Water Breaks

This is an Aquatic pattern from www.turnstep.com. (pattern 13376)

Howdy!

This is not so much an active pattern, but and idea that I include in every class. I'm sure those of you who are more experienced already do this, but I thought I'd add it anyway:)

I always try to relay to my participants the importance of staying hydrated (especially when teaching outside in the middle of the summer!), but often I would get so caught up in a routine that I wouldn't take any water breaks to reinforce it. Now, when I'm creating a music CD for the class I put in a water break song to remind me! Just a short song (about a minute) that signals a quick break. Enough time for the participants to run to the side and take a few sips.

It's also a good time to judge how the class is going, because it gives the participants a little time to chat about how they feel and laugh about how much they are working.

Thanks for making this such a great resource!
--kt



Added by Katie Simonsen at 11:06 AM on Thursday, July 17, 2003 EDT. Add to favorites (view favorites)
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