physical activity in the classroom

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purpose (why????)

students learn more effectively when breaks are incorporated into the classroom.

it is encouraged that children engage in physical activity for at least 60 minutes per day.

combining these two aspects, activity breaks are an effective classroom strategy that promote both learning and health.

rules/expectations for activity time

1. always listen to the activity leader

2. keep hands, feet, and body to yourself, unless part of the activity

3. respect personal space

4. remain in sight of the teacher

5. always participate

how and when

activity time will be implemented during transition times between either academic subjects or topics within subjects.

students will be informed that it is activity break time when the teacher decides it is appropriate.

it is an appropriate activity time when students are wavering off task and engagement levels are shrinking.

parent involvement - how can you help ?

along with preparing healthy meals for your child to eat, you can encourage physical activity.


take time to play outside or inside with your child. This is a wonderful way to build a life long relationship with your child as well as prepare him or her for a healthy lifestyle.


encourage your child to participate in sports. There is something for every child! Soccer, football, basketball, volleyball, tennis, wrestling, swimming, softball, track and field, cross country, or other extra curricular activities like hiking club, running club, walking club, climbing club, or golf!


reference the family activity calender that your school designed for your child to take home - participate in these activities with your child !


if your budget and medical conditions allow, look into becoming a dog owner. Children may enjoy playing with this companion and increase their physical activity levels as well as provide them with a trustworthy friend !

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