FACULTY & STAFF
Ms. Karen 0'Meany
5/26 We are coming to the home stretch of school fitness online so I am challenging you to continue your workouts through the summer! Think about the things you do that involve exercise/movement and track those activities for your personal fitness goals. Some examples are bike riding....scooters...helping with yard work....helping with housework..etc.
Also mix it up with some of the activities listed here on this page (scroll back through) or make up and add your own. A good way to check the strenuousness of your activity is to check your heart rate while doing it. Remember all activities have different heart rate levels but ALL are great for your body! Pace yourself based on how your body feels!
5/18 Hello Everyone! Lets make this week a calisthenics challenge week!
Examples of calisthenics are: push ups...sit ups....jumping jacks...etc. Can you come up with more examples?
Pick 3 exercises and do 3 sets of each one. The first set should be at a normal pace for you....the second should be at a faster pace then the third set should be slow motion. The number of exercises per set should be enough to get your heart rate up but not exhaust you......keep the # consistent for each set!
5/11 Lets get moving in any way that works for you! Exercise....from a simple walk to working up a big sweat and getting our heart rate up is great for the mind as well as your body. This week try to check your heart rate before you start doing your choice of movement. Then about halfway through the time of exercise check again. Check immediately after then as you cool down rest at the end of that period.
5/6 Hi Everyone! I am adding some activities you can try....follow the instructions but no need to keep a scorecard like it says at the end of each one. These are from a National Field Day Challenge so go for it! Let me know how they worked for you! Good Luck!
Hello to the AWESOME and ACTIVE students at MBTA
We All need to keep moving while at home so I am posting an exercise activity sheet you can try. Use your name one day then other names on the following days of the week.
Some Ideas: Mom/Dads names
Brother/Sister/other Family names
You can also do the warm up exercises we do in gym class:
PRIMARY K-2: Warm up exercises in place instead of running across gym
3RD-8TH: Do Your stretches and or exercises we do at the start of class...You are the
LEADER every time!
PUSH UPS....SQUATS....JUMPING JACKS.....SCISSORS JUMPS...ETC
Come up with your choices too
4/9 Hello All
I hope you have started the movements using names and letters at home...Please continue to do the sheet if you wish.
Lets challenge ourselves in the upcoming days with an MBTA dance off!
Pick some music and move to it in 2-4 minute blocks of time! You can exercise and/or dance.
See how long you can go without stopping!
Watch as you continue to do it daily...how your endurance improves!
Get those bodies moving!
4/14 Moving MBTA Students! Email some pictures of your dance party or Alphabet exercises so I can have Dr. Saccaro post some on the MBTA website!
Keep moving and I miss you all!
4/20 Hello everyone....I have a new idea for outside movement activities....of course use social distancing!
Set up an outside obstacle course! You can do it on the sidewalk or driveway using chalk to draw the course: put in a balance beam, hopping/skipping spots....twirl places where you follow the lines....squares spread a variety of distances apart that you need to jump to....and many other creative things you can add....send me some of your wonderful ideas and pictures!
Another way to set up an obstacle course would be in the grass using items you choose to jump over (safely) or go under or around. Ask an adult for permission and help.
You can time yourself or just go through for fun!
Enjoy...keep moving...and be safe!
4/27 Weather is improving and hopefully your fitness! Outside is a great place to do the activities/movements listed above! Remember to practice social distancing and ask an adult for permission and or help with the obstacle course activities.
Another simple indoor or outdoor activity you can do is stair climbing!
A couple of suggestions : 1) at a comfortable/safe pace for you... count how many steps you can go up and down ( one step at a time) without stopping. As you try it each day your fitness should improve which will make you step count increase!
2) go up the steps then down the steps then at a safe spot at the bottom do a push up or plank...take a short break (15 seconds) and do it again!
REMEMBER ONE Step at a time!!! Go at YOUR PACE! ( like warm ups in gym class)
Good luck and Fantastic Fitness to YOU!
5/4 The first week of May is here! Lets get moving! Look for some added pages of activities to be posted this week! Until I get them downloaded do any of the previous ones or try a jogging in place mini marathon (if indoors). If you can get outside safely see how long (time) you can jog......or count how many laps you can run around your yard without stopping....the next day try to beat your time or lap count!