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Remote Physical Education is making great strides! To keep our students active during this change in our typical educational day, Coach Schulz is motivating their bodies and their minds! Lower school students received links to video workouts, great ways for them to get moving when they were stuck inside during cold or inclement weather. Once the weather brightened during week 2 of distance learning, students took their workouts outdoors, doing laps around their houses, playing basketball in the driveway, or taking runs with parents and siblings.
Gesher and Middle School received more long-term assignments that they can do at any time during the day. Ari, for example, likes to use his lunch break to do an Insanity video in his basement. It’s a great way to break up the day! The students also share a Google doc with updates about ways the’re getting exercise in order to inspire each other.
In addition to the physical movement that is essential during this homebound time, the older grades have also instituted a movie club. Coach Schulz has assembled a list of motivational sports movies; each week, students watch one designated movie (last week was Miracle) and together, via email and Google classroom, they discuss the theme, plot, and how the movie made them feel. Each of the movies center around important themes like teamwork, grit, determination, and not giving up, all great mindsets to help the kids through this unprecedented time.
Coach Schulz says, I keep telling them it's not a sprint; it's a marathon. Put one foot in front of the other and we will get to the end. We can all learn from this experience together!
In the coming days, PE will also have the addition of live learning time with the students to discuss ideas that can help fine tune distance learning PE.
Students, parents, and faculty are all into the routine of distance learning. RELISH Home Edition has now become a highlight of the week (see photo). As we begin Week 3 of staying connected virtually, take a look back at some of the things going on during Week 2.