viernes, 26 de mayo de 2017

Dear Discovery School Parents,

We have had an awesome school year!

During this last week students will play patio games, practice their yoga routines and have lots of fun to say goodbye to this school year. 

We know that the arrival of summertime can make it harder to keep kids moving more and eating well. Hot weather and less structured schedules often mean more screen time, less physical activity, and fewer healthy food choices. We encourage you to keep your kids active with some of these ideas:

viernes, 19 de mayo de 2017

Dear Discovery School Parents, 

We are ready to start a week full of fun and action. 

Students will practice object control skills as they shoot to a target with a nerf gun. We keep practicing to identify basic body positions from yoga through a student instructed warm up, in which the students direct the exercises. Striking skills are being reinforced as students practice using  the tennis rackets. 

On Friday, the P.E. department has organized a Kids Athletic Sports Day. Make sure your kid wears a color coded shirt from his/her grade, as well as shorts and tennis shoes. We advice you apply some sunblock to your child as well. 

Color Code
Nursery: red
Pre kinder: blue
Kinder: yellow
1st grade: white

lunes, 15 de mayo de 2017

Dear Parents, 

I hope you had a beautiful Mother's Day celebration. 

During these week students will instruct their own warm up in which they will be able to identify basic body positions from yoga. Students will develop muscular strength and endurance through a locomotor game with the carpet. We will be reinforcing gross and fine motor through the use of tennis rackets, hopscotch and ball games. Students will have fun playing a hot potato game with action cards. 

viernes, 5 de mayo de 2017

Dear Discovery School parents,

A new week has started filled with fun and lots of action. 

Students will practice non locomotor skills at the same time they enhance cooperative work. The hoola hoop game consists on students holding hands in a circle as they pass the hula hoop to one another with their hands held. Students will also practice different gross and fine motor exercises by rotating through hopscotch, yaxes and using the tennis racket. We will also experience balance skill building activities. 

For the past two weeks students have been preparing a dance as a special gift for Mother's day that will be presented on Friday, May 12 at 8:15 am. We hope all moms can join us.  
(Students do not need a special outfit for the show.)

martes, 2 de mayo de 2017

Dear Parents,

I hope you enjoyed the long weekend. At Discovery School we are ready to start our last month in school. 

During this week students will experience a balance skill-builder and relay game by placing a ball on a racket and walking from point a to point b as they pass it on relays to other classmate.
We keep practicing our daily warm up to identify basic body positions from yoga. Students will practice locomotor and non-locomotor skills through hot potato/card game. 

Please do not forget to send your child with tennis shoes. Each student needs a water bottle to keep him or her hydrated. Sunblock is recommended to keep safe from the sun.   

lunes, 24 de abril de 2017

Dear Parents,

Summer vacations are just around the corner, take a couple of minutes to watch the fun video above that might help you with great ideas to keep your child in movement during the summer.  

During this week students keep practicing the recognition of basic yoga poses.  We will practice balance at the same time they develop a sense of rhythm through the flamingo game. We will also be practicing cardiovascular exercises through a relay and obstacle race. Students practice locomotor and non locomotor skills during all of the activities. 

martes, 18 de abril de 2017

Dear Parents,

After a long rested holiday we are ready to start a new week. 

Students will practice different gross and fine motor exercises as they are introduced to striking skills using a ball with a paddle. Students also practice speed and agility and are able to identify basic body positions from yoga.