Academic Integrated Obstacle Course

Mr. Jay Bravo, physical education teacher at Schwenksville Elementary School, set up an “Academic Integrated Obstacle Course” to get kids moving and thinking at the same time. Research suggests that learning while moving increases comprehension of the subject matter. Example: Grades 3-5 students were asked to “throw and spell” their vocabulary words while grades K-2 were asked to throw and spell their full names. The science behind it only makes sense…movement, physical activity and exercise prepare the brain for learning and boosts brain function.  For a smarter, healthier, happier brain…Exercise, exercise, exercise!

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