Monday, July 8, 2013

Okay.... Rotate!

That was the ingenious phrase I would use each day during our math workshop in order to get the kids moving to their next station.  Um, yeah...not the best idea I have ever had.  So, around October of last year I came to conclusion that this was not the best way to signal transitions, so I Googled
Transition and found this wonderful website:

People! It worked like a charm! My kids moved ever so quickly and quietly to the music.  Not only has it saved my voice, but the kids think it is super fun. We use the theme to Mission Impossible and when the last note is playing everyone is sitting doing jazz hands.  Too funny!
Last year I only used the site for a clean up song and math transitions, but I decided I needed to add to it.  I decided to create a SMARTboard transition board and added a few more transition cues.

If you'd like to use the SMART Notebook file I created click here. Enjoy!


  1. Aw I used something very similar to this last year! We have the Ron Brown math songs at my school so I always changed that transition song to whatever concept we were learning. I also had a 'body break one' where we would dance party to a kid bopz song. I definitely need to revamp it so this was a great reminder. And I really like the different transitions you had above. Thanks so much for sharing. Yay for second grade teachers :)

    Reaching for the TOP!

  2. I've always wanted to make one of these! Loving it! Thanks for the free download!!
    A Tall Drink of Water