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?


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


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

    Shepherd's Shining Stars

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

  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:

  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!

  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!

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

  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!

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

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

    Elementary Adventure

  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.