Happy back to school!
I hope you all are having a successful transition back to school and working as a family to adjust to the new “normal!” This week, the activities will be focused on movement and physical exercise to encourage your kids to get plenty of activity during the day! If you are doing virtual school, each activity could be done before and/or after school sessions! Regular exercise and brain breaks are a great way to help your child stay engaged in tasks for longer!
Tuesday September 8th
Complete each exercise 5 times throughout the day!
1- 5 deep breaths
2- 10 seconds trunk twisting side to side (look over shoulder to stretch back muscles!)
3- 5 standing toe touches
4- 15 seconds skipping in place
5- 5 hand squeezes: open up hands (spread fingers) then clench fists and release
Wednesday September 9th
Jot down or verbalize things that are quick distractions that can give you a brain break to help refocus on school work! Examples: looking out the window for 10 seconds, standing at desk during lectures, having a stress ball to fidget with at your desk.
Try to come up with at least 3!
Thursday September 10th
Plan you lunch and recess! Use the format below to have your child write down what they want for lunch each day fo school. If your children are participating in virtual learning from home, they should also indicate the activity they would like to complete at recess (examples: 20 minute walk, youtube workout, sports outside (if space available), rest and relaxation techniques).
Friday September 11th
Grab a dice and roll 5 times, 3 times per day to get moving!
Saturday and Sunday:
Rest and recover from the first week of school! If you need resources to continue to advance academic skills, checkout last weeks post for web-based resources focusing on math and reading!
Nest week, I will provide additional resources for science, math, and reading skills!