Jumping for Gymnastics
Our class loves to explore the various gymnastics equipment each week. We seem to especially love the ropes station. There are typically 8 or 9 stations set up around the gym with varying pieces of equipment from box horses to storming planks to balance beams and so on. We work with different people each week and explore the equipment…under, over, between, around, up, down. We are asked to incorporate certain elements of gymnastics in how we explore as well. For instance, we may be asked to incorporate at least one type of balance while working on the equipment, or incorporate a locomotive movement such as galloping, skipping, step-kicking, etc.
We always focus on safety as the most important aspect of gymnastics and this includes what we wear, how we behave, being aware of others around us, and how we safely use the equipment.
Sometimes we prepare a short presentation for our peers and demonstrate our creativity and skills for one another. We really enjoy performing for others. It makes us feel proud when we receive applause from our peers.
Our next gym class can’t come soon enough!