Application and Assessments:
1. When incorporating bean bags into a lesson, it can really benefit the students learning the proper technique at an easy level. While the students are having fun using the bean bags, they also are learning as well as practicing a particular skill. Bean bags are great for young children because it is easy for them to catch or throw. Also they are soft; which will provide the students with a safe environment.
2. The theme that I would use is an animal zoo. I would have the students pick one of there favorite animals in the zoo that can hop. I will have stations set up so that the children can practice the skill while having fun at the same time. I would transform the gym into a zoo like environment.
3. The locomotor movement that I chose is the gallop. I would grade the students out of 4 points. If they perform the 4 different criteria, then they would get a perfect score. If the student has their arms bent and lifted to waist level at takeoff, that is one point. If the student has a step forward with the lead foot followed by a step with the trailing foot behind the lead foot, that is a point. If their is a brief period when both feet are off the floor, thats a point. Then finally, if the student maintains a rhythmic pattern for four consecutive gallops, that a point. The student will lose a point for doing the moves incorrectly.
4. Bean Bag Games:
Bean Bag Surprise: