Lets review what we know about the brain: requires a lot of glucoseEXERCISE!!! generates toxic waste needs healthy, oxygen-rich blood
Nebraska DreaminAdapted from California Dreamin at http://www.ncpe4me.com/pdf_files/K-5-Energizers.pdfMarch across the Lewellen bridgeSwim in Lake McConaughyClimb a cottonwood tree
Flap your wings like a MeadowlarkKnead the kolache doughHusk the cornTrudge across the plainsClimb Panorama Point, the highest point in NEWade in the Platte RiverHit a homerun at Rosenblatt StadiumDig for fossils at the Ashfall Fossil BedsShoot a foul shot at the Bob Devaney Sports Center
Stop and Scribble http://www.ncpe4me.com/pdf_files/K-5-Energizers.pdf
1. Call out physical activity.
2. FREEZE! and spell your word.
3. New activity and word!
Head, Thorax, Abdomen(To the tune of Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes)
Head, thorax, ab-do-men, ab-do-menHead, tho-rax, ab-do-men, ab-do-men-eh-eh-enSix legs, some wings, and an ex-o-skel-etonHead, thorax, ab-do-men, ab-do-men
Head, thorax, ab-do-men, ab-do-menHead, tho-rax, ab-do-men, ab-do-men-eh-eh-enBig eyes, small size, and two an-ten-nae, tooHead, thorax, ab-do-men, ab-do-men
Taken from Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Childrennebraskaprojectwild.org
Get Physical with Math factsJUMPING JACKSHIGH
Ready, Set, FocusYoga movementshttp://teacher.scholastic.com/products/instructor/Oct04_yoga.htm
ARE YOU BRAIN SMART?
If the habit strengthens the brain, jog in place for 15 seconds.If the habit weakens the brain, squat for 5 seconds.
Drinking caffeineRiding a bike Exercising at least twice a weekNever going outside to play and watching TV all the timeGetting a good nights sleepSkatingNever eating fruits/vegetablesRiding a scooterRepeating things in your mindDoing one thing at a timeStaying up late to cram for a testIgnoring stress in your lifeMeditatingEating potato chips and TwinkiesWondering