Friday, 27 October 2017
Friday, 20 October 2017
For the JKs and SKs we worked on the skills that will be useful when trying to skip. Jumping and rope turning. There is a lot involved with learning to jump rope so this will take some time but they are up for the challenge : )
Friday, 13 October 2017
Game: Pick a card, any card! "10 to 12 hours sleep" means lots of energy therefore 10 sprints.
"7 to 9 hours" isn't quite enough sleep so just 4 sprints. "0 sleep = ZOMBIE..just one sprint, giving their best zombie impression.
We've begun the unit in Jump Rope. The intention was to start yesterday but the mass of knotted ropes wouldn't allow it. I tasked the grade 1s and 2s with setting the skipping ropes free! It was an opportunity to discuss Focus, Concentration, Teamwork, Patience and not giving up. All qualities required for success in life. Lucky kids in the last class were able to enjoy the fruits of the previous classes' labour and actually skip. One student, couldn't skip once at the beginning of class but skipped 4 consecutive times! I tried to post the video of this but the file was too long : (
We'll continue developing these skills over the next while. Skipping is great for the legs, heart, lungs and agility.
Monday, 9 October 2017
Whole Foods come from Plants (and Walmart, according to the kids) and contain just one ingredient. "Grapes" Packaged foods come from a factory and have a lllllong list of ingredients....some of them very difficult to pronounce, even for adults. Whole Foods have a short shelf life and Packaged Foods have a long one. Whole Foods contribute to Healthy Bodies! Packaged foods can still be eaten as long as enough whole foods are consumed.
Tag Game: "Whole Foods and Processed Foods"
Two teams are formed: 1. Whole Foods and 2. Processed Foods
The Whole Foods (like Cops) count to 15 in "jail." The Processed Foods (Robbers) scatter.
The Whole Foods try and tag the Processed foods. Once tagged the Processed foods must surrender and allow the Whole Foods cops to put pretend handcuffs on them while they gently bring them to "Jail."
The kids have fun, got lots of exercise, learned about contributing factors to a healthy body and realized the importance of following the rules. If we all follow the rules, we all have fun. If some of us don't, it creates conflict with other students. All great lessons to learn!
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