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Thursday morning fever excites school

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 When MC Hammer music played on the loud speakers overhead, some classroom teachers broke out with their old moves. “It ties in with physical fitness,” third-grade teacher Emily Shaffer said about the fast-moving assembly. Pupils at Sulphur Springs are used to exercising with their teachers, who instruct physical-education classes once a week. The PTA also pays for a physical-education teacher to lead classes in softball, soccer and other gym activities four times a week. Kids at the school also get a workout by running on the track each day for five to 10 minutes. They earn points for the miles they’ve covered, Shaffer said. CANYON COUNTRY – With Bee Gees music playing overhead, third-grader Adam Weideman, like a miniature John Travolta, raised his index finger into the air and started to disco. The 9-year-old was joined by others learning generations of dancing styles, from the mamba to the macarena, during an hourlong assembly Thursday at Sulphur Springs School. “You guys just don’t walk; you have to strut,” said Christy Lane, the dance teacher from Palm Springs who led the assembly. Holding up poodle skirts, polyester shirts and other fashions of past eras, Lane showed the kids what they’d be wearing if they could step back in time to parties. Then she blasted some tunes, and the kids rehearsed their steps. Lane, who travels nationwide teaching dance, said sometimes she has to offer breaks during the assemblies, because kids are tired out from the lively exercise and need to sit down. But Lane commended the group Thursday for learning to hustle and limbo with ease. She said it shows that, unlike many children, they stay physically active and fit. “Stay fit because when you get older, you’ll feel good all the time,” she said. Sue Doyle, (661) 257-5254 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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