Sunday, August 19, 2012

Brain Breaks, Class Cheers, Freebies and MORE!


***Update... I'm linking this post up with Tara's Monday made it!  I want all those folks to get in on the goods too :)
I cannot believe I'm in the final stretch! I have a new student/parent meet on Monday (along with meeting with my team), meetings all day on Tuesday, and kids come for a FULL day on Wednesday.  I put full in caps because this will be my first year ever starting with a full day on the first day.  Normally we start the school year with 2 hours... get the kids in... unpack supplies... and send them on their way. The thought of a full day is daunting to me!!

Anyway... I've been frantically cutting, gluing and creating to get ready!!  So, I posted a few weeks ago about my scratch cards {here} and so I spent the day making them!
I hope the kids like them! As soon as I get some pics taken of my room I'll post my complete behavior plan (which I'm super excited about!!).  It does include these cards :)  Click the above pic to get these cards and instructions on how to make them!!

So on the cards I mention "pick an Energizer" and "pick a class cheer"  Well I plan to make an effort this year to take breaks (quick ones!) AND celebrate more often!  So first up... I made these "brain breaks" (I will change energizers to brain break):

I call it "stop and smell the flowers- Brain Breaks"
     





I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.  I actually wrote on the stick BUT I have a complete set FOR YOU that has the label to print out and the description of the activity.  I searched the Internet and compiled the ones that I knew I could do very quickly that wouldn't take too much time.  I think the kids will really like doing this!! (oh and how are those flowers standing so nicely in the container you ask??  S A N D- I know.. unconventional but pretty awesome!)

Click {HERE} to get this!  Container is from Target $1 spot.

So onto "class cheers."  This is something that I wanted to incorporate last year, but frankly, I had a class that left it hard to cheer (if you know what I mean).  I'm hopeful for this year!!  I found these in blog land (I am SO sorry that I can't give proper credit!!  If you know PLEASE let me know!!) They are SUPER fun and amazing!!  I plan to just pick one when we need to celebrate something great in the classroom- and I will also incorporate this also into my behavior plan.  They look like this:

Because I am not the original creator of this great item I don't feel comfortable posting it for all... but if you would like it, I will email it to you!  Just leave a comment stating that you want a copy with your email and I will send it to you!!

Finally, I am getting some "gifts" ready for my teammates, office staff, janitors, principal etc!  I snatched up some great stuff from the Target $1 spot and made these for my teammates:


I also wanted to share a cute idea...again.. not my original but I created one to share.

Fill a bag with tootsie rolls and attach this cute label:

I plan to give these to all staff members that I work closely with... as they say... don't forget the TWO MOST IMPORTANT members of the school...the secretary and the janitor! (they will be getting extra candy! :)

Click {here} to get a copy of the tootsie roll labels! 

I hope you all roll into the new school year with ease! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

***And if you have made it this far... I am ALMOST at 400 followers!  I'd like to do a big giveaway and am looking for anyone to help me celebrate!  If you are interested in donating, please {EMAIL ME} or leave a comment below :)

THANKS!
ps... in case you missed this cute freebie... here it is again... click pic to grab it!

46 comments:

  1. I would love a copy of the class cheers! Thanks for the simple brain breaks ideas. I've been looking for easy ones because it's hard to think of good brain breaks in the moment that my kiddos need them! :) GREAT post! I love it!

    Sarah
    Miss A's Kindergarten
    missaskindergarten@gmail.com

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  2. I would also love a copy of the class cheers! Thanks for sharing!

    Michele
    michele.vasi@ironmail.org

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  3. I would love a copy of the class cheers! Thanks!
    Kari
    kmayo@waukee.k12.ia.us

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  4. My first day is a full day too. It's really not my favorite. I feel like the children are about to melt by the end of the day, but we do manage to survive. :) I'll take a copy of the cheers too. Thanks. tmcmorrow@kunaschools.org
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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  5. I've always had a full first day! It's not bad at all, because there's so much to do on the first day!!
    ❤Teri
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  6. You look like you're ready!! Thanks for the classroom ideas!
    Erin
    http://adventuresinthirdgrade-brown.blogspot.com/

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  7. I would love a copy of your class cheers! mtheonnes@hotmail.com Thanks!

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  8. Please send me a copy of your class cheers!
    Peggy mrspaulson@gmail.com

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  9. Hi, can you please send me a copy of the class cheers! I really want to incorporate them into my classroom this year! Thanks!

    Mr. H
    blaznz328@aol.com

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  10. I would love a copy of the class cheers as well. I have a document of some other cheers (from a Responsive Classroom training) that I can send back to you!

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    1. Hi Emily! I'd love to send you a copy but I need your email :) Yes, I'd love to see yours too!! Thanks!

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  11. Hi Tori,
    I love the idea of the cheers and would love even more to have a copy. I will be happy to donate to your giveaway {I have a few things in TpT - search Seller "Inspired in Second" - that you can browse if you would like to choose}. Happy back to school time!
    - Amanda {avphilli@gmail.com}
    Inspired in Second

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  12. I would love a copy of the class cheers! Thanks so much for sharing!

    amelias.schaeffer@gmail.com

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  13. I just love the Brain Break sticks. How cute !!! I found you through the Linky & am your newest follower.I'd love for you to stop by sometime :)

    Kelly
    First Grade Fairytales

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  14. I would love to have a copy of your class cheers!! Thanks so much for sharing them with us!!

    Sheila
    cockerill7@gmail.com

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  15. Thanks for stopping by and following my bog! I would love a copy of your class cheers! Don't know if you have this one on there: fireworks clap... My son LOVES that one!!

    Angela :)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!

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    1. ahh! Forgot my email!
      angelanerby@hotmail.com

      THANKS!! :)

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  16. Your brain break are quick and fun, just what I was looking for, thanks! May I please also have a copy of the cheers???
    Thanks so much!

    Jasmine
    jmorrison@sd73.bc.ca

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  17. I would love a copy of the class cheers...thanks for sharing!

    ~Mary Hall Lester
    maryh.lester@hotmail.com

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  18. I would love a copy of the class cheers - thanks for sharing all your wonderful stuff!!!!

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    1. Hi Carrie... I need your email! :)

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  19. Please send me a copy of the classroom cheers. Thanks a bunch!

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    1. Hi, I'd love to send you a copy but I need your email!

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  20. The brain break ideas are great! I am trying to take all of what I am finding on the internet and put it together soI have LOTS and LOTS of choices, so thanks for sharing!
    I also would love a copy of the class cheers! So cute!! Thanks!

    sspeller@verizon.net

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  21. Great Ideas! Would like to try the cheers with my class. Could you sent me the copies. Thanks.
    kgordon102@comcast.net

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  22. Love these. Please may I have a copy? jacquelinerichardson1974@yahoo.com

    Please visit my blog: secondissosweet.blogspot.com

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  23. I would love a copy of the class cheers! Thanks!
    bcschnei@cord.edu

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  24. I love your blog and I would love a copy of the class cheers! Thanks for sharing!
    wendie.slezinger@gmail.com

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  25. Super cute!!! Could I have a copy of your cheers? I reslly eant to use these with m new class beckyauchter@yahoo.com

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  26. Super cute!!! Could I have a copy of your cheers? I reslly eant to use these with m new class beckyauchter@yahoo.com

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  27. Just found this! I would love a copy of the cheers also. Thanks a cunch!

    makilm@comcast.net

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  28. Hi Tori, I just found this too and would love a copy of the cheers.Thanks a bunch!
    vanbeekd3@gmail.com

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  29. I also would love a copy. Thanks!
    nbrashers3@gmail.com

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  30. I also would love a copy. Thanks!
    nbrashers3@gmail.com

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  31. I would love a copy of the cheers you made. Thank you so much for sharing. megiberson@gmail.com

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  32. I would also like a copy of the cheers please. apples4dh@yahoo.com

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  33. I would love a copy of these classroom cheers, please! Thank you!
    Criselda.villarreal@ideapublicschools.org

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  34. I would love a copy of the cheers Mollykphillips@gmail.com

    THANK YOu!

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  35. Great post! I really want to incorporate class cheers this year. I would love a copy of your cheers! Thanks!! abbyh24@hotmail.com

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  36. I would love a copy of your cheers please! Doniellelyn@gmail.com

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  37. I would love a copy of your class cheers! oh my goodness how cute! dhildebrand@msd143.org

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  38. I would love a copy of the class cheers.
    titina_2000@yahoo.com

    thanks!

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  39. I would love a copy of the class cheers.
    titina_2000@yahoo.com

    thanks!

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  40. Would you please send me the classroom cheer cards? My email address is janina.abrams@hawkinsisd.org
    Thank you so much.

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  41. Would you please send me the classroom cheer cards? My email address is janina.abrams@hawkinsisd.org
    Thank you so much.

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