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Kyle’s PE Lesson


P.E. & Health  



H-227 Semester Project

A Physical Education Lesson

Kyle Yamnitz, Karen Comer, 
and Diana Adams

May 5, 1996

I.  Introduction -- by Diana Adams
    Manipulative Rope Jumping (p. 256)

To begin with, each student will be provided with a jump rope. When the whistle is blown and the music begins, the students will run around the gym with their ropes. When the whistle is blown again, the children will begin rope jumping in their own individual patterns. After the whistle is blown again, students will drop their jump ropes and begin jumping over as many ropes as they can, one at a time. Each time the whistle is blown, the students will switch between rope jumping and jumping over the ropes on the floor.

II. Fitness — by Diana Adams

A. Abdominals — Curl and Twist

B. Back of the Thighs — Hamstring Stretch

C. Arms — Push-ups

D. Shoulders and Upper Back — Prone Arm Lifts (A through D taken from lecture, April 2)

E. Aerobic Activity — Activities with Manipulative Equipment (p. 307)

The aerobic activity will consist of a manipulative jump rope aerobic activity set to music. This will last for two minutes and will be followed with a heart check.

III. Lesson Focus

Manipulation: Individual Rope Jumping

During the lesson focus, we will explain and demonstrate different rope jumping skills to the students.

Part 1 — by Kyle Yamnitz (minutes 1-3)

A. Bird Jumps (p. 454)

After finishing their aerobic activity, the students will move right into this first rope jumping activity. The students will first jump rope with toes pointed in. After this they will try rope jumping with toes pointed out. Finally, they will begin a lternating with toes in and toes out.

B. Skier (p. 454)

Next, the students will do a double-foot jump over sideways back and forth over an imaginary line on the floor, much as a skier would do. Students will be instructed to picture a line on the floor that they will jump over. After doing this, they may jump forward and backward over the line.

C. Spread Legs Forward and Backward (if time permits) (p. 454)

Students will be instructed to assume a stride position, equally distributing their weight on both feet. As they jump, they will switch lead feet and rotate back and forth.

Part 2 — by Karen Comer (minutes 4-9)

A. Straddle Jump (p. 454)

As the rope passes under the feet, students will spread the legs sideways to perform a straddle jump. They will alternate straddle jumps with regular jumps.

B. Cross Legs Sideward (p. 454)

Begin with an explanation that as the rope passes under the feet, the legs are spread in the straddle position to take the rebound. As the rope passes under the feet on the next turn, students will jump into the air and cross their feet (right foot forward) and land in the straddle position. Next, they will repeat with the left foot and continue the alteration pattern.

C. Crossing Arms — Forward (p. 455)

Students will begin by jumping forward in slow time. After every 2 jumps, they will attempt to cross arms. The hands will change place and the elbows will be close to each other.

D. Crossing Arms — Backward (p. 455)

This time, students will begin by jumping backward in slow time. After every 2 jumps, they will attempt to cross arms. The hands will again change place, but this time the elbows are kept away from each other.

E. Students will now be given time to create their own routine to music.

It will be explained that students may make up their own jump rope routine. They must use skills they practiced today, but can also use skills they have already mastered. Music will be played and the class will have approximately 2 minutes to work on their routine.

F. Collect Jump Ropes

Two students will be chosen to hold their arms straight out. The class will place their jump ropes across their arms. Then, the ropes will be taken from their arms and hung up.

IV. Closing Activity — by Kyle Yamnitz

Jump the Shot (p. 577)

Either a long jump rope with an object tied to one end or a long rope alone will be used for this closing game. The students will be instructed to form a circle and one student will be chosen to sit in the middle of the circle. This student will hold the end of the rope without the object over his or her head and turn it in a circle along the floor. As the rope or object approaches the players, they will jump over it. If a player touches the rope or object, that player will go to the middle and the student in the middle will join the rest of the players in the circle. As the students improve at the game, other tasks will be introduced. Examples are doing a 90 or 180 degree turn as they jump over the rope, hopping in place while the rope is circling, and running in place and jumping.

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