B - Balance - keep your feet shoulder-width apart, with your shooting foot slightly ahead of your non-shooting foot. Make sure your entire body is aligned at a square to the basket.
E - Eyes - choose a target - it could be the front of the rim, the center of the hoop, or the basket as a whole.
E - Elbow - Bend your elbow back to a 90 degree angle and look at the back of your wrist.
F - Follow through - straighten your elbow and release the ball by flicking your wrist which gives the ball some direction. Arm and wrist will resemble a gooseneck!
Several fun basketball games were played integrating language and math to motivate the students to make a basket! Students also realized what an active game basketball is! They must surely move their feet to be successful in this game! The students love basketball and they have lots of talent!
Below are some basketball related activities played during this unit:
Fourth graders playing Dribble Tag
Fourth graders playing fitness tag