Your students have been learning some fundamental skills of passing and throwing – overhand throwing motion that transfers to several sports. We have played ‘simplified’ versions of flag football. Of course, they want to play hard as I caution safety first and remind those players who are familiar with the game that not everyone has played before so be patient. They have done well. My goal, regardless of the activity, is participation and effort.
We will begin a soccer unit with different grade levels, as developmentally appropriate, doing different activities leading up to playing some soccer games.
It has been a blast! Fortunately the weather has cooperated mostly and we have been able to be outside almost always. As the rain comes in the challenge is to keep students engaged while we have “PE” in a classroom.
Thanks again, look for more posts as the year progresses. Don’t hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or concerns.