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Springfield College Daily Lesson Plan

Name:Kyle Hummel
Date:February 5
Time: 9:00-10:20
School: East Longmeadow High School
Lesson #: 1/4
Facilities: East Longmeadow High School Gymnasium
Class Size: 28
Grade: 10th Grade
Unit/Theme: Dance
Generic Level: Controlled/Utilization
Equipment: 20 cones
Focus of Lesson:Learning the Cotton Eyed Joe and Macarena
Student Performance Objectives (SPO): (National # Standard 2 ; MA CF # 2.17
; Task/Activity # 2
)
By the end of the lesson, students should be able to:

(P)perform the correct dance steps successfully four out of five times. (S1.H3.L2, MA
CF: 2.7 )
(C)SWBAT describe the steps with 100% accuracy when asked by the teacher at the
end of class. (S2.H4.L2,MA CF: 2.4)
(A)SWBAT display cooperation and teamwork with their line partners while performing
the dance 100% of the time during the lesson. (S5.H3.L2,MA CF: 2.4)
Check each objective is it specific? Is it achievable? Is it developmentally
appropriate?
Teacher Performance Objectives During the lesson the teacher will:
1. Explain safety and spacial awareness for all activities and check for
understanding.
2. Give at least 2 pieces of positive specific, or corrective feedback to each
group of dancers.
3. Give clear and direct instructions throughout the lesson.
Special Considerations What are the safety concerns? What is unique about the
students in this class?
Be aware of spacial awareness while students work on steps with
partners.
Making sure each student with another student that isn't going to cause a
problem and distract the class.
References: (include page # and/or actual web site address)
Chepko, Stevie. Holt/Hale, Shirley. Persse, Dan. Retting, Brad. Roberts, Georgi. GradeLevel Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education. 2013
http://www.wikihow.com/Do-the-Cotton-Eyed-Joe-Dance

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Locker Rooms: Students will meet with the


teacher before entering the locker room for
attendance, then will go change and then head
back to the gymnasium for class.

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Attendance: Teacher will take attendance before


students enter the locker room to change.

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Warm Up: Students will perform dynamic


stretches when the teacher calls them out.
Swing arms side to side 10
sec.
Arm circles 10 sec
Hip rotations 10 sec
Frankenstein's 10 sec
Leg kicks 10 sec
Introduction: Focus of the day: Learning the
cotton eyed Joe and macarena.
-Purpose: Dance is a festive, fun, and physical
activity that is important for your whole life.
Dance has been around for thousands of years
and line dances were very popular in the 1950s.
These dances are a fun way to get a workout,
and a great way to mingle at a work party later in
life.
- Start and stop signal: two whistles for stop and
eyes on teacher, one whistle for start.
- Safety: Students need to have spacial
awareness so no one gets hit and they need to
pay attention to their line partners.
- The cotton eye joe is a traditional american folk
song that has been covered by numerous bands.
It is now an upbeat, fast paced song.
- Review/Refining: cotton eyed joe steps
Opening: Extend right heel and tap the ground
in front of you twice while jumping slightly off of
the left leg, bring right leg behind you and tap the
ground with toes twice with the same jumping
motion.
Middle: Extend right leg out to the side of the
body, then bend the knee and strike side of the
foot with hand. Tap the ground and bring the leg
bend behind the back and strike the side of the

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foot with hand again. Students will walk towards


the right grapevine style (left foot over right, right
foot behind left, left foot over right again) After
the third step, students clap hands together and
take three steps back.
Transition: One hand on hip, one arm spinning
in a lasso style above the head. Jump to the left
so that facing the direction the left arm was
facing (90 degrees)
Demonstration: The teacher will demonstrate
the cotton eyed joe. Also from a side angle.
Transition: Find two partners and form a line in
general space.
Warm-Up: Students will perform the opening
segments with their line partners.

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Questions: How many beats does the opening


and middle segments cover?
Answer: 8 beats.
Activity #1: Cotton eyed Joe
Students will practice all of the segments of the
dance without music.
Demonstration: The teacher will demonstrate the
full dance in front of the students for all of them
to see.
Checking for understanding: How many steps do
we take before each clap? (3 each direction)
Teacher Positioning: The teacher will first teach
the steps to the students in front of the class,
then the teacher will walk around the class with
his back to the wall scanning the students.
Extension Up: Students can continuously hop on
the left foot for the first 8 beats of music.
Extension Down: Students will tap the ground
with their heels and toes to increase balance.

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Safety: The teacher will explain to make sure


each student is paying attention to their personal
space and others so no one gets hurt.
Transition: Students will face the teacher and be
prepared to learn the full speed and rotations of
the dance.
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Activity #2: Practicing with music and rotations.


Students will perform the entire dance with music
in real time.

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Demonstration:The teacher will demonstrate the


transition from one direction to another while
keeping up with the music.

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Checking for understanding: I need someone to


tell me why its important to pay attention while
switching directions? (So we keep up with the
music and dont hit any other students.)
Teacher Positioning: The teacher will first teach
the steps to the students in front of the class,
then the teacher will walk around the class with
his back to the wall scanning the students.
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Extension Up: Students can add their own move


to the dance during the transition.

Extension Down: Students can rotate while on


the ground instead of jumping.
Safety: The teacher will explain to make sure
each student is paying attention to their personal
space and others so no one gets hurt.
Activity #3: Learn the macarena.

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Demonstration: Teacher will demonstrate the


macarena and the simple steps of doing this
entertaining line dance.

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Checking for understanding: Why is it important


to keep up with the beat? (So everyone in the
line is doing the same movements.)
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Teacher Position: The teacher will first teach the


steps to the students in front of the class, then
the teacher will walk around the class with his
back to the wall scanning the students.
Extension Up: Students will dance to music
playing.

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Extension Down: Students will dance without


music and then teacher will walk them through
the dance.
Safety: The teacher will explain to make sure
each student is paying attention to their personal
space and others so no one gets hurt.
Transition: Students will meet the teacher in the
middle of the gymnasium for the closure.
Closure: The teacher will review the steps and
moves of the dance.
- When were line dances widely popular
(1950s)
-How many total beats are in the Cotton eyed
joe?
(16)
Transition: Students will go back inside and
change in the locker room.