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wakeupandsmellthecoffee Sun 14-Oct-12 12:19:16

Ok .Im a TA but help with PE primary. Picking teams is a bloomin nightmare .So now the teacher chooses but how do you do it at the start of lesson.Any ideas .

PhyllisDoris Sun 14-Oct-12 12:26:36

Alphabetical order? First names one day, surnames next, street name, dads name, mums name, by pet ......

HauntedLittleLunatic Sun 14-Oct-12 12:29:08

Anyone with birthday in Jan Feb march etc.

If you work on this table and that table.

wakeupandsmellthecoffee Sun 14-Oct-12 12:35:19

Thank you Great ideas .

EvilTwins Sun 14-Oct-12 14:34:01

I teach drama so lots of group work.

I do...

Get into a line (alphabetical, house number, age, height order etc etc) - good starter activity

Then from that either number them into teams (ie 1, 2, 3, 4 - all the 1s together etc) or split into groups (first 4 together, second 4 together and so on) They quickly get used to it and it stops arguments!

wakeupandsmellthecoffee Sun 14-Oct-12 17:03:46

thank you all so much for ideas. They moan about it being unfair.

Knowsabitabouteducation Sun 14-Oct-12 20:32:27

Teams for what?

WofflingOn Sun 14-Oct-12 20:39:26

Primary PE?
I change criteria regularly including random names on lolly sticks, lining up in register/chronological/height order, letting them get into pairs or threes and then me combining them.
Needs to be fast though.

Panzee Sun 14-Oct-12 20:41:10

I get them to get into groups of whatever it is I need, then tell them to decide who is going to be the apple, banana, orange or grape. (I don't use numbers because the same people decide they will be number 1 and they are always in the same team). I then call forward all the apples for one team, bananas for the next, etc, etc. This is confusing enough so they don't try to fix it. ;)

If I put them in a line they all try to be at the front. grin

wakeupandsmellthecoffee Mon 15-Oct-12 17:07:10

Panzee loving that idea.

wakeupandsmellthecoffee Thu 18-Oct-12 21:27:56

Well we did groups .Group. 1 Mangetout
group 2 Asparagus .Group3 Artechoke .Group4 Spinach. This is Surrey (don't you know ) They still bloody moaned.I give up Lol.

Panzee Fri 19-Oct-12 07:16:25

They always moan. Just ignore. grin

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