Build

Establish and develop something over a period of time

  • This workout takes approximately 10 Minutes
  • This workout is for students in Grades 6-8
  • Teacher Resources

Move

  • Type:  Strength
  • Excercise:  Pliés
  • Target:  Thighs + Glutes
  • Equipment:  None
Workout guide

Steps

1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Step your feet out into a wide second position (feet much wider than your hips)
3. Turn your feet out to a 45-degree angle
4. Bend your knees as you drop your hips down into a deep plié, aligning your knees with your ankles
5. Keep your chest lifted and your shoulders back and down, as if your back were against a wall
6. Bring your arms out to the sides, making a T-shape
7. Lower your hips down and up (keep your knees in line with your toes!)

Sequence

– 10 single count (legs only)
– 10 single count (arms only)
– 10 single count (arms and legs together)
– 10 second hold (heels up)

Modification

If you have knee discomfort or pain:
– Take a narrower stance and/or turn your feet in (less than a 45-degree angle)
– Decrease the bend in your knees and be sure to double check your form (knees in line with the toes)

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 Build mean to you in this moment?

Self-Connection

Past

Sometimes we make friends with people who we spend a lot of time with, but some friendships take more effort. Have you ever put in effort to build a friendship with someone? What did that effort look like?

Present

What structures and routines have you built that help you each day?

Future

What type of future do you hope to build for yourself? What is one tiny step you can take toward this goal today?

Real-World Connection

Family

What traditions has your family built throughout the years?

Learning Environment

How do our classroom rules help us build a safe and inclusive classroom community?

Community

Design a memorial that you would like to see built in your community someday.

Academic Connection

ELA

Build a paragraph using only positive statements about yourself.

Social Studies

How do politicians build support for specific causes they're interested in?

STEM

What types of jobs would require you to build math skills to succeed?

Fun Fact

About 12,000 nails are used to build the average size home.