This week has been outstanding. The students in K-6 are learning all about using their feet to manipulate a soccer ball. Each class learned what the difference between passing and kicking was. On top of that we also had multiple days practicing how to dribble with our feet. We discussed what part of our feet to use with each cue and body alignment. Everyone seemed to really have a blast and work hard. We are continuing to talk about what it means to strengthen our heart with exercise in K-2. They defiantly have it down :)!!!! Without fail every time we transition from our Cardio activity to our skill for the day, there is always at least one student who is checking their heart rate. I LOVE IT!
Junior High is also learning the ins and outs of manipulating a soccer ball. A much more high level of it though of course. They are learning how to trap, pass, and move effectively. One of the days we played Soccer Baseball. This game required them to only be able to pass the ball to each other by using their feet. The game got intense and the students worked hard. I was very happy to see them all working together to accomplish the task. On Friday we played Amazing Race. The students were able to review for their History test while getting exercise. For the most part the students seemed to enjoy it!
High school started their Individual Workout Plans this week. They were a little hesitant to start but by day 3 they had a routine. On Fridays I have them reflect. They look at how their plan worked for them and what they wish to modify and why. I also asked them to take into consideration their nutrition throughout the week. By the end of the semester my hope is that they are able to see all the correlations within their body and how they use it.