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gatorboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:34 PM
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Hey kids! Let's....Classercise! What. The. Hell????
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 10:47 PM by gatorboy
My wife and I took our son to Open House today to meet his new teacher for the school year. I've noticed that over the past few years, Art and P.E. have slowly been struck from the daily curriculum. They're now down to one day for art and one for P.E. (And a single recess after lunch. AND don't get me started on those damn gov't tests they spend so much damn time preparing for...).

But it gets better (Or worse depending on how you look at it...)!

By law they must provide at least another forty minutes a week of P.E. Which, for practical purposes, would lead you to believe that the school would provide an outside activity of some sort for that forty minutes. Not so. NOW you can get fit...Right at your desk!

That's right! Without even leaving your chair, the entire class will be provided videos to Classercize to! Work those upper body muscles by...Well, I have no idea how they're going to do this, but color me perked with interest!
A day doesn't go by where we don't hear how overweight our children are getting and the government is going to battle this by....Having our children exercise at their desks! God Bless Amurica!

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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:37 PM
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1. Good god - anyone who has ever been around kids know they
must run off some steam. I get the feeling that people will get so frustrated they will end up pulling their kids and try something like home schooling just to avoid the 'teaching to the test'
So many things effed up in this country.
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:38 PM
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2. I wonder who is selling Classercize! Neil Boosh?
That just stinks.

I am so glad that my kids aren't in school today.
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gatorboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:38 PM
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3. Good question....
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 10:39 PM by gatorboy
A Googling I will go....
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:44 PM
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4. Sounds like Classercize won't reduce your Assersize. n/t
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:47 PM
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5. LMAO!
:rofl:
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:02 PM
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10. Well, that's one way to reduce it. n/t
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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:03 PM
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11. Very, very funny.
:rofl:
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gatorboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:48 PM
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6. Oh boy, here we go:
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 11:00 PM by gatorboy
http://classercise.com/html/play_video.html

Well, at least they're standing behind their desks... :eyes:
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:57 PM
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8. Did you find out who is behind it?
I am progamming some music and I am afraid to break into anything else for fear of losing what I am doing.
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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:53 PM
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7. That really sucks.
For contrast, our school district still employs a full time PE teacher. The kids get at least two periods of PE each week, plus three recesses per day.

We also have just a handful of overweight kids at the school. Gee. Wonder why.

My best suggestion: join your PTA/PTC or whatever it is called. Find out what, if any, fundraising they have and what they earmark the money for. As a parent, you should have a say in how the PTA spends its money. Lobby for fundraisers (using the local businesses if possible) that directly affect PE/recess.

Many of our parents volunteer - we have recess in part because of the volunteers. Sometimes it is a staffing problem - and having a roster of willing parents to provide eyes on the playground at lunch time can alleviate the school's staffing problems.
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Kiouni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:58 PM
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9. man, i look back
on the days i wasnt stuck behind a desk and marvel at it. Get the kids out doors now, because their just going to be stuck behind one the rest of their lives.
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:05 PM
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12. That could very well be the idea behind this
Excercises that they can do for the rest of their lives while working at a desk? :shrug:


How very sad. Remember when the Japanese model was the hot thing in US businesses? When they started their day with excercises together (not that damn Wal-Mart morning cheer shit either, a different kind of team building though) and they had gyms on site in bigger companies? No wonder we can't see our feet anymore in this country.
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countingbluecars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:22 PM
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13. Overweight children
IMO art, P.E, and free play/recess should be part of the daily curriculum. But also consider what kids are doing after school. Are they going home and sitting in front of the tube or playing video games instead of getting outside to run and play?
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conflictgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:43 PM
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14. Many parents don't trust people enough to let their kids go out to play
I have young children myself, so I know a lot of other parents with young kids as well. Many, many of the other parents won't even let their kids go outside alone in their own fenced yard! And they scare the crap out of their kids about going outside, saying that kidnappers are seriously lurking everywhere, waiting to take them. And the parents absolutely believe that it's that dangerous to let their kids play outside, even in their own fenced yards.
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Viking12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:06 AM
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15. Good, now they'll know how to stay in shape in their corp cubical
and save us all $ on health insurance premiums. :sarcasm:
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