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Hats off to Barry for a great idea. He teaches Adapted PE to elementary school children, and when he is absent they often don't get to have PE. So he came up with this great plan to videotape short lessons that his pupils could follow, and all the regular teacher has to do is push the play button on the VCR. The sky is the limit, so take this idea and adapt it to meet your needs.
Students practice their hand and eye coordination in a ball throwing activity. In this physical education lesson plan, students participate in a game where they sit in a circle and throw to each other only once until everyone has had a chance. Students play quietly as though they were "mummies" and must sit out after handling the ball.
Explore the long /a/ sound with Down by the Bay. Beginning readers will learn to recognize the long and short /a/ sound and its spellings (a_e, ay, ai, eigh, ea). The /a/ sound will be compared to other vowels sounds. Learners will locate the long /a/ in literature and use examples to learn spelling patterns.
Young learners research an author or illustrator in order to gain a better understanding of literature. After choosing an author or illustrator and examining a few of their books, pupils make a list of things that stand out about the books, and look for examples that reflect the creator's intentions. Finally, they use a graphic organizer to brainstorm about the life of the featured artist.
Scooter basketball is played with a big blow up beach ball. Players sit on square flat PE scooters and pass the beach ball around, trying to score. Of course, there are two teams and two different goals, which are made of a hula hoop taped between two poles of some sort. There are some rules as guidelines in the instructional activity, but you can adapt the rules to meet the needs of your grade level, class size, ability, and physical space.