1. Topic-
Basic Body Positions
 
2. Content-
- Create large (30X30 paces) activity area on grass or mats.
- Send students to select and place their own spot markers.
 
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Spatial awareness, body awareness, balance, nonlocomotor skills, locomotor skills
2. Cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance
3. Participates, appreciates, enjoys movement, respects
others
 
4. Objectives-
1. Personal Space Review
- You placed your own spot today. What did you do to spread out safely (helicopter)?
2. Body Positions
- Today we will learn and practice basic body positions.
- On music start, move in general space using the locomotor skill I call. Avoid spots
and others.
- On music stop, move to a spot, and we will learn and practice different body
positions.
- (Use the Body Position Skill Cards to teach T-Stand, Pike, Tuck, Sit, Straddle Sit, Front
Support, Side Support, Rear Support, Tuck to Front Support, Front Support to Tuck,
Front Support to Straddle Stand, Straddle Stand to Front Support, Front Support to
Rear Support.)
- (Provide a variety of challenges by combining different Body Positions with
locomotor skills.)
 
5. Materials and Aids-
- 4 cones (for boundaries)
- 1 spot marker per student
- Body Positions Skill Cards (SPARK IM Disc)
- Locomotor Skill Cards (SPARK IM Disc)
- Music and player
 
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

Memory Game
The object is to remember our body positions in
the order we do them. I'll start the music and give
you a locomotor skill to do. When the music stops,
I'll call a body position. Hold that position until
the music begins and I give you a different way to
move. When the music stops again, I'll give you a
2nd body position; but do the previous move first;
then the new one. We'll keep adding on and see
how many we remember. It's okay to look around
for help, too!
 

Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

None
 

Checking for understanding-

Formative/Informal
 

Closure-

- What body parts did you use to make your base of support in a front support? A
straddle?
- What position are you in when you watch TV? Probably not one that is very good
for you.
- The R in SPARK stands for "Reduce TV and video time." Who is careful not to spend
too much time just lying around?
 
7. Evaluation-
OBSERVATION
 

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