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"Brain Break" sticks! Each popsicle 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."

"BRAIN BREAK" STICKS -- Each popscicle stick has an activity on it {like spin jump rope, macarena, seat swap, etc. When the kids are starting to fade away, randomly select a popsicle stick and do the activity together.

Highlighters next to the turn in tray. Kids must highlight their name before they turn in. A little helpful reminder to make sure everyone remembers their name! (Plus other cute ideas on this blog) @Welcome to Room 36

Awesome way for a child to remember to write their name on their paper. Get them to highlight their name before turning in their paper. Children love to highlight!

Write brain breaks on colored craft sticks, and let a student choose one when your class needs a mental break! Get your kiddos up and moving!

Idea for Brownie Dance Badge: For a "surprise" movement/dance when you need something to fill time. Would be easy to put in a can and have a student pick one out. Use rhythm patterns for student to clap, or sing intervals, or name tempo markings, etc.

So many be adapted in so many IT! The kids do an exit ticket on a sticky note and stick it on the door in the way out for a quick assessment of #Classroom Decor Ideas

exit ticket on a sticky note and stick it on the door on the way out for a quick assessment of understanding. Make this like a laminated poster I can put out when I do sticky note exit passes.

Afternoon yoga program has helped me "keep the lid" on in the afternoons . . . best part . . . it's FREE!

Classroom Yoga - Afternoon yoga program has helped me "keep the lid" on in the afternoons .

Use the saying "Kiss your brain!" when students do something very smart (they kiss their palm and then put it to their forehead!) With this method, students get a Hershey Kiss when they are caught using their brain or being good. This idea came from Teaching Madness via [simply speech]

*Teaching Maddeness* Kiss your brain jar! Love this idea. I say this all the time and then they can get a little "kiss" for thinking!

Yes/No spoons!  Cheap and easy way to let every student actively participate in a lesson : )

Yes/No spoons! Cheap and easy way to let every student actively participate in a lesson : ) a great way to assess and check for understanding for my evaluations. One side could be painted red and the other green so it would be easier to see.

Cha Cha Slide...Play on the SMART board during rainy day recess! The kids will love it and it gets them moving!

Love this idea! A friend said, "Cha Cha Slide.Play on the SMART board during rainy day recess! The kids will love it and it gets them moving!

Erasing permanent marker. Laminate then use a rubber eraser. No more throwing out name tags, labels, birthday candles, classroom jobs, or bulletin board pieces when the year is over!

How to erase permanent marker.nail polish remover, magic eraser, and writing over permanent marker with a dry erase marker also work.but this is super easy!

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