In my pre-internship I worked with a classroom of grade four students. During my three-week block I taught about Canadian residential schools. We connected with Project of Heart where we had to do a number of tasks, some of which included inviting an Elder into the classroom, creating an action plan and painting the tiles seen in the image to commemorate students who died in residential schools.
Check out my latest Prezi on Promoting Play in elementary classrooms. This Prezi was designed with supporting evidence about the importance of encouraging learning through movement and play. Along with the Prezi, I also spent time with my peer partner creating a group of 6 movement activities for grade three students. These activities include:
- Fit-Tac-Toe (growingyoungmovers.com)
- Exercard & Exerdice 100 (growingyoungmovers.com)
- Stick Pull (http://www.denegames.ca/introduction/index.html – video!)
- Clock Lunge
- Movement Cards
- Over, Under, Above & Through
My partner and I hope to take this activity kit into our pre-internship classrooms. Her classroom is grade 1/2 and I am in grade 4. We decided to focus on a grade 3 level so that each of us could adapt the activities for our grades. I can’t wait to try them out!