It's no secret that I LOVE a good brain break during the school day! For YEARS I searched and scrounged for various types of movement breaks, from yoga to hip hop dance. Then.....along came my movement miracle: GoNoodle. I had the super cool opportunity to join some Super Noodlers at a conference in Chicago, and it was a blast movin', shakin', and spreading the word about GoNoodle and the importance of brain breaks in the classroom.
Today was our first day, and I believe in the FUN and importance of a little booty-shakin', yoga, and mediation that we enjoyed a little GoNoodle after lunch! Nothing kicks off the first day of 4th grade like KooKoo Kangaroo!
I'm linking up for the "Bloggers Who Brain Break Blitz," & kickin' it off with these 3 Noole-y Questions:
We ALL need brain breaks through movement.....I know I sure do. Kids need the opportunity to calm and/or energize their bodies. They need to bust out of their seats, and need the chance to have FUN. Ever wish your kiddos came with RESET buttons? GoNoodle is that reset button! Try it today!
2. If you were stranded on an elementary classroom island and could only bring 3 brain breaks, what would they be?
My students' all-time faves include 1) anything by KooKoo Kangaroo 2) US Track & Field Events 3) NEW Maximo yoga-inspired routines.
3. GoNoodle can be a great motivator! Share a tactic or idea for using brain breaks to engage the classroom.
GoNoodle is a great positive behavior motivator & reward. Students FREAK over the opportunity to choose the Noodle-y activity of the day, or to get to eat lunch with the teacher and a friend and do GoNoodle instead of recess. SUPER COOL!