Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Brain Breaks: Part 1

My poor blog has been so neglected lately. Back to school has been rough. I started out with 14 kids, but now I'm down to 12! I LOVE that I only have 12 kids! But the majority of my kids are low and I'm having to go back and reteach a lot of things. With that being said, brain breaks have been a huge hit for me this year, plus that 3 minutes of sanity time for me! My kiddos really are sweet!
 
 YouTube isn't blocked at my new school. This is a first for me and I am loving it so far! For the first time, I've been able to do brain break videos. I try to do at least 2-3 brain breaks a day. Here are a few of our class favorites!
 
Here is the first video they did!
 
This one is their FAVORITE! They sing this song ALL the time. The Mr. laughs when I come home singing it too because its stuck in my head. Oh the things we do for our kids!
 
This one shows other people dancing, but its kid friendly and the kids like it.
 
These are our 3 favorite so far! I introduced a new video today but I'm not sure if they like it yet or not so I'll wait to share. I'm going to try to introduce 2 new videos a week.
 
Do you do brain breaks in your class? If you YouTube is blocked, what do you do for a break?
 


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    1. Yes! I teach in a really, really, really small town! Its nice.

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  2. We do Just Dance videos in our class every day. Here are a few of our favorites:

    Jump up - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-sENOy-U8Y&feature=player_embedded#t=0

    Kung Fu Fighting - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DLPSU3PTNA&feature=player_embedded#t=0

    Hokey Pokey - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMeykroPNZQ&feature=player_embedded#t=0

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    1. Thanks so much for sharing! I'll show these to my kids!

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  3. We also love Sid.

    We also like Koo Koo Kanga Roo:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-AJoVZyMHk&feature=share&list=PLCE468AC3A656665F
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGA1rYOrbUo&feature=share&list=PLCE468AC3A656665F

    Mrs. Jones Teaches :o)

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    1. Thanks for sharing! I'll have to check these out! We did a kangaroo dance today and the kids really liked it.

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  4. We do brain breaks every day, too! I use the links on the blog Teach. Train. Love. My classroom blog has 2 of her pages linked, but if you visit her page, you can find the 3rd one. Each of her brain break posts links to 20 kid-friendly videos! :)

    http://mrs-cockrells-class.blogspot.com/search/label/brain%20breaks

    -Gayla
    Teach On.

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