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Sports Newsletter

P.S. 69 Sports Edition

Ms. LoCastro                                                            May 

As we are approaching the end of the school year, Mr. Alfano and I have decided to introduce a Backyard Games Unit.


First game that we introduced was 4 square, also known as boxball. Participating in this game helps with eye-hand coordination and concentration. Four square requires students to be able to be flexible, balanced while also having the concept of directional awareness. The students are enjoying this game and can easily play it anywhere, just use chalk to create the court, a ball that bounces and your good to go.

Next, is Bocce ball. This is an awesome holistic activity, which helps improve coordination, flexibility and balance. It is a great low-impact sport. Students were split into teams of four. The objective of the game is to toll your bocce ball closer to the “Pallino” than your opponents, to earn points. First team to 10 points, wins. 

The last backyard game in our unit is horseshoes. The game horseshoes originated back in Ancient Rome, over 2000 years ago. What an awesome fact about the game. Horseshoes is very simple and provides a means for people of all different ages to have fun and enjoy a moderate exercise. Students are working together as a team to toss their horseshoes closest to the stake. They are competing to be the first team to reach 10 points. After they reach 10 points, each team will reset and start a new game.


All of these backyard games are extremely easy to play. We hope that our students will continue to enjoy participating in these games outside of P.S. 69.

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