Switching Sides Brain Break {First Week of School}

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Description

Switching Sides is a quick, low-prep brain break to get your students moving and refocused during instruction. Students can get to know each other better as they have a little fun. Brain breaks are essential to learners because they reenergize students and help to restore focus.

This brain break has been created with questions that are appropriate for the first week of school. It may be better to do this mid-way through the week or at the end of the week. Use this brain break to incorporate teaching procedures, such as pushing in chairs and waiting quietly for directions.

How to Play

Form two parallel lines, with approximately half the class in each line. Students will stand facing each other. 

Display the slides on the board.  The teacher will read the statement on the slide.  Students will switch sides and walk to the opposite line if the statement applies to them or they agree.  You could add an extra element by having students skip, tiptoe, or hop etc., to join the opposite line!

For example:  The teacher will read the slide by saying, “Go to the other side if you like ice cream.”  All the students that like ice cream will walk to the other side.  The students that do not like ice cream will stay put.  Continue playing until you have completed all slides.

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There are 15 non-editable slides in the PowerPoint presentation, plus one “How to Play” slide with brief directions.

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16 pages
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