Friday, May 22, 2015

Getting Smart with Brain Breaks!

Recently, our Tech & Media Team heard some buzz from our Early Childhood Center (ECC) about brain breaks.  We were instantly intrigued because it seemed so fun!  Several of the teachers were using the website, GoNoodle, for giving their kiddos a learning break and letting them get their wiggles out and brains recharged.  Our team was invited in to see some first graders in action during one of their brain breaks, and the energy was contagious!  The kids (and teachers!) sure know how to move!

After watching the students, we had a chance to sit down with one of our ELL Specialists at the ECC to talk about how brain breaks are beneficial to all students, but especially ELLs.  She offered some great insight about the cognitive benefits of brain breaks.  Below is a video of our interview with her and her insight on brain breaks.  If you are unable to view the video below, please click here.

With all the excitement from the students about brain breaks, and especially the video Pop See Ko from GoNoodle, some of the 1st grade teachers had the idea to make a personalized ECC Pop See Ko video for their students.  They wanted to include teachers and the principal from ECC, but also the superintendent of the district.  This was such a fun video to collaborate on with many different people and we are proud of our staff for not only coming up with such a great idea, but actively taking part in the creation to make an awesome video for their students.  Below is the video our teachers and administrators Pop-See-Ko-ing!  If you are unable to view the video below, please click here.


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