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Monday, November 30, 2015

Football in the Classroom

Well, ok so it wasn't really football just a football theme.

I had my daughter take a picture of me with one of the footballs- since I can't post kids.  

Here is what I had set up on the floor for the kids to use during our games.  This was used during math for learning/practicing doubles plus 1 facts.  They had to explain the sum and math strategy before they could throw the ball.

Sorry- I put up all the chairs before remembering to take a picture~ makes it hard to see.

Later during ELA, we worked in teams- they had 30 seconds to come up with a team name as a group and I put the names on the footballs hanging over their tables.  In the teams, the kids had to quickly read and say (yell) a sight word as fast as possible and go (run) to the end of the line.  During reading, the kids had to discuss and explain story elements and answer questions about the story after catching the football.  They had to be pretty alert.  We worked on a phonics rule using the football as well.  

Finally, at the end of the day we had science.  We discussed force and used balls to demonstrate ways to move an object and then have the object change direction without using was pretty funny.  Some of the kids used their noses, some used tools such as pencils and some tried blowing with big huffs and puffs.  It was loud and crazy but they totally got the idea.  

All the content was from our curriculum programs and I used the state standards we are expected to use in our district BUT it had a big twist with the delivery.  

Crazy part....I had NO IDEA my principal was going to randomly come in and do a walkthrough observation.  I was nervous but I think it went ok.  There are always things to improve.  

Hope your Monday back was eventful as well!

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