Students engage in movement and physicality to stretch their legs and engage ther minds. If play is the work of childhood, then playtime is a critical time for social, emotional, and cognitive development. Research shows through free-play children stay fit and build a better brain for life and work.
Teamwork: The art of coordinated effort on the part of individuals working together toward a common goal. Students use their respective skills to contribute, cooperate, and provide constructive feedback.
Problem-Solving: The art of resolving conflict, working well with others, and seeing things from various viewpoints. Students in the field, as in the classroom, think through situations and solve problems.
Behavior: The art of doing what you need to do to work well with others and to stay focused on the task at hand. Students who work well with peers and adults build better relationships. They listen attentively, follow directions, participate, and communicate effectively.
- Interactive games.
- Obstacle courses and traditional games (i.e., kickball) with a spin (kickball with your opposite leg).
- Sports, including kickball, baseball, and volleyball.
- Popular exercise classes, such as dance-focused Zumba and mind-body yoga.