Move It, Move It, Move It

In yesterday's post, I gave you suggestions for songs I have used with my students for brain breaks.  Music is the perfect cure for the spring fever wiggles.

Movement in the classroom also serves other purposes.  Crossing midline is an important activity that should be incorporated into your schedule.  Read this article for more information about the importance of this activity.  My students practice this skill during calendar time each day.  If you peeked into my classroom, you would think my class was doing aerobics!  This directions for this activity is included with my FREE Skip Counting Birds packet.  Click on the picture to get your copy:

I included a skip counting by 2's math center in my Skip Counting Birds packet for you to try.  If you like the activity and would like the set of skip counting by 2's, 3's, 4's, 5's, 6's, 7's, 8's, 9's, and 10's, you can purchase the complete set at my TPT store for $3.
There is a colorful page like this for each number.  I would suggest putting these sheets in a page protector and letting your students write their answer with a marker.

There is also a page like this that students can color.

Here's a fun rap video you can show your class, too.
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Susie Q said...

I totally agree with you on movement. I'm always looking for ways for my little darlin's to move around the classroom instead of working with paper and pencil. The Brain Dance is another great movement activity to do every day. If you haven't done the Brain Dance, you might want to give it a try.

Lori said...

Movement is important in the classroom. Thank you for sharing these ideas!
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Sally said...

I a big fan of using movement in the classroom! Why don't you link this post up to Rachel's Move to Learn linky over at Minds in Bloom? It's a great fit!

Sally from ElementaryMatters

Michelle said...

Good idea! I did link up with Rachel's linky party.

Linda Nelson @ Primary Inspiration said...

I love that skip counting video. The kids got to move, cement their learning, and watch their totally un-rap-type teacher jump around with them. You should have seen their big eyes checking me out! :)

Nice post, Michelle!