Yes You Can!
- Izabella Maxwell, Ruskin Elementary School
- NFL Player Challenges
- Physical Activity Participation
We like to kick off the school year with an NFL theme for PE. We like to introduce the game but mostly do skill challenges and various events like throwing, kicking, and punting. Most of the kids get excited and a select few do not like the idea. One particular student voiced his opinion on how much he hated the game. Well as the lesson went on from skill to skill he was still unsure…until we came to the kick off for distance challenge. Now all students were reminded that each challenge was to challenge yourself and try to beat your previous try. After I demonstrated how to set up and kick the ball this student ended up outkicking every student at class by a good 20 yards! Once he heard the wows and cheers he smiled. This was a good sign as he was having fun. He was receiving high fives from various students and even wanted to challenge me. The student wanted to beat his best try at kicking off.