Lunch Social & P.E.

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10/21 Lunch Social: MADLIB (Vacation)

A vacation is when you take a trip to some _____BIG_________ place with your ________LOUD_______ family. Usually you go to some place that is near a/an ______CAMP________ or up on a/an _____MOUNTAIN_____. A good vacation place is one where you can ride _____TREES________ or play ___MARIO_________ or go hunting for ___CRABS_________ . I like to spend my time ___EATING______ or __DRIVING________. When parents go on a vacation, they spend their time eating three ___SQUIRRELS______ a day, and fathers play golf, and mothers sit around __SWIMMING___________. Last summer, my little brother fell in a/an _AMERICA_____ and got poison ______ORCHID_______ all over his______HEAD_______. My family is going to go to (the) _____BEACH__________, and I will practice ___SLEEPING_________. Parents need vacations more than kids because parents are always very __PRETTY_______ and because they have to work_______42________ hours every day all year making enough ___DOVES______ to pay for the vacation.

PE 10/16
PE 10/14 
PE 10/13  I found a short calming Yoga for a rough day, and then a 5 Minute energizing Qigong routine.
PE 10/12 High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)  
PE 10/9  Friday is a no school day, but just in case you want a fun 15 minute practice/warm-up.
PE 10/8
Go for a 10-15 minute walk and take a picture to share next week on Monday for Lunch Social.
PE 10/7 
Julius shared two martial arts warm-up stretching videos, followed  by some live demonstrations of some combination kicks.
PE 10/6
PE 10/2
This is harder than it looks!  It is called “Active Stretching”, and  you will get a workout on one set of muscles while stretching the opposite set.  Each stretch is held for 1 full minute (the timer is in the upper right of the video).  This type of stretching is very good for mobility, as well as for warmups before more strenuous workouts!  Let us know how you like this, eh?
PE 10/1
I really enjoy this yoga instructor.  She encourages everyone to operate at their own pace and listening to your individual sensations.
PE 9/30 
Stretching Circle
  • Do a gentle twist about 15 minutes after you’ve eaten. Twist to the right, and hold on to your chair or desk. Look over your right shoulder, and take a few deep breaths. Then repeat on the left side. This helps your internal organs function more efficiently.
  • Do a side-stretch. While sitting down, reach your right arm up over your head, and towards the left. Feel a stretch in the right side of your body, and breathe for 3 breaths. Repeat on the left side.
  • Clasp your hands overhead, reaching towards the ceiling, and gently arch your low back to stretch out the front of your body.
  • “D-Claw” forearm and four-finger stretch
  • Bicep/Tricep Arm Stretch
  • “Cobra” (yoga back stretch)
PE 9/29
“Tai Chi is an ancient style of Martial Arts that has been practiced for self defense and health for over 1,000 years. Originating in China, Tai Chi is now practiced the world over mostly for it’s mental and physical health benefits. This is a great 12 minute Tai Chi lesson with Jake Mace. Follow along with Jake, read the directions on the screen for each posture, breathe deeply, have fun, relax, and do the best you can!”
Kung Fu & Tai Chi Center w/ Jake Mace
PE 9/28
Today we spent some time talking & getting to know one another.  We discussed what we each already do for exercise, and there were some terrific answers!  Here is a list of some of the ways to exercise that Connections students and staff already enjoy:  Yoga, Cross fit, Basketball, Skateboarding, Dance Fitness Classes, Ice Skating, Hiking, and Weight lifting!  It was a beautiful sunny fall day so following our discussion we went for a quick 10 minute walk as our exercise for today.  So excited for class tomorrow

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