Focus

To direct one’s attention or efforts

  • This workout takes approximately 10 Minutes
  • This workout is for students in Grades 4-5
  • Teacher Resources

Move

  • Type:  Stretch
  • Excercise:  Standing Thigh Stretch
  • Target:  Thighs + Balance
  • Equipment:  Chair or Desk
Workout guide

Steps

1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Place your right hand on a chair or desk for stabilization
3. Balancing on your right foot (keep the right knee slightly bent), use your left hand to grab ahold of your left foot
4. Bend your left elbow and draw your left foot toward your left glute
5. Stand tall and don’t look down, keeping the chest lifted
6. Pull your left knee down as you pull your left hip up, stretching your left thigh (imagine a rubber band in your thigh)
7. Hold and focus on your breath
8. Repeat (right 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 Focus mean to you in this moment?

Self-Connection

Past

Reflect on a time that you performed a task that required a lot of focus.

Present

Describe a hobby or activity that you enjoy focusing on. Why does it require focus?

Future

What could you do to stay focused if there are distractions around you?

Real-World Connection

Family

Where can you go in your house if you need to focus? Why does this environment help you stay focused?

Learning Environment

How do you prefer your learning environment to look and sound when you are trying to focus?

Community

Describe how people in your community have focused on solving a problem or issue that affects the community.

Academic Connection

ELA

Have you ever felt your focus drift while reading? What strategies do you use to keep yourself focused?

Social Studies

Reflect on your favorite topic in history that you have focused on this school year, and explain why it is your favorite.

STEM

In what ways can technology distract a person from focusing? How can technology help someone focus?

Fun Fact

Your five senses can help you focus on your environment. Your nose has the ability to detect a trillion smells!