Do you use class cheers and chants in the classroom? One thing that I love about my ‘staches is that they really support each other and care for one another. When someone is upset we comfort them. When someone meets a learning goal, we cheer for them. Randomly, we have recently become wolves and we howl when we cheer. Don’t ask. Just howl along. I am a firm believer that we should celebrate our successes, both big and small. For some of us, those small successes are what keep us motivated. Imagine the student who struggles all year with reading and finally puts the sounds together to read just one word? That must be celebrated. Imagine the student who reads on a level 16 when the Kindergarten level is a 4? That must be celebrated. That is where our class cheers and chants come into play!
Class Cheers And Chants
VIRTUAL CHEERS AND CHANTS!
We spent a lot of time in virtual kindergarten last year. Virtual kindergarten was hard. Period. Full stop. So it’s even more important to cheer and celebrate. We have used our CHEER IT UP cheers in virtual kindergarten, but we have also created our motivational signs/cards that we are using constantly in the virtual setting. The kids love these. They laugh and giggle when I use them so I know it’s working to keep them motivated! Basically, anytime I want to cheer for the class or an individual student, I hold up a sign and read the cheer! The great thing about these cards is that they are PERFECT for in-person learning too. I use these in our classroom all the time and the kids go crazy for them! It’s such an easy way to celebrate in our classroom!
Check out our motivational cards below!
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My kinders two favorite cheers are:
1) Kiss your brain: when a student or group of students get an answer right we kiss two finders and touch our brains!
2) The Silent Cheer: When we are really excited about something and want to cheer, we will jump around and pretend to scream at the top of our lungs. The kids love this one!
My kids love the “that's the way, uh huh, uh huh, we like it, uh huh, uh huh!” they also love to give fireworks where you rub your palms together as you move your hands up over your head and then give a loud clap followed by some falling spirit fingers saying “ahhhhhhh” and “oooooooohhhhhhh” 🙂 email@example.com
These look great! I just love hearing my kids congratulate each other when they get the right answer. We have also talked a lot about understanding what a classmate said and that is very rewarding!
Christin Shiftingteacherk2 at gmail dot com
Shifting Teacher K-2
The roller coaster…while going the “up” steep side of the roller coaster with your hands you go “ch, ch, ch, ch…” Then when you get to the top you go down the other side (and up again, like going over hills) while going “weeeeeeeeeeeee.”
Either that or the “grater.” Pretend to grate cheese while going “You're gra-gra-gra-gra-grate!”
It's a little easier to bring in a real world cheese grater than try to demonstrate a roller coaster!
I have pom poms just like that (from the 1980's). They are really big and blue and white. I need to get them out. They are even close, because I always tell myself we are going to use them. I am resolved….tomorrow we will!!
My kids love Boo Ya! We turn to the person we are cheering, then cover our eyes with our hands and pop them open, shouting Boo Ya! It is super cute, fun, and everyone smiles!
Lol I love that you have your own Pom poms. I used to do cheers and for omertà son I stopped. I love the bucket idea. I will have to copy that. ????
One of my favourite cheers is Lorry Driver. You pretend to be a lorry driver honking his horn (make a fist and pull down twice). Or the classic Round of Applause clapping in a circle.
(Oh and this is my first comment, but I love your blog and read it all the time!)
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Okay…so I loved you before this post
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Our favorite cheer is singing “what does the fox say?”
Thank you for the freebie! My kids love the 10 finger woo! firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen, my Pom poms. BAHHAHAHHA!
Two favorite cheers my kids love:
1. Fantastic – Tell the children: “Get out your spray bottle.” Hold up one hand and pretend to spray. Say, “You're psh, psh, psh…(spray once for every 'psh'). Hold up other hand and pretend to wipe in circles over the liquid you just sprayed as you say, “Fan-tastic!”
2. I Like It! When you're pleased with the way the children have accomplished a task, start singing: “That's the way, uh huh, uh huh, I like it, uh huh, uh huh. That's the way, uh huh, uh huh, I like it, uh huh,uh huh. ' Dance and sway as you sing.
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