Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Whole Body Listening---Furry Potter and the Goblet of Cookies

Today was the last lesson/discussion on whole body listening, and we ended with a video to illustrate the importance of listening to directions, without relying so much on routine and past activities.  My group of third, fourth, and fifth graders totally loved this.  I guess Sesame Street appeals to kids of all ages.

To illustrate the importance of listening to exact directions, the students then took part in a barrier game.
One student stood at the board with markers, while the other students described a simple picture of geometric shapes he had to draw. (An example would be "Draw two green circles. Draw a 2 in the second circle.") This was nice for both the expressive piece, and for the students to all see how the student at the board really had to listen and ask clarification questions if needed.

I love my group, and we have all made great connections over the year.  We share our news at the end of every session, and they enjoy asking me questions about what's happening with me, and they ask questions to each other about their life events.


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