Linking to their ‘How do things move?’ inquiry question, students discussed and identified different ways people move on their own. The student’s brainstorm included movement words like jumping, turning, walking, sprinting, running and jogging. Each type of movement was described and linked to sport activities they engage in. More discussion continued as students began to link sprinting, running and jogging to distance and time span. With teacher support, students were able to link jogging to long distance running.
Zephyr said, It was fun running all the way to Mars. I can’t wait to get there!
Using videos to demonstrate correct jogging methods students were able to copy and use these skills in their own running sessions. Rhythmic pacing and breathing, arms bent and swinging, and eyes up and scanning were the main objectives students focused on.
Students jogged for 15 minutes every day at the same time. This regular routine provided students with understanding of what was happening and when. During these sessions the same goals were reaffirmed; rhythmic pacing and breathing, swinging arms and eyes scanning. Consistent explicit expectations for the jogging sessions contributed to the student’s success in achieving their ‘Running to Mars’ goal.
Before each jogging session the students warmed up and stretched.
Oliver said, I love running. I’m so glad we run everyday!
After reaching their goal of ‘Running to Mars’, Room 15 discussed their next goal. The students decided to run to Venus.
Ziah said, I couldn’t run at the start but now I can run the whole way without stopping.
Movement Concepts & Motor Skills
Positive attitudes; Challenges and social and cultural factors
Students will be able to;