Move to Learn at Lyman Elementary
Who knew you could learn while moving and shaking? That’s the lesson students at Lyman Elementary were taught this morning during a moving to learn demonstration.
“Move to Learn” is a state wide initiative to get kids up and active, which is directly linked to an improved performance in school.
Students at Lyman Elementary have five minutes of “Move to Learn” every morning, but school officials wanted to bring the live performance to the kids. School Nurse Rochelle Reese said, “Why not have the live version of “Move to Learn” here at our school? It gets the kids pumped. As you saw, they were excited about having him here.”
Department of Education Division Director Larry Calhoun said, “If I could have the children take one thing with them, it would be to associate movement with something fun and not something punitive also to take with them that school can and should be a happy process of learning and that learning can be lifelong.”
The students also learned about different methods to deal with bullies and tips to get a good night’s sleep.