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Drs. Killick. Tiger P.R.I.D.

E: Unit 1: Lesson 1: Co-operative Learning

GRADE LEVEL: 4rd Grade
CLASS SIZE: 22 students
LESSON LENGTH: 30 minutes
UNIT: Space Awareness
LESSON #: 1 of 2
LESSON FOCUS: Spatial awareness, personal space, general
space, high-medium-low levels, following
PREVIOUSLY LEARNT SKILLS: high-medium-low levels
FACILITITES: Blacktop/Grass
EQUIPMENT: Cones variety to mark boundaries
Hula Hoop for each student

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

Psychomotor: SWBAT perform locomotor skills like skipping, sliding, galloping,
walking at all levels (low, medium, high) in order to make their way into general space
to maintain good personal space.

Cognitive: SWBAT discuss the strategies they implemented as individuals and/or
teammates to accomplish the task of not bumping into other students and making it to
the other side by maintaining good personal space. SWBAT to discuss strategies they
used at conclusion of the activity and explain at least 1 benefit of maintaining personal
space to accomplish a task(s). Key words for 4th grade students: personal space, general
space, awareness.

Affective: SWBAT include individual and/or teamwork and space awareness concepts
in this lesson in order to effectively accomplish the task(s). Effective space awareness
traits can include: smiling, high-fives, positive dialogue, encouragement, positive
feedback for strategies to maintain personal space.

Health-related: SWBAT recognize the physiological responses to exercise and will be
engaged in MVPA for at least 50% of the lesson time.

Instant Activity: Space Ship Red Light/Green Light 5 Minutes
Time: 1 minute

On the blacktop or grass area mark off a large rectangle space for the students to move
about (cones). Have students line up on one side of the rectangle. The students will be inside
a hula hoop and have it parallel to the floor. They will move on green light, slow down on
yellow light, and stop/freeze on red light. Students will be moving in different levels at
different speeds based on directions given by the teacher. Each student who is caught
following directions for the wrong light called will be sent back to start over. Main objective
= affective. Feedback statements = re: Affective SLO.
Time: 4 minutes.

Drs. Killick. Tiger P.R.I.D.E: Unit 1: Lesson 1: Co-operative Learning
Body of Session: Cooperative Learning/Problem Solving: 21 minutes

Space Ship City/Tag
Time 21 minutes
Set up

O= students in hula hoops
X= Teacher
Time Activity/COTS Refinement Organization
1 min. Demo: Students will have a hula
hoop to serve as their spaceship.
With half the class on each side of
the designated rectangle, they will
simultaneously travel to the other
side using different pathways,
locomotor skills, and different
levels and speeds. A
demonstration will be done by the
teacher and a few selected
volunteers who are displaying
good, cooperative, and quiet
Locomotor skills:
skipping, jogging,
walking, waddling
(duck walk), sliding,

Height Levels: high,
medium, low

Speeds: fast, medium


2 min. Explain to students that they have
to be aware of their own personal
space, others personal space, and
general space. Students will work
together to not bump into each
other through each task.
Key Words:
Personal space
General space
Look at each other
around teacher
2 min.
30 sec
Students practicing Teacher movement:
reinforce Affective
activity space
30 sec Refinement: remind students to
keep their personal space and not
get in the personal space of others
Reinforcing Affective
Students in
General Space
Drs. Killick. Tiger P.R.I.D.E: Unit 1: Lesson 1: Co-operative Learning
4 min. Students practicing Teacher movement:
reinforce Affective
Students in
General Space
2 min Transition/Re-group: quick
discussion about the strategies you
saw as students were maintaining
personal space while performing
various tasks. Introduce tag.
When someone gets tagged they
will say spaceship down and a
teammate must tap them on the
shoulder to be reactivated. Upon
being tapped on the shoulder,
student will say spaceship up!
and resume activity.
4 min. Students practicing different
locomotor skills and different
pathways in general space
Reinforce Affective
objective and Use
Key Words, personal
space, awareness,
general space, work
together, listen
Whole class in

4 min Make the general space smaller Reinforce Affective
3-5 groups
1 min Equipment Pick Up: as a team
collect equipment from a station
and place together in a designated
equipment area.

Closure: 4 minutes

Class reviews what skills we learned today: personal space, general space, space
awareness, key terms
Time: 2 minutes.
Class discusses strategies to keep good personal space
Time: 1 minute.
Discuss what students will be doing next class period and how what they learned in
your lesson will transfer into the next.
Time: 1 minute
Class ends with high-fives on exit.
Drs. Killick. Tiger P.R.I.D.E: Unit 1: Lesson 1: Co-operative Learning


In addition to the systematic observations that will assess motor differences, time
spent in physical activity; you should spend this session assessing the affective skills
of your students and cultural differences you may see emerge. Take notes on the
following and include in your reflection journal:
- What languages did you hear the students speak?
- Who did the students partner with if given a choice?
- During down time who did the students socialize with?
- Were the students able to work effectively and without conflict with their
partners/teams? If not, what factors seemed to be causing conflict?
- What evidence of teamwork/communication did you see? (e.g. high fives etc)
- Did the students request any activities/sports? If so, what were they?
- What role does Maria play? How do the students respond to her? Does their
behavior change when she is around?
- Did you learn anything about the students home life/background? If so, what?