Mornings in Motion
SWANNANOA, NC – ArtSpace Charter School has always offered free morning care for students beginning each day at 7:30. On Tuesday, November 27th students were invited to join the inaugural day of “Jump Start” a jump rope club lead by ArtSpace PE Teacher Michael Barfield. This and other activities, that will include dance and yoga, are part of a new enrichment program “Mornings in Motion” ArtSpace is piloting this year.
Thanks to a Title IV federal grant ArtSpace received funding to pilot this three-day a week enrichment program for all students who wish to participate. Movement-based activities before starting the school day can help students focus, and be more creative. On it’s the first day “Jump Start” was a huge hit, and was well attended.
Poppy, a fourth grader at ArtSpace said, “It’s fun and energetic, and has helped me wake up for my school day.” Other fourth graders said they were excited about “Jump Start”; Kael said he is looking forward to the new activities that would be available in the coming months. “I hope maybe we could do some racing, like intervals, relays or something like that”. Kindergartener Abby said she loves the new program “because you get to do something new”. She learned how to jump rope her first day in “Jump Start”.