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Welcome to the group, Donna! I like what you did with the kids and even made challenges with them :D
You can try this month's challenge - post your goal and update in the forum:
Either it's total minutes or total jumps for July 2013.
If you are a Beginner or a Restart, try to jump at least 2 minutes/day (about 60-min) or 60x/day (about 2000x).
Intermediate or Advanced, I know that you can do more than double the Beginner's numbers!
### Fathin SN###
Spark Your Day With Jumping Rope!
Lead of Jump Rope Challenge Team
Welcome to the group, Donna!
Sounds like such a cool idea for the kids! I've never heard of anywhere doing that here! :)
My students dont wear a weighted vest but my son used to; or a weighted lap pillow. and alot of times a body sock. As he is getting older his sensory issues have lessened quite a bit .
At school we have a most awsome occupational therapy team that helps these kids.
Welcome Donna! I take sensory breaks, too. And, I love jumping rope! But, unlike the kids you work with, I'm sensory avoiding and not seeking so my breaks are filled with sleep masks, earplugs...everything to eliminate the environment. Having a sensory integration problem, I'm so interested in the successful ways it is being worked with and consequentially understood, especially in schools. I had never thought about jumping rope in that context before but, of course, it is perfect! So much stimulation and information and fast movement but in order not to mess-up, one's eyes need to be focused on something, preferably something not moving. I like that combination of intense and steady visual focus with the fast moving proprioceptive, vestibular, and just about every other kind of shift. So cool. I hope you have fun with jumping.
P.S. I used to wear a weighted vest all the time. I don't wear one anymore. I can't imagine wearing one while jumping rope. Do any of your students wear them?
Edited by: PETALIA at: 7/5/2013 (15:14)
for letting me join you. I am an aide at middle school and I work with kids who have ADHD along with other issues. They need to take sensory breaks and one thing we had them do was jump rope to get rid of some of the pent up extra energy. Of course they felt silly doing it at first so I did it with them & we would have a contest to see who could go the longest. I had such a good time doing it with them. School is out for the summer but I do have another job & I have been very busy. I remembered how much fun I had jumping rope & found one on sale last week. I have been a spark people member for a while but I will admit I stray. I decided Id come back around here & found your jump rope group & decided to check you out.
I just looked up the 10 minute video and I saw your challenges. Looks like a good idea to me since time is something I seem to run out of. Thanks for letting me ramble. Looking forward to getting some motivation from you all. And possibly joining a challenge ( when I figure out what your doing)