Sunday, January 1, 2012

"CHEER-ios!" Classroom Cheers for Super Smarties!


CHEER-ios!  Classroom cheers printed on cheerios, get it?!  HA!  I have wanted to make this project for awhile now--it has been in my idea book for at least a year--and I am so happy I finally found the time to make it!  This past year, I have added classroom cheers to my daily routine--and it has been the single BEST thing I have done to encourage participation, build classroom community, and create a room full of ENERGIZED and eager learners! {Seriously...no "sleepy time" in my classroom with cheers!} I use cheers ALL the TIME. When doing SmartBoard lessons, and I call on a student to come to the board to help complete a task or find the correct answer, I call out the name of a cheer, and the rest of the class will encourage their little friend by doing one of the cheers in my "Cheerios" book! It may be a dance--like my personal favorite--The Sprinkler Dance! Or it can be something like The Cowboy, "YEE-HAW!" I started out by teaching my students five or six cheers, then added more each week. They caught on so quickly!  The kids love encouraging one another, and it is so neat to just call out the name of a cheer and see everyone do it!  





I printed these out on card stock, cut out the circles (and I cut out the middle--but you don't have to), laminated the set, and put them on a metal ring so I can flip through them easily, and have all of my cheers right in front of me, so I won't have to come up with them on the spot!

Teacher friends, go here to get CHEERios for your class!  (I have made 20 of my absolute personal FAVES!)  I hope you will love doing cheers as much as we do!!!  

P.S.  To show my appreciation to all of my ROCKIN' Readers, I am giving away TWO of these guys to the first TWO to comment under this post!  As always, I appreciate all of you for reading my little blog!  It has been so wonderful to share ideas with so many incredible teachers and parents out there! Thanks for all of your encouraging comments, uplifting emails, and inspiration.  I am so very grateful!




111 comments:

Miss Squirrels said...

Very cool! Love to celebrate!Staci

Going Nutty!

misssquirrels@yahoo.com

Jennifer said...

Am I first? This looks great!
Jennifer
jenniferlalsip@yahoo.com

The First Grade Dream

Anonymous said...

I love these! So adorable!
Laurie
Lshee3qx@gmail.com

ronnie said...

I can picture my students CHEERing when we get back from vacation. This is so cute!! vhair61215@gmail.com

Amanda said...

LOVE THIS!

Mrs. Richling said...

I love your blog!! Happy New Year!!

Lisa
fsuteach81@yahoo.com

Sandra said...

Smatadam@gmail.com

Would love em!!

Leslie Ann said...

What a neat idea! Hope I'm the first!!! :) :)

Mrs. K said...

Love this idea! Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year!

Mrs. K

Lacyed487 said...

Yay! love these! My kinder kiddos just love celebrating themselves!

Doodle Bugs Paper said...

Such cute ideas!! Love it!!

Anonymous said...

I'm hoping to be one of the first 2 to comment for my cheerios freebie!!! this is really cool. Can't wait to try with my kiddos...

Rebecca Brown
rebeccabrown642@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

LOve this!! can't wait to try it in my class!!! you are awesome! :) Saraksandel@yahoo.com

Mrs. Patton said...

I would love this! What a cute idea! :)

Colleen Patton
Mrs. Patton’s Patch
colleen(dot)patton115(at)gmail(dot)com

Jill said...

This are awesome!! My class knows a few cheers and loooove them! :)

jill dot draffkorn at gmail dot com

Marvelous Multiagers!

Rachelle said...

Sarah...this is SOOO CUTE!!!! You are a doll!!!

Messy Jessie said...

These are super cute ideas! Thanks for the opportunity to get them for free!

Rachelle said...

Sarah! You this is SOOO cute! You are a doll!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Am I first?

:) Rebecca Brown

Miss Vannini said...

These are soooooo cute! Cheers are a great way to keep children energized and acknowledge the hard work they do! My kids favorite was always "saying good job in (teachers name) classroom" while doing a 70 discos move...so cute to watch!

jillvannini@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Awesome. I would love a copy!
Mandmyoung@chartermi.net

megandw said...

oohhhhh...I'd love to use these cheers in my classroom. What a great way to start off the new year!
megandw@yahoo.com

traci527 said...

These are AWESOME! I love it!

Leslie said...

So cute and positive!

Leslie

Mrs. Munsey said...

Love it! How cute!

YearntoLearn said...

So cute.

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dreamingoutloud said...

Love this idea! My littles love some of my dorky ideas, but I am always looking for more! Happy New Year Sarah!

Beth said...

Wow! I would love to have a copy of the cheers!!

dbtrout@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love how you build up your students! I would love a copy. Tried to comment a minute ago but it didn't show, so if this is a duplicate, please just know I am excited!
Mandmyoung@chartermi.net

MLTeach said...

I LOVE your cheers idea!
: ) Meredithbarton@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Wow - the kids must love these!
amydovey@hotmail.com

miss m said...

love these cheers! great idea, thanks!!!

Amanda L. said...
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Ashley R. said...

Your blog is an awesome resource!!! I teach first grade, too, and so I great some really fun ideas for my kiddos here!

Elisabeth said...

I got an email when you posted this on TPT because I follow you- love it! I have a couple of cheers that we do but would love to have more. Love all of your wonderful and creative ideas! : )

Elisabeth
eangelakos@gmail.com

Tania Knapp said...

They look so CHEEry!

Emily W. said...

These are awesome! You are so creative.

--Emily
warnerem@hotmail.com

Moore Family said...

So cute! I would love to encourage more cheering in my classroom.

Jenn said...

So fun! I'd love a copy! Happy New Year!

Janine said...

I love this! How creative, I can't wait to use them in my classroom!

Faithful in First

Lori said...

They look wonderful and will make a great addition to anyone's classroom! Thanks so much!
luvyorkies@gmail.com

Stephanie said...

These are super cute!

MichelleM said...

Love the idea! My firsties love being called smarties! What a group way to keep them motivated and moving so they don't get bored.

MichelleM said...

I'm not sure if my comment went so here we go again! Great idea! My firsties love being called smarties. What a great way to keep them motivated and moving!

Erin Eberhart said...

Ooohhh ooh meeeee!!! My kinders love cheers! These rock, thanks! :)
Erin
http://eberhartsexplorers.blogspot.com/

Dawn Hilburn said...

Very cute! Love it!
firstgradeshenanigans.gmail.com

Miss Foote said...

This is such a CUTE idea! Everything you do is inspiring.

Megan said...

Adorable! My class would love these!

Anonymous said...

I love your 'Cheer'ios! What a neat idea..I am sure my students would LOVE it!
Renee
jfort@jcindians.org

Lauren Morse said...

Your cheers sound great! I love it when the kids motivate and encourage each other. What a great way to build community in the classroom
justaddclipart.blogspot.com

Miss T said...

Oh my goodness are they cute! And I'm actually the first one to post? Crazy!

ttlusty07@yahoo.com

Journey of a Substitute Teacher

Mrs. Wheeler said...

Love!!!!!!! Hope I am first!

Mrs. Wheeler
meganwheeler44@yahoo.com
www.mrswheelerfirst.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

I would love to use these cheers in my 1st grade classromm! jessidawn2@yahoo.com

Regina said...

Love this! I am always looking for ways to keep my kiddos engaged! They love singing and chanting so this will be fun for them! Thanks for posting! I love your ideas! Happy New Year!
Regina

Heather Stein said...

Hello!! I love this!! I plan on using this in my classroom!!!!

Regina said...

Love it! I am always looking for ways to keep my kiddos engaged! They LOVE to sing and chant so this will be very fun for them! Thanks for posting! I love your ideas! Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

I would love the set of cheers! What a creative idea!!! KC2

Corey said...

This is such a cute idea! Thank you for sharing!

friesfam@rocketmail.com

Lisa said...

What a cute cute idea!!!! Who doesn't love a good cheer! Oh-so clever! Following you...

Christina said...

That's a super cute idea!! You always come up with creative ideas!! :)
Czbikowski424@yahoo.com
Happy New Year!

Corey said...

What a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing!

friesfam@rocketmail.com

MSBXKTEACH said...

CHEERios to you... I hope I am the first... I love your ideas and your blog.


msnyck2teach@yahoo.com

Amanda said...

I love these! I have some from a workshop that I keep in a Cheers detergent bottle that I cut the top off. Yours are much cuter though.

Ali said...

These look great!! As always!!

Happy New Year!

Ali
alischepis(at)gmail.com

Linda said...

How cute are thE those! I would love to use them!
Lnetzeband.at.gmail.com

Cindy said...

This is really cool! Love your blog!!

cghulsey@hotmail.com

Heather's Heart said...

These are adorable! Happy New Year!

Heather
Heather's Heart

alexis said...

Thank you so much for your blog! I really appreciate what you do to keep me inspired. I have your site bookmarked on both my laptop and kindlefire.

calpers said...

I LOVE these cheers!!!!! My first graders will love them too! Thanks so much for being so creative and thinking to make this!
Cindy Alpers
cja1st@gmail.com

Mrs. Johnson said...

These are so incredibly adorable!

mrsjfabulousfirstgrade.blogspot.com
ajohnson45039@yahoo.com

*D* said...

I LOVE this idea! I'm always looking for cheers and cute sayings to use in my classroom with my kiddos! Excellent job putting together the book for easy reference! I totally need to print one for myself :)

Tonya said...

What a great concept!!! Love your updates on the blog!! Happy New Year!!

Mrs. Lochridge said...

Love me some class cheers!! Our favorite is the "chili pepper"! I never thought something so simple could have such an impact. It's the little things that make the difference. Hope I am one of the first 2 comments! You are br-br-brilliant (imagine shivering...that's our Eskimo cheer). Happy New Year!

Alicia
First Grade Factory

KatieRzLOVESk said...

I would love a copy of your Cheerios! I LOVE that you put them on Cheerios! Such a cute idea! :)

Karen said...

Ooh I hope I am not too late! I love doing cheers with my class!

ChiTown Girl said...

What an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing. :)

Katie said...

Love doing cheers in my classroom!!

Danidem said...

I do cheers in my classroom too, but these are fun new ideas and there cheerios are so cute!

Elizabeth said...

Love this idea! I do something similar, but your way to keep them organized is great. Utilizing cheers in my classroom has helped build a class family with my students.

Megan said...

Awesome idea! Love it!

Mrs. Kimbrell said...

How stinkin' cute are these!!!!! You always have the cutest ideas!
Hope you are having a great New Year's Day!!!
Meaghan
mrskimbrellsclass.blogspot.com

Hadar said...

How cute Sarah!! I love it!

Kelli Rye said...

Yay!!! Did I win! I love these!!!! Thank you!

yvonnee said...

I love these. :) I hope I win.
yvonneeyrg@gmail.com

Meredith Gilbert said...

Very cute (and quick) way to show positive encouragement! Love it!

Sunshine, Sand and Scissors

Lisa said...

How adorable!!!! mattesl@elmbrookschools.org

jspierling said...

What a great idea! Love it :)

Karyn said...

What a cute idea! I love it! I can't wait to try it out with my cuties! You are always so creative!

Kideducator@comcast.net

Shelly said...

Looks great! Me, me!

Thanks for sharing!
Shelly
projectqn@tx.rr.com

* Jessica * said...

LOVE the Spanish Cheer! I can't wait to introduce it to my kiddos when we go back! It will be perfect after a quick-share! :)

Jessica

Maria said...

Great idea!!

Caroline Brantley said...

So cute!
Caroline
brantcc@bay.k12.fl.us

Robin said...

Love your ideas!

Sarah Cooley said...

WOW! Thanks to everyone who posted! I will email you first 2 ladies as soon as I get home tonight!!!! :)

Mrs. Cupcake said...

These are too cute!

A Cupcake for the Teacher

Barbara said...

I LOVE this idea! Thanks for sharing.

❀Barbara❀
Grade ONEderful

Magan said...

Hahaha, I'd love to be there when Sam led one of them! I bet it is priceless and so much fun when lessons get to be a little long for their attention span :)

Traci said...

Too cute!
♥ Dragonflies in First ♥

Dana Bauer said...

Love these! Can't wait to use them! The kids are going to love them!

Dana
danabauer3@gmail.com

Tina said...

Sarah, these are just too darn cute!! I have just been given a whole term placement with a grade 1 / 2 class and can't wait to use them:) You are always so inspiring, thank you!!
Tina
Good Morning Mrs Rubie

The First Grade Parade said...

Adorable as usual, Sarah! It's in my cart :) XOXO, Cara :)

laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

I love this!
Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

kraftykathy said...

I love this! I have been using a couple cheers this year and really love them but need more. Thanks for all your great ideas. I love doing pictorials and get some great inspiration from yours.

Lisa Lizak and Beth Wright said...

Another AMAZING idea :) I love your blog and have stalked for some time, I'm now an offical follower :) P.S. Thanks for the great Christmas Around The World unit, I used it with my 2nd graders and they loved it!

Lisa :) (new follower)
Made in the Shade in Second Grade

❋Karen❋ said...

This is a really cute idea and just what I need for my classroom. We have our language arts block in the afternoon and my kids are DEAD by 1:00! These would def. wake them up!
I am a fellow first grade teacher and your newest follower and I nominated you for an award. Please visit my blog to check it out!
Karen from Farming the First Grade Crop

Kim said...

Just found your blog and it's awesome!! Just gave you the versatile blog award!

http://teacherkimbo.blogspot.com/

Room 114 said...

Love your cheers! I've taught my students some cheers from my college to get their attention and get some energy in the classroom.

Lisa
http://stories114.blogspot.com/

Miss Foote said...

My chickadees LOVE these! Thank you so much!

Laurie
Chickadee Jubilee

laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

Hi! Ms Arnold (Oceans of First Grade Fun) and I were talking about having an Alabama meet up..let me know if you want to come...feel free to share with any other AL bloggers you know! Anyone interested, can email me at: laughinbrunette@hotmail.com if they want info as we think about when and where. Thanks!!
Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

Mrs. K said...

Thank you so much for sharing!! We do cheers in our classroom too, and it is always great to get some new ideas and new cheers. And the cheerios idea is super cute! Check out my blog if you get a chance, and I've made some cards also for transitions, voices, and epr!

Jessica
confessionsofaprimaryteacher.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I love your idea...you could glue your Cheerios on old CD's.

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