Monday, May 14, 2012

Go The Distance Day

   Friday, May 4th was "Go The Distance Day" in the state of Iowa. Over 80,000 people across the state took 30 minutes out of their day to exercise.  The entire teaching staff and student body of Washington Elementary participated in the event.  We warmed up with the "Interlude" and walked for about 25 minutes on the blacktop.  Below is brief video of the event. 

The Laurentian

 Recently the Laurentian, a gymnastics based indoor jungle gym, was used for a two week P.E. unit.  The students are allowed to do a lot of movements not otherwise used in a common P.E. class.  The students are up off the ground climbing, balancing, hanging, crawling, and using their body in a space not often found in your average gym.  In fact, the Fairfield elementary schools along with Pekin Elementary share the equipment, and we are the only two schools in the state who are using equipment of this kind.  Here are some pictures of the kids in action.