Sunday, May 1, 2011

Easter At St.Marys- Using Dance To Get Students Moving

As the semester continues, each week I notice such progress at St.Mary's.  This week, the students were very focused, and demonstrated what I thought was excellent form in both the dribble and kick.

 I noticed the students absolutely had some background in soccer.  They most likely worked on this skill in their physical education class recently.  Students, especially the observed male students were swinging the opposite arm, hopping on the non-kicking foot, and keeping their trunks back while striking the ball.  It was an excellent job by the students.

After the games were played, I decided to get the students dancing and moving a little bit with the "Bunny Hop" song to go along with the easter theme.  It involved the loco motor skills of jumping, hoping and moving back and forward during the skills.  Simple dance, yet it is also fun.  I believe that dance can really act as a key part in physical education.  It helps reach a new spectrum of students, and can be a great cardiovascular workout!

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