Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Shake Break!

We are right in the middle of our state testing this week! Poor babies have to sit so long! I thought I'd share some of our favorite brain breaks that we're doing to get the wiggles out! 
This is our hands down favorite! My monolingual Spanish speakers love this one because they learn the verbs "shake" and "jump" so quickly!
This Cha Cha Slide has visuals for each move! Perfect for ELL kids, and ones that still have trouble with right and left!
Sooooo cute!! 
This is called "Cosmic Yoga." It's the best kids yoga I've seen! Each episode is about 15 minutes. Each tells an imaginative story, and the yoga moves fit the story perfectly! Check out all the different episodes Here.

This is one of many from Harry Kindergarten. All the videos are fabulous! My kids sing this one all day long! It is a definite favorite! 
And I threw in this cute chicken video to celebrate our classroom chick hatching that we just started!
If you hatch chicks too, this is a must see!!

What are some of your favorite brain breaks? I'd love to discover some new ones!!

Enjoy getting all the wiggles out!



  1. I just got a smartboard and I'm looking forward to using things like this. I have a question for you. Is there a way to organize them on your teacher computer, so that they're a click away?
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

    1. There are a few different ways that I organize them. I created a board on Pinterest where they all in one spot, just a click away. We have acess to Pinterest at school, so if you do too that will work. The other thing I've done is to save them as favorites in my You Tube account. You only have to log in once, and then all your favorite videos are there in one spot. Hope this helps! Enjoy your SMARTboard!

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  6. Hello! I love to also get my kids moving on class. We do a lot of singing, chants, and movement. I really think kids need that. Just wanted to let you know that I've nominated you for the Liebster Award. Come by my blog and check out how to receive it!

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