Posts Tagged ‘jump rope’

Kathy Scraped Her Knee, Now She Has a Big Scab

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Kathy was standing outside the nurse’s office at summer camp waiting for Nurse Diane to look at her knee.

Just then Bobby walked by with some of the other campers. Bobby noticed  the big red spot on Kathy’s knee .

That thing on your knee really looks yucky, Kathy,” said Bobby.

Kathy has a hurt kneeKathy started to sniffle and answered, “I fell while jumping rope. I don’t understand. I never fall. I’m really good at jumping rope.”

Just then the door opened and Nurse Diane came out and said, “Why Kathy, what’s wrong? Did you fall and scrape your knee? Come inside and I will take a look at it and clean it up for you.”

Kathy followed Nurse Diane into the nurse’s office. Nurse Diane got some medicine out of the closet. She cleaned off the scrape and got ready to put the medicine on it when Kathy asked, “How come my knee isn’t bleeding like when I cut my finger? Bobby’s right, it looks yucky. What does it have on it?”

Nurse Diane smiled and said, “Your knee probably bled some when you fell, but not the way it would if you fell on a sharp edge and cut yourself. You didn’t cut your knee, you scraped your knee and now a scab is forming on it.”

Kathy looked confused and asked, “What’s a scab?” Nurse Diane answered saying, “A scab is how our body  protects our skin after we get a scrape by forming a hard crust over the area that is hurt and bleeding.  The scab lets the skin underneath heal.”

Kathy asked Nurse Diane how long the scab would stay on her knee. Nurse Diane told her it would fall off in a week or so and her knee would look as good as new.

Kathy smiled and thanked Nurse Diane. Just as she was leaving Nurse Diane called after her, “Remember Kathy, don’t pick that scab or you may get a scar on your knee. Let that scab sit there until  it comes off on its own and it will!”

Jump Rope Isn’t Just for Girls!

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Kathy, the jump rope pro

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Can You Name The “Can Do”Kids?

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Can you name the “Can Do” Kids?

A “Can Do” Quiz:

Who rides a bike?

Who is best at ping pong?

Who plays the saxophone?

Who loves to skateboard?

Who is the best at jumping rope?

Who plays a great game of basketball?

What is the dog’s name?

Does the dog have a job?

Does the cat have a name?

Most of the “Can Do” Kids are Physically Fit…How About You?

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Annie plays basketball and  Hector skateboards. Jay is a pro at ping pong and Nellie and Kathy jump rope. Yundi and Wendy ride bikes. Maria walks a mile every day.  Willie and Jay play baseball in the warm weather and ice skate in winter. Orrie uses a wheelchair but that doesn’t stop him from being physically fit. He swims and  plays wheelchair basketball.

What do you do to stay physically fit?

On “Can Do” Street the kids limit their time watching TV and playing video and computer games to one hour a day. They play outdoors when the weather is nice for about an hour after school and a couple of hours each day on the weekend. They do their homework before they watch TV or use the computer. They also have time for chores like setting the table or emptying the trash, or feeding a pet. Playing nicely with a brother or sister is also something they do.

How do you spend your time after school and on weekends?

To be physically fit you need to be active. SO…be a “Can Do” Kid…figure out what activity you like and then go do it!