Here are some techniques in getting the most productive morning meeting, group time/circle time or between activities when you have energy-filled students. At times this 30 minute or so whole group activity can feel stressful and long. It can be difficult to get all those little bodies calm and focused. Here are some techniques that I have used in my years of teaching and some that past colleagues have used.
- Wiggles Out-Do before the start
- Have them dance to a song
- Do some stretches and in-spot cardio (ex: jumping jacks, touch toes, twist, balancing on one...