Learn the Thriller Line Dance

Incentive Day

Living Active

A good friend of mine recently told me that some of the best advice they ever received was to make sure that you always had your objective in mind. “Don’t lost sight of your objective,” they said to me. It seems very simple, but you might be surprised how hard it is to stay true to your objective.

Livingactive.me has not been a consistent blog. As a result, the objective of the blog has been inconsistent.

The objective of Livingactive.me is to create smiles, provoke thought, and inspire movement in people.

Some of the posts on Livingactive.me have focused on the objective more than others. This post has a meaning that directly correlates with the objective of Livingactive.me.

This post exists because of people reaching out and asking for it. Not just one or two, or even a few…but a bunch of people. The people that reached out were all teachers, and…

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The Thrill of Life

A dance to get you up and moving!

Living Active

This is a simple version of the song ‘Thriller’ by Michael Jackson  that I created about three years ago. It is a line dance. Without further delay, here it is. Ms. Denise, I miss you as well, dance on 🙂

Song: Thriller

Artist: Michael Jackson

8 count–>Shoulder Jerk 4 times

8 count–>Cat scratch 4 times

4 count–>Bend over 4 counts

4 count–>Stand up 4 counts

4 count–>Step R, shake shoulders and drag L foot to R, clap over head 4 count

4 count–>Step L, shake shoulders and drag R foot to L, clap over head 4 count

4 count–>Zombie walk R

4 count–>Zombie walk L

4 count–>Zombie walk R

4 count–>Zombie walk L

4 count–>Deal cards R with a 1/4 turn

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Recently, my brother was in a traumatic accident and is in the Intensive Care Unit in a Boise hospital.  He has made great progress and has a very long hard road of recovery ahead of him.  When the accident happened, I spent the first 13 days at the hospital supporting my sister in law and family.  My Lewis and Clark family took great care of my daughter during this period as I was not home much at all but to sleep.  I appreciate their love and care for me, my kiddos and for my family.
I would like to thank the students of Mrs. Smith’s class for taking time out of their day to send heart felt concerns to me and my brother.  They were so sweet and thoughtful.

Thanks for all of the love and prayers!

Fitness testing here at Lewis and Clark!

Each class has been measured and weight for body composition. We will be working through each of the other test this week. Testing for all grades will be done Friday, first grade by next Wednesday!

We will be working through the PACER test the first part of the week and finishing up any other tests by Friday! So far the kids have been doing a great job of following directions and testing protocols, making testing go quickly!

Be sure to ask you student (s) how they did on their sit-up and push-up tests!  The fitness data will be used for setting fitness goals for the school year!



Fab Five Group Poster



As we come back to school, I can not wait to see all the familiar and new faces in the gym!  Monday we will start all special classes!  THE SPECIALS TEACHERS are anxious to begin the 2015-1016 school year here at Lewis and Clark!

We would like to welcome a new computer teacher to Lewis and Clark, Ms. Duckworth!  I will be taken a photo and doing an introduction here on Explorer PE!

I will be working to update the PE schedule as all schedules are finalized!


10 Word Choices That Smart Athletes (and Their Parents and Coaches) Make to be the Best of the Best


words have power

A few weeks ago, I was counseling parents of an athlete at my gym. According to the parents, the daughter was considering “quitting” gymnastics because she believed that she was “sacrificing” too much to do gymnastics.

“What do you mean by your daughter is sacrificing?” I asked.

“I mean she sacrifices so much. You know, normal teenage things like time with friends and Saturday afternoons at the mall,” one parent explained.

“Well,” I responded thoughtfully, “I don’t know that I would use the word ‘sacrifice’ to describe your daughter’s choice in how she is spending her time.”

“Oh, whatever, it’s just words,” the other parent insisted.

But here’s the thing: it is not just words.

Words are how people think. So, the words we choose are critical in shaping how we think about our lives.

Additionally, when we use words that represent concepts like “quitting” or “sacrificing” the words we…

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Football skills and Fun

Flag tag has been our cardio activity this past week-Red verses yellow. All students were able to put on their flag belt on their own. The belt is not the traditional clip style it actually has a belt with a white multi opening buckle! Pictures below show the steps to putting the belt on…. It was a lot of work, but they were extremely responsible in getting themselves ready to play!