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 WarmupBall & Chain

SUBMITTED BY: Patrick Bickford

BORROWED FROM / INSPIRED BY: Matt, Sendai ALT

EDITED BY: まだ

DATE ADDED: Nov 27, 2007

 

  Small Classes (1-15 Students)ÒLarge Classes (16-39 Students)Ó

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05-15 min.

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BRIEF OUTLINE: Students toss two balls attached to each other around the room while asking questions.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • 2 balls: Preferably soft in nature.
  • String: It needs to be able to attach to the balls.

 

DETAILED EXPLANATION:

  1. Start by you throwing the JTE one of the balls while holding onto the other ball. Then, ask the JTE a question and they must answer it.
  2. You proceed to toss your ball to a student and the JTE must ask that student a question. After the students answers the question, the JTE tosses their ball to a student and the previous question-answering student must then form a question for the new ball-receiving student.
  3. Continue for the entire warm-up or until the rope wraps around a student’s neck and starts to suffocate them, at which time, seek medical attention.

 

TEACHING SUGGESTIONS:
  • You should be able to find elastic balls attached to a thin rope, similar to a koosh ball, at the 100 yen shop. Tie additional string to the end of each of the ropes enable the students to throw the ball farther.

 

TIPS/CAUTIONS:

  • If a student dodges a ball instead of catching it, they automatically become the ‘new receiver’.
  • Students might always throw to the same gender. The problem is not that students don’t want to throw to the opposite sex; they just need a reason to throw because they are coming into puberty and discovering the differences of their bodies. To alleviate this problem:
    • Stagger the throw: boy, girl, boy, girl, etc
    • Use a coin: heads = boys, tails = girls.
    • On each turn, have the JTE draw from two playing cards: queen = girls, king = boys.

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