We have begun our gymnastics unit with an inquiry into different kinds of balance. A course of graded stepping stones and different levels of balance beams allowed us to observe how our bodies move in and out of balance. We are strengthening our sense of balance through these courses and also while balancing in place with different parts of our bodies touching the ground (i.e. one hand and one foot, one knee and one elbow etc.). We are also balancing different objects on our bodies. Next, we will begin shifting our weight from our feet to our hands as we practice donkey kicks, monkey hops, and tumbles.