Michael A. Maroun Elementary School students and parents were recently reminded that physical fitness can occur at both home and school.
" data-medium-file="https://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Father-and-Son-Run-300x184.jpg" data-large-file="https://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Father-and-Son-Run-460x282.jpg" class="size-medium wp-image-192926" src="http://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Father-and-Son-Run-300x184.jpg" alt="Second grader Brandon Slater races against his father, Jeffrey Slater, during a bean bag relay race as part of the annual Parents in PE day at the school." width="300" height="184" srcset="https://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Father-and-Son-Run-300x184.jpg 300w, https://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Father-and-Son-Run-150x92.jpg 150w, https://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Father-and-Son-Run-768x471.jpg 768w, https://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Father-and-Son-Run-460x282.jpg 460w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />Second grader Brandon Slater races against his father, Jeffrey Slater, during a bean bag relay race as part of the annual Parents in PE day at the school.
The school’s annual Parents in PE day was recently held in both gymnasiums to showcase fitness units students participate in throughout the year, including: eye-hand skills, cooperative games, hunting and gathering games, balance and eye-foot skills, among several other activities.
Physical education teacher Alice Benjamin commended parents for their at-home support and encouragement for students to put forth their best effort.
One goal of Parents and PE, she said, was to provide fun fitness ideas for families to do together.
Students and their parents enjoyed a bean bag relay race, hunting and gathering net game of catch, climbing a rock wall, and bean bag push up floor hockey, among several other activities.
Chris Prenoveau, MAM PE teacher, told parents that at the beginning of each class he and Benjamin greet and shake hands with each student, which also helps improve eye-hand coordination.