Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Dinosaur Train!!!

This week at St. Marys our theme was Dinosaur Train! It is a PBS show that man of the students watch and enjoy.  I made a poster to go along with the theme and to use as a visual aid for my game. The poster included four pictures of dinosaurs- a Tyrannosaurus Rex, Pteranodon, Brachiosaurus, and a Triceratops. My game for the third graders was called Freezamania. In this game each student gets a partner and passes back and fourth while the music is playing.  This allowed them to practice the skills that we were observing this week. Then when the music stops the person with the ball has to chase their partner until the music is turned back on. My modification to this game is that they all have to run like one of the dinosaurs that I had on the poster.  This was a great game, the kids loved it and didn't get bored of it even after ten minutes of playing.  It was also fun for them to run like dinosaurs and pretty funny to watch as well.

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