Students receive and are able to download a copy of the Basketball handouts from the school website. The handout is used as a resource for students.
5th Grade Acronym Assignment :
Acronyms are used to help students remember information in all subject areas. In basketball we have BEEF.
F- Follow Through
Students were put into a scenario.
"You're a basketball Coach and your athletes are having a challenging time remembering the correct technique for various skills which has been affecting their team performance.
The Acronym B-E-E-F has been used and practice and has worked well in helping the athletes practice their shooting.
As a Coach create a poster to be hung in the gymnasium of an Acronym for any one of the following skills: Chest Pass, Bounce Pass, Overhead Pass, Control Dribble, and Speed Dribble."
Below is the Acronym Assignment along with a WORDsheet tool box to help the 5th graders come up with descriptive words.
Students work was put on display in the entrance way to the gymnasium.
Basketball provides me the opportunity to work with students in a sport that can be picked up anywhere from a drive-way or recess, to giving a student the confidence to try-out for the SMS team.
I like to think of basketball as a lifetime activity because it is ever present in our lives whether it's being able to play a round of H-O-R-S-E or 2 vs. 2 pick-up. Basketball contributes to my District Goal by integrating and presenting basketball as a lifetime sport. I teach simple backyard games that students can play at home with friends and family.
In basketball I work towards my Building Goal to enhance learning through using technology by giving students a visual. I like to use the App CoachesEye it is easy to provide feed back for each individual student as seen in the picture to the right that was tweeted.
By implementing assessments such as the Acronym Assignment and by using quick formative assessments like the "Granite State Challenge" via whiteboards and small groups, students demonstrate their knowledge related to movement concepts, rules, and strategies which all relate towards my Personal Goal.