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    • Michelle Reid

      activity sticks- little brain breaks while learning or feeling bored- classroom management!

    • Lindsay Little

      1 minute activities to get the kids up and moving :-) Sometimes they just need a break! - her blog has lots of cool teaching ideas too!

    • Rachel Loy

      Activity Sticks: great for keeping the kids engaged (brain break activities)

    • Katie Kennedy

      Brain break sticks (1 minute activities to pick when kids start loosing focus)

    • Jennifer Davis

      1 minute brain break activities to get the kids up and moving :-) Sometimes they just need a break!

    • Sonja Stapleton

      Brain Break!!! 1 minute activities to get the kids up and moving. Sometimes they just need a break! I might also make some with short, higher order thinking prompts for my advanced students who finish assignments early. Could just grab one and hand it to them or teach them to go up and get one when they find themselves done before everyone else and are tempted to do nothing.

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