When you were in school, did you start the day with teacher led stretches and “wake up exercises”? If yes, if you don’t mind, could you put the years you went to school. This is still common in Russia but not in US. Did it used to be?
And this was from the late 80s through the 90s
No, our exercise time came after some lessons.....about midway through the morning in elementary school. We then had unorganized playtime after lunch.
In junior high and high school we had one physical education period during the day.
We may have. I started school in 1955.
We did not start with wake up exercises.
No, growing up we did not. But, as a teacher, I would often stop a sluggish lesson and have the kids get up and do jumping jacks, stretches, etc for a brain break. It gets oxygen flowing 😴
.... elementary kins in the 80s and 90s. In more recent years I taught middle and high school and never did it with them.
I don’t know....maybe we were sluggish walking in. Lol
Yes, RT. That’s when we’d do it. If the kids were sluggish a few jumping jacks would get them ( and me) moving!
School in the 90’s. Never heard of that except in Japan and we all know how wired they can be.
In the 1970s, we started the day with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Some of my teachers did in the mid ‘80s, but it was at the teacher’s discretion. There was never anything that was organized school wide.
A few teachers did in early elementary grades and then I had an 8th grade teacher who was super into yoga before yoga was more common in the US and people thought she was so weird but we did yoga in her class. I work at a school and some teachers grade k-5 do stretches and activities like that
No, at least from the time I remember on, say about the third grade. My memories of my first few years in school are spotty and incomplete - I'm not sure that is something I'd remember. Or maybe, I slept through the wake-up exercises 😴
They did when I was in school in Germany. I do not remember it being a regular thing here in the states, bit a believe a couple of my teachers did it when I was still in grade school.
Maybe it’s a European thing then.
Did you grow up in the East, West or Unified?
Oh, I did not grow up in Germany, my father was stationed there for a few years (he was in the US Army) when I was small.
At the time, the Berlin Wall still stood and Germany was still divided.
I was in public schools from 1957-1969, and we never did that. We opened the day with the Pledge of Allegiance in each classroom and morning announcements on the intercom.
This ^^^^. Not the years as Mr. Laney has several more years of wisdom than me.
But you'll likely be around to quote me when I'm gone...😃
Good point. I need to write down some of your wisdom for future quoting.
No. We said the Pledge and had gym class during the day.
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No. We said the pledge of allegiance.
No, never. We only exercised in Phys Ed class.
Never heard of doing exercises unless it was gym classes.
I was in school from 54 till 66.
We didn’t do that but we had PE & we walked to school.
No. I haven’t heard about that before.
No. Had a couple teachers thought the years that did that in their classes but it wasn’t an everyday thing. Graduated in 1995
No, we said the pledge. We did have recess to run around like nuts. 1st grade 1949.
I’ve done that with special ed students, but we (usually incorrectly) assume that children know how to wake themselves up on their own.
⬆️⬆️⬆️ that was my point back home ⬆️⬆️⬆️
I’m here....obviously I’m awake. Ugh