Activity Ideas – September 28 – October 2

Here are some great activity and fitness ideas for all students K-2. These are in lesson format, but you can easily work through them on your own.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/15gT_K6Yio86xh6rPQ6CcpYhs921_ie6nwHi710E3S5o/edit?usp=sharing

This link will take you to different ideas and activities for students 3-5. Feel free to browse them all and find something that looks fun to you. Remember, even in these crazy times….activity is supposed to be fun! 🙂

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rle5_7nZAWxZY2GIZg6usK-xf3GM1z-V_RFgl1X3hcE/edit?usp=sharing

Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about our middle school friends! Here are some great activities for you as well. See if you can work through all of these this week, in addition to the lessons with your PE teacher.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AC3OMgeWTPeEw84kJ5ZiMSI79_zamTlHWQHkJayT3eQ/edit?usp=sharing

Feel free to leave me a message and let me/us know if you are finding this information helpful. We strive to provide the best information we can, to ensure everyone has something they can learn each week.

To learn more about D-SHINES and the incredible services they provide for our schools and community, please visit their website @ https://www.dshines.org/. If you click on the “families” tab you will find a wealth of information regarding physical activity, nutrition and more.

Until next week, enjoy the information and stay active!!!

Going for gold! The benefits of physical activity

Thursday, June 11 – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!

We’ve finally made it! The last day of school, but fear not…we’re still going to work hard today.

Physical Activity

It’s well understood in the research that spending time in nature directly boosts physical and mental well-being. Gardening, therefore, is a super healthy habit!

Gardening activity – lifting, raking, digging, even pulling weeds can provide all four types of exercise – endurance, flexibility, balance and strength! Don’t have a good spot for your own garden? Find a community garden near you with the American Community Gardening Association. Try Make your gardening movements deliberate – alternate raking with your right or left hand, do a lunge or squat when you’re moving from one garden bed to the next, or shoveling heavy piles of dirt are all good functional fitness activities.
For a challenge today, work with a partner and alternate stations at your gardens. Take turns digging, planting, raking, and watering.getting a space ready for gardening!


Nutrition and Healthy Eating
Gardening Greats: Maintaining your garden
Summer is the perfect time to work in the garden and what a great way to get some exercise, fresh air, and sunshine. But what do we actually need to do to keep up a garden – can’t plants take care of themselves? Not really! Plants in gardens need to be maintained and that’s where we as gardeners come in. So what do plants need from us? Generally they need the two W’s- water and weeding.
Water – Vegetables need to be watered whenever the soil dries out, or when very hot weather makes them droop (we call this wilting). If you don’t already have a watering can, use this quick video to see how you can make one out of things in your home.
Weeding– Why can’t we just let weeds grow? We pull weeds so that they don’t steal our plants sunlight, water, and nutrients. Check out this video and learn how to pull weeds properly and how to keep them from growing in the first place. To document your garden growth this summer use this journal template.
Gardening activity – lifting, raking, digging, even pulling weeds can provide all four types of exercise – endurance, flexibility, balance and strength! Don’t have a good spot for your own garden? Find a community garden near you with the American Community Gardening Association. Try getting a space ready for gardening!