Whole Brain Teaching: 10-Finger Woo! Alternatives

First, a *big* congrats to the two winners of my Bloglovin' Giveaway: Andrea K. & Cathy P.! Check your email, ladies, and you get the choice of any two products from my store :)

Now, onto something I am sososo excited about! I came across a fantastic idea on Pinterest from Sugar Blossoms and had to share it with you all as soon as I could!
Click the image above to be taken to T.J.'s super-cute site Sugar Blossoms

T.J. at Sugar Blossoms not only came up with the greatest set of classroom cheers, she also made reminder cards and videos to show each one- yahoo!

As soon as I saw these, I immediately thought of using them as alternatives to our class' 10-Finger Woo! You can read all about that HERE, but the short of it is that anytime a student volunteers/shares an answer/does something awesome in my class, I'll say, "Let's give so-and-so a 10-Finger Woo!" and we'll all wave our fingers at that person and give a short "Woo!". It's a lot of fun :)

I'm loving these great alternatives to spice it up throughout our school year- I think my initial favorites are the Firework Cheer, Raise the Roof, and Snap & Cheer. I cannot wait to try them out with next year's class!

For more in-depth description of each cheer, as well as a video of each, be sure to head to Sugar Blossoms!

Do you use similar cheers in your class? What are some of your favorites?



12 comments

  1. I have used these before and they are so much fun. My students really enjoyed them.

    April
    Wolfelicious

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  2. These are fantastic! Love all the variations of the Ten Finger Woo.

    Erica
    Shepherd's Shining Stars

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  3. Thank you so much for such a great post! YOU ROCK!

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  4. I use some of these already but am pumped to add them on to the "sillibrations" I learned from Teacher Tipster. My kids loved learning all of his this year and then came up with some of our own. Check them out at:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bj8f2R-dTAs

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  5. Stephanie, I stumbled on to your blogsite this weekend as I had a weekend all to myself. I DEVOURED whole brain teaching. I am so excited to start next school year re-energized and re-focused. Thanks for all the shares!

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  6. I always love your wbt posts!! Well, I really love all of your posts....your enthusiasm is so catching when it comes to this. Do you think I can take a workshop day to see you in action next year? That would be the best!

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  7. Hi Stephanie, These cheers are so much fun. I learned them in Responsive Classroom training.

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  8. Ok. This is EXACTLY what I need to keep my kids motivated (and myself) in these last two week of school. Yes, I am on a year-round track. Besides, it will be good practice for me for next year. Thanks and happy summer to all!

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  9. Thanks so much for pinning your find! These cheers are going to be super helpful!

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  10. Just stumbled upon your blog from the Currently Linky! I also teach third grade, and I love your blog! :)

    Erin
    Elementary Adventure

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  11. I went to Sugar Blossoms, but couldn't download the page. My computer said that it couldn't find the server. Any hints? Thanks.

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Thank you so much for your comments! :)
~Stephanie

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