If your child is enrolled in Gymnastics:
January Lesson Plans
**Week of January 3 – 6: Spring-time weather Week; “Growing Trees” (starting in tuck, child grows up to tree standing on one leg), “Blooming Flowers” (starting in tripod/headstand with knees on elbows, to full headstand against wall); Beam: Sideway-skip (Chasse’) and Flamingo (stork) stands (counts to three); Ending Activity: “Pitch a tent” (Build a house/Handstand w/wall), and let a friend crawl under!
**Week of January 9 – 13: Cold weather Week; Rolling snowballs (backrolls down incline), Rolling Snowflakes (Cartwheels, both sides), Build an Igloo (push up to backbend); Beam: “Tip Toe through the Snow” (Forwards & Backwards walks on tip-toe), Ice Skater jumps (Split jumps to Scale) and counts to three
**Week of January 16 – 20: Windy weather Week; Springboard/Vault: “Let the wind push you!” (child tries to jump as far as they can! Tuck jump and then straddle jump), Flying bird (dive roll down incline/Advanced may Eagle Roll w/o hands), Tornado Jumps (jump w/half spin) in front of incline for immediate backroll; Beam: Straight jumps, Tuck jumps, Straddle jumps down beam & dismounts with “Ta-Das!”.
**Week of January 23 – 27: HOT weather Week; Rolling Tumbleweeds (Cartwheels, both sides), Front roll to reclined Ta-da! (lying on back, Too HOT to stand up!), Eagle Roll/Front roll without hands to reclined Ta-da!; Beam: Sidways walk fanning heat away from face, Crab walk & Bear walk (Too HOT to stand up!)