Grades

    Re: 20 Movement Activities for the School Day
    DonnaR/CA

    On 7/26/16, Teachers.Net Gazette wrote:
    > Being involved in movement positively affects children
    both
    > cognitively and physically. Here are 20 quick, simple
    ideas
    > to use (and adapt) in your classroom. {Click below]

    I have my kids use Jack Hartmann's stuff -- available on CD
    or on YouTube -- during the day. Among my favorites (and
    the kids):

    * Writing the letters in the air to a song, both uppercase
    and lowercase. (The videos are great for this.)

    * Cowboy Dance - great transition.

    * Count to 100, by 1's, 5's, 10's -- Jack has different
    ones. These not only get them moving, the repeated
    counting keeps that steady in their brain. When it came
    time to assess counting by 5's and 10's, most of my kids
    *sang* me the song.

    * Tooty Ta -- Jack has different versions. It's FUN!

    In my classroom, he is known as "Mr. Jack".

    Donna