"We do not stop exercising because we grow old - we grow old because we stop exercising."- Dr. Kenneth Cooper

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Day 5

We started class with an instant activity again. Everyday someone new will do an instant activity each day before the star of class. The instant activity had to do with different stations of jump roping. There was jumping on one foot, side to side , and many other variations. My favorite variation was the partner jump rope where you held one part of your partner's rope and they held one side of yours and you tried to jump together over both ropes. After that Mr. Murphy taught a mini-lesson on how to jump rope. He had quite an exciting hook to draw his students in. He talked about going on a hike in the jungle and using a snake as a jump rope. His hook crossed over into the jump rope cues. He used  a poster with the cues written on as a visual aid. He demonstrated well and also asked someone from the group to demonstrate to check for understanding too. His whistle was his signal of attention. Had us spread out and jump rope. He went around and gave us feedback and did inter task variation task by trying to jump rope backwards. He then had someone demonstrate again and then brought us back in to close. My only critique is that he had his back to some students sometimes. Then after that went over the pedology again and split up into groups and practice different parts of the pedology. First time we did it pretty slow, and then the second time after debriefing we went really fast. All in all a very productive day.