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Introduce five activities for practicing floor hockey skills. Now that the class has been taught how to perform these skills, set them up to practice. Play Keep Away, play 3 v 3, practice target passing and shooting, practice partner dribbling, and finally practice group passing. These drills are thoughtfully set up to get the most practice time for each player as possible.
Now that your upper grader has a job, you need to teach him how to keep it. Discuss appropriate workplace behavior such as teamwork, initiative, and self-motivation. Also bridge the topic of what is and what isn't ethical behavior and why it's so important to maintaining a job and workplace environment.
This is a big dodgeball game. The cats line up on the sidelines of the basketball court. The mice line up on one endline of the basketball court. The mice want to get the cheese from one end of the court to the other and then back. Of course, they do not want to get hit by balls being thrown by the cats! Sounds like a lot of fun to play, and it's a great way to practice throwing skills.
Divide the class up so there are five players on each team. Then scatter enough cones for soccer goals. Each team needs to have offensive players who will dribble and pass the soccer ball and try to score on all the other teams. They will also have a couple of players who will defend their goal and try to keep the other teams from scoring goals against them. You can decide if you want to allow teams to have goalies or not. If you let them have goalies, make sure to rotate positions so everyone has a chance to run around.
Do your young readers know that poems can be performed as a team? They listen to a few examples from Paul Fleischman's book Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices, paying attention to how the how readers work together. They examine the roles of different speakers in a poem and perform a contrastive analysis of the two voices. Unfortunately, this exercise is based on a poem called "Pickles and Gummy Bears," but the link may not work and the poem text isn't readily available online. Consider using another example, or writing one yourself. The class practices this style by collaboratively writing two-voice poem on sandwiches, and there is a graphic organizer you could hand out to allow partners to write and practice an original piece.
Working in teams is an important academic and career skill. Here, the class works in groups to come to a consensus on a hypothetical proposal for a revised code of conduct. This resource also describes a teambuilding activity: the human knot game. Lastly, individuals write down a plan for continuing to develop this skill.
Challenge your learners to cross a piranha-infested river. Actually, it's just the gym floor, and they are trying to get from point A to point B, but the story makes it a more interesting challenge. Each group has two mats a given distance apart. They will start on one mat and use stepping stones (wooden blocks) to get across to the other mat. Each group gets a certain amount of blocks and they must use teamwork and strategy to get across. Of course, the distance between mats should be adjusted according to the age level of your class.
Soccer players will be running around practicing their dribbling skills without even thinking about what they are doing. As they are dribbling to their Hula-Hoop, they will be honing their ball-control skills to keep other players from stealing the ball from them. This is a high-action game and players will need to use teamwork and cooperation to prevail as winners.
This is not just a activity, it's a life saver! Here are 10 separate documents intended to assist a new Special Ed teacher. There are 4 different games, instructional tips, ways to handle documentation, behavioral modification suggestions, and tips on how to modify school curriculum to meet your student's special needs. A must have cheat sheet.
Students follow the steps of the engineering design process to meet the challenge of getting their entire class from one location on the playground to the sidewalk without touching the ground between. The class develops a well thought-out plan while following the steps of the engineering design process. Finally, they test their solution by going outside and trying it out.
Students design and build an irrigation system that can move water from one place to another. For this engineering lesson, students test whether their system can move two cups of water to at least three feet from the source. They evaluate and make changes when necessary.