Wednesday’s Coach of the Day: Coach Jake

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Coach Jake has formulated an awesome indoor recess! Within his gym he has guaranteed physical activity and play to happen each day during the cold winter months. He has organized his space to allow half of the gym to operate lunch and the other half to include relay races, jump rope, cone tic-tac-toe, three-line basketball, and the maze game. When Coach Jake begins to break it down, the whole gym freezes and all action halts when he begins to cheer. Lunch students put down their trays and face the fun. It is a beautiful sight to see and hear!

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Teacher pushing cart
Teacher pushing cart

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