First up is Erin at Once Upon a Classroom. She's a fellow Canadian! We've never met in person, but have connected on Facebook, and she's become my best product proof reader! :)
Earlier this week I used her new Simple Machines Interactive Reader with my grade 2s while my 3s were gone swimming with another third-grade class.
If you haven't already checked out her blog, you must. Check it out here:
The next great find this week comes from Christi at Ms. Fultz's Corner. She blogged a few days ago about a website that I'd never heard of before - GoNoodle. It is a great site full of fun Brain Breaks. The kids choose a Classroom Champ who joins them in their journey and grows with the minutes of activity completed. I used it today with my class, and they are completely hooked. We started with a stretching activity with Maximo:
I wish I could show you the video I took... I can't tell you how many times they asked for another Brain Break!! Methinks I have some negotiating power.... :) Hoping to use this once a day to keep them motivated, but I'll certainly pull it out a second time if needed!
Go check out GoNoodle for yourself. What a great find!