Join Mr. Vequain and his New Bern Teens for today’s Current Event.
October 15, 1860: An 11-year-old girl named Grace Bedell wrote a letter asking the then Republican Presidential Nominee, Abraham Lincoln, to grow out his facial hair. Her letter said, “All the ladies like whiskers and they would tease their husbands to vote for you and then you would be President.” Lincoln wrote her back and he also took her advice, giving us the famous beard that we have always seen throughout history.
With the basics of locomotor and acrobatic skills completed, we can now focus on our hand-eye coordination skills! These skills are used in almost every profession as well as in our day to day lives. Athletes need hand-eye coordination to catch and throw a ball. Servers at a restaurant use these skills to balance all that food on the platters. And you use it every day when you are picking something up off a table or counter. A simple definition of hand-eye coordination by Merriam-Webster is “the way that one’s hands and sight work together to be able to do things that require speed and accuracy.” This is a very important skill that is used daily by everybody.
See how good your hand-eye coordination skills are by juggling, catching and throwing a ball, or seeing how quickly you change the focus of your eyes from close up to far away. If your hand-eye coordination skills are pretty good, this program could help you hone those skills and give you the opportunity to compete against others to see whose skills are the best! If these skills need work, this program will allow you to practice these skills in a safe, positive environment!