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P.E. Central Lesson Plan: Partner Fitness Fun
Prerequisites:
Students should be familiar with and have practiced each ofthe tasks in prior PE lessons.
Purpose of Activity:
To provide an opportunity for students to be involved infitness activities in a fun and cooperative atmosphere.
Suggested Grade Level:
3-5
Materials Needed:
Clock with a second hand; jump ropes; mats for crunches;pull-up bar; pencils for each student; clipboards for each student; ifpossible; cards to explain each task;
Lesson Plan:
Description of Idea

Before class, set up a number of tasks around the gym. Provide enough equipment at each so that at least two to three students can be working at that task at one time. A variety of fitness and skill tasks can be set up.

Divide students (or allow them to choose) partners. Provide each person with a worksheet and pencil (and clipboard); the different tasks are listed on the worksheet with a space to write in scores. Partners read over the worksheet and decide which of two tasks they will do first. The partners perform the task together and then sign off the scores on each other's worksheet. After they perform the two tasks, they thank their partner and then go to a designated area to find a new partner. New partners repeat the process with two new tasks, until all tasks are completed.

Teaching Suggestions:

Partnering up is always a great way to adapt lessons to folks with
disabilities and so this activity fits perfectly. Provide a low pull-up bar and/or modified worksheet to accomodate various disabilities.

NOTE: This activity was modified from the lesson idea submitted by Jim Krouscas (12/07/98) for 6th grade thru high school to fit the elementary school age child.

Assessment Ideas:

Walk around and take note of students' performance and participation. Correction of technique can be done plus individual encouragement. The worksheets are handed in at the end of the class so you can record individual participation.
Author:
Joyce Hart who teaches at Howard Elementary School in Eugene , OR . Posted on PEC: 3/23/2001.
This lesson plan was provided courtesy of P.E. Central (www.pecentral.org).
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