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Grade 2 Energizers! 12 Quick Movement Activities That Refresh and Refocus Susan Lattanzi Roser

Grade 2 Energizers! 12 Quick Movement Activities That Refresh and Refocus

Susan Lattanzi Roser

Published October 15th 2014
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Kindle Edition
51 pages
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Looking for ways to keep second graders focused and engaged? Try Responsive Classroom energizers! You can choose one of these quick, playful movement breaks to help sevens loosen up and laugh or one to soothe and relax them—all while offeringMoreLooking for ways to keep second graders focused and engaged? Try Responsive Classroom energizers! You can choose one of these quick, playful movement breaks to help sevens loosen up and laugh or one to soothe and relax them—all while offering light-hearted practice in core skills.These 12 child-tested energizers from teacher-author (and Responsive Classroom consultant) Susan Lattanzi Roser are ideal ways to keep the learning going for sevens. All take just 2–3 minutes, and all:Work anywhere: In or out of the classroom, with children circled up, at their desks or tables, or waiting in line.Work anytime: Between long instructional blocks, as morning meeting activities, before lunch, or after a field trip.Are easy to teach: Directions are clear and simple, and many energizers include variations to add fun and challenge.Each energizer helps second graders refresh and refocus—while practicing academic and social skills. “Dino Dinner Chant,” for example, features rhyme and rhythm. “Funga Alafia,” a calming West African welcome song, offers language arts practice as children match motions to words. And all 12 energizers grow out of the Responsive Classroom approach, a research-based way of teaching associated with greater teacher effectiveness, higher student achievement, and improved school climate.Check out the 12-energizer collections for first and third graders—many work well for second graders.