This was our culminating week of bowling activities in PE. Students got to participate in a full-lane, 10-pin experience with iPad scoring! Students have been doing a great job establishing and following a bowling rotation based on the number of players in their group.
The app that we used was called "My Bowling Scorecard" and it was simple enough to navigate with first graders. They simply type their names in and then tap the number of pins that fall down...it's that easy.
Our kindergartners did a couple of rolling/bowling activities this week too. Our first activity was a large group game that focused on rolling the ball at single pins with the ability to guard your team's pins. Our second lesson this week, both Coach T and I were gone at the State PE Conference and the substitute played Partner Pin Pickup to reinforce the rolling/bowling skill and practice taking turns and sharing equipment with a partner.
We kicked off some bowling activities this week in PE. To get students used to the rotation of positions, we started with Blackout Bowling using 1 shot from the bowler at 6 pins and then crossing out the number of pins knocked down on the scorecard until the entire card was "blacked out". Our second lesson jumped to using all ten pins and 2 shots by the bowler. Instead of keeping score, students earned cash for the total amount of pins they knocked down - we called this game "Bowling for Dollars"
Grades 1 & 2
This week continued to focus on the underhand rolling skill and stepping with the opposite foot when bowling. Students got to use the carpeted bowling lanes this week and learned how to rotate between the positions of score keeper, bowler, pin setter, and ball returner through two different activities: Blackout Bowling and Bingo Bowling.
Since we only had a half day on Friday, Kindergarten only had one day of PE class this week. To go along with the bowling theme, students participated in an activity called Partner Pin Pickup. I took a short video of each class and posted them on Class Dojo for parents. If you haven't connected to Class Dojo yet, you're missing out! Contact me, and I'll set you up! firstname.lastname@example.org
This week we built upon our individual jump rope skills with some long rope skills. Students got to practice taking turns turning the rope and jumping in groups of 3 after our warm-up activities. Several tips we shared for being a good turner and a successful jumper. Some groups even progressed to a variety of long rope tricks like turning around (180/360), touching the floor, adding multiple jumpers, and entering/exiting a moving rope.
Below were our two warm up activities:
Grades 1 & 2
Our first and second graders began some underhand rolling/bowling activities this week. Students got multiple practice attempts this week as they rolled balls at pins in a couple different activities: Aerobic Bowling & Bowling with the Champs. Next week we will have the carpeted bowling lanes here and we'll be doing more rolling activities in preparation for some full lane bowling.
We missed class on Wednesday due to the Halloween parties & parade, but we still managed to squeeze in a little holiday fun. We started off with a quick warm up doing a Popsicle Stick run. And did a fun trick or treat tagging activity.
This Week in #PhysEd
Check out all the fun "learning" going on in the gym at Williamsburg Elementary!