What is more motivating than a classroom dance party, yoga break with Maximo or ninja training session with Koo Koo Kanga Roo? Christy and Tammy from Fluttering Through First Grade know just how to use GoNoodle to keep their students on track, motivated and engaged. Check out their genius ideas for integrating GoNoodle into their classrooms, and be sure to hop over to their blog at the end for a special GoNoodle giveaway!
Raise your hand if your class loves GoNoodle? Our students beg for it...
It's no secret most classes who try it, quickly become obsessed with GoNoodle Brain Breaks...And as long as we aren't telling secrets, their teachers kind of love it too!
We gathered some GoNoodle swag together and used our noggins to keep them noodling.
Here's what's working for us...
Sometimes we use the good old popsicle sticks in a cup. Each stick has the student's name or number on it. We pull a stick and call them up to pick our next activity.
We also made our own class GoNoodle necklaces to help us catch them using their noodles during independent work time...
We made 3 necklaces which float around the classroom, moving from student to student throughout a designated work time. Where they'll land, nobody knows. Plus, they can move to a new student at any moment, which keeps them all on their toes. When the work period is up, whomever is left with the necklaces gets to be our "Noodler Choosler" for the day.
When it's class noodle time, the Noodler Chooslers return their necklaces to the pocket chart (no choking hazards, right?) and head on up to make their picks.
Keeping the GoNoodle motivation high by changing it up keeps them working hard for their own Brain Break picks.
So what's in your GoNoodle bag of teacher tricks?