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I have been assigned to do PE
with kids from the "Newcomers" center in our county. These children will be
sent here to learn English before they go back into their regular settings.
I will have anywhere from elementary to high schools in 3 different groups.
Does anyone have any ideas that will help me out to get started? There
should be a translator accompanying them, but this is a little intimidating
to me. Thanks for your help!
Question - Response #1:
I have a lot of ice
breaker games that I feel would be great starting activities that will allow
the students to get to know each other. Also, I feel that cooperative games
would be great activities as the students have a language barrier to
overcome, this may also help students with non-verbal communication (I feel
they will find a creative way to communicate). I think you have a great
opportunity to do some special things here.
Question #2: Hi, I am a physical education instructor at a local college. I teach a class called p.e. for elementary grades. It teaches classroom teachers how to get students out of their chairs and doing some physical activity. Needless to say these teachers did not go to school to teach p.e. and dread the thought of movement in their classroom. I am looking for some academic games for use in a classroom setting.
Question 2- Response #2:
You might want to try some “Brain Gym” activities with your class. Just Google “Brain Gym activities” and you will find all kinds of things you can do to get your students moving in limited space. Hope it helps!
Question 2 - Response #1: Hi, This is a response to the question on where to find academic or integrated games. Here is a couple web sites that I use. The first is www.ncpe-4me.com it is a North Carolina site that has movement academic games called Energizers. They work really well and the students enjoy them. The second site ie P.E. Central. They have a number of integrated activities that classroom and physical education teachers can do. Hope this helps.
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