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Thursday, 23 February 2012
Team Building With A People Machine-Grade 1/2
We've been playing a Tribes team building activity called People Machine. Students choose their own action and sound effect to do individually while working cooperatively with the whole class to create one machine.
The first video below was our first try and I helped the students choose their positions. For the second video, we brainstormed what kind of machine they wanted to be and came up with a Taffy factory. The students chose their own positions as well as movements and sounds. They worked cooperatively to make sure they were connected and that their actions made sense (to 6-8 year olds!)
There were a few students that were hesitant to join in but their classmates encouraged them and everyone took part. I stood back and watched it happen. :)
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