Hyde Park, Massachusetts
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This is Grew’s third session of BOKS and the kids are excited about getting to school early to get moving in the morning.
In March of 2012, Grew started its third session of BOKS and the kids are having a blast! Grew, a K-5 elementary school located in Hyde Park, Massachusetts, has worked hard to improve the health of their school community. Implementing BOKS, as well as receiving the New England Patriots Wellness grant and a grant to build a new school playground helps illustrates Grew’s commitment to their school community. In fact, in December of 2011, Boston’s Mayor, Thomas Menino came to observe a BOKS class and spoke to the importance of moving in the morning.
At Grew, the BOKS program runs every Wednesday and Friday for a 12 week session. The lead trainer, also a teacher at Grew, brings a sense of fun and commitment to the program which helps the BOKS kids get ready for a day of learning. While the kids love to play “Good Witch, Bad Witch”, they are also clamoring for games like Sandwich and Fishy Fishy Cross My Ocean.
Way to go Grew!
Good Witch-Bad Witch Sandwich
The BOKS kids at Grew love to play Good Witch-Bad Witch Sandwich. This is a great game to play at the end of class. If you want to try this game at your school here are the simple steps to take.
- You can play this game as a whole group or you can divide into smaller groups as needed.
- Place 2 cones at the starting line and 2 cones at the finish line.
- Have students line up on the starting line. The 2 taggers will stand in the middle and shout either “good witch”, “bad witch”, or “sandwich”.
- If the taggers say “good witch”, the players take one step forward.
- If the taggers say “bad witch”, the players take one step backward.
- If the taggers say “sandwich”, the players run from one side to the other. If they get tagged, they now help the taggers, but cannot be the one to call out good/bad witch.
- Try not to get tagged and HAVE FUN!