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Juggling Equipment Desired for PE on Those Hot Summer Days!
My students need juggling equipment such as: 2 large sets of juggling scarves, 3 sets of balls and an instructional dvd to use in a physical education unit.
Right fielders are people too! Physical education is not only for children who excel in athletics. Gone are the days of hiding in the back of a dodge ball game, desperately trying to avoid being pelted, counting down the minutes until class is over. Today's PE is about getting everybody moving!
Ours is a public school, servicing Kindergarten through fifth grade children.
Our students come from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds where many speak English as a second language. Our students are enthusiastic about learning, respectful towards others, and driven to do well. We have performed well on state and federal assessments, and continue to strive to reach every child. Students have opportunities to explore new learning through technology, perform for their peers in drama, and are encouraged to reach new personal bests in their health and fitness levels.
We live in a desert, and during the first and last months of school it can be downright HOT! Regularly over 100 degrees! Our elementary schools are not outfitted with proper gymnasiums. When the temperature rises we frequently have access to an indoor auditorium for physical education activities. Our students enthusiastically learn line and traditional multicultural dances, play scooter games, rotate through jump rope and hula hoop stations, and many other games appropriate for our space.
I would like to add Juggling to the list of our indoor activities. Our students enjoy opportunities to learn a new skill, and excel when activities allow for creativity and personal expression. I believe that teaching students the basics of juggling, beginning at a very early age, will benefit them greatly. They can improve their hand-eye coordination, feel pride in mastering skills they once thought impossible, and learn an activity that they can practice at home.
In physical education we provide opportunities for students to learn, practice, and play traditional mainstream sports.
Many of them would be thrilled to do just that each day. There are students however who do not enjoy those activities. It is when we step out of our comfort zone and provide non-traditional skills that we reach every child. A student who withdraws from a soccer game, not wanting the ball, just might get a moment to shine in an activity such as juggling.
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