"It’s too cold to go outside." Most educators dread hearing the announcement regarding indoor recess but One S.M.A.R.T. Teacher, Karla, from Isanti uses her creativity to conquer the cold! When the weather won’t cooperate she brings her students upstairs and lets them Alligator Crawl under the pews. We think this is quite clever for a number of reasons! Alligator Crawling under the pews provides a physical boundary to keep them low, encourages them not to use their elbows, and allows them to get some purposeful stimulation on an otherwise sedentary day. Doing S.M.A.R.T. in a different space also helps keep her course fresh and interesting during the winter. Karla tells us her students at Heavenly Sunshine Preschool really enjoy doing large motor movements, especially in a space they would otherwise not be allowed to crawl around!
Post in the comments section the clever ways your students do S.M.A.R.T. activities!