When I asked the students why they thought it's important to learn tumbling, they had some great answers: 1) In case your body catches on fire - stop, drop and roll. 2) If you fall playing sports - being able to roll helps protect your body. 3) If you fall off of a bike or roller blades - rolling helps protect your body. 4) To know how to roll down a hill - it's fun! 5) If you take gymnastics class you use these skills.
The other center options this week were an Obstacle Course, Hula Hoops and Jump Ropes. See pics below!
|I set up two wedge mats and made signs to tape to the cones for Log Roll and Pencil Roll. Next week students will practice somersaults and backwards somersaults.|
|I taped a real pencil at the bottom of the sign to show the kids the "pointy top and eraser feet".|
|Student practicing the pencil roll.|
|Hula Hoop Center|