Sunday, November 19, 2017


I don't know about you, but I've got the Turkey wiggles this week.  (That means I'm ready to get the Thanksgiving party started!!!)  Here are some ideas that might help your children move, learn, and release their Turkey wiggles!


Jump as you read the words on the word wall, count to 100, and repeat other information.
*Children can also march or do other movements as they repeat skills.

Put your hands in the air and say the letter "A." Put your hands on your shoulders and make the /a/ sound. Touch your toes and say a word that starts with that sound. Continue going through the alphabet.

*Ask older children to say words that are nouns, verbs, or other parts of speech.

Stand Up 
Simply asking the children to stand up gets blood going to the brain. They can stand up when they read, count, or review other information.

Air Writing 
Ask children to make numerals, shapes, letters, or write words in the air with their "magic" finger.
Foot Writing 
Use feet to write words, letters, answers to math facts, etc.
Have children stand and dramatize spelling words or vocabulary words.

Balancing Review
Have children stand. Can they balance on their right foot and count? Count by 2’s, 5’s, 10’s, etc.

*Can they balance on their left foot and read word wall words?

*Can they balance on their right foot and extend their left leg as they say the days of the week, months of the year, seasons, and so forth?

*Can they balance on their left foot and extend their right leg and read big books and classroom print?

*Can they balance on their toes and read big books and other classroom print?