Whenever a student participates in class, maybe when no one else will, gets a question correct, basically just stands out in making an effort academically you tell them to get a smart bead. Then at then end of the day they trade their smart beads in for a smart slip to take home and give to their parents, they can share with them how they earned them.
My Aunt Came Back, is a great action song that children love. Each time the aunt returns from a trip she brings back an object that is actually a movement. By the end of the song your entire body is in full motion. This song develops coordination, balance, listening skills and following directions. It's ideal for brain breaks, group activities and indoor recess.
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