Winter 2016

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EDUCATION INSPIRATION 10 ATPE NEWS FOR MORE CLASSROOM IDEAS, FOLLOW ATPE ON PINTEREST Use this gross motor cube to get your students moving. Make it even more fun by including pictures of animals for them to imitate. Write several brain breaks on popsicle sticks and have a student pick an activity stick out of a cup when the class has earned a break. Encourage students to take a creative expression break with this "think outside the box" activity. Start students off with a standard drawing, and let them create the rest of the scene. Try these fun games that students can play with just a few lines of tape on the floor. Looking for classroom inspiration? You've come to the right place! In this department, we highlight fun and inspiring educational activities found on social media. Check out these cheap and easy brain break/transition ideas for your classroom. Brain Breaks 3 4 2

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