Welcome Back Explorers!

It has been so great to see all the new and returning students to LC!  Starting Monday we will be starting our specials.  I have attached the schedule so students know when to bring their PE shoes.shoes

The schedule has changed a bit this year.  We have increase all specials time.  Students will have Music and PE three times a week!  YES  3 times a week!  They students will also have Library and Computers two times a week, increasing from a single class period.

Third grade students will be attending specials in groups. GROUPS YOU WONDER???             I know it is not the traditional classroom teacher method, but with the size of the grade level and the time slots available, breaking the 4 classrooms into 3 equal groups worked wonderfully! Your child will be in Group A, Group B or Group C. On Wednesdays only 1st-2nd and 4th-5th will attend in Group A or Group B.  The groups will be slightly larger but in PE the more the merrier!

Groups have been assigned and will be rolled out later this week.  So for now check out the schedule, prepare your child to wear their sneakers on PE days.  Everyone will be coming to me on Wednesday, but two 3rd grade groups! MORE CLARITY WILL COME when the groups are given to the teachers!

HERE IS TO A GREAT YEAR!! Click on the link below for the years schedule

2016-17 PE schedule



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!



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