Each popscicle stick has an activity on it {like spin 3x, jump rope, macarena, seat swap, etc...}.  When I see that the kids are starting to fade away, I stop and say "man, our brains need to take a break...lets do a brain break." Then I randomly select a popsicle stick and we do the activity together.  The kids absolutely go NUTS for these fun little activities.  None last longer than a minute and it's a great way to get them focused!

Each popscicle stick has an activity on it {like spin 3x, jump rope, macarena, seat swap, etc...}. When I see that the kids are starting to fade away, I stop and say "man, our brains need to take a break...lets do a brain break." Then I randomly select a popsicle stick and we do the activity together. The kids absolutely go NUTS for these fun little activities. None last longer than a minute and it's a great way to get them focused!

BUENIIISIMA IDEA:  La maestra toma un palito con el nombre de un alumno, no sabran quien es hasta el final del dia si esa persona se comporto adecuadamente, obedecio indicaciones etc ... recibe un pequeño premio y su nombre aparecera en la pared de la fama, si no, se regresa el palito al bote y no sabran quien fue el elegido.

BUENIIISIMA IDEA: La maestra toma un palito con el nombre de un alumno, no sabran quien es hasta el final del dia si esa persona se comporto adecuadamente, obedecio indicaciones etc ... recibe un pequeño premio y su nombre aparecera en la pared de la fama, si no, se regresa el palito al bote y no sabran quien fue el elegido.

Calming Caddy- when a child needs to step away from a frustrating situation. Perfect for my classroom and my toddler.

Calming Caddy- when a child needs to step away from a frustrating situation. Perfect for my classroom and my toddler.

Activity Sticks - draw a random stick for a 1 minute activity to get kids out of their seats and moving

Activity Sticks - draw a random stick for a 1 minute activity to get kids out of their seats and moving

First, he blows some bubbles and, as expected, the kids all pop them.  Then, he challenges them to NOT pop the bubbles even if one lands on the tip of their nose.  Introduce the concept of self control and launch a discussion about stopping to think before you act. Dustin refers to it as a "bullet" in your year that you can refer back to again and again. "Think about that time when we didn't pop the bubbles..."

First, he blows some bubbles and, as expected, the kids all pop them. Then, he challenges them to NOT pop the bubbles even if one lands on the tip of their nose. Introduce the concept of self control and launch a discussion about stopping to think before you act. Dustin refers to it as a "bullet" in your year that you can refer back to again and again. "Think about that time when we didn't pop the bubbles..."

For all my teacher friends out there! Pinterest for Teachers. Printables and more. Pin now, read later.  (LINKS TO CLASSROOM JR.)

For all my teacher friends out there! Pinterest for Teachers. Printables and more. Pin now, read later. (LINKS TO CLASSROOM JR.)

Birthday blooms!  The pot starts full at the beginning of the year, then each child is given their pencil on their birthday!  Other cute ideas on this blog!

Birthday blooms! The pot starts full at the beginning of the year, then each child is given their pencil on their birthday! Other cute ideas on this blog!

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