The simple pleasures of PE at Orchard Elementary – The Reporter

By Richard Bammer

It is no longer your grandfather’s physical education class in at least one Vacaville elementary school.

Valerie Blanchard’s third-graders on Monday spent the better part of some 40 minutes running, jumping, pairing up with partners to do more movement, including folk dancing and even The Twist to a recording of the No.1 1960 tune by Chubby Checker.

But it was volunteer Irene Sanders, a retired Vacaville Unified teacher, who was in command, joyfully, a quality of her personality that seemed to spread to the 24 boys and girls having fun inside the multipurpose room at the North Orchard Avenue campus.

via The simple pleasures of PE at Orchard Elementary.

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