Fox Hunts Squirrels Kayla Pinder Lisa Espinoza Rheanna Rivera
To increase the participant’s sense of personal confidence.
Students to increasingly view themselves as capable and competent
Succeeding and/or failing in a supportive group atmosphere
To increase mutual support within a group
Anyone who conscientiously tries should be respected
Success/failure less important than making an effort
Use of teams, points and timed competition consciously minimized
To develop an increased level of agility and physical coordination
To develop an increased joy in one’s physical self and in being with others.
TEKS (7) Social development. The student develops positive self-management and social skills needed to work independently and with others in physical activity settings. The student is expected to: (B) work in a group setting in cooperation with others (7)Social development. The student develops positive self-management and social skills needed to work independently and with others in physical activity settings. The student is expected to (B) interact, cooperate, and respect others (1) Movement. The student demonstrates competency in fundamental movement patterns and proficiency in a few specialized movement forms. The student is expected to: (C) demonstrate control in balancing and traveling activities; Big Picture
Two people stand face-to-face, holding hands with arms above their heads
Find a tree; signifies their “home’
Tag squirrels without a homes
Large group of kids
Large play area
Directions: Step 1 Assign students to a player position. Make sure there are not enough trees for all the squirrels. There will only be a few foxes to catch the loose squirrels. The trees will position themselves in the play area first.
Next, the squirrels will go out to find a tree. They must stand underneath the raised arms to be in a tree. Once a squirrel finds a tree, one of the students that is part of the tree must decide whether they want to stay a tree, or become a squirrel. If there are no more trees, a squirrel must tap another squirrel on the shoulder and they must leave and find another tree. Directions: Step 2
Directions: Step 3 Once they have a cycle going, release the foxes. They can tag any squirrel that is not under a tree. Once a squirrel is tagged, they become a fox, and the fox becomes a squirrel. After they’ve played the game, let the students choose who they want to be .
Resources Pictures taken by: Rheanna Rivera & Lisa Espinoza Physical Education TEKS: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter116/ch116a.html Location: Corpus Christi Montessori School 3530 Gollihar Corpus Christi, TX 18411