Do your lessons look like this?
Me: Okay, Cole, stretch all the way up. Get those arms tight! What's a noun?
Cole, stretching and tongue out: It's, it's, it's A PLACE, A PERSON OR A THIIIINNNG!
We have *high five, up high* several times while Cole is stretching to the max.
Me: Okay! Touch your toes! Get your bum up! Touch your toes! What's an adjective?
Cole, hopping around bent over: IT DESCRIBES THE THING...THE NOUN!
*more high five-ing (down low this time) and jumping around*
Me: Touch your nose with both fingers! What's a verb?
*insert me telling him to get his fingers out of his nose, and his wild giggling. The rest of this part is done with him squeezing his nose shut with a finger on each nostril so he talks weird*
We did hands behind the head, elbows stretched out for adverbs. Then I made sentences that he acted out while answering which words were which parts of speech.
This is how Cole has to learn. He had just sat and done some writing work (10 mins) and if I wanted to hold his attention, I had to be creative. Now, we are on break, before hitting Math. Then, on to lunch, and then Science.
I wanted to show others with a child like Cole how we go about teaching him. LOL Maybe it will help inspire others.