Wednesday, September 29, 2010

First Graders and Jump Rope

I had such a great time this week with excited 1st graders learning how to jump rope. I watch the 4th graders jumping and singing songs while they jump that I forget that jumping and singing is not that easy for a first grader. As a matter of fact, it can be quite challenging. The most difficult thing about jumping rope for a first grader seems to be the timing. Their little feet just want to go up into the air before the rope starts turning and by the time the rope is back on the ground their feet are on top of it! They try so hard and I really think that in another couple of weeks they will be able to sing while they are jumping. I'm ready for some Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear turn around......Keep practicing first graders. You're doing a great job.