I revived my class from a lul in the excitement department.....ever have those moments???
Thursday night I spent some time watching YouTube videos after my kiddos went to bed and the hubby went to Cage Fitness class. I came across some whole brain teaching videos that I have never seen before, so Friday we tried it all out!
We used the mirror for fluency and math. I will have to say that the fluency went over well and fun was had by all. I used a penguin poem while we tried out some motions and expression! Hilarious!
We celebrated throughout the day with "10 and 12 finger woos".
We stood up and EVERYONE pushed in their chairs with "bodies and chairs."
We applied the brakes when retelling facts about penguins and polar bears to emphasize where the punctuation goes.
We even sang a new line up song that got us moving a bit.
We tried blowing answers into our hands then releasing them together...that still needs more practice because I usually use a partner whisper.
But the best part that made me laugh til tears when telling a colleague about it was sitting down at the rocker. I always say "criss cross" and they say "applesauce" as they sit. Then I usually go on to say "hands and eyes" to get them focused on me. But I saw on you tube the use of "spoons in your bowls". I have never seen so many puzzled looks from my firsties. But they got it and got into it. We were reading about polar bears when I was distracted by a lil firstie that decided to pretend to eat his applesauce out of his bowl with his spoon! Now I know it is hard to visualize but if you get a chance to try "spoons in your bowls" I guarantee a good chuckle! So if you are a whole brain/power teacher you have to check out some of these videos.
|"oiled" hand-water drips right of|
|Left hand "oil", right hand no "oil"|
2 thumbs up for a Friday with no special!!! Whoo hoo!!!
Last but not least, I finished up a set of reading games and posters that go with my jungle theme. They are for sale at my TpT store.