Calamity day lesson #6

Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade Lesson

 

Learning Target:

         

Student will demonstrate the ability to keep a plastic bag airborne using hands as well as other unconventional means.

Student will demonstrate the ability to keep a plastic bag airborne for 10 seconds or longer.

Student will demonstrate the ability to keep a plastic bag airborne while completing multiple tasks

 

Standard 1 - Grades K-2 Benchmark A: Demonstrate locomotor and non-locomotor skills in a variety of ways

Standard 1 - Grades K-2 Benchmark B: Demonstrate developing control of fundamental manipulative skills

Standard 2 – Grades K-2 Benchmark A: Demonstrates knowledge of movement concepts related to body, space, effort and relationships

Standard 2 – Grades K-2 Benchmark B: Demonstrate knowledge of critical elements of fundamental motor skills

Standard 3 – Grades K-2 Benchmark A: Engage in regular physical activity inside and outside of school to meet national recommendations for daily physical activity

Standard 3 – Grades K-2 Benchmark B: Recall participation in physical activities both in and out of school

 

Materials Needed: 1 or more plastic shopping bags

 

 

Lesson Overview: Student will use a variety of different body parts to keep a plastic bag in the air without touching the ground. Student should be challenged by the following tasks.

 

 

Tasks (to include challenge activity as possible)

 

WARM UP – Across the room or around general space for 10 seconds:

                        1. Gallop

                        2. Skip

                        3. Hop – One foot!!!

                        4. Jump – Two feet!!!

                        5. Crab walk

                        6. Bear crawl

                        7. Crab walk

                        8. Jump

                        9. Hop

                        10. Skip

                        11. Gallop

 

            1. Throw plastic bag up into the air:

                        a. Using right hand

                        b. Using left hand

                        c. Alternating right and left hand

d. Pick a spot on the floor – Can you keep your bag in the air while

staying close to your spot?

e. Pick a spot on the floor - Recite the alphabet – Can you get through the entire alphabet without letting the bag hit the ground, moving from your spot or stopping the alphabet?

 

            2. Tossing while Moving:

                        a. Can you toss the bag up and forward while traveling through

                        general space?

                        b. Can you toss the bag up in the air moving in a curved pathway?

                        c. Can you toss the bag up in the air moving in a zig-zag pathway?

                        d. Can you travel from one side of your house to the other without

                        letting the bag touch the ground?

 

            3. Tossing and Catching (try multiple times):

                        a. Can you toss with your hand and catch with an elbow?

                        b. Can you toss with your hand and catch with your head?

                        c. Can you toss with your hand and catch with your shoulder?

                        d. Can you toss with your hand and catch with your knee?

                        e. Can you toss with your hand and catch with your foot?

 

            4. Super Challenges:

a. Can you toss your bag and spin once and catch before the bag hits the ground?

b. Can you toss your bag and spin twice and catch before the bag hits the ground?

c. Can you toss your bag and spin three times then catch the bag before it hits the ground?

d. Can you toss your bag, clap twice, then catch before it hits the ground?

e. Can you come up with different combinations of spinning and clapping then your bag before it hits the ground?

 

 

Evaluation/Assessment:

 

 

  • Is the student able to successfully catch his or her bag?
  • Does the student catch with entire hand with fingers?
  • Is the student tracking the bag with his or her eyes when it is above or below eye-level?
  • Does the student maintain balance when performing the different challenges (alphabet/spinning/moving across space)?

 

Third Grade Lesson

 

 

Learning Target: Aerobic Activity 3rd Grade

 

 

Materials Needed: Timer/Stopwatch/ Any clock with a secondhand

 

 

Lesson Overview: Students will engage in activities that will test and improve aerobic activity. After each round of activities they will self-assess the effect of the activities with three assessments: the breathing test, the sweating test, and the muscle soreness test.

 

Tasks (to include challenge activity as possible)

 

1. Jog in place for 2 minutes or 300 steps

 

2. Jumping Jacks for 1 minute or 50 jumping jacks

 

3. Hold the plank position for 45 seconds or count to 45

 

4. Now assess how you feel with the 3 “tests” below. Try to complete 2 more rounds and assess each time after each round.

 

Evaluation/Assessment:

 

Breathing Test

Hard………Somewhat……..No Change

10       7          5          3         0

 

Sweat Test

Dripping…….Some Sweat……..No Sweat

10……..7……….5………..3………0

 

Muscle Soreness Test

Very Sore          Some Soreness         No Soreness

10……….7………..5………….3……….0

 

 

Fourth Grade Lesson

 

Learning Target: Aerobic Activity 4th Grade

 

 

Materials Needed: Timer/Stopwatch/ Any clock with a secondhand

 

 

Lesson Overview: Students will engage in activities that will test and improve aerobic activity. After each round of activities they will self-assess the effect of the activities with three assessments: the breathing test, the sweating test, and the muscle soreness test.

 

Tasks (to include challenge activity as possible)

 

1. Jog in place for 3 minutes or 400 steps

 

2. Jumping Jacks for 1 minute or 65 jumping jacks

 

3. Hold the plank position for 1 minute or count to 60

          

4. Now assess how you feel with the 3 “tests” below. Try to complete 2 more rounds and assess each time after each round.

 

Evaluation/Assessment:

 

Breathing Test

Hard………Somewhat……..No Change

10       7          5          3         0

 

Sweat Test

Dripping…….Some Sweat……..No Sweat

10……..7……….5………..3………0

 

Muscle Soreness Test

Very Sore          Some Soreness         No Soreness

10……….7………..5………….3……….0

 

 

Fifth Grade Lesson

 

 

Learning Target: Aerobic Activity 5th Grade

 

 

Materials Needed: Timer/Stopwatch/ Any clock with a secondhand

 

 

Lesson Overview: Students will engage in activities that will test and improve aerobic activity. After each round of activities they will self-assess the effect of the activities with three assessments: the breathing test, the sweating test, and the muscle soreness test.

 

 

Tasks (to include challenge activity as possible)

 

1. Jog in place for 5 minutes or 600 steps

 

2. Jumping Jacks for 1 minute or 50 jumping jacks

 

3. Do a wall sit for 1 minute. With your back against the wall slide down the wall until your feet, knees, and legs are in the same position that they would be in if you were sitting in a chair.

 

4. Now assess how you feel with the 3 “tests” below. Try to complete 2 more rounds and assess each time after each round.

 

Evaluation/Assessment:

 

Breathing Test

Hard………Somewhat……..No Change

10       7          5          3         0

 

Sweat Test

Dripping…….Some Sweat……..No Sweat

10……..7……….5………..3………0

 

Muscle Soreness Test

Very Sore          Some Soreness         No Soreness

10……….7………..5………….3……….0