We were very lucky today when an ice skating rink came to our school. Some of us were a little worried about going on the ice while some of us were really excited. We talked about how even if we were worried then we would give it a go and we might surprise ourselves. Everyone went on the ice making Miss Parker, Miss Hukin and Miss Deakin really proud.
We had a great time and even those of us who were a little reluctant at first gained confidence and everyone let go of the edge at least once! 🙂
When we got back to the classroom we talked about how we’d found our time on the ice.
Jack- It was good.
Jaesi-Mae- Good because I didn’t fall this time.
Maddison-Good because it wasn’t real ice.
Jevonte-I did it on my own with no penguin.
Brooke-When I first went on I held on and then I was ice skating by myself.
Caitlyn- I didn’t do it with a penguin.
Alissa- I was skating with a penguin. It was good because I only fell over one time then I got up without holding anyone’s hand.
Ethan-I kept falling over.
Jacob- I held onto 2 penguins , one penguin for a little bit. Then skating on my own. After all that I had another penguin for a little bit.
We also found out a bit more about ice skating by watching some videos of ice skating champions. We watched some of the World Championship Figure Skating Championships from this year.
It really inspired us and some of us were so impressed that we described it as magic!
Jaden- How she not fall? She holding hands with him.
Olopeloluwa-That’s magic! She’s doing ballet when she’s skating.
Sheldon- I can do that. I want to do it tomorrow.
Jaden- I do that next time. Maybe tomorrow. Be hard to do by yourself.
Vinnie-some ice skating champions are not falling over because they practise and practise and practise.
L’Rayah- I can do that. I can put my leg up my back.
Leo- They do that because they are right big.
We all had a fabulous day. Thanks to Mrs Lord for organising it and SIV for bringing us the skating rink. Please come again soon!
How can you continue the learning at home?
- Encourage your children to take small risks. If they say they can’t do something support them to give it a go and encourage them for each little step.
- Talk to your children about how not everything is easy and you do have to keep practising to get better, even when its hard.
- Look out for different athletes in sports that your children love and talk about how hard they have to practise in order to be that good.