lunes, 20 de marzo de 2017

Dear Parents,

I hope you had a well rested holiday.

During this week students will practice locomotor skills and cardiovascular exercises through a shape hopscotch and through our daily warm up in which we practice the basic body positions from yoga. We will also do some training for speed and agility. 

jueves, 9 de marzo de 2017

Dear D.S. Parents,

In motricity class, the students have been developing a sense of rhythm and coordination while they practice a dance to present on this special day. You are all invited to join us in the Playground area next Thursday March 16th. 

lunes, 6 de marzo de 2017

Dear Parents, 

A week full of learning is starting at D.S.

During this week we will focus on practicing our dance for father's day through which students develop a sense of rhythm and coordination. Aside to that we will be practicing eye-hand coordination by practicing shooting the ball into the loop.

lunes, 27 de febrero de 2017

Study Finds Physically Active Kids Less Depressed

Study Finds Physically Active Kids Less Depressed: Children who regularly engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity -- the type that leaves them sweaty and out of breath -- are less likely to develop depression, according to a new study by researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and NTNU Social Research. 'Being active, getting sweaty and roughhousing offer more than just physical health benefits. They also protect against depression,' said first author Tonje Zahl, a Ph.D. candidate at NTNU. Although previous studies have found a link between physical activity and a lower risk for depression in adults and young people, the same effect has not been studied in children until now. For the new study, published in the journal Pediatrics, the researchers followed hundreds of children over four years to see if they could find a correlation between physical activity and symptoms of depression. They examined just under 800 children when they were six years old, and conducted follow-up examinations with
Dear Discovery School Parents,

This week students practice cardiovascular exercises through speed and agility drills. We will also reinforce eye-hand coordination by practicing shooting the ball into the loop. Students develop movement and coordination skills as they fulfill the requirements of different ball-control tasks. 

Make sure your child comes to school with proper running shoes. 


martes, 21 de febrero de 2017

Dear Parents,

I hope you had a well rested long weekend. We are ready to start this week in Discovery School.

Students keep practicing Basketball skills. We will practice dribbling in forward motion. Students will also practice their throwing skills by throwing bean bags to a target. We keep doing our warm ups daily to identify basic body positions from yoga. 

Make sure your child wears proper running shoes and sunblock for we have several of our activities outdoors.

lunes, 13 de febrero de 2017

Dear Parents,
A new week starts at Discovey School.

Students will be introduced to basic facts about basketball. We will practice  manipulative skills such as bouncing, dribbling, throwing and catching. We continue practicing their yoga poses and balance and develop a sense of rhythm and coordination. 

Please take some minutes to watch this video with your child. We will discuss it in class.