Getting Caught in the Web

When it comes to teamwork, it's best not to drop the ball. Pupils stand in a circle, tossing around a ball of yarn to one another to create a web. Next, they use teamwork skills to keep a soccer ball from falling off the web before writing a reflection about the activity. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Promote a whole-class discussion by inviting individuals to share their written reflections about the activity 
Classroom Considerations
  • First lesson from a consecutive three-part TEAMS unit
  • Activity requires a large ball of yarn and a soccer or similar-sized ball
  • Provides grade-level standards and performance goals 
  • Encourages movement and collaboration to keep students engaged
  • None
Common Core