Solution

A means of solving a problem or dealing with a difficult situation

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

Move

  • Type:  Stretch
  • Excercise:  Neck Stretch Series
  • Target:  Neck
  • Equipment:  None
Workout guide

Steps

NECK (FORWARD) STEPS
1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Interlace your fingers and bring your hands behind your head
3. Close your elbows in toward your face
4. Stand up tall — lengthen your spine and puff your chest forward
5. Drop only your head down toward your chest (back stays straight; just your head angles forward)
6. Keeping your elbows steady, gently rock your head side to side (like you’re tracing a necklace)
7. Focus on breath

NECK (SIDES) STEPS
1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Gently rest your right hand on the top of your head
3. Draw your head toward your right shoulder
4. Stand up tall — lengthen your spine and puff your chest forward, stretching down through your left fingertips to feel the stretch on your left side
5. Turn your eye focus up toward the ceiling
6. Hold and focus on breath
7. Gently turn your chin down so you’re looking toward the floor
8. Hold and focus on breath
9. Repeat (right side)

Sequence

– Hold each stretch for 3-5 breaths

Modification

If you have back discomfort or pain:
– Don’t add the weight of your hands to the stretch
– Complete the stretch within your personal range of motion

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 Solution mean to you in this moment?

Self-Connection

Past

Describe a time when you found a solution to a problem in your life.

Present

Describe a problem you are currently facing (big or small) that you would like to find a solution to.

Future

What advice would you give to someone who is trying to solve a problem in their life?

Real-World Connection

Family

What lessons have you learned about problem-solving from your family?

Learning Environment

If you are having trouble solving a problem in school, whom can you ask for help?

Community

Describe a problem in your community that you would like to help solve.

Academic Connection

ELA

Write a story about a character who finds solutions to everyday problems.

Social Studies

Describe a problem your country is currently facing. If you could suggest one solution to this problem to your government leaders, what would it be?

STEM

Choose an animal and describe an adaptation that they use as a solution to an environmental problem they face. (For example: a turtle’s shell is its solution to being eaten by predators.)

Fun Fact

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar. That’s a lot of solutions!