Our students come from many different background and many different countries. The majority of the students are Hispanic and come from lower income families who are one parent or grandparent households. Our school is 100% free and reduced price lunches, and many of our students live below the poverty level. They go home to difficult home lives that children their ages should not have to go through.
Despite the issues facing our students through language and poverty, they still show up to school every day willing to learn and try new things.
For the majority of them, they learn life skills through the games that are taught in Physical Education that they otherwise would not get. The students that I teach are looking for structure, discipline, and stability. Physical Education fills those things for my students.
Speed stack is such a fun unit to teach and the students love the cups. When students are speed stacking they are using both sides of their making speed stacking a great activity to help students learn how to cross the mid-line of their bodies. We need more cups for every student to have their own set so we don't have to share during our lessons. This makes the students have more hands-on time practicing the speed stack patterns they learn in class. Speed stacks help students develop more hand-eye coordination that translates to other sports in life.
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