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Old 11-25-2012, 04:34 PM
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Brain Breaks

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I did and now it is back to reality.

I love to give my kids (3rd graders) brain breaks, especially if I have tests back to back. I've done things like stretches and Simon Says. I am looking for some new ideas. One of mine is to use my Smart Board and play current (kid friendly of course) music that they can dance to easily at their desks. I'm thinking of the Just Dance games in my head. But then pops in the reality of copyright. So I was wondering if anyone had suggestions or uses simple dance ideas in their classroom. I have no problems going and buying a great video to play that was meant for use in the classroom (or one that doesn't involve violating copyright laws).

Any recommendations, suggestions, etc?
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:47 PM
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Do you have pinterest? I love looking up brain break ideas. Here is the link to my pinterest, which has many brain break ideas.

my pinterest ID is: kateyoung24
I can't post my link because I am a newcomer.
-You put kateyoung24 into search and make sure you search for pinners and I should pop up.
-Just scroll down my boards and click on "Let's Have Brain Breaks"
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:52 PM
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Here's the direct link to TeacherBug's pinterest account: http://pinterest.com/kateyoung24/

I second looking on Pinterest for ideas. In regards to dance, I think that's a great idea, but I'm out of my element on that one. I also don't know anything about smartboards. Are you saying that you can set it up so that they play just dance through the smart board?

FYI: I'm following you now!
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:31 PM
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Pinterest is where I get all of my brain breaks. I have a whole board devoted to them.

I am going to follow you kate!
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:21 PM
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Great! I look forward to checking out your boards too. As you can all see, I am quite addicted to pinterest. I love finding teaching inspiration and more on there!
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:57 PM
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http://pinterest.com/loribspins/vide...es-for-school/ I have brain breaks mixed with my online stories... all education video related stuff.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:41 PM
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Has anyone heard of Sittercise? I wish I taught with you all so I could loan you a copy of my Sittercise CDs.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:50 PM
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Richard Simmons had something like that.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:22 PM
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Koo koo kanga roo google it they have awesome dance videos. One is the dinosaur stomp. My class dances and sings to it almost everyday. They beg to do it!! We also take fast walks around the building/property. They never know where we are going or for how long.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:22 PM
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I used to do sittercise, but not with a CD, it was just a list of exercises... the kids loved it for the most part... though some were a little on the lazy side... it was quite a workout!
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