Jump off the beam, flip off the bars, follow your dreams and reach for the stars
Because our school mascot is 'Superstars' and I'd found a quote that connected so well, I titled this project, "Jump off the beam, flip off the bars, follow your dreams and reach for the stars!" My PE class sizes range from approxi
District: SAN MARCOS CISD
Because our school mascot is 'Superstars' and I'd found a quote that connected so well, I titled this project, "Jump off the beam, flip off the bars, follow your dreams and reach for the stars!" My PE class sizes range from approximately 65-80 students at any given time, and I would love to teach a gymnastics unit, but the lack of equipment creates a limitation for the number of students who can be active at one time. One of my aspirations as a PE teacher is to expose my students to different healthy activities and sports because they might never have such experiences otherwise. In addition to the exposure, there are several health benefits to participating in a gymnastics unit. Some of the major physical benefits are: 1. Coordination - Gymnastics instruction helps develop better coordination and body awareness. For children, interacting with their surroundings is mostly physical in their early years. 2. Strength Development - Gymnastics (as taught in my PE classes) uses body weight exercises almost exclusively to build upper body, lower body, and core strength. 3. Flexibility - This is important for injury prevention, and few sports give an athlete the flexibility that gymnastics does. Not only is flexibility great for gymnastics, but it aids in the development for other sports as well. However, the benefits of a gymnastics unit transcend the physical aspect. This PE unit would also foster character development. More specifically, gymnastics cultivates an intense work ethic because every skill you learn is earned through hard work and repetition. Equally important is discipline, which comes in two parts in gymnastics. While all gyms have rules to protect children's safety, a gymnastics unit exposes children to elevated requirements for their protection. These rules must be followed, and it takes discipline and structure to meet the goals. The second part is self-discipline, which includes working hard, staying on task, and being aware of one's individual responsibility to productivity. Your support for this project would be amazing and thoroughly appreciated. Please help Crockett students “follow our dreams and reach for the stars!”
Partial Funding Plan
If we don't reach our funding goal...we will purchase as much and modify lessons as needed until we have another fundraising opportunity.