Materials: Space to stand up and move safely. One set of multiplication by 2 facts. Noise cancelling headphones for students with sound sensitivities.
Accommodations: Make necessary accommodations based on the needs of individual students. Seated students can use a stuffed animal or action figure to do the jumping jacks on a desk. Provide noise cancelling headphones for students with noise sensitivities.
Review Expectations; Student Responsibilities I will listen carefully to the instructions and will follow them. I will make safe and responsible choices. I will respect the equipment and use it safely. I will respect and encourage my classmates. I will do my best!
Activity: “Jumping Facts” The class warms-up by doing jumping jacks while skip-counting by 2. Students clap on every jumping jack of a multiple of 2. (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24) Next the teacher pulls a card from a deck of 0, 1 and 2 math facts. The students do the number of jumping jacks that match the card. This works best with multiplying by 2, so that the number of jumping jacks does not get too high.
Take a Mindful Minute: Students are asked to sit back in their seats for a “Mindful Minute”. “Feet are flat on the floor, backs are straight, hands are still in our laps. We will now take five nice slow breaths while watching the breathing ball. Inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale.”