I don't know about you... but this week is stretching on into eternity. I could have swore that it was Thursday as I was finishing my last minute preps for the day. However, I was sadly mistaken.
kiddos have been a bit amped up with the impending holiday season. As a
result, brain breaks have become quite popular so there is a lot of
music and movement throughout the day in my room.
A few ideas to share:
I love Pandora, especially this time of year. During my reading class and a few of writing time blocks I've been playing instrumental Christmas music, lowering the lights, and enjoying the Christmas lights/natural light from the windows. It's worked well at helping students stay on task.
For those moments with the wiggles are beginning to take over, I've played on of the following three brain breaks.
Santa Claus Song... simple steps, repetitive tune, and a hit that students will ask to be played over and over again.
Santa Claus Clones....several variations in the music genres, really gives kids a workout!
Jingle Bells.. sweet and simple, a little nicer for calming than the others.
Hope these brain breaks can help you through the last few days until break!