Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Movement in My Classroom

With such a large class size and large amount of boys, taking a few moments for some kind of movement activity during the day is key for me. I try to incorporate movement when introducing new words to our Word Wall, reading poems together in a pocket chart, practicing spelling words, reading our Morning Message, doing phonics activities, during transitions, before or after testing, Friday Fun or just as a reward. There is such a positive response from all the kids in my class, that I know they need these little breaks just as much as I do. :)

There are a number of teachers on Teachers Pay Teachers who have created some great movement activities under various titles--Brain Breaks, Shake Breaks, Brain Gymnastics, etc. Check them out! You won't be disappointed.

Here's a video of one of my class' favorites--The Bazooka Bubblegum Song. My boys LOVED it as much as the girls! We always have fun moving along to this song. It's a great little workout too! ha!





5 comments:

Lovely Nina said...

This song is hysterical! Thanks for sharing...can't wait to play it during our brain break!!

mtompkins said...

Glad you liked it Nina! Hope your class does too. :)

Marissa

WILD About First Grade!

Lindsay said...

This song is too cute! I can't wait to play it for my kiddos on Monday! I wanted you let you know that I nominated you for a Liebster Award - you can read all about it here!
http://watterswharf.blogspot.com/2012/11/liebster-award.html
:) Lindsay

Erica said...

That song is too funny! I may have to share that one with some friends, and of course, my kiddos!

Looks like somebody else beat me to it, but I'm nominating you for a Liebster Award too! Check out my blog later to see what it is all about!

Kelly said...

My kids will go crazy over this song! Thanks!

Kelly @ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

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