Success

The accomplishment of an aim or purpose

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

Move

  • Type:  Strength
  • Excercise:  Standing Calf Raises
  • Target:  Calves
  • Equipment:  None
Workout guide

Steps

1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Keep your feet hips width apart and parallel
3. Raise your arms out across from your shoulders in a T-shape, palms down
4. Raise your heels up and balance on the balls of your feet
5. Drop your heels back down to the floor
6. Continue to raise your heels up and down, standing tall

Sequence

– 20 single count (feet parallel)
– 20 single count (feet turned out/v-position)
– 20 single count (feet turned in/pigeon-toed)

Modification

If you have back discomfort or pain:
– Do not raise your arms (keep them at your sides)

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 Success mean to you in this moment?

Self-Connection

Past

Does success look different to you today than it did a year ago? Why or why not?

Present

Describe a small success you had this week.

Future

Success looks different to everyone. What does a successful future look like to you?

Real-World Connection

Family

How does your family measure success? Does this influence how you think about success?

Learning Environment

What could help you feel more successful in your learning environment?

Community

How has COVID-19 impacted your community’s access to resources and success?

Academic Connection

ELA

Write your personal definition for SUCCESS.

Social Studies

Does everyone in society have the same access to success? Why or why not?

STEM

Draw a measurement device (a ruler, tape measurer, measuring cup, etc.). Choose one goal that you are currently working toward, and use your measurement device to create a visual representation of your progress toward this goal so far.

Fun Fact

A hugely successful artist in many ways, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” set the Guinness World Record for the most-streamed track on Spotify in 24 hours.