Body Parts ID and Relay

DescriptionEnjoy this set of 21 Brain Break Cards centered around various body parts and their movements. For example shoulders: shrug your shoulders, lift shoulders up to ears, roll shoulder back and can you make your shoulder blades touch in your back?

Twenty-one brain break cards with nearly 80 different body part activities.

Body part brain break cards include:
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Time to fire up the ole’ jalopy and finish our ride down Route 60-6! But before we merge into traffic, let’s make sure everyone is on board. Have YOU read Parts 1, 2, and 3? If not, just scroll down – you won’t need a GPS to find them… Where are we headed?

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Are You an Enterprising PE Teacher? SHAPE America is seeking enterprising educators who are interested in teaching their ideas, subjects, or strategies to other professionals during a 1 hour webinar.

• These webinars will be a part of our professional development opportunities offered on Tuesdays in 2015.

• According yo SHAPE the challenge to you is to create and submit a proposal for a 1 hour webinar presentation.

• The proposal must share a…
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Purpose:  To support school breakfast and physical activity programs

Should attend a webinar if applying: Thursday, March 20, 2014 – 3:00-4:00pm …
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Live Webinar Join us for a live webinar on October 9th at 9a.m. PST 
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And I quote................

"It’s just gym, huh?

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