December 21, 2014

EES Jump Rope for Heart

DSC_0267(Ephesus) — Students at Ephesus Elementary School have certainly exceeded their goal for Jump Rope for Heart.

Bags of coins delivered by the Tooth Fairy and weekly allowances quickly turned into cash donations by the students for this worthy cause.

Ms. Cindy Harrod, Jump Rope for Heart School Coordinator, fully immersed the students into extensive learning activities.

Fifth graders had to research and complete a PowerPoint presentation, third and fourth graders did research on the heart, and younger students viewed videos on the Smart Board and explained the function of the heart.

In Physical Education by Ms. Harrod, students visited a variety of stations with the help of parents, grand-parents, and the school nurse. Stations included a heart-healthy snack, heart face painting, heart measurements by the school nurse, and jumping rope.

As a culminating activity, a very talented group of students from Cobb County who perform tricks jumping rope visited the school.

Ephesus Elementary raised over $2,100 for the American Heart Association. Way to go Ms. Cindy Harrod and the students of EES!

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

 

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