A cute and easy way to do brain breaks. Anytime I think one is necessary in my classroom I would have a student come up and draw from the cup blindly and whichever activity they draw the whole class will do. All these ideas are real simple and provide as a quick break to help refocus my students.
Decibella and her 6-Inch Voice ~ Isabella is a spirited girl who enjoys shouting out her thoughts, ideas, and feelings. In fact, she loves using her loud voice so much; it’s earned her the nickname “Decibella!” Young readers will be entertained as they see how Isabella learns the “five volumes” of voice and discovers that different situations require a different tone.
This is a great activity to use when teaching students what it looks like to be a good listener. It would also make a great anchor chart to hang in your classroom as a constant reminder of the expecations of listening. Use this along with Julia Cook's "The Worst Day of My Life Ever" from Boys Town Press. Found on FisforFirstGrade.blogspot.com I boystowntraining.org