Saturday, April 21, 2012

Belated Post #3- Energy Balance 101

As I've mentioned in previous posts, students in our district are very fortunate to have access at school and at home to the Discovery Education Network. Not only can students access a wealth of streaming videos, pictures, audio files, interactive explorations, etc., but DE also partners with different agencies to bring live learning experiences to our students.
On March 16, 2012, Mrs. Mahon's and Ms. Dubay's classes participated in a live stream from Energy Balance 101 presenting the "Morning Ultimate Warm-Up Challenge." The students gathered in the cafeteria near the large monitor and watched the stream from there. The only drawback was that the volume of the broadcast was very soft, so the kids couldn't move and hear what was being said at the same time. No matter! Movement was the focus of the day. Phys Ed teachers from several different schools presented what they hoped were winning warm-up routines, and our students were invited to follow along. As you can see by the pictures below, even though the kids were not entirely sure what they were supposed to be doing, they followed the demonstrations and had a good time, and they MOVED! Mission accomplished!

In case you'd like to watch the recording and be able to see and hear the recording of the live stream, you can find it here:
Here is a link to the Energy 101 website with lots of great ideas for achieving and maintaining good health.

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