Love this.... I used 5-4-3-2-1 with a fourth grade class last semester. There were too many students to do jumping jacks, so we shook out each hand then each foot. So, it was a 5-5-5-5, 4-4-4-4-, 3-3-3-3....you get the picture. They loved it, and it helped them get refocused. Good Ideas, Break Ideas, Brainbreak, Brain Breaks, Classroom Management, Great Ideas, Movement Break, Kid, Three Minute Brain
This "I'm done..." board is a great way to remind students of their choices once they have completed the current activity. By having this posted as a bulletin board or poster within the room, students would have a visual reminder of the acceptable options they have while awaiting transition to the next activity. This procedure would help maintain order as well as keep faster students busy.
Brain Breaks for Squirrelly Students! 60 brain break cards to keep your kids happy and focused (and to save teacher sanity). $
Brain Breaks For ANY Grade! Get your students movin' and groovin' to get the wiggles out. You'll motivate them to learn by doing these quick and easy breaks in your class. I saw amazing results as soon as I started using these!
Program Board with Media Center Helper ideas. Helpers - to be named... Put slips in pockets with name of "helper" activity they can select when they come to help in the media center. Examples: Shelve Books Straighten Shelves (have sections listed) Dust Shelves Sharpen Pencils Clean Tables Book Level in E books (with PERMISSION ONLY) etc.
Cool Bulletin Board idea to "spotlight" a student or famous person. I would do both. Maybe every week a different actor, playwright, designer, etc to research to extra credit or a weekly report, and every now and then a student, to make them feel special having been up on the same wall as a big name.
My firsties have a tough time sitting though our 3 hour ELA block, so I decided to do some research and collect a bunch of brain break ideas and make cards that I can cut out, laminate, and pick randomly from a bucket. This way, my students can have a random, short fun brain break before getting back to work! There are 18 brain breaks and I plan on thinking up and adding some more once we get through these! Graphics from Graphics From The Pond www.teacherspayte...