Friday, February 10, 2012

Active kids

Big smiles!  Winter Fridays at Parker bring cheers at Assembly - but today was the last for the year.  At about 1 PM groups took off for swimming, skiing, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing (well... hiking today) and the K-1's headed to the gym for creative movement with Amy.  Amy is Pre K teacher Michele Ridgeway's daughter who came to Parker as part of a grant for Green Mountain Creative Dance Center to promote dance with elementary school children.  She also danced with the Pre K while she was here. 

There is huge energy around an extra weekly session of sports and movement, especially during the bleak winter weeks.  Thank you to parents without whom we couldn't pull this off - and thanks to teachers for getting out there, too.  Exercise decreases for kids after age 9, according to this NY Times article - but not for Parker kids!

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