I hope you are as excited for Summer break as I am. I hope you have a safe and fun time doing many things you and your family enjoy doing outside of school. As you are playing, please remember to stay hydrated with water, protect your skin with hats and sunscreen if outside during daytime for long periods of time (finding a shade spot can help keep you cool, too), and wear protective equipment when riding rolling equipment like bikes and skateboards.
Listed below are some links for fun activities as well as some fitness information. Happy playing!!!
Fitness Made Easy: https://darebee.com/
Free Movement Videos: https://www.gonoodle.com/
Juggling: http://www.libraryofjuggling.com/ (look for “Cascade” on left column under Three Ball Patterns)
Health and Nutrition: https://www.choosemyplate.gov/
Games for 6-12 Year Olds: https://www.livestrong.com/article/228384-fun-indoor-games-for-kids-6-12/
Students did a great job last Friday at our Jump Rope for Heart finale. We had 150 students raise donations online for the American Heart Association, bringing in almost $16,000! We received many more donations in cash/check form, so that will also help show how much Timber Ridge students, staff, and families care about helping people with sick hearts. You are all heart heroes!
We had a great time hosting Luke Gramith from Speed Stacks, Inc. last Friday. He provided the students with a variety of challenging and engaging activities that helped them improve their hand speed and reaction time. Information on how you can order your own set of speed stack equipment will come home in Thursday folders this week. You can also visit http://www.speedstacks.com.
The students did a great job working hard on their juggling skills and persevering through the tough times. Learning to juggle can be fun, frustrating, and humbling, and I am really proud of the students for staying committed. They all have improved, and I hope they continue practicing and having fun learning new tricks.
We will be spending time outside the next few weeks, so please make sure your child is dressed appropriately with comfortable play clothes, socks, and sneakers. The grass is a little wet in the mornings, so longer socks and older sneakers may be best.
Lastly, please ask your child what the bone or muscle of the week is so that they can let you know what they are learning about the body.
It is so good to be back at the Ridge this year for some more adventures and good times. Students are already back into the swing of things juggling all kinds of stuff like scarves, beanbags, rings, and pins. The best part about juggling is that they have to work to achieve progress and success, and they get a decent workout doing all those squats when they have to pick up their drops. I look forward to working with your child this year at the Ridge. Thanks for the opportunity!
Visit www.libraryofjuggling.com for more information.
Grades 2-5: Go for 20
Grades K-1: Go Noodle, Hoop & Slog, Beanie Games
Word: Type (Aerobic and Anaerobic)
Something to Think About: Examine the F.I.T.T. Principle.