Essay 1 - A line of uniform clad students waiting for their turn to climb a rope and ring the bell Each student is dreading the moment when they

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A line of uniform clad students waiting for their turn to climb a rope and ring the bell. Each student is dreading the moment when they must climb the rope. We also notice that the line is shorter than usual because two students “don’t feel good.” This is a very negative image most people get when they think of gym class. The fact is gym does not have to be this way. Instead of waiting for turns, students should participate in group activities, run around, and play a game. Daily gym class is a must in elementary school because it promotes exercise and helps fight american obesity. On T.V. gym class in elementary school is always portrayed with a jock/coach as the teacher who is boring and not very fun at all. I have seen countless television programs that show a student faking illness or plagiarizing a note from their parents to get out of gym. What is it about gym that has made T.V. portray it this way? In my experience gym was the best part of the day, although that was one day a week, we played basketball, flag football, soccer, and even bowled. Never in my life have I ever been asked to climb a rope. If you ask a kid to tell you what their favorite activity is rope climbing doesn’t make the top ten for most. Gym class is supposed to be fun; it’s a class that doesn’t involve tests, homework, or
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This essay was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course ENGL 240 taught by Professor Manista during the Spring '07 term at Lansing.

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Essay 1 - A line of uniform clad students waiting for their turn to climb a rope and ring the bell Each student is dreading the moment when they

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