A few years ago I was fortunate to work with a group of PE teachers on reviewing and adopting new curriculum aligned to the standards. They were an energetic group; we had many fun meetings and I learned a whole lot about changing PE classes from games to physical fitness. This week’s blog post is dedicated to that group.
Here’s a peek at our daily 30 minute physical fitness routine. After running around the gym for a few laps to increase cardiovascular endurance, we do some flexibility and strengthening conditioning using a variety of yoga poses and examples from observing Billy’s classes.
After a good bit of those kinds of activities, we’re ready to learn a new game, play an old game, do skill station work, or (the students’ favorite) it’s time for creating and running though obstacle courses.
While we’re working on becoming more physically fit in the gym, folks in the village are getting physically fit by lifting and cutting up caribou, putting away dried fish in caches, and pulling and storing boats and motors as ice begins to float down the river.
This evening’s view was too pretty not to share…
And, as a final note, tomorrow is Maniilaq Day in this region. Last October’s post (2010) has information if you missed it or forgot what that was all about. Please watch this short video and reconsider Columbus Day.