Today I began double jump rope with 1st and 2nd graders. I used the following sequence and it worked very well: 1. With students sitting, I demonstrated turning the rope. I used a student helper who I knew had some experience. I emphasized watching each […]
It is time to introduce jump ropes to my little people (Kindergarten, first, second). After 10 minutes of fitness, 25 minutes of jump rope was a little long so today I tried this: We started on one side of the gym. I told the children […]
This game was a favorite this fall with my 3rd and 4th graders. I also played it with 5th & 6th. Class is divided up into two teams. They each form a line on opposite sides of the field. The offensive team has small token […]
Kicking Week 3
After 2 weeks of practicing different kinds of kicking, I wanted to give my 1st and 2nd graders some game action. I didn’t think most of them were ready for a full game of kickball and I didn’t want most of the class standing in […]
Kicking with 1st and 2nd graders!
I have been teaching my first and second graders correct kicking form. It is a pretty easy concept for most of them and they have had a lot of fun with it the last 2 weeks. Week 1: I decided to use foam dodge […]
I tried another couple of basketball-based games with 3rd and 4th graders this week. These focus on dribbling skills. I divided my class of 35 into 3 groups. One group had shooting practice while the other two played dribbling games. Dribblerama: everyone has a ball. […]
Basketball Passing Game
Circle Guard and Pass is a fun basketball game that practices the skills of bounce passes and chest passes as well as defending those passes. My 3rd and 4th graders really had fun with this game.
Although I generally speak extensively about getting your kids outdoors, even in the winter, I live in the real world, and sometimes it’s just too stinkin cold, or dark, to be outside! So here are a few indoor games that might get your kids (and […]
The month of October we are dedicating to ‘better breakfasts’. Starting your day off with a good breakfast can make the difference between a good day and a bad one. Breakfast restores your blood sugar to normal levels, gives you energy, and helps you put […]