Building a community where fitness and play are the foundation for all families.
I’ve bundled up two March fitness challenges.
– Embrace the Strides of March encourages students to get out and move. Whether it’s walking, running, playing tag, or jumping rope, all movement is beneficial to the body. On a calendar, students will log the type of movement they did as well as the duration of time.
-Lucky Leprechaun’s March Fitness Challenge consists of three different workouts (green, yellow, and white) focusing on endurance, upper body, and lower body strength. As the month progresses, the time and/or number of repetitions for each exercise gradually increases. There is a built-in rest day every fourth day. Each rest day includes an additional non-fitness-related challenge.
I created several exercise GIFs as a visual for our students. So now, along with the name of the exercise on a Google slide presentation, I add a GIF as well. This has been extremely helpful, especially for our younger classes. I’ve bundled up several slide presentations I use with my classes that you may find helpful. They include 18 different workouts. They include:
Sportsmanship is defined as conduct (such as fairness, respect for one’s opponent, and graciousness in winning or losing) becoming to one participating in a sport (Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, n.d.).
Integrity is defined as the adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.
The Race to 3 is a deliberate way for students to enhance their sportsmanship and integrity. The game is less about the skill and more about what happens before and after each round.
While playing Race to 3, it is imperative for the instructor to filter around the room, seeking out and sharing positive examples of good sportsmanship and problem-solving. Equally important is helping students who may be having difficulty dealing with adversity.
I’ve been playing this game for years with coffee cans. However, I learned that it was much more age-appropriate for my younger students when I used laundry baskets instead of coffee cans. However, I’ve shared a video of each version.
How to play: