Saturday, April 12, 2014

Bright Idea: Brain Breaks!

Hi friends!

Welcome back for more BRIGHT IDEAS!

I'm here today to share an AMAZING website I recently discovered!
It's called GoNoodle and it's all about BRAIN BREAKS! It's FREE to Sign Up and it's soooo worth it!

Since I have signed up, I have been using this as a motivator for my class and it has WORKED people. For real. No lies here! They are so motivated to follow directions to earn extra Brain Breaks throughout class that it's just awesome! PLUS, we have a TON of FUN doing them together!

So what is GoNoodle you ask? Here's a quick breakdown with some in-class photos for you to check out. 

**I had some awesome videos to share with you also but when I upgraded my phone last night, everything BUT my videos transferred over! :( So bummed about that!**

GoNoodle is free to sign up and get started and you can even set up multiple classes if need be. Since I am departmentalized and teach two classes, I set it up for each class and named it by their Homeroom teacher. 
As you see here:

You then get to choose a CLASS CHAMP! As you progress through levels, the champs get bigger and bigger! The kids get SO excited to see what the champ will look like next after each level!

Here's a couple of examples of Champ Transformations!


Once you have a class champ chosen, you go to your home screen which has your champ, minutes earned, minutes needed for next level, and a random fact/quote/joke from your champ.

Here's an example: 
Then, you simply hit that PLAY button and you are ready to choose a brain break!

Now the great thing about GoNoodle (besides how much the kiddos love it) is that there is such a great variety of Brain Break videos and most educational ones allow you to choose your grade or grade range, making it suitable for all levels K-5!

You will find a wide range of activities from Olympic Sports, Dancing, Sing Alongs, and of course EDUCATIONAL based ones such as Bodyspell where you choose a word list and students must follow along with the screen character to spell out the words.. forming the letters with their bodies! There's also FREEZE IT which allows you to pick Reading (Sight Words), Addition, Subtraction, and more! In that game, students dance when it says DANCE! and then FREEZE and have to read a sight word or solve a math problem.. then back to dancing! 

The more you Brain Break, the more minutes you earn and the faster your Champ grows! Once you max out a Champ, you get to choose a new one and repeat the process! :)

Here's a few of the choices/some class favorites:



If you decide to give it a try, I would LOVE to hear your class favorites! :) 

Want to give it a try? Click on any picture in this post to head to GoNoodle.com to sign up and start breaking it down with your kiddos! :)

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Birthday Bash Finale {$50 Gift Cards+Products+Custom Goodies}

It's the LAST DAY of our fabulous birthday bash!!

*tear*
It really has been a fabulous week and we're so thankful for all who have participated! 

Definitely check and make sure you have entered ALL 5 Rafflecopters up through today so you don't miss out on ANY chances to win!!! And remember, all entries for ALL Rafflecopters are mandatory and will be verified! 

First up is 2 GIFT CARDS from all 3 of us! We hope that the lucky winners will be able to put them to good use!!! :) 
1 winner will receive a $50 Gift Card to TpT!!!! Y'all, that's a LOT of resources and/or clipart!! 
Another winner will receive 1 $50 eGift Card OF THEIR CHOICE to any of the following places: 

Simply enter the Rafflecopters below for your chance to win!

Next up, we have a very special customized prize up for grabs!
A couple of our blogging friends run a store on TpT called Tea and Coffee
They make the CUTEST customized items for teachers! Seriously, their customized MAGNETS and CLOTHESPINS are beyond adorable, not to mention their personalized CLIPBOARD!

Here's a photo example of the custom magnets/clothespins that Tamara ordered and received!
How flippin' cute are those???

Want a chance to win some for YOUR classroom? You're in luck! Stacy and Tara have been generous enough to donate a set of 5 magnets and 25 decorated clothespins! How awesome is that?? Be sure and enter the Rafflecopter below for YOUR chance to win!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Now we're ready to show you the wonderful product bundle that one lucky winner will receive!







There you have it! Another amazing set of products that one lucky winner will be receiving!

Enter the Rafflecopter below and GOOD LUCK!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

And lastly, here's our:



Snag these great products for 25% off for a limited time!

We truly hope you have enjoyed the giveaways this week! Thank you to our long time followers and our new followers! Wishing everyone good luck! Be on the lookout next week for the announcement of our winners! :) 
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Friday, March 28, 2014

Birthday Bash Day 5 {Products & Custom Shirt}

Friends,

It's DAY 5 already! Can you believe it???

Times really does fly when you're having fun! 

We have some brand new goodies being featured today and we're super excited about them!

Please remember to go back and enter Days 1-4 if you haven't already done so!

Let's get down to it! First up, the product bundle!






What a great bundle of products that one lucky person will win!

Just enter below! :)

But WAIT! There's MORE!!!!

How would you like to win a custom shirt like the one in this picture???

How CUTE are those?!?!? Well, today is your lucky day because you can enter below for a chance to win your very own!!! :) 

There's also a FREEBIE to be shared today! Today's featured freebie is from Faith!
Thanks Faith!

Just click the pic below to download!!

And last but not least, Daily Deals!



Phew! That's all for today folks! Happy clicking and SEE YOU TOMORROW for our Grand Finale! ;)
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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Birthday Bash Day 4 {Products & Custom Shoes}

Woooo!!! We are BACK for DAY 4 friends! 

Time is just flying! If you haven't entered Days 1 through 3 yet, make sure you head over to those posts and enter before time runs out!

Once again today, we have some amazing products up for grabs from some of our AMAZING blogging buddies! Thanks so much to all who donated! Some bloggers even donated multiple products today!

8 TOTAL UNITS for today friends! PLUS, make sure you continue reading because there's a SPECIAL PRIZE to be won today as well!!!

Here's the products you could win:






Wowza! That's a LOT of greatness right there! 

Just enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win this bundle of products! Please remember, entries will be verified and all entries are mandatory! 


But WAIT! We have a very special friend donating a very special item for our giveaway today!!!

Our friend Lindsay makes the CUTEST, MOST ADORABLE custom shoes for your little ones that you have ever seen! 
Don't believe us?? 
Just check out the cuteness in the photos below!!!
And she's giving ONE LUCKY WINNER a CUSTOM PAIR!!! 



Click the photo below to visit Lindsay's Facebook page! And don't forget to enter the Rafflecopter for your chance to win a custom pair for your cutie, a friend's cutie, or even a cutie that you're still expecting! :)

And lastly, our daily deals for today! Snag these great products at 25% off! :)




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