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PE classes take on a new winter sport

two boys posingElementary physical education classes have added something new to their program – the winter sport of snowshoeing!

Students at Fisher and Barringer Road Elementary have been making the most of the winter weather as they learn the basics of snowshoeing. Since most of the students have never been on snowshoes, they are learning from square one starting with the basics of how to put them on. They are also learning snowshoe safety tips and the physics behind snowshoes.

Whether they fall or not, no matter how many times, they are very excited with the new program and welcome the opportunity get outside and learn this new skill. Read a few student comments about their experience:

  • “It’s fun because we got to run and exercise in the field covered in snow.” – Beyonka Moshier, first grade
  • “Outside in gym class there’s not a voice level so it’s fun!” – Claire Engel, third grade
  • “When we go outside in the snow, if we fall, it doesn’t hurt and it’s fun!” – Edith Cloutier, third grade

“This is a great experience to be able to offer to the students,” said Physical Education Teacher Todd Hoffman, “most importantly they are getting outside for fresh air and some good exercise!”

Below are some photos of the students’ fun in snowshoes!

Elementary Snowshoeing girls smiling Elementary Snowshoing group Elementary Snowshoeing group posing