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In this reading about ice skating instructional activity, learners read an informational selection, label a drawing with bold print words in context, match words with their clues, and make a chart of the types of figure skating moves and judging categories. Students write eight short answers.
Young scholars pretend to be ice skating on a frozen lake. The teacher is able to demonstrate proper skating technique using paper plates, bean bags and ice skating music. The students "ice skate" while the music plays, however, when the music stops, young scholars must freeze trying to keep the bean bags on their heads.
"Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There's plenty of movement, but you never know if it's going to be forward, backwards, or sideways."—H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts instructional activity seven of 20 continues on with teaching the ingredients of self-discipline: self-control, motivation, persistence, and goals. Then the class learns how to do round-house kicks. They spend time practicing their kicks before practicing kicking a target.
Following an exhaustive list of animal idioms, metaphors, and similes (categorized by animal), an online interactive quiz checks reader facility with their use. In each of 20 questions, a sentence has a definition for one expression in parentheses. Example: We had (an exciting and interesting time) at the conference. Readers select one of four choices; correct answers are a click away.
Students participate in physical education and classroom activities with their parents and families. To engage parent's in their student's educational process, students and family members spend part of an evening roller skating and the remainder, creating a memory book about the experience. While skating, students take pictures of their activities. Afterward, they brainstorm ideas and write poems about their activities.