Posts Tagged ‘physically fit’

Take a Hike!

Monday, August 8th, 2011

 coach campbell talking about a hike“Good Morning,” said Coach Campbell. “Good Morning, Coach,” answered the “Can Dos.”

Coach continued to talk, saying, “Camp will soon be over and we have to think about how we keep physically fit once the school year begins. I’m here to suggest an activity we can all do together outside and even include our families.

Let’s take a hike on the Saturday after school starts!”

Eulyn raised her hand and asked, “What’s a hike ?”

Coach Campbell answered, “A hike is a long walk in the countryside.

It’s a chance to enjoy being outdoors. While hiking  we can see birds and flowers we don’t usually see on “Can Do” Street.”

Coach noticed that Orrie and Mickey were looking kind of sad. “Orrie, Mickey you are going to enjoy this hike. We are going to be using a handicapped accessible trail.

Orrie, you can power your chair, and when you need a break, I will be there to help out,” said Coach. “Mickey, Muggins is going to love a walk in the country with you. He will be great on the trail. Once again, if you need anything, there will be lots of us there to help.”

“A hike sounds like fun! Count me in,” said Hector. Then all the other “Can Dos” chimed in that they wanted to be part of the hike.

“Great, said Coach,”Let’s go over what we need to know to have a good time on our hike.”

  • Weather – If it is raining hard, we will reschedule for the following Saturday.
  • Pack hooded rain jackets in your backpack,  just in case.
  • Dress in layers.
  • Wear comfortable shoes for walking and pack an  extra pair of socks just in case the pair you wear get wet. Who likes soggy socks?
  • Staff will carry water, but please help and bring along your water bottles. You need to drink plenty of water.
  • There are restrooms and porta johns along the way.
  • Pack a light snack that is easy to carry.

Coach reminded the “Can Dos” to be on time…10 am in front of the community center.

Then he said,”Remember …invite your families to join you and take a hike!”

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!