The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the grass is green. Who can’t help but to run out side and dance around in the fresh air? As the school year end looms closer I always remembered taking my classes outside to do activities. Not only did they want to be out there, but I did too. Staying inside the classroom with the sun shining was never my idea of fun.
So what is up for this week? I decided to do a follow up to my popular post: The Essential Centers Kit and start building a bucket you could grab at a moments notice to have class outside!
Dog not included in the kit! (I got puppy photobombed)
You always need a bucket to keep everything in! But hey, why not use it in the sand box? Or maybe as target practice? Throw the ball in, if you miss you get to answer a review question. If you get it in you get to pick a song for the whole group to sing!
I used the twine to create markers representing different notes and rests,students had to aim in order to build measures with designated meter. Say if they were building a measure in 4/4, they would need to get notes that would only fit the measures.
Sometimes, sun glasses were not enough to keep the sun out of my eyes. Also, if there was a larger group out I had on a brightly colored cap so my students could find me when it was time to go inside!
What would you add to this kit?