We are planning on having a before school physical activity program. The details are still in the works, but the rationale behind it is to offer the activity to a group of students that are at risk academically. According to Dr. Ratey and many other researchers, being physically active, especially with cardiovascular activities, will greatly enhance learning. More brain connections will be formed, alertness will be increased, and a healthier student will come out in the end.
I am also attending a PE Technology workshop presented by Rich Butterworth. It is being held at Crystal Lake Middle School in Lakeland. Today we had a blast participating on a circuit with a variety of stations, some of which were incorporating different technological devices (like an iPad for videotaping, X-Box dancing, etc.).
I will also begin training to become a Guardian at Litem next week. It is something I've been wanting to do for a while and having the time during the summer vacation helps.
The heat is on! (Literally!) and I will continue to pursue one of my "hobbies" which is to follow the weather and become an amateur "weathergirl" trying to predict which way storms will move this hurricane season. At the beginning of this blog entry is a picture I took yesterday just down the street. Awesome cloud formation!
I will also continue with my nature walks (heat permitting) and taking photographs of animals, plants, and in general any form of living things and natural phenomenon.
'Til the next one!