Welcome to another Whole Brain Wednesday!
Today I'll be sharing another quick and easy strategy. It's one I use daily and one that I can't believe I haven't shared yet...
The 10 Finger Wooh!
When kiddos do something great in a whole class setting such as: a very thoughtful answer, putting forth extra effort, being a helpful classmate, etc.... in a WBT classroom, they get a 10 finger wooh. The teacher says "Give _____ a 10 finger woooh! & everyone wiggles their fingers at the student and say "Woooooh!"
Even better... if a student deserves more than a 10 finger wooh, they can get an 11, 12, 13 or even 14 finger wooh!
The teacher will say: "Give ____ a 12 finger wooh!" and the class will respond: "Woooooh" wiggling all their fingers at the person, then "Woooh" wiggling 1 finger, "Woooh" wiggling 1 finger.
You can put some variations on it too... like when we were skip counting, I'd ask kiddos to give a 15 finger wooh counting by 5's or a 10 finger wooh counting by 2's. This is SUCH an easy strategy and can SO easily be implemented in your classroom!!!