PE Update: Kicking Skills!
I hope that everyone had a fantastic April vacation! During the break, I was able to come up with some brand new games to roll out for the spring, which I am really excited about!
Prior to break, all classes had been focusing on their kicking skills. Students have had the opportunity to practice dribbling, trapping, passing, and shooting at targets. For some of the older grades, we have played mat ball, which is a crazy version of kickball. Younger students have played some smaller sided games, and have used our new pop up goals, which I think they will really love!
This week, I am continuing to focus on kicking skills. I found a really awesome game called “PinBowl Soccer” that is geared towards students in the upper grades. It is a game that has two teams competing against each other, to score points. There are goals and pins set up as targets, and we use multiple goals, to maximize the participation level. Students are able to kick the ball up to themselves, in order to catch, and bowl at the targets as well. There is a ton of action in the game, and I was so happy with how classes went today!
For our younger grades, I modified the game to eliminate the bowling, to focus only on kicking. We also did not keep score of our game, and only allowed goalies to touch the ball with their hands. In this version, we used five indoor soccer balls, which made for a ton of opportunities for students to have chances to score and play defense.
I had a few complaints today… but it was only about being exhausted and sweaty, I consider that a win in my book!