Participate in the Weave Drill demonstrating agility and the ability to follow the instructions described by the instructor.
Participate in Walk, Jog, Sprint to improve aerobic endurance, strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility during the Fitness section of class.
Demonstrate tying harness knots using form demonstrated by the instructor.
Participate in Spider Tag demonstrating safety rules, cooperative skills, and following the instructions given by the instructor during the closing portion of class.
NATIONAL STANDARDS: 1-5
Introductory Activity (2-3 Minutes)
Students are in ready position and performing a quick shuffle step in place. They shuffle left, right, forward, backward, over, and around obstacles on signal by the teacher’s hand motion.
Scattered formation in front of teacher.
Mark area with cones.
Fitness Development (8-12 Minutes)
Walk, Jog, Sprint
Move to the following signals:
One whistle – walk.
Two whistles – jog slowly.
Three whistles – sprint under control
Long whistle – freeze and perform exercises.
Perform various strength and flexibility exercises between bouts of walk, trot, and sprint. Examples are:
Bend and Twist
Tape alternating segments of silence and music to signal duration of exercise. Music segments indicate aerobic activity (30-45 seconds) while intervals of silence announce flexibility and strength development activities (30 seconds).
Assure that students run under control (not as fast as they can) and in the same direction.
Encourage students to perform at a level they feel comfortable. Youngsters are genetically different and should not be expected to do the same amount of exercise repetitions.
Lesson Focus (15-20 Minutes)
Harness and Knots
Display and demonstrate use of safety harness.
Demonstrate tying water knot – See Task Sheet 2.
Explain reciprocal task sheet 2. Use reciprocal task sheet to practice tying the water knot.