Movement Breaks Improve Learning

Lexington Elementary students in Mrs. Sharon Paeth’s homeroom, learn movement breaks from students in the Education Department at the University of South Carolina, Madeline Blackburn, Emily Odom, and Melissa Wells. Movement breaks serve to integrate physical activity into LES Movementthe school day and provide a break from schoolwork. The USC students did an activity called The Human Knot, where students are split into groups of five students. The students stand in a circle and hold hands with two different people. They have to work together as a team and communicate to come up with the best plan to untangle themselves without letting go of their hands. This specific activity allows the students to stand up and socialize, while stretching and improving problem-solving skills. This activity demonstrated that students from all walks of life and abilities could work well together.

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