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No Gym
Posted: May 10, 2017 9:04 AM
By: wlj
This question is for those who do not have a gym or an indoor space at all: what lead up games or skills lessons do you do with your students outside that they don't consider "boring", especially on a particularly warm day? And are your classes 45 minutes long or longer?
RE: No Gym
Posted: May 10, 2017 2:50 PM
By: KellyAnn326
I usually do warm ups that are skill practice related to the sport I'm teaching. Ex- Football - I will do tossing and catching with a partner then transition to target practice then divide into teams for game play. I also do warm up laps two - three days a week for other units.
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RE: No Gym
Posted: Jun 26, 2018 1:10 AM
By: Kristinav
My classes are 49 minutes long but with changing it cuts it to 39 minutes tops. Playing a tag game works for my middle schoolers. Sharks and minnows is popular, wolf pack, and a color tag game - I don't have a name for it. Color Tag - Separate class into different colored teams. Let's say, 4 teams, red, blue, yellow, green. Each team has something to show their teams color, a scarf, bean bag, something to hold in their hand. The red team is it. If you get tagged you take a knee and raise your color bean bag/scarf for help. Only your team can help tag you back in the game (like freeze tag). You can do a for fun version, no score or winner. Or you can take score: After 30 seconds of play, signal to have everyone freeze, count how many students have taken a knee and that will be their score. Relay games are also a great start. Classic relay, a tic tac toe relay, a memory game relay. Hope this helps!
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