May 7, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Fitness Day

What is Throwback Thursday? How does it work, you might ask? Simply look through your PURR-fect Previous Posts, perhaps a particular favorite of yours, and re-post it! Purr-fectly easy and simple! Your post doesn't have to be from LOOOONNNGGG ago; it can be from last month or even earlier this week. And if you don't have a post to share, perhaps an old photo or two from WAY BACK will do! Even a favorite pin is PURR-fect! Just join in the Throwback fun!

Tomorrow is our annual time to celebrate and encourage fitness and fitness habits in our students. This post about Fitness Day originally appeared on The Teacher's Desk 6 on April 30, 2013, the first year we added this day to our activity calendar.

One of the school year's most motivating events for my sixers was held yesterday. Called Fitness Day, the event is really only a portion of the afternoon. We set aside a period of time and bring together groups of classes to celebrate physical activity. Last year each class participated in a round robin of eight activities during a two hour period.

This year a former student and graduate of our school, Mr. Izzi organized and lead the day for us. Mr. Izzi recently earned his teaching degree (health and physical education K-12) and has been subbing for us. He taught the students a new game and lead them through several sets of exercises. The students were engaged, played well together, followed directions, and just had plain FUN! I was so proud of my class. Mr. Izzi and the other adults who were helping him commented how well-behaved and attentive they were... and this is the class that is in trouble more than one day a week in the lunchroom!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for hosting the Throwback, Angela - I like your theme :) We always seem to have a lot of fun in our physical activities as well as on the whole good behaviour. Some of the children who have special needs in more academic subjects excel in such lessons and it is always especially nice when any visiting sports coaches etc comment about them in a positive way :) Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace


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