Kindergarten students continue to practice Locomotor Skills;(walking, running, hopping on one foot, skipping, galloping, side-sliding, leaping, jumping); and the skills of Tossing, Throwing and Catching. Students have also learned some Yoga poses, which we sometimes use as a warm-up. They are also learning sport stretches. After a warm-up, they work in practice stations. They are learning to hula hoop, juggle scarves, scoot, tumble, balance and do various Jumping skills, which includes learning how to Jump rope. Now, I am introducing them to basketball skills. First learning to dribble, then we will work on shooting and passing.
Our Wednesday Work Out, which students should be practicing at home, is now complete. We count to 8 for each exercise. We have 10 exercises deigned to work upper, lower, and full body: squats, plank, arm circles, running in place(fast feet), chase the rabbits, tripod(one hand behind your back, chest busters(jump with your knees coming up to your chest), inchworm(stand, touch your toes, walk your hands forward on the floor and back to your toes), jumping jacks, belly stretches (lay on belly and stretch arms in front of you), end with pretend swimming. After the Workout, we dance!
Our lunch-play Dance Party on Fridays include dances called the Twist, Chicken, Conga line, Macarena, the Mexican Hat Dance, the Cupid shuffle, Watch me Whip(Nae Nae), Juju on that beat, In my feelings (KeKe), and the Bunny Hop.