Hey Great Minds!
I hope your school year started out great this year! If you are anything like me then you already love GoNoodle! And if you’re not then you will be after you read this!
GoNoodle is a FREE website that has a gazillion interactive activates for kids! When I say activities I’m talking great dances, sports, yoga, exercise, and even music videos. All for your kiddos to actively do along with the site. They range anywhere from 1 minute to up to 25 minutes videos that are great for indoor recess! I’m going to share with you some ways you can incorporate GoNoodle in your classroom this year!
- Brain Breaks – Add at least one brain break in per day. This will aid in more oxygen flow to the brain thus helping your kiddos stay sharp during class. According to research from the University of Illinois-Champaign studies show a positive associations between aerobic fitness, physical activity, cognition, brain structure, white matter structural integrity, and high brain function. Physical activity promotes cognitive and brain development. SO not only will a brain break help their brain develop but it will also help kiddos release built up energy and be able to better focus during lessons.
- Motivation – GoNoodle provides a healthy challenge for your students and will get them pumped to earn points and watch their Champ grow! This alone will motivate your students to do their best so they can earn more GoNoodle time!
- GoNoodle Plus! – Integrate movement into core subjects with movement activities that develop memory and fluency in math, spelling, and vocabulary. Connect your brain break to whatever you are teaching!
- Indoor Recess – Did I mention that GoNoodle has enough videos to cover the entire school year? They even have longer length videos specifically for Indoor Recess. Remember your students still need to release that energy now you have a more active option to give them when stuck inside.
That’s how I use GoNoodle in my classroom and you should too! They even offer some merchandise you can buy here to show off your GoNoodle Swag! Just for reading you get to use the code BTSwithGoNoodle for 15% off everything! The code is valid September 4 – September 11. Thanks so much for reading your “teach away” is to remember the brain is a muscle and teaching and learning isn’t the only way to work it out!”
Here is something you probably won’t find in anywhere else! This adorable pair of GoNoodle Cards that you can use in your classroom! Just enter the rafflecopter below and leave a comment on how you plan on using GoNoodle in your classroom this year!