Ms Brenan’s class was one of the first to get a chance to experience giant balloons in recess. These balloons are the type I have seen at car lots and was able to purchase over the holiday for our class. Because they are so big they really catch the air current and are easy to keep aloft. It was fun to see students get their exercise while chasing after them outside when the skies cleared yesterday. Exercise like this is a great way trick your body into getting heart healthy exercise without even noticing.
Excited about the 10,000 step movement?
It would be fun to share this experience of tracking students and families steps each day. I am looking to see what it would take to get a class set to use with one class at a time. If you have any info about where we could get some please let me know. Sometime people pick them up for free at health fairs and maybe we could try to have a donated set. Let me know what you think. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget to take advantage of this offer from the government to explore America’s natural wonders and historic sites for free. https://everykidinapark.gov
Ridgefield Refuge is one of those sites.
Looking for a fun place to take a walk or go for a drive? Look no further than a short dive up I-205 to Ridgefield, Washington. They have both a driving and walking refuge. The car refuge I was actually able to get the closest to the wildlife. The walking option helped me get my 10,000 steps. I suggest both. In the gym at Lewis I put a map from my last adventure to the refuge. Stop in and take a look.
After what seems like a long long time I am happy to see many members of our Lewis Family again. Please stop by and say hello.
Looking for a chance to spend quality time with the kids might be no further than one of Portland’s beautiful parks. This fall the leaves are putting on a display of color. Walking among the trees of Mt. Tabor Park I spied this beautiful tree. I snapped a few photos to share with YOU… hoping to encourage you and your child to take a walk.
Looking for a way to elevate your heart rate? Try walking up the long flights of stairs to the top of Mt. Tabor. Just meandering the trails for a gradual adventure is also and option. It is fun to see what parks have in terms of a play structures and capture photos of the kids to send to grandparents and special friends. Memories made exploring out doors in some of Portland’s beautiful parks can reinforce children’s understanding of community, maps and how Lewis School fits into this city we call home. We certainly have wonderful proximity to many great outdoor spaces. I would love hear from students and parents of where they have explored lately and be reminded of our cities treasured green spaces. Drop me a note email@example.com or stop me in the hall. I would be happy to hear where you have walked and what you recommend.
Looking for more reasons to walk? Click on this link to hear what #Regence of BCBS Oregon posted on #twitter today. http://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/2015/11/03/need-reasons-to-walk-let-me-count-the-9-whys?int=9ac708