“Do an activity that you love outside.” Coach Jackie Gomez determined that her students could use a screen break, so she set up an email chain for the class to coordinate their individual activities in order to start a recent Wednesday on an active and positive note!
Mrs. Gomez asked them to check in with their parents for either “permission to do something outside or ask one of them to do something active with you if they can.” Suggestions included walking, running, surfing, playing volleyball, tennis or basketball, or even beach yoga.
Students checked in on the specific email chain for attendance and shared their plans. Their “exit ticket” out of class was a picture or video of what they did. Beach walks and jogs, cross-fit workouts, impromptu tennis, lacrosse, shooting hoops, roller blading and dog walking were some of the activities reported.
The nature of the students’ responses was gratitude for the opportunity to get off-screen, and how nice it felt to be outside.
The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.