Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Lab 7.. Jumping Rope!

Application and Assessments: 
1. I feel that a child in a wheelchair cannot enter the front door and the back door. However, if the child is fast enough he might be able to get through the front door with some modifications. The students that are swinging the rope can really slow it down for the student so that he/she has time to get through the front door and under the rope. Also, it might be easier for the student to go through the middle. I feel that the student will not be able to go through the back door because the rope might hit him/her.
2. I would apply goal setting to this lesson by starting the students out with a warm up to see were everyones jumping level is at. This will create practice in their jumping skills. After this, the students can then get in groups where there are 2 students holding the rope and 1 jumping the rope. You can then set the goal as they have to consecutively jump the rope without hitting into it. If the student is able to do this, then they could set a higher goal for themselves. The students will then rotate in as the jumper.
3. My lesson would have both of the students to practice getting their jump synchronized with each other first. This will work on their timing and when to jump the rope together. If the students feel comfortable jumping to the outside of the rope, then they will be ready to both jump together in the middle. Providing the students with progressions is a great way for them to learn and perform the skills.
4. The checklist would be based out of 4. 
Student is taking off and landing on both feet  1  2  3  4
Student jumps 1-2 inches off the ground  1  2  3  4
Student lands with knees slightly bent  1  2  3  4
Student is swinging the rope with hands at waist level  1  2  3  4 
5. To organize a rope jumping club for my elementary school, I would start out by getting all the students  introduced to it when they are in kindergarden. This can benefit the students by learning and practicing many ways to jump. I would provide creative and fun ways for the students to learn the concepts of jumping, ways to practice the skills in jumping rope, and how it can keep your body healthy and fit. Getting them involved at this young age can really have an impact on them wanting to join the club. Also, as the students get older and more proficient in jumping rope, they can design their own routines or with groups to perform in front of the class. I would try to get the community involved as well as the students parents to come watch them perform. For the students hard work, I would reward each and every student that was involved with the club.
6. Stimulus variation is when the teacher provides different ways to present the task to the students, in hopes that they will maintain a high level of interest throughout the lesson. An example of stimulus variation from lab is that we switch the equipment used during each task. The use of bean bags or scarves will keep the students attention.

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