Snow coming down while I'm trying to teach…how can I now?!
I first an articulation group. They were working on /s/ clusters. Why not reach 100 productions?!?! I made 4 “markers” for them to “hit” with the snowballs. They could throw or roll (they found rolling worked better) and try to hit the plates. The number on that plate they had to produce the target word that many times.
Once they produced the target, they received that many points. This was a quick way to mark how many times they produced the word.
They were so motivated by it, they on their own were adding up their points to see who got to 100 first to determine a “winner.”
They were easily able to go with the activity on their own I was able to collect data and prompt/make corrections when necessary.
This game was so motivating, I decided to use it with a group working on answering WH questions. The trick is, they are each working on answering questions at different levels. So…I grabbed my marker and wrote on each plate the different question types. I got my stimuli for each level (I grabbed my Super Duper fun decks – for short stories and longer stories and my Speech Page questions with and without visuals). Students had to roll or throw the snowball to hit a question type. That type of question was the one they received. Once they got it right, they got their “point.” The first to get to 10 was the winner.
I cannot wait to use this activity next week!! I plan to write on my plates the following question types: main idea, detail, summary, and sequence. Students will have to answer that type of higher level question based on a passage we will read together!
Have you had a snowball fight lately?! This activity was GREAT for students with ADHD and need to get up and move around!!