This 16 page file includes 36 brain breaks to do with your students. Detailed instructions and photos are included. Print the labels and glue them to popsicle sticks for a quick and easy way to incorporate them into your classroom.
I love "Brain Breaks" and my students truly need them. These will be a great addition to what I already do. I'm really curious about having a "fidget bucket". I just wish there would have been examples of some of the rules for your classroom on using them aside from the timer if needed.
Hi, rules-great question! I model with the students how to use each of the items but, for the most part, there are no rules. They are welcome to twist, pull, yank, and roll the items between their hands or along their arms or the table, etc. We talk about not throwing the items a bit but, for the most part, the students don't abuse the items. I hope this helps answer your question. Take care, Nicole :)
These look like they will be great to use. I'm going to try to print them out on full sheet Avery labels and see if this will help eliminate a step, but if not, then I have the spray adhesive on standby!!!!
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Good idea. However it interrupts the learning of the whole class. Not all the class need breaks at the same time. Is there a way to give some children a "Popsicle Break" --while others continue ?
Could the activities be student interactive? Group activities? Educationally focused as well as physical breaks? Extensions ( Add Ons) Series 2 , series 3 perhaps? You have a client base-- Good luck.
All classroom and students will benefit from break breaks in a different way. I teach third grade and teach the importance and "research" behind the brain breaks as a whole class at the beginning of the year. Then, as the year progresses and I learn more about my students, they can independently use the brain breaks either in the hallway or a special spot in the classroom. You will definitely have to modify the brain breaks to best fit the needs of your students- and only you know how to do that for your class! Good luck!