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 *There is currently no written homework assigned for Dover Elementary PE.*

It is expected though, that students are participating in at least 1 hour of physical activity per day (on top of Physical Education Class and recess).  Students can take part in a regimented exercise program or use alternatives or a combination of both.  Recommendations for alternatives include, but of course not limited to:

1. Walk your dog                                                                                                                                 2. Take classes in ballet, jazz, or tap dancing
3. Fly a kite
4. Toss a Frisbee
5. Ask your parents or grandparents to take you to a state park or other area where you can take a nature hike
6. Ride your bike
7. Skate
8. If you have a yard, pick up sticks or trash
9. Pull weeds
10. Rake the yard or garden
11. Play tag
12. Play hopscotch
13. Have a hula hoop contest, and see who can keep the hoop up the longest
14. Learn to juggle
15. Jump rope (boxers do it, and look how strong & healthy they are!)
16. Visit the zoo, amusement park, or museum (lots of walking)
17. Wash the car
18. Have every family member wear a pedometer, and have a daily challenge to see who can take the most steps. Losers do winner's chores the next day.
19. Shoot hoops
20. Play soccer
21. Play softball
22. Play badminton
23. Have a water balloon fight
24. Put on your bathing suit and run through the sprinkler
25. Go swimming (never without an adult to supervise!)
26. Give the dog a bath. The bigger the dog, the more exercise you'll get!
27. Sign up for a charity walk-a-thon with your parent, grandparent, or other relative
28. Do jumping jacks
29. Do push-ups
30. Put on an exercise video and get a good workout
31. Do sit-ups
32. Learn to play golf, or caddy for someone else
33. Play tennis
34. Play miniature golf
35. Go bowling
36. Learn to twirl a baton
37. Take a class in martial arts and learn to defend yourself
38. Build a fort and play cowboys and Indians
39. If you have a two-story home or a home with a basement, carry out-of-place items up or down stairs, one item at a time
40. Run the vacuum
41. Wash windows
42. Clean your room
43. Ride your skateboard
44. Learn yoga, either at a class or from a video
45. Race-walk
46. Have relay races with your friends or family
47. Play touch football
48. Learn ballroom dancing
49. Learn hip-hop dancing

Be creative and have fun!



Dover Union Free School District   2368 Rt 22   Dover Plains, NY 12522   Phone: (845) 832-4500   Fax: (845) 832-4511

The Dover Union Free School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.  
The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Donna Basting, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Staff Development, and Technology
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY  12522
845-877-5700 x1233 

Genie Angelis, High School Principal
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY  12522
845-877-5700 x1143

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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