physical activity in 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
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
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 ?
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 !