Warming Up Warm Ups Please sign in Q&A • King • Why this presentation – My background • What would an ideal warm up include? • What would an inappropriate warm up look like? Warm Up Options (K 12) • Tag Games (K-12) – Intensity should be walking at first, may increase intensity later – Example tag games Warm Up Options (K 12) Dry Erase Board (4-12) – As Ss enter gym, read and execute the warm-up listed on the dry erase board • “Square root of 9 laps followed by 20 lunges, 20 crunches and 10 push-ups” • Laps on outside, exercises in middle • Can be cross-curricular – Can also specify what Ss are doing that day thus eliminating the age old question! Warm Up Options (K 12) Line to Line (K-2 or 3) – Ss sit along a line for attendance. – Move from line to line and back specified number of times in specified manner. – May emphasize concept taught in previous lesson • “When you hear the music, move three times from line to line. Each time, use a different pathway.” – Don’t stretch K-3 students, it’s a waste of time. Good to have a warm up and call it that; helps to convey its importance. Warm Up Options (K 12) • Content Related Game or Activity (K-12) – Basketball: dribble jog while doing lay ups – Soccer: dribble knockout (continuous) – Basketball: aerobic HORSE (jog after taking a shot) – Hockey: 4 corners while dribbling – Football: Help tag with footballs (can’t be tagged if have football) Warm Up Options (K 12) • Content Related Game or Activity (K-12) – Football: flag tag – Lacrosse: produce junction (3 stages) Warm Up Options (K 12) • Warm Up Cards (4-12) – Done individually or with a small group. For small groups, leader gets the cards. – Two sources: • Teacher made cards – often laminated sheets of paper cardio, muscular strength/ endurance, and flexibility exercises • Commercial cards – purchased from Fitdeck (www.fitdeck.com), sportime, and others Warm Up Options (K 12) • Gym Spots (4-12) – Ss are assigned squad or attendance spots (gym spots) where they sit upon entering gym. Spots are formed by markings on the floor (under varnish) or painted on wall (letters on one wall, #’s on another) Warm Up Options (K 12) • Gym Spots (4-12) – At the spots, Ss complete stationary cardio exercises followed by muscular endurance exercises (discussed later). • Stationary Cardio Exercises Warm Up Options (K 12) • Individualized Warm Up (6-12) – Ss construct individualized warm up based on Fitnessgram results. Must address all HRF components and be seven exercises total – Ts provide handout of suggest activities. SS must turn in their warm up for a grade • Assignment, minimal equipment exercises, flexibility exercises – Gym is divided into areas for each HRF component with relevant equipment at each (stretching: mats, muscular: dyna bands, etc) – Ss graded partly by their level of involvement (two samples: 1, 2) Warm Up Options (K 12) • Stations (4-12) – Elementary Example: • 1- jump form hoop to hoop, 2-crawl through the tunnel, 3- run and jump off trampoline, 4- roll like a pencil, 5- “jump rope” inside a hoop, 6 – bosu balls ofr each student. Keep this warm-up setting for a couple of lessons. Use students to help with setup and take down (number of squads equals number of stations. Warm Up Options (K 12) • Dynamic Flexibility (6-12) – Using movement to continually bring the body into a stretched position; the final position is not held – Establish a routine for DF – Sample DF exercises – Stretching the Truth (NY Times Video) – DF video Warm Up Options (K 12) • Alphabet Relay (1-3 or 4) – Teacher states the word for the day and students perform exercises corresponding to each letter of the word. When finished with one letter, they go to the next • Example • Again good cross-curricular – Book by Karen Voght (2000) Warm Up Options (K 12) • Music Song or Teacher Audio (K-5) – There are commercially made CD’s asking Ss to perform exercises set to fun music • Animal’s Marching – Teachers can make their own warm-up CD’s by adding their voice to their favorite music tracks via Microsoft Movie Maker • Instructions Warm Up Options (K 12) • Video (K-12) – Produce a video starring you that is edited using Microsoft Moviemaker (Apple users use iMovie) • Example • Many uses beyond just warm ups Warm Up Options (K 12) • Warm Up Cube (K-5) – Use a large foam cube with pockets and insert pictures of exercises or activities • Move like an animal • Bean warm up – Roll a large foam die and that determines the number of reps for a teacher determined exercise Warm Up Options (K 12) • Whew!! Your thoughts Group Ideas • Playing deck of cards – Face cards = cardio (jacks=shuffle etc) – 2 = crunches, 3 = burpees etc – Sheet equates cards to exercises • Floor ladders • Group jump ropes with partners, rotate, exercises on other side Avoiding Mistakes • Follow the warm up, as much as possible with activity and not sitting for long periods • Plan ahead for the warm up to prevent disorganization • Ideal warm ups have general whole-body activity followed by flexibility but this can be difficult with limited class time!! Q&A • What are you currently doing for your warm up that hasn’t been discussed? • Thanks for attending!! • Matthew Cummiskey • West Chester University • firstname.lastname@example.org • http://thenewPE.com • Questions?