Think

To use one's mind actively to form connected ideas

  • This workout takes approximately 10 Minutes
  • This workout is for students in Grades 2-3
  • Teacher Resources

Move

  • Type:  Stretch
  • Excercise:  Stretch Series
  • Target:  Total Body Stretch + Warm Up
  • Equipment:  None
Workout guide

Steps

HEAD STEPS
1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Roll your head in circles clockwise
3. Stand tall
4. Roll your head in circles counterclockwise

SHOULDER STEPS
1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Roll your shoulders forward in circles (motion of up/forward/down)
3. Stand tall
4. Roll your shoulders backward in circles (motion of up/back/down)

HIP STEPS
1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Step your feet out slightly wider than your hips
3. Place your hands on your hips
4. Circle your hips out and around clockwise
5. Circle your hips out and around counterclockwise

ANKLE STEPS
1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Shift your weight into your left leg and raise your right foot slightly off the floor
3. Roll your right ankle in circles clockwise
4. Stand tall
5. Roll your right ankle in circles counterclockwise
6. Repeat (left side)

Sequence

– Roll target area 3 times clockwise
– Roll target area 3 times counterclockwise

NOTE: 4 target areas total

Reflect

You can customize the reflection prompts to meet the needs of your students and your time constraints. Create a unique workout experience every time you return to this lesson by choosing different prompts — each workout can reveal something new for students!

Icon of a body with vibration lines on the sides of it.

How does your body feel after completing the workout?

Icon of a profile view of a person’s head with a speech bubble where the brain would be.

How does your mind feel after completing the workout?

Icon of a question mark.

What does Think mean to you in this moment?

Self-Connection

Past

Describe something you used to think about often but no longer find yourself thinking about.

Present

Describe something you think about every day.

Future

When you think about your future, what do you see?

Real-World Connection

Family

Who in your family thinks in a similar way to the way you think?

Learning Environment

Do you notice changes in the way you think depending on your learning environment (in-person, remote, small class, loud class, etc.)?

Community

Describe a place in your community where a person might go to think.

Academic Connection

ELA

What are some ways that you can think through an idea before you start writing or drawing?

Social Studies

What does the word “philosopher” mean, and what does it have to do with thinking?

STEM

What does it mean to “think like a scientist?”

Fun Fact

The number four is the only number with the same amount of letters. Think about it!