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Brain Break Resources                                 



Well designed Brain Breaks accomplish three purposes: 1) they refresh students, 2) they refocus students for learning and 3) they re-energize students.


Every teacher has experienced the glazed look from students who basically need a break.  Kids check-out when sitting and listening for a long period of time.  Once kids begin to check out- they cease to learn!


We've added a webpage and devoted this newsletter to ideas that teachers can use to give kids a brain break through activity and exercise.


You will be directed to the site which published the activities and may download them there. Lots of free downloads.   More...
Disney TRYit Activities             Like us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter  View our profile on LinkedIn  Find us on Google+  Find us on Pinterest  View our videos on YouTube  Visit our blog  

Disney's TRYit Cards
Mickey Check makes it easier to make healthy choices in stores and online.  But the resource that I'm recommending is the Disney TRYit Activities and exercises.  Simply print out the various small posters that show and have an explanation for how to correctly perform the stretches and exercises.
5210 Let's Go Motor Break Activities  Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter View our profile on LinkedIn Find us on Google+ Find us on Pinterest View our videos on YouTube

5210 Let's Go Cards

5210 Lets Go.Org has developed Motor Break Activities for the Classroom.  They point out that their activities were collected and adapted from many sources including:  Take Time, Mighty Milers, Brain Gym, and Yoga Cards.   


The Motor Break Activities for the classroom were developed by Lincoln Middle Schools 5210 Committee according to the cards.  


5210 Lets Let's Go! is a nationally recognized childhood obesity prevention program whose goal is to increase physical activity and healthy eating for children from birth to 18 through policy and environmental change.


Greeley Public Schools Break Cards 

BREAK CARDS and Activities.  The purpose of the cards is to provide teachers with, "an innovative way to promote fun and physical activity and mental alertness throughout the day."


Active Academics            Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter View our profile on LinkedIn Find us on Google+ Find us on Pinterest View our videos on YouTube

Active Academics: Learning on the Move is a membership website with lots of physical activities integrated with classroom learning concepts.  According to their website description, Active Academics is a resource for classroom teachers that provides practical physical activity ideas that can be integrated with regular classroom content.
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Stewart Elementary U.S.  Map Donna Roark
Assistant Principal
James Ellis Elementary
Niles, MI 49120
Joy Van Horn,
Physical Education Teacher
Espy Elementary School
Kenton, OH 43326
Elisa Colvin
PTSO President
Mason Creek Elementary
Winston, GA 30187

Please call us to claim your prize. 951-245-6970 

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Stencil Giveaway
Enter your school today in the Learn to Play U.S. Playground Map Stencil Giveaway. The beautiful geographically and proportionately accurate educational map stencil is 16 feet by 27 feet and extends the classroom curriculum to recess and outdoor play. History and geography comes alive with the games and activities included in the stencil set.
Free Webinars
Learn how to create a playground that really works! Webinars are 45 minutes long with an informative 15 minute question and answer session. No special software is necessary for you to easily participate right at your computer. Register early, space is limited. Select your subject and act now to attend a free webinar of your choice at a time that fits your schedule.
GREAT End-of-Year Gift 
Peaceful Playgrounds Designs
Peaceful Playgrounds is a popular end of the year gift to the school from the graduating class, PTA, and community groups etc.  A very visual gift.

The best part is every child in the school benefits!

Act now to enjoy free shipping until May 1, 2014. 
(savings $479.88)
Use coupon code frees05012014 (must use coupon code at the time of order)
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