Accept

To accommodate or reconcile

  • This workout takes approximately 10 Minutes
  • This workout is for students in Grades 9-12
  • Teacher Resources

Move

  • Type:  Stretch
  • Excercise:  Tricep Stretch
  • Target:  Triceps
  • Equipment:  Chair
Workout guide

Steps

1. Start in seated NaliniKIDS posture
2. Extend your right arm up to the ceiling (as if raising a hand in class)
3. Bend the right arm and lower your right palm behind your right shoulder blade
4. Lift and reach your left hand over to your right elbow
5. Lift your chest and head, and sit up tall
6. Lean to the left and pull your ribs to the right (imagine a rubber band in your tricep)
7. Hold and focus on your breath
8. Repeat (left side)

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 Accept mean to you in this moment?

Self-Connection

Past

Describe a time when you had to accept something that was out of your control.

Present

Think critically about the word ACCEPT. What are some different ways that others might interpret this word?

Future

How will the concept of acceptance impact your future decisions surrounding college and/or career after high school?

Real-World Connection

Family

In your family, who has shown acceptance of the person you are becoming? How have they demonstrated their acceptance?

Learning Environment

How can you show acceptance of peers who are different from you?

Community

Think of a community you belong to and describe how it demonstrates acceptance to its members.

Academic Connection

ELA

Write a short story describing a character who demonstrates acceptance after going through a major change in their life.

Social Studies

Think of a moment in history when something difficult and unexpected happened that caused a big change for people. Write a paragraph describing how the public coped with this moment.

STEM

Choose one thing that has changed about you this year. Write down each step that took place to allow you to make the change (example: learning about the change, talking to someone about the change). Assign an emotional weight (one being the lightest, ten being the heaviest) that you felt during each step of the change and draw a graph to display your range of emotions.

Fun Fact

Sometimes we have to accept challenging circumstances and adapt our habits. To survive the winter, up to 60% of the Alaskan Wood Frog’s body freezes solid, they stop breathing and their heart stops beating, allowing them to survive temperatures as low as -80 degrees Fahrenheit!