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  1. SoKo

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    I am a teacher at a K-8 school. The way my schedule is set, I have two groups of students during the day. My first group has me for an hour before they go to PE. Basically, I need to wake them up from 8:00-9:15. I need some type of exercise that everyone (from my soccer player to my Halo3fatass) can do that isn't overly exhaustive for children. Oh, I teach 7th grade, by the way...so 12-14 year olds.

    I guess I also need something they don't need a ton of room for.
     
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    squats, cleans, deadlifts
     
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    :rolleyes:
     
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    you want to have your 7th graders do exercises during classtime before they go to PE? Or just to get them awake for class? I'm confused
     
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    awake for class,, some of them literally fall asleep getting stuff out of their bag
     
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    ephedrine + caffeine in their juice boxes
     
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    besides illegal, we are a "healthy" school, so they can't have sodas/energy drinks/etc
     
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    At that age, I'd suggest that a lot of them probably haven't eaten breakfast - I'd start with that.
     
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    i can't make them eat and/or give them food
     
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    GuOD mcflurry diet

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    impossible riddle :run:
     
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    Send a letter home to parents talking about your students not getting enough sleep. If they fall asleep you could make them stand up for 15 minutes :dunno:

    First grade teacher here ...
     
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    you could also see if you can take them around for a quick lap around the track
     
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    when it becomes a problem i just take away their chair, my thing is trying to wake up their brain, not just wakt them up

    I do bellwork (journal entries, usually creative writing) but I want something physical, like an energizer
     
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    jumping jacks?
     
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    jmezz layin in bed stretchin my pumped quads for hours

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    Brilliant.

    Meth works good too.
     
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    jumping jacks
    seal jumps
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    quick pogo jumps
    wide-outs
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    simon says?

    My little guys need to get out of their seat every once in a while or they go crazy. At times I'll tell them to stand up, jump, turn around, touch your toes ... etc.

    Not sure how keen your middle school kids would be to do simon says, but it might be worth a shot?
     
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    they'd look at me like i was retarded......

    i remember being at a church camp as a kid and they had energizers, crazy moves you did to songs like the star trekking across the usa and instanbul
     
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    jmezz layin in bed stretchin my pumped quads for hours

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    In elementary school we used to play this game called 4 corners. I think the teacher would put her head down and she would count to 10 outloud. The kids would run to 1 of the 4 corners in the room by the time she counted to 10, and then she would call out a corner. All the kids that were in the corner that she called got eliminated and had to go sit down. She kept doing this until there were 1 or a few kids left.

    That's pretty much the jist of it.
     
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    jmezz layin in bed stretchin my pumped quads for hours

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    Oh you said middle school kids. Nevermind.
     
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    Tell them, whom ever can stay awake all class and participate can play 7 up for the last ten or fifteen minutes or so.
     
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    make em do 20 burpees. That'll wake them up real quick.
     
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    φ Eugenics is the self-direction of human evolution.

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    One of those big ass parachutes.:bowdown:
     
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