This full lesson plan is used for grades pre-k – 3 and deals with gymnastic skills of balancing and rolling. It’s a simple lesson with a warm-up, skill practice, and activity. This activity can be modified for higher grades by challenging your students with the skills or adding to them to make them harder (it all depends on your own creativity as a teacher). This file will cover the following:
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 tag activity, 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 the forward roll the students will be able to comprehend the correct movements by answering in their own words questions about forward roll 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 forward roll while concentrating on tucking their chin during the movement.
Following a teacher explanation and demonstration of the forward roll on the cheese wedge, students will be able to utilize GMC, body control and flexibility by executing the forward roll on the cheese wedge mats and moving to the regular mats when comfortable.
Given a demonstration by the teacher and general space, the students will be able to apply GMC, timing and body control by demonstrating the balance skills they learned in the pervious class and then turning it into a forward roll.
This lesson has diagrams to help in assisting the teacher with setup and how to arrange the class. It will guide you step by step through the lesson for the class period. Enjoy!