Sometimes I feel like I'm going from one thing to the next with little or no transition. I decided to start doing something called a "Brain Break".
Using craft sticks I wrote down different activities. Whenever I feel like a lesson went long or the children need a break I call out, "Brain break time" and I pull out a stick.
Here are some of the activities in my cup:
20 Jumping Jacks
Spin around 3 times
March in place
Follow the leader
Playing with a beach ball
Walk like a __________ (monkey, elephant, etc)
I have a whole cup full and will post more ideas tomorrow!