1. Topic-
Maniuplative Skills
2. Content-
Underhand throw,
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Develop proper underhand throw techniques
2. Develop aiming skills
3. Work on hand-eye coordination
4. Objectives-
1. Students will demonstrate proper underhand throw techniques
2. Students will be able to, using underhand throw, transfer a beanbag from their hands into a hula hoop a short distance away
3. Students will verbalize why it is important to let go of the beanbag at a specific point
5. Materials and Aids-
Beanbags, hula hoops
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Warm up: One lap around the gym and 5 jumping jacks, followed by a teacher led stretch
2. Explain that we will be working on and developing proper underhand throwing technique using beanbags and also developing some hand-eye coordination skills too
3. Explain the rules to the students: they are to line up, receive one beanbag and hula hoop and find an area where they have plenty of personal space
4. Explain what freeze means: Students are to drop their beanbag, put their hands on their hands and face the teacher
5. Hand out equipment and remind students what to do when they find their space

B. Development-

1. Freeze! Once all eyes are on the teacher, the teacher will explain and demonstrate proper underhand throw. Ask students to mirror the teachers movement with whatever hand feels the most comfortable
2. Teacher will demonstrate and explain the throw with an object in their hand. Have students mirror this as well, without focusing on getting the beanbag in the hula hoop
3. Now the teacher will demonstrate and explain proper throw with an object, aiming for the hula hoop. Emphasis on when we should let go of the beanbag

C. Practice-

1. Have the students practice their throwing without worrying about the hula hoop first, correcting any improper techniques quickly
2. Once students have the technique fairly well done, have them practice with the hula hoop. Model again if needed

D. Independent Practice-

1. If students are having a hard time aiming for their hula hoop, have them just practice proper throw, focusing on getting it past a certain line
2. If students feel the hula hoop is too easy, have them take 3 steps back and try throwing from a greater distance
3. Have students see if they can get 5 or 10 throws in a row, 5 regular steps from their hula hoop

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Remove the hula hoop for students who find the aiming difficult and focus only on releasing the beanbag at the appropriate time and getting it to go past a certain point
2. Propose a more challenging distance for those students who are doing very well and finding the assignment too easy

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Demonstrate improper underhand throw techniques and ask "Is this right? What do I have to change?"
2. Ask students why it is important to let go of the beanbag at a certain point. Demonstrate with having the arm at different levels and say "What would happen if I let go of it here?"

G. Closure-

1. Cool down: Have each student bring their equipment back to the teacher and sit in a circle. Practice deep breathing if time permits
2. Tell students that did a great job showing their underhand throwing skills and thank them for their hard work.
7. Evaluation-
1. Students can be evaluated by demonstrating proper technique in underhand throw, either with an object or without
2. Students can write an explanation of why it is important to let go of an object at a certain point

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