Once a winter we give each of our physical education classes the opportunity to sled. After all, sledding combines so many of the elements we love about PE: being outdoors, balancing, taking calculated risks, looking out for others, and above all, hill sprints (ie. dragging your sled up the hill excitedly after each run).
With January finally arriving this week we took to the hill behind the tennis courts and broke local land speed records with adventurous descents. When pre-kindergarten was on the hill, sixth graders who were at recess eagerly pitched in to help our youngest sledders get into position for epic rides. It was nice of winter to show up, and it made for collaboration, endurance, and joy. Sledding for the win!