Week #1: Rhythmic Gymnastics Lesson Plan 1 - Monday
Music for Circuit Training
8-10 individual jump ropes
1 volleyball/rubber ball/ team handball/ Rhythmic Gymnastics Ball per student
Signs for Circuit Training
The student will:
Participate in Run and Change Direction demonstrating agility and quick changes in direction.
Participate in Circuit Training to improve fitness.
Demonstrating rolling, bouncing, tossing, and catching, and swinging a ball as demonstrated by the instructor.
Participate in Frisbee Catch playing cooperatively with their partner and using form demonstrated by the instructor.
NATIONAL STANDARDS: 1-5
Introductory Activity (2-3 Minutes)
Run and Change Direction
Students jog around the area, when a signal is given, they change direction. To increase the challenge, combine compass directions with the turn. For example, call out, “45 degree turn north.”
Specify type of angle, i.e., right, obtuse, 45-degree.
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)
Rhythmic Gymnastics Ball Activities Rolling: In a sitting position: Roll ball under the legs, around the back; around the body; down the legs; down the arms; down the legs, lift legs and toss the ball off the toes into the air and catch.
Bouncing: Combine basketball-dribbling drills with graceful body movements; execute locomotor dance-type movements while bouncing.
Toss and catch the ball while on sitting/kneeling on floor, walking, skipping, galloping, leaping, and running.
Swinging: Swing ball in front of body from side to side. Circle ball around body, neck, legs and around palm. Let ball rest on palm of hand as you turn around.
In handling the ball, the fingers should be closed slightly bent, with the ball resting in the palm. In wing, the ball can roll from the fingertips
Locomotor suggestions: Chase, slides, run and leap, skip, walk on toes, etc.
Use one hand only while tossing and catching the ball. Try each hand. Perform body waves with the ball. The ball must rest lightly in the palm while the movements are performed. No gripping of ball with fingers is permitted.
Closing Activity (5 Minutes)
Partners can keep score or just free throwing and catching.
1 hand catch = 2 points
2 hand catch = 1 point
Keep score to 20 points and then start over.
Demonstrate throwing and catching a Frisbee.
Use back-to-back with a new person to create partners. One person puts a hand on their head. The person with his hand on his head is to go and get a Frisbee for the pair and return to the partner.
Evaluation/Review and Cheer
Were there any fitness activities you did today that were particularly difficult and need more work?
What muscles were used in class today?
Which of the Rhythmic Gymnastics ball activities that you did today were the best? Were any of them hard to do?