Hopscotch?

“I’ll risk forty dollars that he can outjump a frog in Calaveras county.” –Mark Twain

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When was the last time you hopped twelve times in a row, stopped, balanced on one foot, and bent down to pick a small object off the ground? If you keep repeating this dance, you are most likely involved in a “hopscotch-like” activity. The layout and rules of the game vary around the world. This ancient exercise is simple in concept yet challenging in practice.

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The physical education students have learned how to play a nine square variation. They have also chalked out different layouts creating their own hopping patterns. Markers have been crafted with various materials such as: paper clips, duct tape, coins, homemade bean bags, and even a deflated balloon filled with flour.

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Currently, the student body and faculty are competing in the Fourth Annual Fall Classic Single Elimination Hopscotch Grand Championship Friendly Intramural Tournament. Forty-eight contenders have completed qualifying matches and are set for the preliminary round. Matches take place during recesses and will continue till there is a champion. Good luck, and don’t trip!

Let’s go Saklan!

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Author: The Saklan School Friday Blog

The Saklan School is a private Pre-K through 8 school located in Moraga, CA. Our mission is to think creatively, act compassionately, and live courageously.