Lesson Plan : Body Toss

Teacher Name:
 Ansley Nadlman
Grade:
 Grade 1
Subject:
 PE and Health

Topic:
 Body Awareness
Content:
 PE.1.M.1.8 PE.1.R.1.2 PE.1.R.1.4 PE.1.R.2.3 HE.1.C.1.6
Goals:
 1.Students will demonstrate underhand throwing motion for accuracy using correct technique. 2.Students will use equipment and space safely and properly. 3.Students will work together learning the benefits that accompany cooperation and sharing. 4.Students will enjoy the challenge of learning new movement skills. 5.Students will practice the names and locations of body parts.
Objectives:
 After learning to Identify the proper names of body parts,and the proper underhand throwing techniques, the students will participate in the game named Body Toss. Body Toss will allow the students to continue to practice the skill of underhand throwing, as well as the names and locations of body parts.
Materials:
 If indoors: large piece of butcher paper (one already cut for each child), markers, beanbags (one for each child), and a spot marker. If outdoors: chalk, beanbags, and a spot marker.
Introduction:
 Review the cues previously introduced for the underhand throw. Tell students they will be using these cues in order to do a special activity called the "Body Toss". Explain the activity as follows, using two students to help demonstrate as needed.
Development:
 Each set of partners moves to their own space; one partner will lie down on a piece of butcher paper and the other partner will trace around his or her body. (If outside, partners use chalk to trace on the blacktop.) When all partners are traced, the class can begin to play "body toss".
Practice:
 Students place a spot marker away from their body tracing at a distance they are comfortable with (about 8-10 feet or more). The teacher will call out a body part (e.g. head, arm, leg, knee, foot, etc.), and students attempt to underhand throw the beanbag onto the body part called out (if they aren't sure of where the body part is, a neighbor can help them). Students can continue to toss at the same part until the teacher calls out the next body part.
Accommodations:
 A student in a wheelchair may be able to be lifted from the chair in order to have his or her body traced.
Checking For Understanding:
 Teacher can assess each studentís ability to underhand toss. Are students using correct cues for the underhand toss? Have a checklist ready before class begins. Also, if appropriate, teacher can walk around and check students memory of body parts, e.g. "Where are the Quadriceps?" "What is another name for the skull?"
Closure:
 After the activity, the teacher may choose to review the techniques used.

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