Why move? As John Ratey discovered, movement brings us joy, gets our blood flowing, strengthens our bodies and brains, and makes us ready and able to learn! We take movement breaks everyday, throughout the day.
Two years ago, Hemmett Health generously donated sitting balls to my classroom so that every student could have the option of using a ball to help them sit up straight, move, focus and learn--all while building core strength. Alli Bologna, from Hemmett Health, also designed exercise routines to get our heart rates up while also working on balance, two things that strengthen our bodies & brains.
This year, our staff is being trained in how to utilize yoga in our classrooms. We love how yoga makes us feel confident and strong and ready to learn!
Link to Video: https://animoto.com/play/1SOvM334FZMY0nFnOIU0bA