GoNoodle In the Classroom
I am joining some of my fabulous blogging buddies as well as GoNoodle to share some great ways to step up your GoNoodle game in the classroom! If you haven't signed up yet for your FREE GoNoodle account, then click here to get started. You don't know what you are missing!
I LOVE that GoNoodle has so many different types of activities. You can choose which type of activity you want your students to do by clicking on the categories button once you log in.
I usually plan out my GoNoodle brain breaks a bit. I like to do one after each lesson in my classroom. If my students have been sitting then I like to do something from the guided dancing, sports and exercise, or free movement categories.
If my students have just been able to be a little louder, for instance if we were doing some cooperative learning structures, then I usually choose an activity from the calming or coordination categories.
Before any assessment, we always do a calming activity. It helps my students calm down and focus so much better on what they are doing.
Another thing I use GoNoodle for is practicing decomposing the number ten. Don't look at me like I'm crazy....I see you over there. It's true. Each time we finish a brain break and our champ shows up with the bar we talk about what number we are at and how many more we need to get to ten.
By doing this quick little conversation, my students gain so much number sense and then when we start decomposing numbers in math my students already have some knowledge of this.
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You can also hop over to the GoNoodle blog to check out more great ideas!