March

During this school closure I am still here to support you as best as possible. I am home with my niece and nephews doing work that their teachers sent home. I will share what we are doing to be active along with the information I sent home in the packets to help you keep your student active.

Yesterday we went for a walk with the dogs. Then later we went for a short bike ride. Today we will do some exercise videos on GoNoodle.com. My niece just said “I love GoNoodle it is fun!” And you can sign up for free.

I send a calendar home with the following for my students who can walk. I adjusted it from a calendar on OpenPhysEd.com anyone can go there for lesson plans and ideas. Its all free. If you’d like other ideas you can look there too. If you have any questions please let me know.

MARCH/APRIL DEAM (Drop Everything And Move) Calendar

Name:Teacher: Ms. Cook
DoneMarch DEAM Activity

16Spring into Action: Find someone to do 20 jumping jacks with you.

17Take a walk.

18Take a walk.

19Did you know soda has ~39 grams of sugar? Do 39 arm circles.

20Pick 5 different muscles to stretch.  Hold each stretch for 20 seconds.

21Help your parents with some spring cleaning!

22Do as many blast off jumps as you can.

25Spring into Action: Find 2 people. Do 30 dinosaur stopms together.

27Do the butterfly Stretch for 30 seconds.

28Take a walk.

29Did you know ice cream has ~13 grams of fat? Do 13 crab kicks.

30Pick 5 different muscles to stretch.  Hold each stretch for 20 seconds.

31Using an old container, gather soil, and plant flowers seeds.

APR 1Do as many flutter kicks as you can.

2Spring into Action: Find someone. Do 40 side steps together.

3Perform tricep stretch for 30 seconds each arm.

4Take a walk.

5Did you know donuts have ~280 calories? Jog in place for a 280 count.

6Pick 5 different muscles to stretch.  Hold each stretch for 20 seconds.

7Get 60 minutes of exercise. You choose how!

8Do as many wall push-ups as you can.

9Spring into Action: Find someone. Do 50 jumping jacks together.

10Read a book while doing a wall sit.

11Take a walk.

12Did you know hot dogs have ~530 mg of sodium? Reach as high as you can on a wall 15 times each arm!

13Pick 5 different muscles to stretch.  Hold each stretch for 20 seconds.


Invent a game and try it out!


Do as many curl-ups as you can.


Spring into Action: Find someone! Do 60 jumping jacks together.



I sent the following calendar home for my students who use walkers or wheelchairs. I also adapted this calendar from one I found at OpenPhysEd.com

Name:Teacher: Ms. Cook

DoneMarch DEAM Activity

16Spring into Action: Find someone to do 20 jumping jacks arms with you.

17Take a walk.

18Take a walk.

19Did you know soda has ~39 grams of sugar? Do 39 arm circles.

20Pick 5 different muscles to stretch.  Hold each stretch for 20 seconds.

21Help a neighbor or friend with some spring cleaning!

22Do as many cross punches as you can.

25Spring into Action: Find 2 people. Do 30 upper cuts together.

27Do side Stretch for 30 seconds each side.

28Take a walk.

29Did you know ice cream has ~13 grams of fat? Do 13 twists.

30Pick 5 different muscles to stretch.  Hold each stretch for 20 seconds.

31Using an old container, gather soil, and plant flowers seeds.

APR 1Do speed bag as long as you can.

2Find 3 people. Do 5 reach for the ski/ reach for the ground together.

3Perform tricep stretch for 30 seconds each arm.

4Take a walk.

5Did you know donuts have ~280 calories? Do speed bag for a 280 count.

6Pick 5 different muscles to stretch.  Hold each stretch for 20 seconds.

7Get 60 minutes of walking

8Do as many wall push-ups/ chair pushups or punches as you can.

9Spring into Action: Find 4 people. Do 50 jumping jacks arms together.

10Practice bowling.

11Take a walk.

12Did you know hot dogs have ~530 mg of sodium? Reach as high as you can on a wall 15 times each arm!

13Pick 5 different muscles to stretch.  Hold each stretch for 20 seconds.


Invent a game and try it out!


Do as many curl-ups as you can.


Spring into Action: Find 5 people! Do 60 twists together.


Spring into Action: Find someone to do 20 cross punches with you.

Our daily warm up can also be done each day. It helps with some strength and flexibility, everyone knows what to do for these.

Shoulder Shrugs 10
Side stretch 10 sec each
Twisting 10
Hold stretch on one side….other side 10 sec each side
Reach up to sky/ down to toes 10 second each….3 times
One arm jabs 10
Cross punches 10
upper cuts 10
Speed bag 10 sec

Playing card and board games at home helps the students with taking turns and being ready when it is there turn to participate.

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