All 1st – 3rd grade classes are rope jumping right now.  In 1st grade, students are taught the basics of jumping and turning a rope and they begin to learn various ways to jump.  The 2nd and 3rd graders are continuing on from grade one, reviewing basics and learning new jumps as they are able.  Kindergarten students are doing exploration with the jump ropes, including jumping, turning, and doing locomotor movements over and around the ropes.


Rope jumping is an excellent physical activity.  It uses many muscles, including the heart muscle, requires good coordination skills, can be done alone or with others, does not cost much money to do, and is fun!