Rivendell Physical Education

“Dem Bones…”

Lots of people make New Year’s resolutions to be more active and healthy, so January is a great time to do a unit on health and fitness.  We learn about various types of exercise that can help you be fit, balance and agility, and a little anatomy–names of major body parts (Preschool/Younger Kids) or major bones and muscles (Middle Kids/Older Kids). One activity I call “skeleton building”. We learn that bones are strong, light and made of rock! (Well, essentially–calcium is major component of limestone.) After doing various weight-bearing exercises that can help make bones stronger, kids can earn bricks to build a skeleton



We’ll also be learning more about the circulatory and respiratory systems, and cause and symptoms of a heart attack, and of course how to help prevent heart attacks with lots of healthy exercise.