Action Words, Part 1 (Classroom Physical Activity Breaks)


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Physical Activity Breaks) b0 b Colleen Evans:
b0 ‘a0 I’92m Colleen Evans. ‘a0I’92m a retired Physical Education professor from
the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.’a0 I’92ve taught in higher Ed for 15 years in
Physical Education and Teacher Education.’a0 And prior to that, 15 years experience at
the elementary level as a physical educator.
This morning we’92re working with classroom integrated activities a classroom teacher
may use, an aide may use, or they may also be taught in Physical Education and transfer
it to the classroom teacher. ‘a0A valuable activity to do with 4K up to first grade children
is work with simple action stories in your library. ‘a0The 4K children participated
in this morning was action words and dancing to a Barnyard Dance. ‘a0This is a book many
children are familiar with.
The difference is they are participating in the action of the story. ‘a0So to begin,
we’92re going to teach the children any new words that may be in the book.’a0 Example:’a0
Promenade. ‘a0The children worked on promenade or doing promenade. ‘a0Identifying it as
an action word before we read the story. ‘a0We practiced any of the words that may have been
difficult for them prior to reading the story. ‘a0As the story was read, the children participated
in each one of the words. b 01:39 b0
So rather than listening to ’93Stomp Your Feet!’94 they were stomping their feet, clapping
their hands, and working on a Barnyard Dance. ‘a0It’92s a wonderful way to get the children
to enjoy books, to have movement during reading time.’a0 To get out their wiggly jigglies
and to create a wonderful transition time again from lunch to the classroom, recess
to the classroom.
Anywhere where the children are a bit more fidgety and not ready to work.’a0 Taking
their favorite book, whether it’92s Going on a Bear Hunt, Barnyard Dance, any book in
the library that has action words the children can wiggle to.’a0 Thank you.
The video you saw this morning was completed
with children who did bring in their permission slips. ‘a0The remainder of the class was
participating in the back of the classroom, off camera. ‘a0The entire class of 24 students
participated in the story.
Good morning boys and girls. b Students:
b0 ‘a0 Good morning. b Colleen Evans:’a0
b0 Good morning. ‘a0My name is Dr. Evans and I’92m going to play lots and lots and
lots of games with you today. ‘a0What? ‘a0We first need to learn how to get started.’a0
So when I say go. ‘a0I want everyone on their feet. ‘a0You already are. ‘a0Ready? Go!
b 03:11
b0 b [Noise] b0 b Colleen Evans:
b0 ‘a0 You did a good job! ‘a0Now, show me your hands. ‘a0Go!
When I say go, we’92re going to put our hands
on our patellas.’a0 I’92ll show you where those are. ‘a0Ready? ‘a0Go!
b [Noise] b0 b Colleen Evans:’a0
b0 What’92s another name for our patellas? b Students:’a0
b0 Knees! b Colleen Evans:’a0
b0 Knees! ‘a0That’92s right! ‘a0So another name for knees is patellas. ‘a0So every time
I say freeze, we’92re going to put our hands on our patellas. ‘a0OK, this time when I
say go, show me excited hands.’a0 Go!
Freeze! b [Noise] b0 b Colleen Evans:’a0
b0 Show me excited hands.’a0 Go!
Freeze! b [Noise]
[Laughter]
Colleen Evans:’a0
b0 This time when I say go, I want you to show me wiggly bodies.
Whoop! Did I say go?
b [Laughter] b0 b Colleen Evans:
b0 ‘a0 Hands on your? b Students:’a0
b0 Knees. b Colleen Evans:’a0
b0 Yes.’a0 Ready?’a0 Go! b
[Laughter]
Colleen Evans: b0 ‘a0 Freeze!
Go wiggly.
Freeze!
b 04:28 b0
You are so good.’a0 You are wiggling your whole body. ‘a0This time when I say go, I
want you to balance on your bottom. b [Laughter] b0 b Colleen Evans:’a0
b0 Ready? ‘a0Go! b [Noise]
[Laughter]
b0 b Colleen Evans:’a0
b0 You’92re doing it!
Freeze! b [Noise]
Colleen Evans:’a0
b0 Where do your hands go when I say freeze? b Students:
b0 ‘a0 Knees! b Colleen Evans:’a0
b0 That’92s right. ‘a0We can do it whether were standing or sitting, right?
OK.’a0 When I say go, show me wiggly in a
balanced spot on your bottom. ‘a0Stay in your bottom. ‘a0Ready? ‘a0Go!
b [Noise]
Colleen Evans:
b0 ‘a0 Freeze!
You are so good!
Now, what we’92re going to do today are action words. ‘a0We’92re going to wiggle to action
words. ‘a0Is wiggle an action word? b Students:’a0
b0 Yeah. b Colleen Evans:’a0
b0 What action are you doing? b
[Noise]
Students:’a0 b0 Wiggle.
b Colleen Evans:’a0
b0 Wiggling!
Freeze! b [Noise]
Colleen Evans:’a0
b0 Show me still.’a0 Go.
Freeze!
Which one is an action word; still or wiggly? b Students:’a0
b0 Wiggly! b [Applause] b0 b 06:00
b0 b Colleen Evans:
b0 ‘a0 Give yourselves a hand!
Yehey! ‘a0I’92m so excited. ‘a0This time when I say go, I want you to stand up on your
feet.’a0 Go!
[Noise] b Colleen Evans:’a0
b0 Good job.’a0 Alright we’92re going to learn a new action word. ‘a0This one is called
’96what’92s your name? b Meleager:
b0 ‘a0 Meleager. b Colleen Evans:
b0 ‘a0 OK.’a0 Meleager, can you come and help me?
We’92re going to learn a word called promenade.
‘a0When I say promenade, you gently hold someone’92s hand and you walk in a little
circle. b
[Laughter]
Colleen Evans: b0 ‘a0 Thank you.
Freeze!
b [Noise]
b0 b Colleen Evans:’a0
b0 OK.’a0 First say the word after me.’a0 Promenade.
b Students:’a0
b0 Promenade. b Colleen Evans:
b0 ‘a0 OK.’a0 When I say go, I want to see you promenade in a little circle.’a0
Ready?’a0 Go.
Promenade with anyone in a little circle. ‘a0Show me promenade. b
[Noise]
Colleen Evans:’a0 b0 That’92s OK.
Do you want to be my partner?
Then we’92ll promenade in a little circle.
There!
b [Laughter]
Colleen Evans:’a0
b0 OK.’a0 Freeze! b [Noise] b0 b [Laughter] b0 b Colleen Evans:’a0
b0 OK. ‘a0Hands on your patellas. ‘a0Let’92s do it again. ‘a0Show me freeze. Remember
when we freeze, we’92re frozen like an ice cube and we don’92t move our feet.’a0 So
show me freeze! b 07:38 b0
OK.’a0 What was that word we just did? b Students:’a0
b0 Freeze! b Student:
b0 ‘a0 Promenade! b Colleen Evans:
b0 ‘a0 Promenade.’a0 We did promenade. ‘a0Promenading is walking with someone.
b [Noise]
Colleen Evans:’a0
b0 OK.’a0 This time when is say go I want you to show me stomp. ‘a0I bet I don’92t
have to teach you. b [Stomping Noise] b0 b Colleen Evans:’a0
b0 Did I say go? b Student:
b0 ‘a0 No. b [Laughter]
Colleen Evans:
b0 ‘a0 Goose! b [Stomping Noise]
Colleen Evans:’a0
b0 Was goose go?
Freeze!
Did I say goose or go? b Students:’a0
b0 Go. b [Laughter]
Colleen Evans:’a0
b0 I said goose.
OK.’a0 This time when I say go I want you to show me how to stomp your feet.’a0 Ready?’a0
Go! b [Stomping Noise]
Colleen Evans:’a0
b0 Stomp.’a0 Stomp.’a0 Stomp.’a0 Stomp.’a0 Stomp.’a0 Stomp. Stomp.
Freeze!
b Colleen Evans:
b0 ‘a0 Oh. b [Laughter]
Colleen Evans:’a0
b0 You are good. ‘a0Is stomp an action word? b 08:29 b0
Is it?
Yes. ‘a0Because you were doing something. ‘a0I’92m going to give you a new one. ‘a0Strut.
b Student:’a0
b0 I’92m sleepy. b Colleen Evans:’a0
b0 What? b Student:
b0 ‘a0 I want to sleep. b Colleen Evans:’a0
b0 We’92re going to strut.
Can you show me how a turkey struts? b [Noise]
Colleen Evans:’a0
b0 I-I’92ll tie it for you. ‘a0Show me how a turkey struts.
b [Noise]
Colleen Evans:
b0 ‘a0 Good job!
Strut. ‘a0OK.’a0 Freeze!
Good job.’a0 That’92s strutting.

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12 thoughts on “Action Words, Part 1 (Classroom Physical Activity Breaks)”

  1. Great video but editing tip cut the intro down to 15 seconds and mention you review your creditials at the end. This works better because people and education our engaged with the video interaction with children sooner.
    Kind regards,
    Dustin Strauch

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