Get Moving Maplewood

The class video ends with them presenting their Pedometers to the world.
The class video ends with them presenting their Pedometers to the world.
Those foam noodles make a great addition to their exercise routine.
Those foam noodles make a great addition to their exercise routine.
Well choreographed, the Maplewood 5th graders performed right on cue.
Well choreographed, the Maplewood 5th graders performed right on cue.
As you can hear on the video, popular music makes this exercise anything but routine.
As you can hear on the video, popular music makes this exercise anything but routine.

The Suffolk County Zone of the the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NYS AHPERD), has recently concluded their month long  ‘Get Moving NY’ contest ‘Here’s What We Do To Get Moving.’

South Huntington’s Birchwood and Maplewood Intermediate schools are competing in the ‘Get Moving NY’ competition by submitting songs, posters, videos, or poems that illustrate their commitment to daily moderate to vigorous physical activity.

At Maplewood, we hear from PE Teacher Mary Gross that all 5th grade classes participated in the "Get Moving N.Y." contest during the month of October.  They were invited to take the "Pedometer Challenge" and wear pedometers at recess time.  Maplewood Recess Specialist Tracey Carron recorded their pedometer steps daily.  Students could be seen moving with great enthusiasm as they tried to accumulate as many steps as possible.  It was a close contest between the 5th grade classes.  Mrs. Lourenco's class was declared the winner! 

“For the past 3 weeks, Mrs. Lourenco's class created their own pedometer routine to submit into the "Get Moving NY" contest,” said Ms. Gross. “Your pedometer routine is outstanding,” she told the class.  “We all look forward to voting for your video on the NYS AHPERD website.” 

Maplewood’s PE staffers Mr. Slovak, Mrs. Carron, and Mrs. Gross are so proud of all their 5th graders who participated in the MW challenge.

 

Congratulations to Mrs. Lourenco's class for being our Maplewood winner! GOOD LUCK!

 

 

Students in Ms. Lourenco's class: 

Anastasia AKAPNITIS, Sean BOCK,  Matthew BRUNET,  Dylan CELLAMARE,  Xenia CHRONAS,  Grace COLLINS,  Christopher DORIN,  Isma FAROOQ,  Samuel FICO,   Bradley GUITEAU,  Timothy HUNTER,   Ferdawse JALILI,  Christopher LAINEZ,  Julianna LOPEZ,  John MAGGIO,  Nelson MALDONADO,  Christian MANIE,   Sofia MARINUCCI,  Jocelyn MC CREADY,  Hunter MILLMAN,  Michelle MULLIN,  Juliana NGUYEN,  Annabelle  OVINSKI,  Max PERETSON, Caroline PHILLIPS,  Gabrielle ROWS,  Ryan RUMMELL,  and Jasmine THAI.

Birchwood's contest submissions will be featured shortly. 

To view the video Ms. Lourenco’s class submitted, please click on the link below:

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2UTnRxEAAJUdE9qZEZDcUJlaXc/edit