Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Jump Rope for Heart, 2018

I am so happy to report that we surpassed our goal of raising $10,000 for the American Heart
Playing Bronze, Silver & Gold with the long rope!
Association through our Jump Rope for Heart event!  I would like to give a big THANK YOU to all of our families!  I am truly amazed by your generosity!  I would also like to thank the parent volunteers who came to the event to help twirl long ropes, count jumps, and use the stopwatch!  The JR4H "thank you gifts" should arrive in March and be sent home with students.

Check out the pictures and videos below.  The students had a blast!  They participated in a variety of jumping and running activities.  I am so proud of them for their hard work this past month. 
Switching handles partner trick.
They have become outstanding jumpers!


Click on these links for cool jump rope videos:
  1. 5th graders JR4H
  2. 5th grade (practicing in PE class)
  3. 4th graders JR4H
  4. 2nd graders (practicing in PE class)
  5. K-2nd grades JR4H
  6. Continuous Criss Cross Trick
  7. Doubles Trick
  8. Assembly performance practice (more on previous blog post)!
Long Rope Jumping

Long Ropes

Waiting a turn to play "Bronze, Silver & Gold"

Hurdles

Parent counting jumps for students.  

Long rope fun!

Happy!

What a fun day!



Friday, January 19, 2018

Jump Rope for Heart Assembly, 2018

Today was an exciting day for many of my students!  We had our annual Jump Rope for Heart Assembly.  Our school participates in this event to help raise money for the American Heart Association.  Students will collect donations until our JR4H event which is on Valentine's Day.

After the JR4H coordinator gives her presentation, I like to end it with a jump rope performance.  This routine is what I created last year as a warm-up activity for my 3rd-5th grade students.  My students have improved their jump rope skills tremendously since they have been practicing it twice a week for the past month.  I am very proud of their hard work!

Below are several video clips of the performance and also some practice session clips.  The song used was "Jump" by Van Halen.  The best song I could think of for this routine!