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P.E. Central Lesson Plan: "Here We Go" Parachute Routine
Prerequisites:
Parachute terms (e.g., inflate, dome, waves, etc.)
Purpose of Activity:
To gain practice in moving in time to a rhythm with a group.
Suggested Grade Level:
3-5
Materials Needed:
One parachute per group of children Recommended music: "Here We Go" by N'Sync (Self titled first CD) Beginning dance formation: Deflated parachute with students holding ridge; all are in a circle w/chute inside
Lesson Plan:
Description of Idea

On "Here We Go", spread out to full chute

1-8 inflate up

1-8 dome

1-8 Pull chute taunt at waist level

1-8 twist left and right with chute

1-8 make waves while hopping 2 times on alternating feet

1-8 repeat waves/hopping

1-8 walk in while shaking chute (4 cts); walk out while shaking chute (4 cts)

1-8 Repeat in and out pattern

1-8 walk clockwise

1-8 walk counter clockwise

1-8 walk clockwise

1-8 walk counter clockwise

1-8 inflate up (4 cts); pull taunt at waist (4 cts)

1-8 inflate up (4 cts); pull taunt at waist (4 cts)

Repeat entire dance (exclude the first "Here We Go" section)

On last time through, dance will end when circling counter clockwise the first time.
Author:
Kera Williams who teaches at Fisher Elementary in Pasadena, TX. Posted on PEC: 12/6/2001.
This lesson plan was provided courtesy of P.E. Central (www.pecentral.org).
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