We cotinue to add different mat movements each day. Since my last post we added (depending on the grade and how quickly they worked through movements each day):
Inch worm with forward roll
Cartwheel (5th grade only as of Thursday)
Students not comfortable with performing a forward roll are allowed to "pass" and choose any other movement in it's place. We demontrate all movements and provide spotter assistance on any movement a child is unsure about.
The key to a forward roll is to protect the neck. We do so by showing them how to land on their upper back when they roll.
It is not suggested students perform these at home without a proper mat beneath them.