Classroom Blogs

Classroom Blogs

PE: What does it mean to be fit?

By Lisa Mann

Before holiday break 3rd – 6th graders explored health and skill related components of fitness through participating in a variety of activities to exemplify each (and sometimes multiple components).   What does it mean to be physically fit? Is skilled the same as fit? Is fit the same as skilled? Is someone who is fit more at an advantage than someone who is really skilled? Is someone who is really skilled more at an advantage as someone who is fit? What components directly relate to my health and why? How do I improve my fitness? Health Related vs Skill Related … READ MORE »

Early Morning in the Kindergarten

By Sherry Moman

It is 8:15am.  A few kindergartners are already waiting outside the classroom door eager to begin their day.  Our “Morning Check In” time (an inside choice time) provides children with ample time and flexibility to transition smoothly into the school day.  It is also an open invitation … What would you like to do today?  There are so many possibilities! Children may choose to build a restaurant or a rocket ship, create all kinds of things with “beautiful junk”, draw, paint, weave, sew, solve puzzles, read or write a book, or perhaps catch up on an unfinished project.   Each … READ MORE »