Drill: Number Blocks
Equipment needed: 1 Foam Noodle per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: Students will practice having good BLOCKING by demonstrating their ability to demonstrate different blocks while also remembering the number that was given.
Teaching SKILLZ:
HEALTHY COMPETITION – The instructor can highlight a student who is counting the loudest, and say something like “Woah, ____ is super loud! Let’s see who can be louder than ____!” This will motivate the students to be louder than the loudest person in class in order to be highlighted and praised as well.
SPEED OF PROCESSING – The students must see the number on the dice, and then complete the correct number of blocks while counting loud. This works on their ability to complete a task quickly and accurately, as they have to make sure they are counting loud but also counting as a team while doing their blocks.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Have the students sitting with the instructor.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • The 1st student in line will stand up and face the instructor.
  • The instructor will go over which blocks go with 1, 2, and 3.
  • They will then call out a number and the student must do that block before the foam noodle can get them.
  • They will do this 2-3 times before heading to the end of the line.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Fist tight so you have a strong arm.
  • Block strong so you don’t get hit.
  • Count loud on each rep
Step 5
  • Continue until each person has 2-3 turns.
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