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Middle School PE Lessons

Friday, March 01, 2013

I know I just posted a blog this morning and now I'm posting another, but I had a couple pics I wanted to share!

Every week I go to a local middle school, for band practice. And every time I go, I see some interesting stuff! The bandroom is not far from the gym, so I get to see what PE teachers are teaching students. This is all stuff that wasn't being taught in schools when I was growing up, but it is now. It's a great message for our kids to get moving!


Isn't that the truth! You only have ONE body, better take care of it.

This other pic is also pretty good:

It's a great guideline for ALL students to stay in shape. I have a middle schooler and she is pretty good at taking care of herself. She is a xc runner and is on the track team, and she eats really well. But not every kid is like that. My oldest daughter is the opposite; she hates physical activity unless it's marching band, and she would eat nothing but mac & cheese every day if I fed it to her. This chart is a great tool for kids like her. When I took her for her freshman physical, the dr. told her pretty much exactly the same information.

It's pretty cool that this is in schools now and being targeted toward ALL kids, not just the ones who are athletes. I think it's really important to teach this content as early as possible.
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  • CONFUSEDBIRD
    That poster is so true! Makes me think of a hermit crab. I agree I don't recall very much direction in PE class. I would eat mac and cheese everyday if I could too, but it wont be pretty lol
    1303 days ago
  • CMBELISLE
    I have reservations on both sides of the fence. With schools trying to work within budgets, I'd much rather they spend money on music/arts than PE classes. Have you ever heard anyone say they were going to cut spending on PE? Me neither - it's always music and the arts. I think both are important, but music and the arts teach children to use their imaginations. They expand the mind in ways that are way different than other types of classes. Parents should be setting an example of eating and living healthy lifestyles, not the schools.
    1304 days ago
  • SHRINKINGSHERI
    Health is a big thing now...thank goodness!!!!!
    1307 days ago
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