March is Nutrition Month!  Try the Fruit & Veggie Challenge- aim for 5 servings a day or add one to your day.  Try 3 bites of a new fruit or veggie! 
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Scientists have documented benefits to health and stress reduction from Meditating.  The NY Times offers some simple background and ways to get started at this linked article I can recommend the free
 Headspace App as a great way to start with just 10 minute sessions/day!
   
 

YouTube Video: 6th Grade KanJam

 

YouTube Video: Forehand for KanJam

Loved the 4th, 5th, 6th Graders' openness to trying something new last June:  KanJam!
Other Frisbee games are:  Disc Golf (try the Devens course) and Ultimate Frisbee

 




 

  

No matter how many new fandangled games are developed, children always love a round of Helicopter or jumping anytime a grown-up swings a rope with a steady pace!

Check out the funny, surprise visitor to some cyclists' ride below:
 

Ostrich races with cyclists

Or the juggler who solves 3 Rubric's cubes. 

Juggling while solving 3 Rubrics' cubes


Check out the awesome 4-square game Martha's 5th grade class (now 7th graders!) created (and 3rd graders adapted) with clear, fair rules for whom to target (so kids in squares 1, 2, 3 get a chance).  Great work making a welcoming recess game!

3rd & 5th Adapted 4-Square



Try out The 12 Days of Fitness from our June 5 Theme Day 
(click on list to left) ... or exercises for parents to try with their kids at the NY Times 7-Minute Work-Out

                  Click below to read about the 2014-15 DDMs for Phys. Ed.
District Determined Measures





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