My students need 24 youth basketballs to increase fine and gross motor skills, build muscle, self-discipline, team work, and increase accuracy and precision.
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I am the Physical Education teacher at our school. Our students come from a variety of different economic backgrounds with over 70% of our students receiving free lunch. I see 300 first and second graders throughout my week. My students love engaging in many different physical fitness activities. I am often told that P.E. is their favorite activity at school! Our school strives to create an atmosphere of love and acceptance where every child can be successful. Often times school is the only place where a child feels loved and accepted for who they are. My goal as a P.E. teacher is to provide that safe and loving environment where my kids are learning while strengthening their fine and gross motor skills.
Learning to play basketball involves dribbling, throwing, catching, and pivoting. Young children who play basketball improve flexibility and endurance. They also benefit from improved fine motor skills, such as hand-eye coordination. These important motor skills transfer to other activities of daily life, but in order for this to happen, my students need more basketballs! Learning the basic fundamentals of basketball is a great place for kids to begin their love for sports. Playing basketball at a young age not only increases cardiovascular activity but also serves as a foundation in staying active later in life. Children also learn the importance of following rules, self-discipline, taking risks, and team work while developing a competitive spirit.
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