During the last few weeks of school, as long as Fitnessgram testing is complete, the students have the chance to do some fun games and activities that we don’t often have time for. Since the “Boot Camp” obstacle courses were such a hit at field day, I decided to use some of the equipment, and set up the obstacle course in the gym. The students worked so hard during this activity!
A pull-up station was one of the indoor obstacles. This is a really tough skill for most people, but we have a handful of students in each class that were able to conquer the pull-up bar! The rest of us will have to continue practicing “Squatting pull-ups” for the time being.
Classes played some Big-Ball-Dodge-Ball as another fun, end-of-the-year, game. This is also an activity that gets students’ heart rates up. Students throw foam dodge balls at a large cage ball, and try to get it to move toward another team’s line. If the ball hits your line, your team must run a lap, and then the game begins again. This game provides me with a great opportunity to watch students throw, and allows me to see who still needs help with this skill.
The final week of school, classes played Crab Soccer using the Big Ball, and also had a free choice activity day. Typically the students select dodge ball on a free choice day, but this time several other fun games were chosen!
Sleepy Hollow students have grown in so many ways during the past nine months…and for our fifth graders, over the past SIX years! It is such a blessing for me to get to be a part of the process. Best wishes to our fifth grade students. I look forward to seeing many of you at the DMS Midnight Mile next year, or maybe in the musical. Kindergarten-fourth graders, I’ll see you, ready to work, in August! I hope everyone has a safe, fun, and active summer.