Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Hannah Meneely
Hi my name is Ms. Meneely, this is my third year teaching at Hodgen Elementary!
I graduated with a Bachelor's in Science degree with a concentration in Physical Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. I am excited to be able to work with the students here at Hodgen to enhance their learning and passion for living a healthy lifestyle and a love for physical activities. I grew up training/competing in competitive figure skating since I was 5. After high school I moved to Michigan to train and compete for Team USA. I earned the bronze and silver medal at the National Championships, and have competed in numerous international skating competitions. I competed in the 2014 World Synchronized Skating Championships. Outside of teaching, I am a figure skating coach at the the rink I grew up skating at, in Webster Groves Missouri. I have a passion for helping kids reach their full potential in physical activities and to help them be the best that they can be!
Here are some links for good at home P.E activities for students:
When students get enough active play, there’s a marked improvement in their cognitive abilities, academic behavior and overall attitude, according to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. It’s more important than ever to encourage our kids to incorporate physical activity into their day. (Preschoolers need at least 180 minutes of physical activity each day, while kids aged five to 17 need 60 minutes of mild to moderate exercise a day.)
https://app.gonoodle.com/ - GO Noodle
https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga - Cosmic Kid Yoga
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc1Ag9m7XQo – KIDS HITT Workout
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKE0Xnj818IDaHvIcRiq0Bg - Kidz Bop (Good dance workout videos)
For the general subject areas, the Academic team has created enrichment packets to encourage continuous learning among students of all grade levels. These packets are available at meal distribution sites, and they are posted online at www.slps.org/keeponlearning.
1. Make an obstacle course
Using couch cushions, pots and pans, and plenty of other household objects, construct an engaging and challenging obstacle course. Kids can climb under blankets stretched between the couch and coffee table, or they can somersault across the living room. Take this kind of play outside if you want more room to move around.
2. Wheelbarrow or crab walk races
These tough, yet funny positions are both fun to attempt and hilarious to watch. Have kids race from one end of the yard to another, or time a pair to see how long it takes them to wheelbarrow around the house three times.
3. Red light, green light
It’s an oldie, but a goody! Play the “red light, green light” game in the backyard, and help kids exercise and learn about following directions. Add color visuals by making a red or green sign to help children learn about color as well!
4. Freeze Dance
Who doesn’t like a good dance party? Shaking it off to a few favorite jams is a surefire way to get your kids off the couch. To brush up on listening skills, try freeze dance. The rules are simple: dance when the music plays and when the designated DJ stops the music, everyone freezes.
5. Balloon Volleyball
Make a net by tying a piece of yarn from one chair to another. Then blow up a balloon and start practicing those serving skills! Change things up a bit by kicking or head-bumping the balloon.