and Shapes - Outcome B (4-6)-4
||Gymnastics is a
good dimension to explore individual differences as many students
who are very skilled at traditional sports may find the flexibility
component of gymnastics a challenge.
a cool down or warmup
activity ask students to perform a variety of stretches involving
flexibility of many segments of the body.
Why are some students
more flexible than others? For the same reason some people can easily
climb a rope and others cannot. Some reasons include:
- Inherent body structure
- Practice - how often
do they stretch
- Do they like the activity
Brainstorm ways to improve
Add a stretching component
to each class. See if students notice a change in their flexibility
or range of motion by the time the gymnastics unit is complete.