Leading Jump Jam

Today we led jump jam because the year 7’s and 8’s were at technology. We danced to Mambo #5, Hey baby, and the new song Keep on moving. These are some of our feelings about Leading Jump Jam

I was excited and pumped up. I learnt a lot. And I had a great time and a great experience. I can’t wait for my next turn. – Zara

I was really excited.  It was really fun. I liked being the leader.  I can’t wait to my next time.-Georgia

Doing Jump Jam was really fun and I had a lot of energy going in to it. I was excited. I hope I have another opportunity to lead again and I am so relieved that I got it right.-Ciara

Our whole school gets together every day for fitness.  In term one we do skipping, in term two we do running, term three we do jump jam and in term four we play co-operative games.  We are in our whanau groups which means we are grouped from age 5-13 in one whanau.  We get to know and work with children right across the school.  Every second Friday afternoon we get together in our whanau class for a learning session together…  These are our whanau groups!  They are all New Zealand birds, Kotuku, Kereru, Tui, Piwaiwaka, Hoiho, Kakariki and Pukeko.  We stay in the same whanau group for the whole time we are at school.


3 thoughts on “Leading Jump Jam

  1. I used to do something called ‘Wake Up, Shake Up’ with the children at my school. We tried to get parents to join in as it was held first thing in the morning! This JumpJam looks great fun!

  2. Jump Jam looks like a lot of fun! Every 2nd Thursday our library assistant, Jackie, does a dance/fitness session with students at our school. We do it in two groups, one for the Reception – Year 2 students and one for the Year 3 – Year 6 students. I am interested in your whanau groups. It sounds a bit like our House Teams – but we really only use them for Sports Day. Maybe we should start using them for other things during the year.

  3. Hello everyone,

    I can see there are some potential future teachers by the comments of Zara, Ciara and Georgia. It can be fun leading a group activity.

    One of my favourite books in my persoanl library is “Buller’s Birds of New Zealand”. This large book is about forty years old now and has beautiful lithograph pictures of birds. Of the birds you list, I have the tui as a favourite because of an encounter I had with one on one of my visits to New Zealand. They are beautiful birds.

    Teacher, NSW, Australia

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