Several months ago, I wrote about keeping kids moving in the classroom. Believe it or not, keeping kids moving within certain parameters actually cuts down on classroom management issues, keeps them engaged, and helps the brain. Well, now, of course, is spring. It's early spring, and it might be a while before some of you will be able to take your students outside. SHOULD you take your students outside? Why not? It's a change of pace for you and for them. It helps them learn how to work in an even less restrictive environment. It can help with frayed nerves. It's good for them physically and mentally. It's good for YOU. These are the types of things I would do with my classes outside: DRUMMING This had to be the absolute favorite of my students. Usually, I wouldn't start this until second grade so they would be big enough to help carry the drums out.  I woud plan the following activities: Question/answer Call/response Echo Grooves I discovered the students benefitte...