Could You Be Faster Than A Fourth Grader?

First Graders Practice Speed Stack Sequence

North Elementary students recently started a new unit in P.E., speed stacking.    The unit provides opportunity for students to build skills related to sequencing, patterning, hand-eye coordination, concentration, and ambidexterity.  Speed stacking is an activity that allows a student to set a personal goal and practice to improve skills to meet or exceed the goal.

The unit allows students to problem solve on how to improve their technique.  The stacking is combined with other physical activity also. This encourages children to take a breath and compose themselves before attempting to speed stack.  The stack must be completed and standing before the student can move on.

Speed mats are also part of the unit.  The mat has a timer installed that senses when the student’s hands leave and return to the mat.  The mats will be utilized after the students have practiced basic stacking sequences, 3-3-3 and 3-6-3. 

The current equipment being used is being borrowed.  Students are being given the opportunity to purchase stacking cups and mats.  Any profit made from the sales will be used to help purchase school equipment. 

Could you be faster than a fourth grader?

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