. Music segments (begin at 35 seconds) indicate activity at each station while intervals of silence (10 seconds) announce it is time to stop and move forward to the next station.
Use signals such as start, stop, and move up to ensure rapid movement to the next station.
Ask students to do their personal best they can. Expect workloads to differ.
Lesson Focus (15-20 Minutes)
Hoop: Swing the hoop- across the body; around the body with same hand, then a hand change; overhead same hand, then change hands; swing down and up on side of body; in figure-eight pattern in front of the body.
Spin the hoop: Spin in front of the body; Spin on the floor; Spin and kick one leg over the hoop; Reverse; Add a full turn after the kick over; Reverse.
Circling Movements: Hoops can be circled on the hand, wrist, arm, leg, or body. Changes from one hand to the other can be performed.
Circle the hoop while swaying or sliding from side to side. Hold onto both sides of the hoop circle it in front of the body.
The swinging movement should be very large. Good alignment between body and the hoop is important. Hoops can be swung in frontal, sagittal, or horizontal plane. Add locomotor movements i.e. slide, chase, etc.
One or both hands can be used when spinning the hoop. Locomotor movements can be performed around the spinning hoop.
Extend the arm in front of the body, to the side or overhead. Circle the hoop on the hand between the thumb and first finger.
Add locomotor movements such as: gallop, slide, skip, run, leaps while circling the hoop in all planes.
Closing Activity (5 Minutes)
Hoops, one fewer than the number of students, placed on the floor. Players are given a locomotor movement to do around the hoops while the music is played.
When the music stops, the students step inside and empty hoop. One student per hoop. Repeat with another locomotor movement. Examples are: slide, gallop, run, skip, leap, and carioca.
Evaluation/Review and Cheer
Were any hoop activities particularly difficult? Which activity did you enjoy the most?
Did Mattel invent the hula-hoop? If not, what is the history of the hula hoop?