From Ms. Ostrom - Staying Physically Active!
Sat, Mar 21 1:30pm

Hello Students, Families and Staff at Thornhill Elementary,

This is Ms. Ostrom, also known as Ms. O. Please set goals for yourself to stay healthy. Keeping a journal with written postings and pictures will help you stay on track.

Physical education standards,  first warmup your entire body with your favorite exercises: arm circles, trunk twist, monkey dance, pushups, burpees, wall sit, mountain climbers, jumping jacks…  This should take only about 5 minutes.

Below are a variety of resources to help you maintain your fitness and have fun at the same time. Please remember to take a few minutes to stretch when you are done playing.

Drink water before, during and after exercise. Studies say that for optimal hydration you should drink ½ your body weight in ounces. That means for example if you weight 100 pounds then you should drink 50 ounces of water every day.

 

Resistance bands exercises: 3rd-5th graders

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/23362491800816475/

Medicine ball exercises: 3rd-5th graders

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/25/af/a7/25afa7e4efe5dea9e64741fe75535d09.jpg

Scarf Exercises: All students, primarily K- 2nd grade

https://youtu.be/wlkpNF-LRHE (3 minutes)

https://youtu.be/l-yxrC7cSCc (3 minutes)

https://youtu.be/MSRga9sHvvQ (3 minutes)

https://youtu.be/lfv3b-GbANo (7 minutes)

https://youtu.be/bTixwtiK8CQ (1 minute)

https://youtu.be/Dt2P5jg3vZk (4 minutes)

Obstacle Courses: All students, primarily K- 2nd grade

https://playtivities.com/obstacle-courses-for-kids/

https://imaginationsoup.net/a-backyard-obstacle-course-for-your-kids/

https://www.familyeducation.com/fun/indoor-activities/indoor-obstacle-course

Online exercise videos for kids - all students

https://youtu.be/dhCM0C6GnrY (26 minutes)

https://youtu.be/hlvbnCFvF7g (19 minutes)

https://youtu.be/L_A_HjHZxfI (16 minutes)

https://youtu.be/SwLozf9odfw (19 minutes)

https://youtu.be/HauE2uyOHJY (20 minutes)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MY8yixtVGMs (20 minutes)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26guG6wr5so (6 minutes)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqSzgzsDeaU (6 minutes)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=212gs6aAsMk (2 minutes)

Brain gym exercises: K-2nd grade

https://youtu.be/vpH2EsxBqwE (2 minutes)

https://www.thoughtco.com/brain-gym-exercises-1210387

https://www.stylecraze.com/articles/simple-brain-gym-exercises-and-its-benefits/