I have joined a Brain Break Blitz Party and I'm thrilled to share with all of you what is so great about GoNoodle.
Brain breaks are very necessary and very important for students of all ages. I think teachers can also benefit from a little Continental Drift with Sid from Ice Age. Did you know that the average 2nd grader can only stay focused for about 9 minutes? Yes...9 minutes! What's a teacher to do with just 9 minute blocks of time?? You take a brain break and DANCE! Let me say..brain breaking doesn't take a huge chunk of the day, but when we do break, it's truly because EVERYONE really needs it.
I know which breaks are the favorites and I have been introducing them to new breaks, but they tend to request their favorites every time. This year, my students earn Torres Tickets and then cash them in so they can select which brain break our class will do. To be in control of selecting the brain break for the class is a very BIG DEAL. Lastly, the kids get really excited when they see the "time bar" increase on the website. This bar indicates how many breaks we completed.