I can’t think of a better person to start with. Sarah from Diapers, Dollars, and Diplomas is one of my favorite people in the world. It sounds like a hyperbole but its not.
Surfing To Success! As a first grade teacher, I’m always on the lookout for
ways to keep my students motivated. I don’t know about your kiddos, but mine
always seem to be moving. And talking. Like, ALWAYS. All I hear in my brain as
their chatting bodies are simultaneously moving is Taylor Swift… only she’s
singing, “No weee-eeee, are never ever ever ever, sitting still together!”
Foundation, practiced the Statue Game, and Freeze Danced our bodies back into
our wiggly spaces, but even that gets
old after a while.
have my best ideas in the shower or immediately before I fall asleep. Shower
ideas always seem to work out best, and are also the most remembered. The following
idea is an immediately-before-falling-asleep idea, but I think it’s pretty good
anyhow. Now back to your regularly scheduled blog post.
and exciting ways to keep my never-ending moving students motivated to learn,
when I thought…surprises are the best. Task cards come in as a close second.
Why not have:
whole slough of quick tasks to motivate
few wiggles out, a few times throughout the day. These tasks are simple, great
for any age group, need zero materials/prep, and can be used in different ways.
I plan on cutting them out, laminating them, throwing them in my Question Mark
bag, and pulling them out randomly during transition times. I’m crossing my
fingers that they like them as much I hope they do! You can find them here on my TPT store.
Thanks for taking the time to let me get my wiggles out with you!