Trillium: These students are continuing to practice their manipulative skills through bouncing, catching and dribbling balls of different sizes. They will be starting to learn their Trillium dance that they will be performing at the spring musical.
Huckleberry: These students are continuing to practice their manipulative skills through bouncing, catching and dribbling skills. The Huckleberries are studying the human body systems in their classrooms and playing games that reinforce the concepts they are learning. They are reviewing many of the basic muscles and bones, where they are located on the body, and which exercises strengthen them.
Clarkia- Cedars: These students are working on a "Review Unit" of basketball. The intent is to review the basic skills that were learned in depth last year. The skills presented are practiced individually, in pairs or with groups. This unit provides activities for students to practice and develop fundamental skills required for successful game play. The activities follow a high-activity, skill progression where the students can progress at their individual ability level. Each skill is presented with a variation and challenge.
Ball Handling Drills: * (Challenge) Practice tricks
Dribbling Drills: * (Challenge) Through the Legs- stationary or on the go
Passing Drills: * (Challenge) Both partners have balls, time yourselves and beat your score
Shooting Drills: * (Challenge) Shoot from different spots
Games: Add 'Em Up, Keep Away, Dribble Tag
Alders & Cedars:
Dribbling Drills: * (Challenge) Yo-Yo Dribble- both hands or one
Passing Drills: *(Challenge) Use two balls instead of one with partner, use defender
Shooting: * (Challenge) Shoot from different spots, use different shots
Games: Keep Away, 3 Pass, Bump, 3 Catch with Post, 1/2 Court Game (Choice)
Annual Buddy Dance - 8th Grade Cedars & Trillium
Buddies: The eighth grade Cedars and the Trillium students perform an annual dance together at the Spring Performance called the "Buddy Dance." Ms. Blythe and I are having fun teaching this dance we created for Buddies time every Wednesday. It's going to be a fantastic dance!