Catching is the best example of teamwork in P.E. For a catch to be made a person must really focus on the person they are throwing to and make sure they use the right speed and distance. The catcher must focus on the person throwing and move their body in position to catch the ball. When the catch is made, both kids feel great about it and encourage each other to do it again. We worked on throwing at targets in PK-1st grade, and worked throwing to a target in grades 2-4. Students really exhibited Standard 4 by putting in a great deal of effort to work with their teammates and be as accurate as possible. Please, ask them about their class.
Below students play a game called Human Football to build their catching and throwing patterns.
Students play a game called Grab It! to build upper-body muscular endurance.
Students got back to work this week. We learned new exercises and worked on our throwing skills using footballs. Grades 2-4 worked on strategy while throwing a football at stationary targets. K-1 explored the differences between throwing a football and a round ball. Many targets were hit, please, ask them about their class. The following is a video we watched to prepare ourselves for this type of skill development. The second video is of a class playing Target Toss.