Virtual School Day
Message from Mr. Germond (video link)
Each week while we are away from Willard please do the challenge activity, a dance, a fitness activity, a game and a wrap up relaxation choice. These activities as a whole take more than 20 minutes, and if you choose, you can do more than one. Doing two activities for each part of the lesson can take up to an hour or more. Remember that it's best if you can get at least an hour of exercise every day, eat healthy foods and get plenty of rest each night. I will be adding new activities for you each week. Below this week's activities I will leave all of the previous activities that you can revisit if you are looking for more to do.
Lesson for the week of June 15th -19th
Physical Challenge- Make your own circuit workout using 4 exercises that will get your heart pumping. 4 stations for each exercise, repeat 3 times so 12 exercises. Do the exercise for 30 seconds with a rest of 10 seconds in between. Some sample circuits could be-
Jumping Jacks, Squats, Mountain Climbers, Ski Jumps side to side
Curl-ups, Crab Pushups, Lunges, Jogging in place
Be creative and have fun!
Kindness Challenge-"Kindness Rocks!" Find some time this week to find a few rocks about 4-5 inches long and paint an inspirational word on the rock. Any word that means something to you. Then give it to someone as a gift. If you need help click on the link below for a tutorial. Be creative-
Have a healthy and happy summer! I look forward to seeing you in the fall.
Lesson for the week of June 8th - 12th
Physical Challenge -If the weather is nice and you have a safe space, please try to get outside and do a little jogging. Jog for at least 3 minutes and if your up to it try to go for 5 minutes. When you finish your jogging, do the stretches we normally do in class and then use the Fitness Spinner . Please do two sets of spins and exercises.
Kindness Challenge - Get some sidewalk chalk and write some happy messages on your sidewalk or at the end of your driveway. (PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOT TOO CLOSE TO THE STREET) Another choice would be to help your parents to prepare a meal for your family.
Relaxation- Mindfulness Meditation for Kids (The Flower)
Lesson for the week of June 1st -5th
Physical Challenge - Click on the link for the Fitness Spinner . Click on the spinner circle. It will spin when it stops do the exercise that it stops on. Please do three sets of spins and exercises.
Dance- Easy Kids Hip Hop Dance
Kindness Challenge- Write a thank you note to your mail carrier or a delivery person. Another choice might be to call or Face-time a grandparent or relative and ask them about what it was like when they were a child.
Relaxation - Easy Relaxation for Kids
Lesson for the week of May 26th- 29th
Physical Challenge- Try to hold a plank for 6o seconds. If you can't make it to 60 seconds try to do two sets of 30. Next, do 30 mountain climbers.
Dance- African Dance for Beginners
Kindness Challenge - Make Mom and Dad very happy by cleaning and organizing your bedroom. Help your parents out by offering to wash and clean the family car.
Relaxation - Kids Meditation for Happiness
Lesson for the week of May 18th - 22nd
Physical Challenge- If the weather is nice go outside and jog around your yard for 3 minutes. If the weather is inclement do 100 jumping jacks . You can do 4 sets of 25 or 2 sets of 50.
Kindness Challenge- Call a grandparent or a relative just to say "Hello".
Dance- Great New Dance
Relaxation - 5 Minute Guided Meditation for Children
I hope you all had a chance to participate in National Field Day. If so you can print out a certificate of participation by clicking on the link below:
Lesson for the week of May 11th -15th
Grade 2 students- I will be hosting an online zoom class on Wednesday this week. Be on the lookout for the invitation from me that your classroom teachers will be forwarding to your families. You will need two sock balls, a trash can and a water bottle. We will be sharing what your favorite National field day activity was and why? We will also be exercising together and playing a game called Sock-ball.
Grades K, 1 .3, 4 & 5 - I will be holding zoom classes for you in the coming weeks as well. For this week please enjoy the lesson below.
Physical Challenge- Do 25 backward lunge steps alternating from right to left
Kindness Challenge- Offer to help clean up around the house or ask your parents if you can help to prepare a meal for the family. If you would like to be super kind maybe offer to do both.
Game - Build it Up
Relaxation -Easy Relaxation for Kids
Lesson for the week of May 4th-8th
Challenges of the week:
This week's challenge is to practice for National Field day. Try to do the activities in the two packet links below:
On Friday, May 8th participate in our fun filled National Field Day by watching the opening ceremony at https://openphysed.org/fielddayopening , then choose at least 4 of your favorite activities that you practiced from Activity Packets 1 through 4. Remember you may do more if you would like. Once you complete your activities don't forget to fill out the score card.
I would love to see any pictures or videos of you doing the events you choose. Your parents can share them with me if they would like by emailing them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Have fun and Enjoy!
Complement at least 5 people today.
Lesson for the week of April 27- May 1st
Challenges of the week:
Grades k- 5 - Please start to practice for National Field Day to be held on Friday, May 8th. Do activity packet 1 & 2 . Once complete fill out practice plan 1 &2
Here are the links:
Kindness Challenge- Do a favor someone without being asked and without asking for anything in return.
Fitness/ Activity Choice
Rally Battle Maybe try this in the garage or on your driveway.
Lesson for the week of April 13-17
Challenges of the week:
Physical Challenge- Do a 100 jumping jacks (try 4 sets of 25) This will get your heart and body moving.
Kindness Challenge- Take a few minutes to call or Facetime a family member or friend to say "hello"
Previous Activities Below
Juggle with Socks! Try with one, two, or three socks. Try “scooping”
Get Moving! Scroll through these GoNoodle routines and pick one for you
Dance along to Can’t Stop the Feeling!
Try the student led Tabatas below
Any exercise can be incorporated into the Tabata training method. The basic outline of the Tabata training method is as follows:
- 4 minutes long (whole Tabata Session)
- 20 seconds of intense training followed by 10 seconds of rest
- total of 8 sessions or rounds
For instance, you can do 20 seconds of jumping jacks and 10 seconds of rest. You can switch out any high intensity exercise for the jumping jacks.
Challenge Activity: Grades 3-5 Ultimate 20 Minute Full Body Workout for Kids
Do you have access to a basement, garage, or driveway?
If so, try these:
- Jump rope for 5 minutes
- Practice dribbling a basketball for 5 minutes
Here are a few more activities and games to try for all grade levels:
Joe Wick's Daily PE workout New 3/29
PE games for families at home New 3/29
April Fitness Challenge New 3/29
Build a better pushup New 3/29
My Hero Drum Dance New 3/29
Super Mario Fitness Challenge New 4/3
Jump Into Fitness Challenge New 4/3
Kids Hip Hop Dance New 4/3
Try Fitness Checkers New 4/3
Try the Bottle Flip Challenge New 4/3
Try the Chutes and Ladders Fitness Game New 4/3