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Jump Rope for Heart
Jump Rope for Heart 
Jump Rope for Heart is a national educational fund-raising program that is sponsored by the American Heart Assocoation and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Jump Rope for Heart engages elementary students in jumping rope while raising funds to support lifesaving heart and stroke research. This educational program teaches physical fitness and promotes the value of community service to students and their families.
This is a time when children can establish the foundation for movement skills. These are also the years when positive learning experiences can help establish a positive attitude and appreciation for participating in regular, daily physical activity for life.
Help your kids make a difference for themselves and others by encouraging their participation in Jump Rope for Heart in May 2011.

Thank-you to the HOD families who made a contribution to Jump Rope for Heart. This year we raised $2, 041.00.

Nutrition Unit
Nutrition Unit 
This website has a complete nutritional lesson plan with all the materials included for students. It involved students researching different fast food restaurants and choosing one to eat at. The next step involved completing a spreadsheet, which included what they ate and the nutritional value. It included a question and answer worksheet and nutritional feedback. It was an awesome assignment for students to research what they are eating when visiting these fast food restaurants today. 

Log It/Pedometers
Log It/Pedometers 

Log It is a free pedometer step and mile recording program for kids 3rd grade and up. Students can virtually walk around the USA with their classmates and log up to 25,000 steps a day.


ElectriKids and Muscle Mania
ElectriKids and Muscle mania 

This site provides helpful information about the benefits of exercise as well as programs to promote heart health. There are free downloads including an excellent workout called “electrikids and muscle mania.” 


Speed Stacks
Speed Stacks Speed Stacks -  Sport stacking helps students develop bilateral proficiency equal performance on both sides of the body. By increasing bilateral proficiency, a student develops a greater percentage of the right side of the brain, which houses awareness, focus, creativity and rhythm. Stacking helps train the brain for sports and other activities where the use of both hands is important, such as playing a musical instrument or using the computer. Sequencing and patterning are also elements of sport stacking, which can help with reading and math skills.


Visit this website and learn the art of cup stacking!


Stretching Exercises
Stretching Exercises

This website will prove very valuable in helping you create a healthier or better performing lifestyle. The stretching exercises you'll find are based on modern stretching principles. Some of the exercises you've heard of and some are probably new.