domingo, 17 de septiembre de 2017

Dear D.S. Parents:

We are more than ready to start a new week at Discovery School, I hope you all had a well rested long weekend!

Every week kids practice their yoga exercises through which they are developing self awareness, dealing with distractions and practicing a tool to manage stress. 
During this week students will be practicing their yoga poses and experimenting movement through the different rhythms that Honduran music owns. 
Next to that, students will practice balance, core strengthening and basic object control skills through fun exercises. 

Evaluate your child at home. Your child is able to do and recognize all the following poses on this poster. 

domingo, 10 de septiembre de 2017

Dear Parents,

We are ready to start a week of celebrations!

For the following days students will practice gross motor and loco-motor skills as they familiarize with traditional Honduran games. Children will play traditional patio games such as: Las Ardillitas cambian de casa, Las Ollitas, Las Estatuas and even a race of "Encostalados". 

We will have tons of fun and a lot of vitamin D while exercising and playing outdoors, please make sure your child wears sunblock to school.  

I hope you all have a fun and well rested Independence day Holiday!

domingo, 3 de septiembre de 2017

Dear Parents, 

We are ready for September and joyful to celebrate       Honduras during this month.

During the following week students will strengthen their cardiovascular system through exercises such as running drills and jumping through a circuit with hoops by following different patterns. Child's concentration, movement control and motor cortex connections benefit from these kind of exercises.  
Our daily warm up routines will be part of the class with new yoga poses every day. Students will work in stations to develop complementary gross and fine motor skills

domingo, 27 de agosto de 2017

Dear Parents,

We are ready for a new week at Discovery School.

We continue learning about the body parts and students are discovering all the possible movements each body part is capable of doing. Students will practice cardiovascular exercises through speed and agility drills. They will also work in stations to develop complementary skills of gross and fine motor. Students keep on building on their warm up routines with new yoga poses every day. This week we will play the Flamingo game in which kids are working and developing balance as they have fun pretending to stand still like flamingos.  

5 Health Benefits of Exercise for Children:
1.      Increases blood flow to all body tissues including the brain. Greater blood flow transports more oxygen and nutrients to the body’s cells.
2.      Active children improve their body’s ability to absorb oxygen through exercise. They will feel more energized due to the increased oxygen in their body cells. Thus, more oxygen are converted into more energy.
3.      Exercise also improves mental health. Studies show that those children who exercise regularly have improved memory, because of their enhanced and fast brain functioning.
4.      A moderate and fun-oriented exercise literally burns off excess and harmful hormones; it also increases the release of the beneficial ones.
5.      Studies also show that exercise decreases anxiety, reduces depression and it improves mood and the positive outlook of children. Most importantly, the quality of sleep is greatly improved.

With all these awesome health benefits of exercise for children, parents should encourage them to exercise more and instill the wisdom of good nutrition. Above all these, they should enjoy a healthy lifestyle that will greatly benefit them in their adult life in the years ahead.

domingo, 20 de agosto de 2017

Dear Parents, 

We have had a successful first week of school. Students are adjusting to the routine and seem to be having tons of fun.  

During this coming week we will be discussing about Body Parts. Students will get involved in a guided discussion about how the body is more than what you see when you look in the mirror, there are different parts that have different jobs, but each part works together to be able to eat, sleep, sit in class and play with friends. Exercise for children has many benefits, which include the development of a strong confidence and an admirable self-esteem. Movement creates a link between the child's mind and body

Students are sharpening non-locomotor skills as they keep on learning the warm up routines. Locomotor skills and eye-hand coordination will  be practiced by throwing bean bags into a hoop. Other activities and games such as: walking through the balance beam, Simon Says, the Stoplight game and tracing each others bodies with chalk on the sidewalk are going to be part of Motricity class during this week. 


Please remember to send your child to school with comfortable clothes, as we are eager to MOVE A LOT during the class!

domingo, 13 de agosto de 2017

Dear Discovery School Parents,
We have had lots of fun getting to know each other and we are ready to welcome our first full week of school. 

During this week we will keep on discussing healthy habits and nutrition. Students will start to familiarize with the warm up routine based on yoga poses. We will discuss about having different feelings and healthy ways to manage emotions. Students will play balloon tossing to develop throwing and catching skills as well as eye-hand coordination. Upper torso strengthening and rhythm will be worked while playing different games with our colorful parachute. Through the game "Feed the frog", which consists in picking up pompoms with their toes, students will reinforce manipulative skills, work balance, concentration and core strength. 

Used scarfs or handkerchiefs 

Bath sponges

lunes, 7 de agosto de 2017

Class description

Motricity class develops rhythm and motor skills in addition to listening skills. Children will learn through imagery, musical exercises and games. The class will focus on gross motor skills like marching, galloping and jumping. Non-locomotor exercises will consist of stretching, twisting and balancing. Children will use their imagination to move through space as they explore levels, tempo and pathways. 

Each child is required to bring the following to their Motricity class:
-Waterbottle (Will be checked next to the assistance. No juice or sodas.)
-Socks and tennis shoes (running shoes to provide the best care to their feet)
-P.E. uniform (if your child does not have a Discovery School P.E. uniform, he or she must wear comfortable gym clothes)
-Sunblock (wear or bring in backpack)