This lesson file is used for a pre- k-3 grade level, but you could find ways to modify it to use at the higher levels. It is a gymnastics or balancing introductory lesson for younger kids. It covers the following concepts and skills:
After the teachers anticipatory set and rules for the skills lesson the students will be able to prioritize honesty and personal integrity by demonstrating consistent behavior to comply with the preset rules.
Given a warm up activity of zombie tag, in general space, the students will be able to apply, cardiovascular fitness by performing locomotor movements during the activity.
Given questions asked to the students by the teacher after explaining the critical elements of balancing the students will be able to comprehend the correct movements by answering in their own words questions about balancing elements with 100% accuracy.
Given an area with gymnasium mats and in their own personal space the students will be able to apply gross motor co-ordination, balance and body control by performing the critical elements of balancing while holding the pose for 5 seconds without falling over.
Following a teacher explanation and demonstration of the partner balancing, students will be able to utilize balance, body control and teamwork by executing different balancing poses on various body parts for 5 seconds during each pose.
Given a demonstration by the teacher and a small ball, the students will be able to apply GMC, timing and body control by demonstrating the ball handling skills while also balancing for the duration of that activity.
It includes basic diagrams and setups for the activities along with the amount of equipment needed for the lesson. Try this lesson if you are looking for a good way to introduce gymnastics or balancing activities to your class. It’s a simple lesson that can help those teachers who aren’t too familiar with how you want to start a gymnastics unit dealing with balancing, hand-eye coordination, body control, partnerships, and more. enjoy this lesson if you don't want to put the time in yourself. Enjoy!