Think

To use one's mind actively to form connected ideas

  • This workout takes approximately 10 Minutes
  • This workout is for students in Grades 6-8
  • 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

What does it mean when someone says, “I can't hear myself think?” Have you ever experienced this?

Future

The way you think is unique to you. How can your unique thinking patterns help you in the future?

Real-World Connection

Family

In what ways do the members of your family think alike? In what ways do the members of your family think differently?

Learning Environment

How does the way you think change depending on your learning environment (in-person, remote, small class, loud class, etc.)?

Community

In your community, whom do you trust to give you accurate and honest information? What is it about this person that makes you trust them?

Academic Connection

ELA

How does an outline help you think through an essay before you write it?

Social Studies

Describe a public figure from history or current events who thinks in a similar way to you.

STEM

What are the benefits of sleep on the brain? How does your brain function on too little sleep? How does your brain function when you get a great night of sleep?

Fun Fact

You can cut a pie into eight pieces with only three cuts. Take a moment to think about how this is possible.