|Kindergarten||Ball Handling to the Floor||
Playground balls, Control Cones, Hoops, Yarn Balls
Content Standard Benchmarks or Common Core Standards
Learning Goals, Objectives, Expected Outcomes
- Stop on the signal and put the ball on the ground.
- Work in own space.
- Catch the ball after one bounce.
- Create a trick to do after bouncing the ball and before catching the ball.
- Describe that they must look at the ball to catch it.
- Describe that they must bounce the ball in their own space to keep it close and catch it.
- Work safely.
- Have fun.
PROCEDURE AND TRANSITIONS WITH
MODIFICATIONS AND OR ACCOMMODATIONS
SETUP, TEACHING TIPS, DIFFERENTIATION STRATEGIES
|Entrance Routine||This entrance routine is specific to your school community.|
|Instruct the children to stand on a spot inside the boundaries.
With everyone on their spot, review the basic body parts and where they are. Have everyone point to or touch the body part as you say it. Head, Shoulders (two of them) Chest, Elbows, Hands, Stomach, Hips, Back, Seat, Hamstrings, Quadriceps, Knees/patella, Shins, Feet, Toes and Heels.
Now we’re going to use those body parts to play a game called Musical Body Parts, but this time we are using the spots! When the music plays, you will travel, that’s easy, and you know how to do that. When the music stops a body part will pop up on the screen. You have to put that body part on the spot! Watch out as you travel, be safe and look for open spaces. When the music stops, find the closest spot and put the body part on the screen, on your spot!
The song goes on for about 10 minutes. Plenty of time to practice traveling and stopping and body parts.
Have the students change the way they travel each time the music begins again.
New skill or concept
Teaching the concept of “Ball Handling to the Floor”
|Ball handling to the floor
Have the balls spread out in 6 hoops, one on each corner of the working area. This will enable you to instruct the students to all get a ball at once, keeping them spread out as they do it. “When I say go, get a ball from the hoop, find an own space and put the ball on the ground between your feet. Whenever I say stop, I want you to put your ball down like this.”
ACTION TASK: “When I say go, Throw the ball down to the ground, and when it comes back up catch it. Try to stay in your own space while you work. Keep doing this until I say stop or freeze.”
Listed below are directions for some tricks the students can try after they have mastered being able to bounce and catch the ball in their own space. Give them an opportunity to try each of the tricks a few times. Again, you can point out the students that are doing the tricks, and staying in their own space.
Guided Discovery Teaching Style:
Action task begins the activity. It gets the students doing the skill or working on the concept with a general description of what to do. This is followed by Guided discovery questions to lead them to discover the most efficient way of bouncing and catching the ball.
These questions should be asked one at a time. After each question at least 2 minutes of time should be allowed for the students to physically practice bouncing the ball while concentrating on the question.
While the students are working during this two minute period, the teacher can walk among the class, asking the students if they have discovered the answer.
Rephrasing the question may be necessary for those students who do not understand or cannot figure out the answer without a more specific guideline. Before moving on to the next question, stop the class and ask them for the answer. It is safest to choose students that you know have discovered the correct answer. Then, once they understand the concept, ask the next question and set them off to work again.)
|Creative Ball handling
During this portion of the lesson, you will allow the students to come up with tricks to do before they catch the ball. The tricks are fun, but catching the ball and staying in own space is still the focus. As you walk around to the students, you can stop them to let a student show off a trick, or point out students whose tricks allow them to catch the ball and still stay in their own space.
Stretching & closure
|Ask the children to put the ball away and get a mat that matches. Put the mat in own space to do stretches. Choose 3 stretches to do with the class. Continue introducing or reinforcing the names of the muscles and bones as you stretch.
Review the points of bouncing and catching the ball. Have the children sit with their ball handling partner to talk about it. After making sure both partners have had a chance to talk, discuss the points with the class as a group.