Students in grades 4 and 5 were presented with a pass/catch challenge this week. We have been working a lot on our overhand throwing, and this was an opportunity to practice our skills. PE Central, a popular physical education resource website, created this challenge:
The students did a really awesome job in attempting this challenge!
After our challenge, we played a game of battleship, which is very popular. We use gymnastics mats as "ships" and each team gets eight pins to set up around their ship. Each team has one "scuba diver" that can travel across the gymnasium, collecting balls. The goal of the game is for teams to try and "sink" other ships by knocking their pins down. Once a team has all eight pins knocked down, they are "sinking" and must work together to decide what other ship they are going to attach onto. I love this game because students get a ton of opportunities to practice their throw, and play defense on their pins. Students also have to work together to communicate jobs, who is scuba diving, guarding, and throwing. It's a blast to see them join ships, often times we have three ships teaming up to try and take out the one last ship! We play music, and have a blast playing this one. The video below has no music, but it's only because I was using my iPad to film the action.
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