Monday, March 14, 2016

Brain Breaks

We have reached the middle of March!  March is a long month causing the students to become more restless and unfocused.  A brain break and body stretch may help release some energy and re-focus on learning.  Check out some of these quick and easy resources for your class today!

Brain Breaks can be incorporated into your day.  Some opportunities are:
  • in the morning to energize your students
  • before or after an assessment
  • transitions
  • to refocus following recess  
  • yoga or dance movements                     

Some resources:
Just Dance Symbaloo - wide assortment of dance movements
Popsicle Stick Activities - randomly select a body movement
GoNoodle - Can be added to iPad as a shortcut or accessed through your computer - energizing and calming breaks for younger children (I can show you how to create an iPad shortcut.)
KooKoo Kanga Roo Music videos (YouTube) - all ages
Just Dance 3 - Dynamite - Taio Cruz - dance break for older children
20 Three Minute Brain Breaks includes a list of specific activities you can try.