Project Ride Smart

Monday @ Regency Park. The last day is fun games on bikes. I did the Slow Race.
Tuesday @ H Allen Hight. The first day! LCI trainees Lorge and Marsha doing the Melon Drop lesson, Mellissa Meng is on the landing above:
At the end of the day, the nametags for helmet-fitting the next day had to be prepared:
Wednesday. Dana and Marsha:
Thursday. ABCQuick Check by Dana
and Marsha.
Friday. More of the same plus one hour of after-school coaching. Based on our observations at Thursday’s blacktop drills, we invited 25 (!) students to coaching. That’s about 25% of the 5th grade student population!

Project Ride Smart at Regency Park

Such a fun week.
Christy, wearing an orange shirt in the center is also the Parent Champion at Regency Park. Every morning, students who walk to school check in with her to record the time they’ve spent walking or riding their bikes to school. They earn rewards for their efforts.

Friday was Street Ride #3 and it was a bit warm. The sprinklers in the park were on and we let the kids ride through them. Of course a few kids came back totally soaked. The bikes were parked, we all went back to the classroom, and returned the jerseys and helmets. One boy came up to me and said, “Can I have a hug?” Well, yes. However, I should have noticed that gleam in his eye – he was one of the totally soaked kids. Then it became a group hug. Oh yay – ?

Project Ride Smart

Project Ride Smart at Regency park began Tuesday. I’m working with two new LCIs who are also new to teaching Project Ride Smart – Christy Lewis and Sue Schooley.
The melon drop:
This melon didn’t wear a helmet:

Mr Young is so supportive. He came to after-school coaching on Friday and taught one student how to ride a bike while Christy and I worked with 4 other students. He also spent extra time reinforcing some of the concept we taught.

Project Ride Smart

This was the third and final week of Project Ride Smart at Regency Park Elementary. Street rides on Monday and Tuesday.Doug leading the green group:Deanna leading the yellow group:On Thursday we set up four “fun” stations that groups of students rotated through. Calf roping – throwing a hula hoop over a chair while riding a bike. Triple Rings of Fire – a figure 8 with an extra loop. Newspaper Boy – throwing newspapers at a target. And the very popular Slow Race – the last person to cross the finish line without touching a foot to the ground is the winner.At the end of each class, the winner of each rotation competed to become class champion.

Project Ride Smart

Monday and Tuesday: blacktop drills.Lined up waiting for me to demonstrate the 10-step left land turn:Friday was the first street ride. Students completed the ABCQuick Check before leaving campus.40 bikes secured for the weekend with an extremely long thick cable lock. Three days to go.

Project Ride Smart

At Regency Park Elementary. My teaching partner, Deanna Yee:The melon drop which shows the importance of wearing a helmet. Note the four boys in the back row who won’t sit on the grass because it might make their pants dirty.We worked four days with Wednesday off – so nice to have a rest day in the middle of the week.