State Standard: 1, 2, & 4
|Equipment: Several cones, poly spots, different fitness equipment (dumbbells, medicine ball, jungle jims, jump ropes, and/or cup stacks), Mats, arrows, and cue cards.||Grade: 4-5 (Possible 3)|
|Purpose of Event: Endurance, Strength, and Fitness Concepts|
|Time: 20-25 minutes|
|Organization: Set-up several centers around the gym with either arrows or shoulder folders locating each station for the students. Have students sit in their battle-ship spots as I explain each fitness center. Once each center has been explained or demonstrated separate each students into groups of two partners and have them start at different centers.
Fitness Centers: On the signal, the students within their pairs will begin each workout labeled by the shoulder folder at each center. The following are some different ideas that I use for various fitness workouts (you can add more or change for whatever works for your students):
Variations: You can add or remove any exercises as you see fit that works for your students.
|Concerns: Move safely around the gym. Make sure students performing the exercises correctly and with proper technique. I also make sure that they are working well with their partners.|
|This idea is from:|
Knights of The Round Table
|State Standard: 1, 2, 3, 5|
|Equipment: 3-4 mats, 10-15 gator balls, 20 pins, 6-8 scooters, & 20 polyspots (set pins on)||Grade: 3-8|
|Purpose: Cardiovascular Fitness, Throwing Skills, Movement in General Space, Muscular Strength, & Teamwork.|
|Time: 15-25 Minutes|
Lay the mats across the gym to divide the play area in half. Set up ten pins on each end line (castles). Divide the class into two teams and each team begins on their own side of the play area. Assign each student one of the following roles:
The team that knocks over all the pins (castles) first is the winner.
|Concerns: Be Careful when throwing a ball! Students are not allowed to throw a ball at another student!!|
|This idea is from: Scott Carlson, Muskego-Norway School District, Wisconsin.|