Welcome Back First Day of PE Will be August 18, 2014

Week 25-27: Basketball!!

During week 1 of basketball we will be learning one of the essential skills of the game and that is dribbling. We will discuss ball control and discuss the different cues for being a successful dribbler.
1. Use finger pads
2. Bend knees and keep ball below waist
3. Use non dribbling hand to guard ball
4. Keep head up
These basic cues will be covered while we play games like, rings of fire, berry monster, and dribble take away. We will end each class with a shooting game and this week it will be around the world.

During week 2 we will cover passing. We will discuss the importance of passing in basketball and cover the three basic passes in basketball, the chest pass, bounce pass and over head pass. We will have a triangle passing activity, monkey in the middle passing, and over the hill passing activity. We will again end the day with a shooting game and this week it will be H.O.R.S.E. Shooting cues that will be emphasized will be a simple acronym call B.E.E.F.

B-balance- get your balance. Make sure you are steady.
E-eyes-look at the rim, either the back or the front, it really doesn’t matter.
E-elbow-make sure your elbow is in line with the basketball hoop.
F-follow through- Make sure you follow thru when releasing your shot.

During the 3rd and final week the older kids will be starting small 3v3 games in a format I like to call king of the court. First to 3 points and then teams switch. This keeps games moving and many students involved. For the younger grades we will play a shooting game called HOT SHOT which has become an Osuna favorite. We will also have some free shooting and students will have the option to play other shooting games learned. We are just going to have to much fun these next couple weeks while I will look to align all classes with standard number 1 (The student demonstrates competency in many movement forms and proficiency in few).

AT END OF THE BASKETBALL UNIT WE WILL HAVE OUR SECOND ANNUL MARCH MADNESS 3 ON 3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT TO BE HELD IN THE GYM AT RECESS FOR ALL 3RD THROUGH 5TH GRADERS. WINNERS WIN SPECIAL PRIZES TBA!!!

Week 24: Cross the River

This week in PE we are doing one of my personal favorite activities and that is cooperative games. The idea of cooperative games is the whole is greater than the individual. We will start each class with dice warm-up in which a selected student will roll the dice to decide from a list of 12 different exercises. After our warm-up we will complete an activity called “cross the river.” During this game students will have to work in teams to cross a “river” (the gym floor) without touching any part of the floor. Each group will be given a scooter, rope, and a tire. They will have an island (mat) in the middle of the gym to assist them and all equipment must be carried across along with their entire team. After completion of this activity the students must untangle from a team knot as well as complete the floating rod. During these activities I will be looking for teamwork, group cooperation, and sportsmanship. All students will be graded on NM state standard number 5.