Friday, March 25, 2011

P.E. Class: Basketball Passing, Shooting and Dribbling

Basketball Passing, Shooting and Dribbling

This week we worked on basketball dribbling, passing and shooting.  I had so much fun playing sideline basketball with 5th graders today!  It's very exciting when we finally put all the skills together to play an organized game.

We also began an exciting "Minute Running Club" program as our warm-up activity.  This involves giving students timed jogging tests and rewarding those who are able to jog without stopping to walk.  Rewards include signing their name on the poster in the gym, and taking home a mini-certificate of completion. 

Here is a list of activities we did the past two weeks:
Minute Running Clubs
Sit-Up and Push-Up Practice Tests
Dribbling with Dinosaurs (game from
Basketball Passing Relay
Space Invaders (Passing game from
Hot Shot Shooting Game
Sideline Basketball (5th grade only)

Video of 3rd graders playing "Dribbling with Dinosaurs".  The dinosaurs have on the yellow shirts.  They have to stay in their "dinosaur cave" and try to tag players who come into the cave.  Other players pretend to be paleontologists who have to dribble through the cave to get a fossil(bean bag).  If a player is tagged, they dribble on their knees on a poly spot (spots have numbers on them which determines how many times they have to dribble on their knees).

Sunday, March 13, 2011

P.E. Basketball Dribbling Lesson and Poly Spot Relay Race

This week students continued with our "March Madness" Basketball unit. Our focus today was dribbling games and we also had a few minutes at the end of class to shoot hoops.

This week's agenda was:

1) Warm-Up Exercises
2) Poly Spot Relay Race
3) Dribbling Treasure Hunt
4) Dribbling "Knockout" game (sorry, no videos of this, will get one next week!)

Video of Poly Spot Relay:

Dribbling Treasure Hunt
3rd Graders

5th Graders

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

P.E. Basketball, Volleyball and Relay Races

March Madness is here at Zinser!  This month our focus is basketball skills.   Last month (February) 5th grade students finished up our volleyball unit and my 2nd-3rd graders finished the brief tumbling unit and the jump rope test.

Our agenda from last week was:
 (2nd-3rd Graders)
1)  Warm Up Exercises
2)  The Puzzle Relay
3)  Basketball - Dribbling Practice
4)  Basketball - Dribbling Games - Poly Spot Dribbling, Card Sharks, and Dribbling Tag

(5th Graders)
1) Warm-Ups
2) The Puzzle Relay
3)  Volleyball - practiced underhand serve and played "Newcomb"

See below for videos of last week's activities!

Puzzle Relay - Players took turns sprinting to the basket, took out one puzzle piece, and ran back to put together the puzzle.

2nd Graders playing "Card Sharks" dribbling game. Students had to dribble around the area and peek under the poly spots. Playing cards were hidden under some spots. The card they found determined the number of dribbles they had to perform and if they dribble standing up or on their knees.

3rd Grade "Card Sharks"

2nd graders playing "Dribbling Tag". If a player is tagged with the blue ring, they have to dribble on their knees and wait for the "helper" to touch them with the yellow noodle.

5th Graders playing "Newcomb" (just like volleyball except for they catch and throw the ball over the net instead of bumping, setting, spiking).