Rope Jump Skills
Basic jump, forward/backward
Basic double bounce jump
Jogger jump - jogging in place
Jogger run - jogging jump moving forward
Skier - jumping from side to side
Bells - jumping front/back
Jumping Jack - straddling the legs out-in
Hot Peppers - speed speed speed!
Criss-Cross rope jump
Jump and perform a Burpee!
Many jump rope activities integrated other disciplines such as math, language, art (design a shape with the rope jump), geography (Jump around Minnesota), and always teamwork! One of the most favorite activities of all students throughout the entire year is the "helicopter" activity. This rhythmic activity involves ME in the center of the students circling a swinging plastic rope. As the rope approaches the student, he/she needs to "jump" to avoid getting hit. It starts slow but quickly the students shout out for me to go faster-Faster-FASTER! It is a great activity to develop awareness, jumping strength, and it is super fun! Today for the first time, I allowed the students to hold hands with a friend as they jumped the helicopter - they loved that! The fourth grade students were able to do it with the entire class holding hands!
Jump Rope for Heart is quickly approaching. On January 22nd, during the regular physical education times, the 3rd and 4th grade students will participate in the Jump Rope for Heart Activity. All students in 3rd and 4th grade have the information and are encouraged to help raise money for the American Heart Association. Heart disease is the number one killer in America! Last year Breck School raised over $8,000 dollars - Wow! Students can set up their own website to collect funds or simply collect the donations in the envelope provided. All parents are invited to attend the vigorous rope jumping event in Anderson Gym on Friday, January 22nd. Your child will be happy to see you at the annual event.