Dedication

The quality of being dedicated or committed to a task or purpose

  • This workout takes approximately 10 Minutes
  • This workout is for students in Grades 2-3
  • Teacher Resources

Move

  • Type:  Strength
  • Excercise:  Clam Hold
  • Target:  Core
  • Equipment:  Chair
Workout guide

Steps

1. Start in seated NaliniKIDS posture, facing sideways at the edge of a chair
2. Place your hands underneath your shoulders at either end of the seat of the chair
3. Turn your palms out and hold the edges of the chair with your fingertips
4. Lean back; using your abs, lift your legs up from the floor
5. Balance on your glutes, keeping your thighs and feet together and your abs activated
6. Keep your abs pulled in tightly, shoulders back and down
7. Lean back more and pull your legs out further to increase the challenge as you hold

Sequence

– 30 second hold
– Rest
– 30 second hold

Modification

If you have back discomfort or pain:
– Sit straight up in your chair (instead
of leaning back) and lift only your legs off the floor

Reflect

You can customize the reflection prompts to meet the needs of your students and your time constraints. Create a unique workout experience every time you return to this lesson by choosing different prompts — each workout can reveal something new for students!

Icon of a body with vibration lines on the sides of it.

How does your body feel after completing the workout?

Icon of a profile view of a person’s head with a speech bubble where the brain would be.

How does your mind feel after completing the workout?

Icon of a question mark.

What does Dedication mean to you in this moment?

Self-Connection

Past

Reflect on something you dedicate time to now, but didn't when you were younger. Why did your dedication change?

Present

Describe an activity in your life that you are dedicated to doing each week.

Future

Think about an activity you might like to dedicate your time to in the future. How could you make time for this activity?

Real-World Connection

Family

Who shows a lot of dedication in your family, and how do they show it?

Learning Environment

Name one goal that you are dedicated to this school year. How will you remain dedicated to your goal?

Community

Are you dedicated to any activities or organizations in your community? How do you show your dedication?

Academic Connection

ELA

Create a word cloud in the shape of an object that represents an activity you are dedicated to (i.e. a soccer ball if you are dedicated to soccer). Inside the word cloud, write as many words as you can think of that you associate with that activity.

Social Studies

Describe a monument or statue in your community that is dedicated to someone or something.

STEM

Set one short-term math goal to accomplish this week and one long-term math goal to accomplish this year.

Fun Fact

Owls show dedication to their partner owl by bringing them special presents — usually food.