August 01, 2011

Classroom Organization - Part 2

I have been reading some really great blogs this week. I was very interested in teacher blogging do's and don'ts on the TeacherWife Blog. I know I really shouldn't post more than once a day but I couldn't help it :)

Here's another tip that I promised I would post. I needed to make sure that I do Brain Breaks with my students so that I could make the most of their short attention spans. I've seen teachers use brain break sticks and was inspired to make cards on a ring that I could carry with me or place near my elmo. While I was at it I started working on sight word chants also. I saw the same idea online with popscicle sticks in a can. I can't wait to do these and other interactive word wall activities! Click on the pictures below for the activity cards.

Enjoy!!


36 comments:

  1. These are so cute!
    Thanks for sharing!
    ❀Beth Ann❀
    Taming My Flock of Firsties
    bakteach16@gmail.com

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  2. Thanks so much. I can't wait to use them!

    Fun for First

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  3. Hi, Carmela - Came across your blog on Pinterest, and I'm wondering if you'd like to be a guest blogger for us! We are an educational software company in Austin (Compass Learning), and always looking to feature creative teachers like yourself.

    If you are interested, please email me at aalbregts@compasslearning.com.

    Thanks so much and keep up the amazing work!

    -Adrienne

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  4. These are awesome!!!! Thanks!!! A lot like the cheers and activators we learned in Quantum :)

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  5. Super Awesome!!! Thanks!!!! A lot like the celebrations and activators we learned in Quantum :)

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  6. I can't wait to use these cheers! My students love learning new cheers and chants! Thanks for sharing. I am your newest follower and would love for you to check out my blog.
    Darleen
    Third Grade Love

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  7. Cute Blog! I am your newest follower!
    Heather B.
    Krazy about Kindy

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  8. So fun!! Kids love this kind of stuff (even the older, much-too-cool ones)!! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  9. These are great! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  10. Very cute activities! I think you should blog as much as you want! Thanks for sharing, Heidi
    Globicate

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  11. Love love love the cheers! Can't wait to use these with my new Kinder class!

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  12. Thank you so much for supplying these downloads. One issue I am having is that the directions for the cheers will not print, just a larger size of the NAME of the cheer. Can you help?

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    1. Ooops! I didn't think to put any directions with the cheers. I printed them on card stock and laminated them. Then, I cut them apart and punched a hole in the top left corner of each card. Next, I used metal ring to attach all the cards. When I finished, I let students flip through the ring of cheers to select one to teach to the rest of the class or use a cheer we already knew to recognize a peer.

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  13. Thanks for sharing these awesome cards! I'm so glad I found your blog on Pinterest! I'm a follower now!

    Nicole
    lanierlions.blogspot.com/

    Stop by and visit when you have a chance!

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  14. These are so wonderful! Thank you and you are amazing for sharing!

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  15. thanks for sharing these for free! I pinned, printed, and now I'm your newest follower!
    Rachel

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  16. Thank you for the brain break freebie!!! I was looking for something like this for a while.
    I am a new follower.
    Modern Kindergarten

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  17. I'm your newest follower! So happy that I found your blog! Thanks for the freebies!!


    Aimee
    aimee@vanmiddlesworth.org
    Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

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  18. I'm one of your newest followers! Great idea for the brain break :)

    Jessie
    Lookwhosteaching.blogspot.com

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  19. I know this is an older post, but I am so happy I found it! Thank you for posting these. I will definitely be putting these to work in my room. I'm loving the ideas on your blog and am so glad you are posting again! Following you and can't wait to read more! :D

    Amanda
    Reaching for the TOP!

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  20. Oh my goodness! Thank you so much for sharing! I just came across your blog today..started following you and hoping you will follow me! ;) Your blog is too cute and has wonderful ideas!

    Thanks again!
    Brigid
    Brigid's Daily Lesson Log

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  21. These are wonderful! I remember looking for classroom cheers earlier this year and I couldn't really find a bunch of good ones all in one place! These are perfect!! So thankful I saw them on Pinterest!!!

    Molly
    Lessons with Laughter

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    1. I loved reading these! Thanks for sharing. I will be back to visit your blog often.

      Janna
      Fabulous Finch Facts

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  22. I am your newest follower and love both the Brain Breaks and the Cheers cards! Thanks for sharing these!

    I'd love to have you stop by and visit sometime!

    Nikki
    uncommontothecore.blogspot.com

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  23. Thanks for sahring your great Cheers and Brain Breaks-- my firsties will love them:-)

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  24. Hello Carmela,
    Thank you so much for sharing these with other teachers. I was wondering the font you used, since I have some cheers that I know that I would like to add to the collection. I wouldn't mind sharing them with you to use as well if you like them
    Thanks,
    Jessica

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    1. I used grilled cheese and CK journaling fonts. I'd love to add some new cheers to mine, if you don't mind sharing :0)
      Carmela

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  25. Thank you so much for sharing! These will be a great addition to my title 1 classroom!

    I am your newest follower!

    Cindy
    All Things Teachery

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  26. Could you please email me the brain breaks and classroom cheers, I get the black line through them when I try to download from TPT. Thanks!
    Abbie

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  27. Sorry forgot to leave you my email...abarabe13@hotmail.com. Thanks a ton!
    Abbie

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  28. I just found your blog and I love your brain breaks! I just made my own this weekend, but now I have more to add!

    Amy
    Krazy About Kiddos

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  29. Love, Love, Love, the classroom cheers and brain break rings. I was so in love that I wanted to print them as soon as I saw them; however when I print it only shows the title of the cheer and then a black line. THe rest of the cheer does not show up =( Is there anything I can do to fix this or by any chance could you e-mail it to me at Torie4214@gmail.com

    Thanks so much!

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    1. If you're using a mac, make sure you open the file instead of looking at it in preview. See my post HERE for more info. Leave me a comment if it works....Enjoy :0)
      Carmela

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    2. Thank so much for responding so quickly last night! I do not have a mac but updating my adobe did work!!!! Yipee! Thanks so much!

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  30. I clicked on the brain break icon and it went to the cheers cards...am I missing something?

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