Teacher Review For GoNoodle

Great for a Brain Break

Courtney S.
Classroom teacher
Central City Elementary School
Huntington, WV
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My Grades K
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
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My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 2
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Whole class
How I Use It
We use GoNoodle almost every day in our class! It is great for when the students need a fun break and to release some energy. It has a lot of options to chose from. My students really love the running and the Zumba. The Zumba has fun songs and teaches the students the moves as they go. We put the dance on the board and the students have so much fun. They love it. They try to follow the moves and dance along with the instructors. It is also great that they have kids that teach the moves. This makes it more fun for the students. They also love the running. It is great because it looks like they are playing a Wii game. They have an Olympic runner come on and tell them about the race, then they practice the stretches and get ready to run the race. We use this two times a day. This is a great way to let the kids get their energy out and have fun. We do about 10-15 minute brain brakes at a time. We created a class account so we can earn points together.
My Take
My students love this. They know when it is time for a brain break and they always ask for Zumba. It gets them moving and encourages them to be healthy. It also teaches them the proper stretches to do before they exercise. It has young instructors and music the kids know and love. I also think that it is great that the do not win the race. Each time they do it they try harder because they come in third place. This keeps them motivated, which is great. They start each race saying we can do better than last time, but it always allows them to celebrate third place. It teaches them it is fine to not win, but you should always try your best.