Purpose of Event: To assess students on their throwing form, challenging them to throw at stationary targets using cues given by the teacher.
Suggested Grade Level: 3-5
Materials Needed: Throwing manipulatives (gatorskin ball, football, tennis ball), Targets (mats, cones, small targets) Rubric (PDF)
Time Needed to Complete: 15-20 minutes (depending on class size)
Description of Idea
Students will move around the gym in groups of 4-5 engaging in various throwing stations. One station will allow teacher to assess students on throwing at stationary targets. 4-5 different targets will be used at the assessment station and the students will throw at each target 2-3 times, giving the teacher time to assess each student.
Variations: If students have mastered throwing at a stationary target, move on to moving targets, followed by people catching the manipulative and guarded people.
If students have mastered throwing at a stationary target, move on to moving targets, followed by people catching the manipulative and guarded people.