We talked through the first few slides from here. We watched the clip on slide 6, then went outside to practice our understanding.
As our practice, I included this game as a physical kinaesthetic activity, and the kids did request more games and they wanted to go outside more. Perfect solution!
If you have ever played Captain's coming, it is the same game, just with changed labels.
After morning tea, we worked through slides 8-12. Slide 12 asks students to record a video of themselves explaining what the directions were to a buddy. This was crazy! All the kids of course needed a quiet space so their voice could be heard, so they spread out through the class, corridor, staff room and stairwell foyer. I gave them only 5 minutes to do this, as we had to work quickly in order to finish within a day. Most managed to complete this, however didn't have time to actually put it onto the slides (it takes a lot of work to do this..).
Next, we worked through slides 13-25. These kids have learnt about measurement/length before, so we did a quick recap so they could remember.
Next - the students formed their own groups and we went outside. I gave them 20 minutes to plan their treasure hunt for the other group.
Although again, this was crazy, with kids everywhere outside, it was preeeeeettty awesome. I did not facilitate any of the groups - they did it themselves. I wondered around, taking snippets of footage and checking in with them.
I gave the Ipad to one of the groups, who after a bit of help went off without me and continued working.
I LOVE their footage - just them talking within their own group, counting the number of steps together, recording, discussing etc.
Once they had completed their maps, they gave them to me for safe keeping and went off for lunch.
After lunch, I had set up the 'treasure' (bags of chocolate) and sent off one kid from each group to hide it according to their map. We went outside again, and I swapped the maps between the groups. And off they went!