Week #1: Rhythmic Gymnastics Lesson Plan 3 - Wednesday
1 beanbag per student
Cones for station markers
1 Rhythmic Gymnastics Ribbon per student
1 Hula hoop per student
Music for Circuit training and rhythmic gymnastics
Signs for Circuit Training
The student will:
Participate in Vanishing Bean Bags demonstrating agility, quick changes in direction and cooperative skills.
Participate in a Circuit Training to improve strength, endurance, coordination and aerobic capacities.
Demonstrating ribbon swinging, circling, figure-eights, zigzags and spiraling skills using form demonstrated by the instructor.
Participate in Hula Hoop Pass demonstrating creative and cooperative skills with their group mates and following the rules established by the instructor.
NATIONAL STANDARDS: 1-5
Introductory Activity (2-3 Minutes)
Vanishing Bean Bags
Every student has a beanbag they use to practice tossing and catching without moving their feet. The purpose is to teach quality tosses. On signal, they drop their beanbag and start jogging around the area. While they are moving, take away a couple of bean bags after each episode. The goal is not to be left without a beanbag,
Encourage moving under control. Avoid racing for a beanbag and reward cooperative behavior.
The goal is warm-up activity so reinforce those students who are moving over and around multiple beanbags throughout the area.
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)
Swinging the Ribbon: The entire body should coordinate with these large, swinging motions: Swing the ribbon forward and backward in the sagittal plane on the side of the body. Swing the ribbon across and in front of the body in the frontal plane. Swing the ribbon overhead from side to side; Swing the ribbon upward and catch the end of it. While holding both ends of the ribbon, swing it upward, around, and over the body. Jump through it.
Circling movements: Large circles are made in front, on the side and around the body. Use the whole arm to create the circular movements; smaller circles involve the wrist. Circles are made in different planes: frontal, sagittal, and horizontal. Circle the ribbon horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. Circle the ribbon in front of the body, around the body, and overhead and behind the body. Run while circling the ribbon overhead; leap as the ribbon is circled downward and under the legs.
Figure-Eight Movements. Figure eights are made in the three planes. The two halves of the figure eight should be the same size and on the same plane level. The figure can be made with long arm movements or with movements of the lower arm or wrist. Practice both types
Zigzag Movements: Zigzag movements are made in the air or on the floor. These are done with continuous up-and-down hand movements, using primarily wrist action.
Run backward while zigzagging the ribbon in front of the body. Run forward while zigzagging ribbon behind the body at different levels.
Spiraling movements: The circles making up the spiraling action can be the same size or of an increasing or decreasing progression. Perform forward and backward rolls while spiraling.
Spread students out so ribbons won’t tie up with other students’ ribbon. Step forward and backward as the ribbon is swung. Follow-through very high with the working arm. This can be done while still or while sliding to the side. Overhead swings coordinate well with a balance movement.
Body can circle in place or through space. Student can run and leap through the large circles being made with the ribbon. Circle the ribbon at different levels. Small movements on the toes coordinate with this action. Coordinate body movements with the ribbon movements. Add dance steps and turns while circling the ribbon.
While performing a figure eight, hop through the loop when the ribbon passes the side of the body.
Execute the zigzag in the air in front, around, and behind the body. Perform zigzagging of ribbon at different levels in front, side, and back of body.
Spirals can be made from left to right or the reverse. Execute spirals around, in front of, on the side the body while performing locomotor dance steps.
Closing Activity (5 Minutes)
Hula Hoop Pass
Place a hula-hoop over the clasped hands of two members of each squad. On signal – pass the hoop around the circle without releasing handgrips.
Scattered – in groups.
Approximately 5 per group. Members of each group hold hands.
Evaluation/Review and Cheer
What was challenging about today’s Scavenger Fitness Hunt? What muscles did you use today? Was there any difficulty with any ribbon movement? How many individual competitive events are used in the Olympics? Can you name the five events? What was needed to make the Hula Hoop Pass successful?