Tuesday, August 7, 2012

We Like to Move It!

It's already week 5 of the new school year for me! Phew! I'm loving my class!

For the past few weeks I have been teaching them greetings and activities for morning meeting. I've found some new ones thanks to pinterest, TPT, and bloggers. I've especially found a bunch that get us moving!

Here are some of our favorites!

 1. Cha Cha Slide - It's easy to follow, gets the kids moving, and is so much fun!

2. Get Funky - Another easy to follow, line dance type song. It gets stuck in your head easily!

3. Stomp, Stomp Clap

4. Cupid Shuffle - Yep, that's right we're shuffling. I think it's great practice of the ordinal words "left" and "right". So many of my kiddos still get those confused!

5. Jump Up, Bend Down - Haven't tried this one yet but I think it will be a winner!

I've been using these, along with the brain breaks from 3rd Grade Thoughts to keep us moving and thinking. The kids are loving them! Sometimes I'll even get a "Miss R, I think our brains need a break!"
I use my CD player and my projector to show these and it works great!


  1. I love the cheers! I am doing an afternoon meeting this year...can't do an am one due to time! Even at the end of the day I think they would love this!

    Tonya’s Treats for Teachers

  2. I just found out part of my schedule today and this a morning meeting will be a perfect start to the day. Thanks for sharing these great ideas!
    2nd Grade Teacher
    The Sweetest Thing

  3. Oh my goodness. Week 5? Are you guys year round? Love the videos! I'm so glad Youtube can be accessed at our school now!

    Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher

  4. I am very interested in your cheers, but they are not showing up! Where can I go to read the words and tunes?