Week 1 Workout Partners

  • Use Name tags
  • Edison Map
  • Review Class Expectations
  • Least Recommended/Most Recommended classroom management
  • Physical Literacy A,B,C’s
    • Agility: Ready position
    • Balance: On one foot
    • Coordination/Speed: Throw a ball like a pitcher in baseball
  • Least recommended way (works on a good day) to start an activity
  • Most recommended: Gym Homes

Track 1 Music: Chicken Dance

  • Assign gym homes
  • Most Recommended: Start at your gym homes. On the interlude do a specific locomotor skills, then return to your gym home.
  • Chicken Dance

Partner Workout

Track 2 Music: My Way

Workout Partners: Partners stand back to back, on teacher’s signal, they face each other and greet each other enthusiastically.

Skipping Music: Find a partner – Skipping

  • Do the Skip until music stops.
  • Look around make sure everyone has a partner. If they don’t enthusiastically  invite them to join your group.

Track 3 Music: Alive  – Skipping – Crazy Dance Partner: Stand back to back with a new partner. Greet your new partner. This is your crazy dance partner. Do a crazy dance together. Crazy Dance

Track 4 Music: No Roots 

Movement: Galloping – Logging Handshake Creating a thumb-on-thumb stack. You can do this one with many people.

Track 5 Music: Hot Steppin Zydeco  

Movement: Slide step Grapevine –  Happy Salmon This may appear to begin like a “normal” handshake but ends up hands to forearms with the hands flapping like tail fins on forearms

 Track 6 Music: Further On

Movement:  Like you’re playing your favorite sport – The Whipi Dip (Tea handshake) This one looks like two passing people, holding ice cream cones, will high five when passing. However, hands will pass by each other and continue down to shake the ankles.

Track 7 Music: Horse Race

Movement: Driving a truck. Handshake:  One person is the cow and turns interlocks their fingers together with their thumbs pointing down. The other person is the dairy farmer who pulls the thumbs in a milking fashion. Then switch so everyone gets a turn at being a cow and a dairy farmer.

• Workout Buddy Formula: Eventually students will get three buddies during the first class period. Then, once a month, add new buddies. Later during the year, the teacher simply says “Crazy Dance Partner”.

Meet Me in the Middle:

 Hammer fists: Top hands touch bottom, then switch

• Jumping high 5 left, then high 5 right

• Jump and turn 360

• 3 jumping jacks in sync

• Elbow turn right, then left

• Create Your Own

Partner Tag – 3-6 Recess Activities 

Do 3 jumping jacks, then your partner moves away

• Use the 2 finger peace tag.

Offense/Defense & Walking Tag

• Pickle Tag

• Knee Tag

Movement: Skip around the gym.