Do you Go Noodle? If you do, have you ever tied to integrate it with your math time in the classroom? Check out how I have incorporated math and opinion writing with Go Noodle.
If you are familiar with Go Noodle, you will recognize this screen.
Whenever you finish a Go Noodle activity, you build up to ten in order to upgrade your Go Noodle champ. I decided to take this opportunity to turn this into a math activity. In our class, we have a Go Noodle champ every day. The Go Noodle champ gets to wear a fun lanyard for the day.
The Champ picks out the Go Noodle dances throughout the day and helps to fill out the ten frame that I made. I laminated mine and hung it up. We complete this as a class each time we finish a dance. It’s a great reinforcer of making tens.
Another thing we did, is made a graph of our favorite Go Noodle Champ. On the Go Noodle blog, you can find some of the champs. I printed them out and we graphed which our favorite was. Next year, I would like my students to add writing to this. I think it would be fun to write an opinion piece on why they chose their champ. You could even graph your favorite Go Noodle dances.
If you are not a Go Noodle user, what are you waiting for? It’s free! It helps to get the wiggles out and the kids love it. To learn more about Go Noodle, click here.