Designer Topic 1: Managing Classroom Dynamics by
Building a Connected Community of Learners:
Jump Rope Routines
By: Nicole Elsen
Module 6- Showcase
During this project I plan on encouraging my 5th grade
students to work cooperatively in groups while creating a
jump rope routine during our jump rope unit. Students
will display their routine in front of the class and the
teacher and students will grade the routine. We will also
videotape their routine so students are able to evaluate
their own routine.
The students will be able to:
1. Students will review videos of jump rope routines from past students.
2. Discuss the rubric for jump rope routines expectations.
3. Determine groups of 3-4 students based on student skills.
4. Review different jumps and their feelings about the jumps. Give students
time to practice.
5. Students will research the Internet and books for ideas on routines.
6. Videotape students practicing routines and let them review.
7. Videotape ﬁnal presentation for grading.
8. Write in journals about their feelings and experiences.
Day 1: Practice
• Teacher will go over basic jump roping skills
with students such as: forward jump, backward
jump, cross jump, double jump and so on.
• Students will be giving time to practice jumps.
Day 2: Groups
• Teacher will go over jump rope routine rubric
with students and explain how they will grade
• Teacher will have a group of students (with
prior experience jump roping) show an
example of a jump rope routine.
• Teacher will also show a video of a routine
from last year.
Day 3: Brainstorm
• Teacher will create groups after observing
• Students will be given time to brainstorm
ideas and practice skills.
• Students will also be given time to
research on the Internet for jump roping
skills. Ex. http://42explore.com/rope.htm
Loredo, E. (1996). The Jump
Rope Book & the Jump Rope
• Students will also be able to use a variety
of books from the library on jump roping.
Day 4: Journal
• Students will also be able to use a variety of
books from the library on jump roping.
• Teacher will give every student a journal to
write in about their feelings and experiences
while working in their groups that will be
handed in daily.
Day 5: Evaluation
• Students will then grade themselves at the
end of the project on group dynamics, skill
level, and overall participation.
• Students will be video taped so they will be
able to evaluate themselves also.
Basic Excellent Proﬁcent
Topic 1 Expectation
2 3 4
Showed creativity in
Kept a daily
jump rope skills.
Was an cooperative
member of the jump
3 Excellent: Does all work beyond expectations and completes on time
2 Proficient: Does all work to the best of ability and completes work on time
1 Basic: Does work that satisfies the assignment and gets some to all work done by the due date.
Loredo, E. (1996). The Jump Rope Book & the Jump Rope (Classic Games)
Rope Games. (n.d.) Retrieved August 9, 2009 from:
Williams, John. Jump Rope Fundamentals (Grade K-5) (2006) Retrieved January 17,
2009 from http://schools.eastnet.ecu.edu/pitt/ayden/PE-LP77.HTM
The peer reviewer will write approximately ½ page assessing the
project. Answer the following questions in your review:
• What worked well for this project?
• What did this project need to work on more?
• Any suggestions for this project?
• Is there any way you could incorporate jump roping into one of
• Would you ever try this project?