Week #1: Rhythmic Gymnastics Lesson Plan 4 - Thursday
1 Rhythmic Gymnastics Ribbon per student
1 jump rope per student
Music for continuity exercises and ribbon activities
The student will:
Participate in a Continuity Exercises to improve strength, endurance, coordination, and aerobic capacities.
Demonstrate ribbon swinging, circling, figure-eights, zigzags and spiraling skills using form demonstrated by the instructor.
Demonstrate ribbon exchange to a partner using skills demonstrated by the instructor.
Participate in Pentabridge Hustle demonstrating agility, cooperative skills and following the rules established by the instructor.
NATIONAL STANDARDS: 1-5
Introductory Activity (2-3 Minutes)
Partner Crows and Cranes
All students have a partner and line up along two lines facing each other. The lines are about three feet apart. This is an individual game. The partners alternate calling out “Crows!” When one of the partners decides to call out “Cranes,” the other partner must take off and run back to a safety line without being tagged. If the chaser tags them, the chaser gets a point. Players return to the starting line and play again.
Assure students are spread out so they don’t run into each other.
Tagging is done with the back of the hand on the shoulder.
Fitness Development (8-12 Minutes)
These exercises are a type of interval training. Create music intervals with 30 – 35 seconds of music and 20 seconds of silence. During music the students jump rope. During pause, lead floor exercises.
Stretching During the last silence, conduct stretching exercises to stretch the areas worked i.e. calves; quadriceps; etc.
Bear Hug Lunge Forward: Achilles and calf stretch Lunge forward and extend rear leg straight back.
Hamstring Stretch-Reverse Lunge: From the lunge position, shift lunge and weight to rear leg, extend front leg. Keep heel on ground, toe flexed, pointing to sky.
Standing Hip Bend (Both sides) Hold the position for 20 – 20 seconds.
Elbow Puller and Pusher (Both sides)
When the silence begins, instruct the students to do an exercise i.e. push-ups; curl ups; reverse push-ups; etc. When the music resumes, the students jump rope. During each silence direct a difference exercise.
Slower and lower volume music should be added to this portion of the music for enjoyable stretching.
Attempt to place the rear foot flat on the floor. Hands on front thigh for support. Back flat and on upward diagonal. Hold stretch for 30 seconds. Change legs. Hands on front thigh for support, back flat but on upward diagonal.
Lesson Focus (15-20 Minutes)
Review Ribbon Swinging, Circling, Spiraling, Figure 8, and Zig Zag movements from yesterday’s lesson.
Throwing and Catching: These skills are usually combined with swinging, circling, or figure-8 movements.
Exchanges: During group routines, the ribbon is handed or tossed to a partner. The wand is usually exchanged although both ribbon and wand can be handed off.
Students create a routine using movements learned Direct students to create a 30 second to 1 minute routine.
The ribbon is tossed with one hand and is caught with the same hand or with the other hand. Throwing and catching is a difficult maneuver.
Practice with a partner.
Create partners using Elbow-to-Elbow technique. Allow students a given amount of time to create routine. Play music for the routine. Have several groups “show” their created routines at once.
Closing Activity (5 Minutes)
Quickly get in groups of 5. 4 students make bridges that the others go under. As soon as the first student exits the last bridge they form a new one. Then the first “bridge” becomes the “hustler”. You can add locomotor challenges before creating a new bridge.
Evaluation/Review and Cheer
Were any parts of the Fitness Scavenger Hunt particularly difficult? Review positive elements of the routines created during the class period. Who is credited with developing a parachute? Cheer: Ribbon Figures 8, yes!