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Fitness Fun and the Clip Chase!

Wow, It has been a while! About 2 weeks before Christmas break after school classes ended, and we just started up this week.  All in all it was a great break, however I am glad to be back!  So, with the new batch of Fitness Kids we had to get things started right!

Here is a great warm-up activity you might be able to use!  It’s called the “Clip Chase”!

The whole idea behind the game is to get kids moving and ready to exercise!  The rules are simple enough;

  • Each participant gets 2 or 3 clothes clips (big ones that don’t pinch too hard)
  • Box off a reasonable sized area with cones.  This depends on how many people are playing.  You don’t want to give too much space, but too little and you’ll be bumping into each other!
  • Set a time of 45-60 seconds to connect as many clips on the rest of the players.
  • Clips can be put on clothing, hair, shoes, etc..

*** Clips can not be put on any part of the skin***

  • If needed make sure everyone knows to be careful not to hurt anyone.

Here is a video of today’s activity!

Have Fun!

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Show and Tell

Show and Tell really is a great foundation to build on with public speaking.  Young or old, speaking comes a lot easier when you are comfortable and know what your talking about.

This simple warm-up activity can really boost your student participation during a public speaking class.

Some of the advantages of having a show and tell include;

  • learn to speak and listen
  • learn how to be an audience and introduce themselves
  • learn how to ask inquiry based questions
  • learn to make connections between student responses
  • anticipate and observe
  • practice critical reasoning skills
  • practice storytelling
  • learn same and different
  • use vocabulary- doll, computer, toy car, puppet
  • use descriptive language
  • say thank you
  • increase confidence
Here is a quick video of “Show and Tell” in action =)

Have a Great Weekend!

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Sell, sell, sell!

We just started a new exercise in my Creative After School class.  Over the next couple of weeks students will be working on a persuasive speech or a commercial.  As a warm-up activity I asked each student to find a random item within the classroom and quickly come up with some key selling points.  Students were asked to create a need for the product, discuss how it can benefit the consumer, and deliver their message in an engaging way.

I love how kids minds work!  Check it out!

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How to play the “And Or Game”

Check out my new fun classroom game at:

http://nathan.wells-school.com/blogs/

Have a great day!

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W51TV episode VI !

This week has been unbelievable! So many cool things have been going on and you can check it out on our new episode of W51TV!  The video has been broken up into two parts.

Just click on the video below and enjoy!

Have a great weekend!

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Superstars and Special Guest?

Weird, wacky and uh…. did I say weird? I guess you never know who could show up to a Creative Public Speaking class =)  Over the last couple of weeks we have been writing scripts, practicing and recording our monologues.  Some students created story lines with each other, some were straight faced and some… well, to use their words, lost their minds!  Below are some of our creations!  Enjoy!

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W51TV Episode V Ta-Da!!!!

The time has come again to unleash a new episode of Wells W51TV!  Thanks to all the public speaking class participates that were involved with this weeks show!  Great work!  Check out all the cool happenings and please feel free to leave any comments about the show!

Have a great week!

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