Image from page 58 of "Gymnastic stories and plays for primary schools; physical excercises for the first two years of school" (1898)
Authors: Stoneroad, Rebecca
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ion on head and hold Qlbows well back. Swing bag down-ward.Signals Teacher count. IV. Breathing. Take two deep breaths after each exercise. Bag Dropping on Floor 6 Knee Bending and Trunk Bending Forward.Picking up Bag. Starting Position. — Elbows Bent High as Shoulder. Eaise bag to a horizontal ]DOsition in front of chest with elbows bent at height of shoulders. Without moving the arms, drop bag on floor. Bending and separating the knees, lower the body and grasp diagonally opposite corners of bag. Eise, bringing bag to starting position. Position. f Drojy. Signals j Down. Arms Down. [Up. VI. Bag Tossing Upward with Both Hands . 8-16 Starting Position. — Elbows Bent at Sides. Take a position of elbows bent at sides, with bag resting on hands. Toss it in a vertical direction either one, two, or three feet high, letting it turn over. Catch it in both hands. Position.Signals Toss. Teacher count. Arms Down. VII. Game. Race — Placing Bags in Piles.—Page 75. BLACKBOARD ILLUSTRATIOX.
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Santa Claus Visit.56 SANTA CLAUS VISIT. 57 SANTA CLAUS VISIT. On Christmas Eve Santa Claus comes driving over the snowto the house-tops. He pulls in his galloping reindeer and alightsfrom the sleigh. Before shouldering his pack, the little man rubshis hands together and jumps from one foot to the other to warmhimself. The swift ride and great exertion make him take manyquick deep breaths. After descending the chimney, the jolly oldfellow bends his head from right to left to read the names pinnedon the side of the stockings, then taking from his pack presents foreach, places them on the floor. Finally he climbs up the chimneyby means of a rope and drives away. I. Chest Stretching 8 Starting Position. — Anns Horizontal in Front, Hands Closed.Driving.Raise arms to a horizontal position in front with hands closed.Stretch the chest by pushing the elbows backward as far asj)0ssible with forearms close to the sides, as if pulling inreins. Eeturn to starting position. Position. Signals Teac
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