Monday, August 25, 2014
Brain Break.......Simon Says
Hopefully we all remember the game Simon Says. If not, Simon Says is a game that you instruct to your students, you give instructions saying Simon Says before each instruction. For example Simon Says put your hands on your head, Simon says jump up and down, Simon says touch your knees. Eventually you don't say Simon says and just give an instruction and students should not follow that direction. In this brain break the student is not out of the game, its just a time to laugh at your mistake and move on. This exercise is great for transitions from one activity to the next keeping the students in one spot. At the end of the brain break you can use Simon says to get students ready for the next activity for example Simon says get your book out to read. This exercise engages the body and the mind, so Simon Says try the activity.