Last week in Phys. Ed. was the beginning of our basketball/bouncing unit. Students in grades K-2 started working on their bouncing skills. We took some time to work on the fundamentals of bouncing (bouncing with the fingers, keeping our head up, moving while bouncing) and also played some games to work on our skills (connect 4 dribbling, sharks in the middle).
Students in grades 3-5 also worked on their bouncing, however, we looked at bouncing more as dribbling in a basketball game. These students also worked on some of the fundamentals of bouncing a ball, and also got to play some of the games that the younger groups did. The grade 3-5 students also got some time to work on their shooting technique and had a chance to play a few games to practice shooting (team bump, flickerball).
We will continue to work on our basketball/bouncing skills over the next week. Students in grades 3-5 will have an opportunity to apply their skills to game like situations. Students in K-2 will continue to play a variety of games to work on perfecting their bouncing skills.