All grades will be practicing our jump rope skills. Kindergarten students will learn how to jump with a long rope being swung by the teacher. Students are taught to stay in the middle (marked with an "X") and to coordinate their jumps by watching the swinger's hand.
First graders are perfecting a jump-and-bounce sequence to maintain a steady rhythm. Advanced students may try turning 180 degrees and touching the floor while keeping the beat.
Second grade students will be introduced to a jump rope run-through contest that will be held later in the year. Boys' and girls' teams in each class will be using their team-building skills as they work together to achieve their best score while running through a turning rope. The highest scoring teams will receive a "golden jump rope award" to hang in their classrooms for the rest of the school year.
Parents, if your child does not own a jump rope, please consider getting one. It's an inexpensive toy that promotes aerobic conditioning and can be done in a small amount of space. Happy jumping!
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