How I Use It
I love Go Noodle. I use it any time my kids seem to get tired or lose focus in the class. It is especially helpful when the kids start to get fidgety. I also tend to use it when the kids need to calm down and gain focus before a test or quiz. It is a great tool that I use each and every day.
This is a great site that pulls the kids in. They have no idea that there is a greater purpose other than having fun. It provides many options and ways to give the kids a much needed brain break. The brain breaks are varied in ability, type, and level of activity. There are breaks that are very calming that provide stretching and breathing techniques, as well as very active breaks that teach them how to dance. They also have the newest poplar movie songs such as Let it Go and Everything is Awesome.
Every 10 breaks your champ (class mascot) gets to grow a little. After so many growth spurts, you get to pick a new champ. The kids love to watch him grow. In between the growth spurts while you are working on those ten breaks, the champs have a little dialogue blurb to make you laugh. It is shown when you sign on and get ready to pick a break. The kids love to see what he has to say next!
The website allows you to mark the breaks as favorites when you find the ones you like best. This year it also categorized the breaks for easier searching.
Overall, I think this is a great website and resource for any classroom.