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!





7 comments:

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

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

    Marissa

    WILD About First Grade!

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  3. 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

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  4. 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!

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  5. Hi! I teach first grade in VA Beach, and I totally agree, movement is key! I compiled a few different lists of brain break activities that you can find on my blog. TeachTrainLove.com Just thought I'd share! Love the content of your blog. :-)

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    1. I'll have to come check it out. Thanks for letting me know!

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