OA Takes To The Ice

 In Ocean Academy

By: Tom Goldberg, Instructional Paraprofessional/Substitute Teacher

 

As a reward for good effort and participation in gym class, students got the opportunity to hit the ice for a little winter fun!  The school stayed local and enjoyed the hospitality of the Winding River Skating Center in Toms River, where the staff greeted us with smiles and helping hands.  
It was a new experience for many of the students, and some were a little hesitant to get out on the ice.  Luckily, students were able to use “ice walkers” so that they could practice the fundamentals of ice skating while still having something to hold onto for support as they made their way around the rink.  After a little bit of practice, the students started to gain confidence, and many no longer required the ice walkers.  There were definitely more than a few tumbles on the ice, but it was nice to see staff and students encouraging and helping one another, as everyone could empathize with the feeling of trying something new.  It was a fun time had by all, and it was a great to see everyone take a step out of their comfort zones and enjoy the benefits of taking such a chance.

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  • Shakim
    Reply

    It was sooooo much fun and it was my first time doing this. Hope we do it again!

  • Ms. Caffee
    Reply

    Lots of smiles! 😀😀

  • James Dolan
    Reply

    I hope they all had a great time.

  • James Dolan
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    I hope they all had a great time. I would like to go ice-skating someday. I’m sorry I missed the trip. Someday I would like to be as good as them.

  • Zachary S
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    I thought this was a good time not just because I like ice-skating but it was a fun little break from school. Also to know the principle was willing to give us a reward for the work we did, is comforting, and makes me want to work harder and strive to be the best I can be.

  • Logan
    Reply

    I had a great time for my first trip at the school it was super fun!I hope everyone else had a great time too.

  • james dobias
    Reply

    This trip was one of the best I have been on. I would love to go again! It was kind of difficult because it was my first time.

  • jay
    Reply

    I did not want to go ice-skating it was cold and I did not know what to do or how to ice-skating but if we go again, I’m down!

  • Sarah
    Reply

    I wish I was present to participate in which seemed like a fun day! In the pictures, everyone seemed very happy ice-skating. I hope everyone who participated enjoyed themselves! 🙂

  • Precious
    Reply

    I think the students did an awesome job skating. I am happy the staff encouraged them to keep trying to skate. I hope next time I can go.

  • Jeremy
    Reply

    Had a Great Time a Great Time!

  • Dylan
    Reply

    My 2nd favorite school trip. Had a lot of fun trying to skate around the rink.

  • zach
    Reply

    THIS WAS A FUN TRIP.
    IT WAS HARD AT FIRST BUT WHEN I STARTED MOVING AROUND I GOT THE HANG OF IT.
    WE SHOULD DO MORE FUN STUFF LIKE THIS

  • Kyra Bethel
    Reply

    This was the best trip and the most fun. I held on the entire time but it was so fun and I’m so glad I was given the opportunity to go on this trip !

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