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VII. Rope Jumping Unit

Health/Physical Education                                             Jeff Miele

 

K-8                                                   

 

                                                                         

All grade levels:  Opening Exercises

 

      • Students enter the gym and go directly to their exercise spaces.
      • Various stretches and strength building exercises.
      • Warm-up activity – 45 sec. Timed relay run (cardiovascular endurance)

 

 

 

Activity:  Begin the Rope Jumping Unit

 

 

 

 

 

Goals:

 

§       To promote enjoyable regular physical activity.

 

§       To provide comprehensive physical fitness and activity assessments and reporting programs for students.

 

§       To develop affective, cognitive and behavioral components related to physical activity.

 

§       To have the student know that regular physical activity contributes to good health, function and well-being and is important throughout a person’s lifetime.

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson 1:  Short Rope Jumping

 

 

 

Objective:

 

  • Rope jumping contributes to the development of coordination, rhythm, timing, agility, aerobic endurance and leg strength.

 

 

 

Skill:  Basic skipping form:

 

  • Stand tall
  • Knees and feet together
  • Hold rope behind the heels
  • Keep elbows close to sides
  • Turn rope with small circular wrist movements.

 

 

 

Procedure:  Divide class into three or four groups of 6 jumpers each.  Jumpers take turns in groups jumping rope for 30 seconds each.  Total the number of jumps for each group. 

 

Keep a wall tally sheet.

 

Health/P.E. Standard 10.3.3, 10.4.3, 10.3.6, 10.4.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson 2:  Long Rope Jumping

 

 

 

 

 

Objective:

 

  • Rope jumping contributes to the development of coordination, rhythm, timing, agility, aerobic endurance and leg strength.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skills:  Jumping “IN”

 

 

 

Procedure:  Class is divided into 5 equal groups of five or six players.  Each group’s members are numbered.  Numbered players are given turns turning the rope and as jumpers.  Students are introduced to a number of jump rope rhymes and then each student is given an opportunity to practice these rhymes.

 

 

 

Rhymes:  Students are introduced to the type of rhymes to be used:

 

 

 

  • Straight jumping
  • How Many?
  • Red-Hot Pepper!
  • Actions
  • In and Out
  • All In Together

 

 

 

Rhymes are from the Book Anna Banana, 101 Jump-Rope Rhymes by Joanna Cole

 

Health/P.E. Standard 10.3.3, 10.4.3, 10.3.6, 10.4.6

 

 

 

Evaluation:

 

Daily observation evaluations are made at the conclusion of each class period.

 

Scores are given for:

 

  • Participation
  • Sportspersonship
  • Cooperation
  • Attitude
  • Self-responsibility

 

 

 

Adopt an Anchor

 

§         R3-6.A2.1   Comprehension and Reading Skills

 

Understand Nonfiction Appropriate to grade level.  Identify and interpret the meaning of vocabulary in nonfiction.

 

“Robust Action Word of the Day”

 

 

 

§         MA.1   Numbers and Operations

 

Demonstrate an understanding of numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers and number systems.

 

“Counting off & Dividing into equal teams