I teach in a low socio-economic urban area in Long Beach. Many of our students live in overcrowded spaces, some are even homeless or live in shelters, and are unable to go outside and move freely because of safety issues in our neighborhood.
Despite hardships that they face at home, these students come to school with a positive attitude and a smile on their faces!
They show up eager to learn and interact with their teachers and fellow students.
My students make me look forward to coming to work every day. Their curiosity and enthusiasm are just infectious and they make me want to give the world to them!
I am looking to start a low impact after-school sport that is easy for students to learn and encourages teamwork and healthy competition. Since we do not have a large outdoor area, I need a sport that doesn't take up a lot of space.
Pickleball teams would be a perfect organized sport for our upper grade students to belong to after school.
I would be using pickleball paddles, balls, and nets to organize four rotating teams of four pickleball players, to provide equal chances to participate.
Pickleball paddles, balls, and nets would provide a great team sport for them to play because it is easy to learn, safe, and would promote cooperation and competition!
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