Sunday, 26 April 2015

Connections! - Map Reading and Gymnastics?

We have been learning about maps. . . how to read them (what a legend is) and how to create them.  On Friday we took the map that one of our friends had created and tried to read it and recreate it.  Then we took a picture with our iPads and imported it into Skitch.  Finally, we added a compass rose. Can you tell which map matches which picture?

In gym we are practicing our gymnastics skills.  Before we went to gym on Friday Mrs. Betts drew a map on the chalkboard of how she wanted the gym set up for our lesson.  This is a picture of the map she drew.

This is what we did!!!  She was very impressed with our map reading skills.

Once we were set up  we began to work on our balancing skills.  We tried several different balance positions, using one, two and three points!  Balancing is much harder than it looks!

After we had practiced a few balance positions we worked on creating a gymnastics routine using a series of rolls, balances and jumps with proper landing positions.

We will continue to work on our routines and hopefully be able to share them with our parents in the coming weeks.  How do you work on your balance skills?  Yoga was good for helping us practice our balances!

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