Kids helping to unpack and breakdown what good ball control means in net games
To open up the net games unit last week, I had my grade 2 students share what they already felt that they knew about the topic. I have three grade 2 classes, so each class had a chance to share their ideas. I created a visual with their ideas to make their learning visual. I then used the grade 2 visual with my grade 5 classes as they are doing net games as well. The grade 2 visual served as a starting point for grade 5 who then extended upon some of the ideas presented in the poster. I blogged about it here last week.
In today's grade 2 class, I had my students explore a few different tennis activities with the aim being to self-identify what they felt was the best challenge for them. We did a bunch of individual skill work which then led into the partner phase of the lesson. In the last phase of the lesson, they had to work with a partner hitting it back and forth, but increasing the level of difficulty at a pace that they could handle. The focus of today's class was for the students to begin to address the importance of ball control and to describe what good ball control actually means.
The driving question of the class was 'How can we better control the ball?'.
I had the original visual up and beside it included the driving question for the day. At the end of the class, I had the students gather around to share their ideas, but before sharing, they did a walk and talk with their partner. During the walk and talk, they shared their answers about what good ball control means. When they came back, I recorded their answers in my journal and during my prep period created the visual that you see below. This visual will be up and ready for the next grade 2 class which comes to PE. Great student generated ideas being shared in today's PE lesson. Check out the visuals below and the video in which I explain what we've done so far in this unit. Thanks for reading!