Getting lots of physical exercise is so important for young children. It helps them to focus and to do better in all the academic things we do at school. These photos are from a recent game of sit tag that we played in the gym.
When we’ve been sitting for awhile, we like to take movement breaks to help our brains stay active. One of our favourite sites to do this is Go Noodle. Who doesn’t like jumping and dancing to music?
I was so impressed by the progress that the students made in their skating skills from just three short sessions. Students who had never been on skates before were independent by the end of the first session and continued to get better each time. With the cold we have here for so many months of the year, skating is a great way to keep kids active and healthy.
Taking photos of children who are skating is difficult, but here are a few when they stayed still for me.
Ms. Chomey has a (formerly) hidden talent that she used to teach the students the importance of practice in reaching their goals. Wonder what it is? You’ll have to check below.
Today was our annual Jump Rope for Heart event. The students were divided into groups and spent time at stations doing a variety of jump rope activities. The students had a blast and helped to raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Each year our class goes skating together on three occasions, and I am always amazed at the improvement in the students’ skills over that time period. Just look at the skills these skaters have!