Be a Good Sport! Kindy 1 ★
Hello from the Kindy 1 class!
Sports Day is coming up and we’ve been working hard to prepare.
Not only have we been practicing to strengthen our athletic ability, but we’ve also been learning how to be being a team player and most importantly a “good sport”.
To begin, we warm up our bodies by doing some light physical activity such as jogging or jumping jacks. This raises our body temperatures and prepares us for the activities that will follow. It gets our blood pumping and increases blood flow to our muscles making them more flexible.
Once our muscles are warm, we do some stretching to loosen our muscles and improve performance.
Once we are properly warmed up and stretched, we line up to prepare for the first activity.
This activity is called the “Foot Race”. In this activity we run as fast as we can against our opponents.
When we line up, we get in our ready position. “On you mark, get set, GO!”
Kara told us that this is called a “sprint” which means we run at full speed for a short distance. She told us it’s important to keep our elbows bent and to move our arms back and forth when we run.
Since it’s such a short distance she told us to run as fast as we can and to give it all we’ve got!
We’ve been getting better and better with each practice!
“Go, go, go!” “Good job everyone!”
Our next activity is called “Tug-of- War”.
To set up for the activity we need to “zig zag” along the rope. It’s important to keep our “bodies facing forward “and our “feet in split stance”. Our hands should be “one in front of the other” and our thumbs should be “facing forward.”
We’ve practiced hard to get our tugging stances down.
After the MC says “GO!” we all work together to pull as hard as we can. We remember to find a good rhythm and to keep our back legs steady.
“Awesome job, everyone!”
Another activity we’ve been preparing for is called “Ball Toss”.
We have one minute to get as many balls into the basket as we can!
We’ve been practicing our “overhand” and our “underhand” throws. We always try our best and have been improving after each practice!”
The final activity we’ve been practicing for is called “Obstacle Relay Race”. There’s a lot of moving parts to this one so we need to make sure we stay focused.
“Nice job balancing over the stones!”
We know that while we wait for our teammates to finish, we need to have our hands out ready to be tagged. It’s a relay race so we need to save as much time as we can!
“You rang the bell, great job!” “Now go tag your teammate!”
“Go, go, go!” “Wahooo, great job!”
After every event, we always make sure to high five our teammates AND our opponents, telling them they did a great job!
At the end of the day, it’s not about winning or losing, it’s about loving the game, trying your best and being a good sport!
“Yay!” “You did a great job!” “Good game!” “Nice work!”
Amazing work, Kindy 1! Momoko and Kara are extremely proud of how hard you’ve been practicing. It’s not only inspiring to see you trying your best, but also heartwarming to see you lift each other up. You are amazing team players and all around true sports!
You are all WINNERS! We love you and can’t wait to see you SHINE on Sports Day!