Kines 127

Body awareness
What the body can do.

Shapes, Balance, bear weight

Shapes
Body can make: stretched and bent; wide and narrow; twisted

Exercise: use bodies to spell words

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Balance/Bear weight
All 4’s, push up, transfer

Exercise: Tumbling dice

Space Awareness
Where the body moves

Ex. General/personal, direction, pathways, levels

General/personal
General:The total space that can be used by a child or group

Personal: Immediate space of a child

Exercise: loco-motor Hello’s

Direction
Forward, backward, diagonal, up, down
Pathways
Patterns you make when moving on or off the floor
Ex. Curve, zig-zag, circle etc.

Exercise: scooters, ice skating

Levels
Location of the body and body parts to the floor
Ex. Low: lying flat on the floor, Medium: dog position, High: standing
Efforts
How the body moves

Ex. Speed, force, flow

Speed
Rate of movement, Important to teach slow and fast

Exercise: beep-beep

Force
Tension involved in movement

Exercise: gaining height or distance when jumping

Flow
How a movement or series of movements are linked

Ex. Bound Flow and free flow

Bound and free flow
Bound Flow: is a series of movements that stops with balance maintained then continued

Exercise:Effort concepts? 3 somersaults/stop/3 more

Free Flow: movements preceding from one to the other

5 steps to a yearly PE program
1. est. objectives
2. select activities for instructional units
3. Develop an instructional unit
4. Develop lesson plans
5. Conduct student and program evaluations
Step 1:
Establish objectives
Step 2:
Select activities for instructional units
-Consider: percent of time on each activity, age, school curriculum, equipment, facilities, your own competency
Step 3:
Develop an instructional unit
-State your objectives (Skills, social, cognitive) of what you want the students to be able to do by the end of the unit
-Sequential list of concepts and skills
-Selection of activities (drills, games, activities)
-Choose facility and equipment
-Evaluation method (observations are done 99% of the time)
-Resources (books, videos, websites)
-methods (cont on next slide)
Step 3 continued
Methods of teaching
-Multiple teaching unit: 2-3 taught simultaneously
-Modified teaching unit: block of time for one activity and then a free day
-Solid teaching unit: same activity everyday until unit is complete
Step 4
Develop flexible lesson plans
-Approx. 10 lesson plans per unit
Step 5
Conduct student and program evaluations
-Assessing progress of students and completion of objectives. (Suggest doing it each day)

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