SBS Kids are Learning to Move & Moving to Learn
Taking time to connect movement to content uses procedural memory pathways. Further connecting it to locations uses episodic memory strategies. Using movement and music also taps into reflexive or emotional memory pathways. All help to create stronger memories for better recall. It also focuses attention, creates unity within the group, and uses time in a brain friendly way with students focused on specific content for short amounts of time for learning over a longer time span. This can be done in any subject area.
2016/17 - Grades 3 and 4 connect o cardio with one of Mrs. Giles-Brown's poems.
2016/17 - Grades 5 and 6 have learned how the brain learns.
2015/16 - Mrs. Giles-Brown and Mrs. Nichols collaborate to help grades 1 & 2 Skip Count all the way to 12!
2015/16 - Grades 5 & 6 build unity when connecting to the thread "Spirit of the Game."
2015/16 - Students in grades 3 & 4 begin each class by connecting to the character strength of optimism.
2014/15 - With a thread of cardiorespiratory endurance and MVPA students in grades 5 & 6 run through their circulation memory circle.
2013/14 - Grade 1 & 2 muscle up & learn a bit about cardiorespiratory endurance with a call and return.
2016/17 - Mrs. Flewelling's class carries the Moving Multiples to the next step after collaborating in 2015-16 to build the sequence. In this multi-age classroom students learn in grade 1 and help teach in grade 2.