In order for the upcoming Sportscenter interviews to be successful the students are going to have to get to know their classmates better. The students will also have to practice gathering and processing data. The students will participate in an activity that will assist in both aspects.
Title of Activity:
Purpose of Activity: This activity will help students with the process of organizing, gathering and processing data.
Pencil and paper for each student. Large open area or gymnasium.
Description of Activity:
With their pencil and paper each student will find their own personal space inside the designated play area. When the signal is given the students will perform the given locomotor movement inside the play area. When the signal is given to stop the students will find the closest classmate and then they will write their name down on their paper and one or two facts about them. An example might be their age and favorite sport. This continues until each student has collected information from at least 5 different classmates.
I intend to use music as starting and stopping signals. At the end of the class a list of facts can be made and then have the students try and guess which student goes with each fact. Also the teacher may have each student read the list of facts that they collected, so each student becomes used to talking in front of their peers.