Discover

To find something unexpectedly in the course of a search

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

Move

  • Type:  Stretch
  • Excercise:  Wrists + Calves Stretches
  • Target:  Joint Mobility + Circulation
  • Equipment:  Desk
Workout guide

Steps

WRIST STEPS
1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture a foot or two away from a desk
2. Reverse your hands and place your palms on top of the desk, with your fingertips spread and pointed toward your body
3. Keep your arms straight
4. Keep your feet hips width apart and parallel
5. Bend your knees and drop your hips down, slowly stretching the back of your wrists to a desired comfort level (make sure your arms stay straight)
6. Repeat with the backs of your hands pressing down onto the desk, slowly stretching the front of your wrists to a desired comfort level (make sure your arms stay straight)

CALF STEPS
1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture a foot or two away from a desk
2. Flex your right foot and press your toes against the desk, keeping your heel on the floor
3. Lean your upper body forward slightly, keeping your back flat and your chest open
4. Keep your right leg straight and your hips square, as you bend your left knee and turn your left hip in
5. Repeat (left side)

Sequence

– 10 second hold (back wrists)
– 10 second hold (front wrists)
– 10 second hold (right calf)
– 10 second hold (left calf)

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 Discover mean to you in this moment?

Self-Connection

Past

Describe a time when you pushed yourself out of your comfort zone and discovered something new.

Present

Reflect on something you are discovering about yourself this year.

Future

How can you discover new things about the people in your life?

Real-World Connection

Family

Share something you recently discovered about your family or a family member.

Learning Environment

Discover something new about a teacher or classmate by interviewing them.

Community

Have you ever discovered a new place in your community? Describe that experience.

Academic Connection

ELA

Discover a new perspective—read a book by an author who is a different gender, race, or ethnicity than you.

Social Studies

Describe recent discovery that has changed the way we look at a historical event.

STEM

Research a recent archaeological excavation and share one new discovery that was revealed.

Fun Fact

In 2021, a new exoplanet was discovered that may have water clouds. Even though this planet is eight times closer to its star than the Earth is to the Sun (making 1 year on this planet the equivalent of 24 Earth days!), its temperature is similar to that of Earth, thanks to its cooler and less bright host star. The cooler the planet, the more likely it is to have clouds in its atmosphere.