We open with a reflection on our last lesson, then discuss what directions we have in school. I divide students into small groups and they come up with a task that they have to complete in school, such as turning in their homework, feeding the class fish, etc. Next, the group members write up the necessary directions for that task. When all groups are finished, we review the directions one-by-one. The written instructions can remain by the classroom area as an extra reminder. If enough time remains, then students can even videotape or take pictures of their steps.
I end the unit one of two ways: "Team Challenge" or "Treasure Hunt"
Shake things up with some of these activities.
Help primary students transition to your lesson with a video brain break. Bonus: The videos give students the opportunity to practice following directions. For more brain break options, visit my YouTube channel.
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