Music and Movement
Research shows that music and movement in the elementary classroom enhances student learning. Elementary students love music, and movement ignites areas of the brain that boosts mental sharpness.
Check out the links to my favorite math and reading songs in the site menu at the top. It's an easy way to access songs that compliment and help kids learn reading and math skills.
If you are worried about kids getting too excited, just do 10-20 seconds of deep breathing with your class after the song to get focused and ready to learn. You could even use a Hoberman Sphere.