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Discussion: Indoor plans

in: barb; barb > 2017-07-21

Jul 21, 2017 9:33 PM # 
What are example of indoor plans you use? Had today one of those where I had to plan short notice on indoor, used one of the Go4Orienteering series, worked great for grade 3-5, Not so well for 2, really not at all for K-1. On the drive home, though, I think I have come up with how I can augment series 11 to use with young kinds.
Also, how long are the shortest units you are teaching groups you expose only once, without knowing whether they'll do it again? Are you setting a minimum time one should allow for O units and what is that?
Jul 22, 2017 10:53 AM # 
It sounds like the teens did Animal O indoors, and then pine cone hunt. Not sure what else they had planned for indoors. Let's ask Isak & Ethan. They had contingency plans for indoors last week when it was threatening to rain.

Go4Orienteering: how do we get that series?

I just bought a bunch of copies of "Teaching Orienteering" (Renfrew) because there are a lot of activities in there that I think teachers and coaches could use. There is a chapter on indoor activities.

We had a couple of groups this summer that were "try before buy"; we did one hour sessions with them (the special needs group and the head start group). We are doing 1.5 hour sessions with other groups that we definitely only have one session with. We haven't set a minimum time because I tend to be excessively flexible.
Jul 22, 2017 2:35 PM # 
Isn't Izzy in Belgium right now? Maybe she can even meet the creator of Go4orienteering, Luc Cloostermans.

In terms of minimum sessions time I also do not set a minimum, but struggle with sessions shorter than 45 minutes when kids are younger than about 7-8. In classes where teachers have the students under control, and kids are good about following instructions, and teachers readily pitch in with handing out pCards, maps, etc., 30-45 min is doable with 4-6 y olds. It gets tough when you are told you have 45 minutes, but they come to the session and it takes 10 minutes to get started. And even if you supposedly had time until 11:50, you are told 11:30 it is better to finish at 11:40 to allow time for the kids to gather up, wrap up and give kids extra 5 min before washing hands. Suddenly you have a 25 min session.
Jul 23, 2017 12:35 PM # 
That makes sense. For WOD we had some 45 minute sessions, and having the teachers helping was huge. That was older kids.

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