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Day: 4 of 4 Unit Title: Cooperative Games Lesson Title: Cooperative Stations

Grade: 3

Number of Students: 20

West Virginia Content Standards and Objectives Addressed: WE.3.5.07 perform rhythmic sequences using equipment. WE.3.5.08 continuously strike an object (e.g., balloon with hand, ball with foot).

National Standard(s): Standard 1: Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities. Standard 2: Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities. Standard 5: Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.

Rationale: The mastery of this content is important because it requires students to collaborate using several strategies to achieve their goals. Objectives: 1. Students will work cooperatively using a variety of strategies to complete all tasks and meet all goals. 2. Students will follow all safety instructions for each of the stations. Prerequisite Knowledge: Students need to know how to communicate with others and work cooperatively within small groups. Students should also have critical thinking skills to come up with strategies to complete all tasks within their group. Time Allotment and Activities Planned: Introductory Activity 3 minutes Fitness Activity 5 minutes Lesson Focus 20 minutes Students will be at each station for approximately 4 minutes each.

Closing Activity Remaining time

Equipment Required: Two beanbags Two balloons Six hula hoops Tumbling mat 8 cones Station cards Stereo Music (CD, MP3, iPod, etc.)

Learning Style: 1. Verbal (Linguistic) 2. Physical (Kinesthetic) 3. Social (Interpersonal) Adaptations for Special Needs: This lesson is especially adapted for students with ADD/ADHD because they will not be at the same station no longer than 4 minutes. Therefore, they will always have a new task they need to complete in a set amount of time then they will quickly move to another station. Integration with Other Disciplines: Reading will be integrated into this lesson. Each station will have cards for the students to read with a description of what they will be doing at those stations. An additional integration into this lesson will be mathematics. As described in Day 2 lesson plan, Number Wizard is an activity where students practice number line skills and progress their positive and negative number comprehension. Diversity: A mixture of boys and girls will be involved in each of the five groups. Content Sequence: I. Introductory Activity A. Airplanes When the students enter the gym, they will immediately get into their squads. The class will be instructed to pretend to be airplanes. When they are told to take off, they will spread their arms wide and begin running around the area. They will swoop, turn and glide. When they hear coming in for a landing, the students slow down and drop to the floor, facedown. To restart their engine to take off, they have to do 10-15 push-ups while simulating an engine noise.

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Fitness Activity A. Number Wizard The students will stand on the half-court line of the gym floor. The teacher will explain that they are the numbers and the line they are standing on it the number line. One child, designated the Number Wizard will call out either a positive or negative number. For a positive number, the students will take that many steps forward. For a negative number, the students will take that many steps backward. When the Number Wizard says Zero, the class tries to get back to zero (the half-court line) before being tagged by the Number Wizard. The student who is tagged is the new Number Wizard.

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Lesson Focus A. Cooperative Stations Once students are back in their squads after the fitness activity, tell them that today they will be playing in various stations in teams of 4. I will be choosing the teams. They will be at these stations for about 4 minutes each with their teams. They are to begin working at each station when they hear the music start. When the music stops, they should rotate clockwise to the next station. When they are at each of their assigned stations, they are to read the description of the activity before playing. Before assigning teams, explain what the students will be doing at each station: a. Attached at the i. Students should find partners within their groups of four (There should be 2 sets of partners). ii. Give each group a beanbag. iii. Partners should stand on one side of the activity area to begin. iv. The challenge of this activity is the get to the other side of the activity area while attached at the hip, back, head, ankle, elbow, hamstring and so on while holding the bean bag between them. Specify locomotor movements to make it more challenging. b. Moving Together i. The team should be standing on one side of the activity area to begin. ii. The challenge is for them to move to the opposite side of the activity area under the following stipulations: 1) Six feet touching the floor and all team members touching an ankle 2) Eight body parts (no heads) touching the ground at all times. 3) Half of the team at a high level and half of the team at a low level 4) Every foot touching one other foot 5) Only four feet can touch the ground 6) Four feet and one hand must be on the ground 7) Move with the fewest number of feet possible touching the floor

8) Move with the most hands and fewest feet touching the floor c. Titanic Challenge i. Explain that the students are aboard a sinking ship (behind the start line). They many only use life boats (the hula hoops) to get to safety (the finish line). ii. The challenge is to get all people safely off the boat as quickly as possible using only the life boats. iii. Have 4 hula hoops behind the starting line. Have students think of a way they can get all the way to the safe land by only stepping in the hoops. iv. They may lay the hoops down in front of them, but they may not pick them up and simply carry them to dry land. They are only allowed to pick up the hoops that are empty. v. Any number of passengers may be transported in the life boats but they must be careful to not step in the water (anywhere outside of the hula hoops). If they step in the water, they must go back to the boat and start over. They may only step out of the hula hoops once theyve reached land (the finish line). vi. If the students cannot seem to find a way to figure out a plan, tell them to put one hoop in front of the other until they reach the finish line. d. Keep It Floating i. Students should form a circle and join hands. ii. The challenge is to keep a balloon up for as many hits as possible without releasing hands. iii. After a minute or so, add another balloon into the circle to increase difficulty. e. Mat Folding i. The team should stand on the given tumbling mat. ii. The team should work on the following challenges while keeping at least one foot on the mat at all times: 1) Rotate the mat 360 degrees 2) Move the mat 15 feet 3) Without using hands, fold the mat into fourths. 4) Unfold the mat without using hands. IV. Closing Activity Ask for volunteers to help clean up the equipment and return it to the storage room. Bring the students back to whole group. Ask the students what strategies they used to complete all of the tasks with their groups.

Anticipatory Set: Thank the students for being wonderful participants for this weeks cooperative game lessons. Tell the students that today was the last day for cooperative games and next week they will be moving on to a different skill and different games. Assessment of Lesson: The assessment of this lesson will be teacher observation. The teacher will observe the students to see how well they strategize with their teammates. The teacher will also make sure all students are following the directions of each game correctly. Reflection: No reflection can be made at this time.